Tag Archives: Tradition

All Things New

From the Bottom Up: Summary All Things New Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas) Yearning for a new way will not produce it. Only ending the old way can do that. You cannot hold onto the old, all the while declaring that you want something new. The old will defy the new; The old will deny Read More »

The Great Emergence

Emerging Church The Great Emergence Sunday, November 26, 2017 I have come to set fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were already blazing. —Luke 12:49 Protestants and Catholics recently honored the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 1517, when Martin Luther posted his “95 Theses” or complaints to the church door in Read More »

Struggling with Shadow

Prophets Struggling with Shadow Monday, September 11, 2017 The Hebrew prophets are in a category of their own. Within the canonical, sacred scriptures of other world religions we do not find major texts that are largely critical of that very religion. The Hebrew prophets were free to love their tradition and to profoundly criticize it Read More »

A Third Way

Alternative Orthodoxy A Third Way Sunday, May 28, 2017 The Franciscan Tradition in which I’ve been formed is an “alternative orthodoxy” or heterodoxy. While we are part of the Roman Catholic faith and embrace the great Christian Tradition, we are not mainstream. Francis (c. 1181-1226) and Clare (1194-1253) of Assisi paid attention to and emphasized Read More »

Our Tricycle for Forward Movement

Scripture Our Tricycle for Forward Movement Monday, January 9, 2017 This meditation is longer than usual, but I think it will give us a solid foundation to build on in the year ahead. I want to state at the beginning the way I have formed my own pattern of interpreting Scripture. Then we can build Read More »

Transcend and Include

Everything Belongs: Week 2 Transcend and Include Wednesday, December 7, 2016 David Benner, a friend and wise teacher, has been a part of several Christian traditions over the years, including fundamentalism, evangelicalism, and now contemplative Anglicanism. Of the spiritual journey he writes: Identifying and embracing your lineage is an important part of any pathway to Read More »

Universal Reality

Community Universal Reality Thursday, April 21, 2016 Almost all primal and traditional societies, which is most of humanity since the beginning of time, have believed that meaning is not created or manufactured by the individual; meaning is discovered, and because it is universal, it will be discovered by many others too. That is the basis Read More »

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