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Healing Addiction

Western Christianity Healing Addiction Thursday, September 20, 2018 I’ve shared some of Western Christianity’s weaknesses—for example, how we have over-emphasized separateness, sin, and external religious exercises. But Western Christianity has unique gifts and strengths to offer. The dynamism of Western civilization has led to what I might call the “secularization” of the Gospel message into… Continue Reading Healing Addiction

Two Roles of Religion

Judaism Two Roles of Religion Sunday, August 26, 2018 The chief fruit of Old Testament spirituality was a long-term education that gradually weaned the Chosen People away from their narrow concept of God as one among many other Near Eastern gods to the Transcendent One. The monotheistic God is the great gift of Israel to… Continue Reading Two Roles of Religion

the Mendicant, Summer 2018, Vol. 8, No. 3

Click here to read the Summer 2018 Mendicant. This issue features: Ascending and Descending Religions by Richard Rohr Spaces Where We Invite the Divine by Rebecca “Puck” Stair Into the Deep End by Brie Stoner A Transformational Power of Loss by Mirabai Starr A Different Kind of Darkness by Gigi Ross

The Christian Mime

Eucharist The Christian Mime Wednesday, July 25, 2018 At his last supper, which might also have been the Jewish Passover meal, Jesus gave us an action, a mime, a sacred ritual for his community that would summarize his core and lasting message for the world—one to keep repeating until his return to hold the group… Continue Reading The Christian Mime

Real Presence

Eucharist Real Presence Tuesday, July 24, 2018 All my life as a Catholic, I have held the orthodox belief that the “Real Presence” of Christ is communicated in the bread and wine of the sacred meal (rather shockingly taught by Jesus in John 6:35-58). This is not a magical idea, but simply the mystery of… Continue Reading Real Presence

From Mysticism to Politics

Politics: Week 1 From Mysticism to Politics Friday, July 13, 2018 Everything begins in mysticism and ends in politics. —Charles Péguy (1873-1914) [1] In last fall’s issue of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s journal, Oneing, Wes Granberg-Michaelson, our good friend and neighbor here in New Mexico and the former General Secretary of the Reformed… Continue Reading From Mysticism to Politics

Contemplation in Action

Politics: Week 1 Contemplation in Action Monday, July 9, 2018 What is the relation of [contemplation] to action? Simply this. He [or she] who attempts to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening his own self-understanding, freedom, integrity and capacity to love will not have anything to give others. He will communicate to… Continue Reading Contemplation in Action

The Third Way

Creativity The Third Way Monday, June 4, 2018 The Christian way is to risk the attachments of love—and then keep growing in love. All of life is a lesson in learning to love more deeply and truly. As we start trying to love, we begin to realize that we’re actually not loving very well. We… Continue Reading The Third Way

The Mirroring Gaze

Relationships The Mirroring Gaze Tuesday, May 1, 2018 As I shared early last month, infants see themselves mirrored in their caregiver’s eyes. [1] This gaze begins to form mirror neurons that are thought to be the physiological basis for empathy. Babies and children who receive loving mirroring and modeling can grow into adults capable of… Continue Reading The Mirroring Gaze

The Light and the Cloud

The Light and the Cloud February 25, 2018 Mark 9:2-10 Length: 10:59 Size: 15 MB Download “The Light and the Cloud” MP3.

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