Tag Archives: Trinity

Aliveness

Trinity: Part 1 Aliveness Friday, May 10, 2019 Greatly ought we to rejoice that God dwells in our soul; and more greatly ought we to rejoice that our soul dwells in God. Our soul is created to be God’s dwelling place, and the dwelling of our soul is God. . . . And I saw… Continue Reading Aliveness

God Is Relationship

Trinity: Part 1 God Is Relationship Thursday, May 9, 2019 We owe a great deal of Western thinking to the Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle (384–322 BCE). Aristotle taught that there were ten different qualities to all things, including “substance” and “relationship.” Substance is that which is “independent” of all else and can stand on… Continue Reading God Is Relationship

The Power of Giving and Receiving

Trinity: Part 1 The Power of Giving and Receiving Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Christians will continually misinterpret and misuse Jesus if we don’t understand the circle dance of mutuality and communion that he participated in from all eternity (which we call “Christ”). Instead, we made Jesus into a monarchical “Christ the King,” a title he… Continue Reading The Power of Giving and Receiving

From Disconnection to Connection

Trinity: Part 1 From Disconnection to Connection Tuesday, May 7, 2019 I’m convinced that beneath the ugly manifestations of our present evils—political corruption, ecological devastation, warring against one another, hating each other based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality—the greatest dis-ease facing humanity right now is our profound and painful sense of disconnection.… Continue Reading From Disconnection to Connection

Take Your Place at the Table

Trinity: Part 1 Take Your Place at the Table Monday, May 6, 2019 In Genesis, we see the divine dance in an early enigmatic story (18:1-8). “The Lord” appears to Abraham as “three men” or “three angels,” and Abraham and Sarah seem to see the Holy One in the presence of these three; they bow… Continue Reading Take Your Place at the Table

Trinity: MIA

Trinity: Part 1 Trinity: MIA Sunday, May 5, 2019 Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner (1904–1984) suggested that “Christians are, in their practical life, almost mere ‘monotheists.’ We must be willing to admit that, should the doctrine of the Trinity have to be dropped as false, the major part of religious literature could well remain virtually unchanged.”… Continue Reading Trinity: MIA

Inseparable

Christ in Paul’s Eyes Inseparable Thursday, February 28, 2019 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the… Continue Reading Inseparable

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher Summary: Sunday, January 13-Friday, January 18, 2019 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault introduced us to Jesus, the wisdom teacher. Jesus was not a priest or a prophet in the usual sense of those terms. Rather, he was a wisdom teacher. He stayed close to the ground of… Continue Reading Jesus: Wisdom Teacher: Weekly Summary

Outpouring Love

The Universal Christ Outpouring Love Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Francis of Assisi understood that the entire circle of life had a Great Lover at the center. For Franciscan John Duns Scotus, before God is the divine Logos (rational pattern), God is Infinite and Absolute Friendship (Trinity), that is, Eternal Outpouring (Love). Love is the very nature of Being itself. God is… Continue Reading Outpouring Love

Joy in Contemplation

Joy and Hope Joy in Contemplation Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Joy proceeds from the inner realization of union with God, which descends upon us at ever deeper levels as we walk our faith journey. This deepening is the goal of Christian contemplation and is the heart of perennial wisdom from every faith. This is how… Continue Reading Joy in Contemplation

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