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Vocation: Weekly Summary

Vocation Summary: Sunday, May 27-Friday, June 1, 2018 Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. —Parker Palmer (Sunday) As conscious human beings, our life purpose is to be a visible expression of both… Continue Reading Vocation: Weekly Summary

Finding Our Charism

Vocation Finding Our Charism Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Night is our diocese and silence is our ministry Poverty our charity and helplessness our tongue-tied sermon. Beyond the scope of sight or sound we dwell upon the air Seeking the world’s gain in an unthinkable experience. We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living… Continue Reading Finding Our Charism

Growing in Love’s Likeness: Weekly Summary

Growing in Love’s Likeness Summary: Sunday, March 25-Friday, March 30, 2018 The Creator gives us our core identity as sons and daughters of God, “from the beginning” (Ephesians 1:4-5), and throughout our lives we co-create our unique likeness as we grow and mature. (Sunday) I call the classic pattern of spiritual transformation “order-disorder-reorder.” Paul calls… Continue Reading Growing in Love’s Likeness: Weekly Summary

Becoming Fully Human

Growing in Love’s Likeness Becoming Fully Human Friday, March 30, 2018 The glory of God is a human being fully alive. —St. Irenaeus of Lyon [1] Barbara Brown Taylor, an author and Episcopal priest, will be joining me at CONSPIRE 2018 (along with Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, and Mirabai Starr). [2] Taylor writes eloquently of… Continue Reading Becoming Fully Human

Thisness: Weekly Summary

Thisness Summary: Sunday, March 18-Friday, March 23, 2018 Each creature is not merely one member of a genus and species, but a unique aspect of the infinite Mystery of God. God is continuously choosing each created thing specifically to exist, moment by moment. (Sunday) Without truly seeing and valuing individual lives, war and violence become… Continue Reading Thisness: Weekly Summary

Blessed Are the Merciful

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Blessed Are the Merciful Sunday, February 4, 2018 Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them. —Matthew 5:7 I believe with all my heart that mercy and forgiveness are the whole Gospel. The Benedictus (Luke 1:68-79) says we’ll have knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of sin… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Merciful

The Realm of God

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 The Realm of God Friday, January 26, 2018 Jesus clearly says the kingdom of heaven is among us (Luke 17:21) or “at hand” (Matthew 3:2; 4:17). This realm appears to be his singular and constant message. Without this utterly new and absolute frame of reference, it is hard to know… Continue Reading The Realm of God

Awe and Surrender

Contemplative Consciousness Awe and Surrender Friday, January 12, 2018 To begin to see with new eyes, we must observe—and usually be humiliated by—the habitual way we encounter each and every moment. It is humiliating because we will see that we are well-practiced in just a few predictable responses. Not many of our responses are original,… Continue Reading Awe and Surrender

From the Bottom Up: Summary: Weekly Summary

From the Bottom Up: Summary Summary: Sunday, December 24-Friday, December 29, 2017 Rather than coming from those in power at the top, the most effective and lasting change happens at the grass-roots level, led by those who are on the “edge of the inside” and are not dependent upon the status quo. (Sunday) Both Jesus… Continue Reading From the Bottom Up: Summary: Weekly Summary

When Things Fall Apart

From the Bottom Up: Summary When Things Fall Apart Friday, December 29, 2017 The word change normally refers to new beginnings. But transformation more often happens not when something new begins but when something old falls apart. The pain of something old falling apart—disruption and chaos—invites the soul to listen at a deeper level. It… Continue Reading When Things Fall Apart

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