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Experiential Knowing

Introduction to Christian Mysticism Experiential Knowing Monday, July 15, 2019 When I use the word “mystical” I am referring to experiential knowing instead of just intellectual, textbook, or dogmatic knowing. A mystic sees things in their wholeness, connection, and union, not only their particularity. Mystics get a whole gestalt in one picture, beyond the sequential… Continue Reading Experiential Knowing

Practical Participation

Trinity: Part 2 Practical Participation Monday, May 13, 2019 The all-powerful truth of the Trinity is the Father, who created us and keeps us within him. The deep wisdom of the Trinity is our Mother, in whom we all are enfolded. The exalted goodness of the Trinity is our beloved Lord: we are held in… Continue Reading Practical Participation

Divinization

Heaven Now Divinization Monday, April 29, 2019 If we could glimpse the panoramic view of the biblical revelation and the Big Picture of which we’re a part, we’d see how God is forever evolving human consciousness, making us collectively ever more ready for God. The Hebrew prophets and many Catholic and Sufi mystics used words… Continue Reading Divinization

Theosis

Eastern Christianity Theosis Wednesday, September 12, 2018 The Orthodox teaching of divinization, or theosis, according to Pope John Paul II, is perhaps the greatest gift of the Eastern Church to the West, but one that has largely been ignored or even denied. [1] The Eastern fathers of the Church believed that we could experience real and transformative… Continue Reading Theosis

Divinization

Contemplative Consciousness Divinization Monday, January 8, 2018 By God’s divine power, God has given us all the things we need for life and for true devotion that allow us to know God, who has called us by God’s own glory and goodness. In this gift, God has given us a guarantee of something very great… Continue Reading Divinization

In the Beginning and the End

Introduction: Image and Likeness In the Beginning and the End Sunday, December 31, 2017 God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness.” —Genesis 1:26 Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. —Revelation 22:17 As we… Continue Reading In the Beginning and the End

Divinization: A Lost Pearl

Participation: Week 2 Divinization: A Lost Pearl Thursday, April 14, 2016 The Greek word theosis, often used by the Eastern Fathers of the church, is probably best translated as “divinization.” [1] Although usually taught in the more mystical and Trinitarian Eastern Church, it was largely lost in the more practical, carrot-on-the-stick emphasis of the Western… Continue Reading Divinization: A Lost Pearl

Divinization

Scripture: Week 2 Divinization Friday, March 4, 2016 If we could glimpse the panoramic view of the biblical revelation and the Big Picture that we’re a part of, we’d see how God is forever evolving human consciousness, making us ever more ready for God. The Jewish prophets and many Catholic and Sufi mystics used words… Continue Reading Divinization

A New Experience

Scripture: Week 1 A New Experience Sunday, February 21, 2016 “Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.” —Eugene Ionesco [1] The British-American author D. H. Lawrence said, “The world fears a new experience more than it fears anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences.” New ideas… Continue Reading A New Experience

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