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We are each impacted by the circumstances that impact those around us. What hurts you hurts me. What heals you heals me. Continue Reading We Are One and Many: Weekly Summary
Images of God What Kind of God Do We Believe In? Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Author and Benedictine sister Joan Chittister catalogs how some of the most common images of God influence our behavior and reminds us that we can choose more helpful and loving images. In the long light of human history, then, it… Continue Reading What Kind of God Do We Believe In?
Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Saturday, March 14, 2020 Summary: Sunday, March 8–Friday, March 13, 2020 If taken seriously and used responsibly, the Enneagram is a tool that can help us move from dualistic thinking to nondual consciousness. (Sunday) [The Enneagram] offers both a portrait of healthy and a portrait of unhealthy for each type, and… Continue Reading Enneagram Part Three: Head Center: Weekly Summary
Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Summary: Sunday, December 15—Friday, December 20, 2019 Winter Solstice The purpose of the divine therapy is the healing of the roots of all our problems and to transform our attitudes and, indeed, the whole of our human nature into the mind and heart of Christ. —Thomas Keating (Sunday) The union between… Continue Reading Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two: Weekly Summary
Gender and Sexuality Final Court of Appeal Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Today I share thoughts from Episcopal priest and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault on an important question, “What does the Bible say about sexual orientation?” For the record, I couldn’t agree more with her response, so I will allow her words to stand on… Continue Reading Final Court of Appeal
Shadow Work Facing Reality Friday, September 13, 2019 To love is to be conscious, and to be fully conscious would mean we are capable of loving. Sin always proceeds from lack of consciousness. Most people are just not aware and not fully living in their own present moment. When Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they… Continue Reading Facing Reality
Hinduism Parts of a Whole Thursday, August 16, 2018 Several central ideas affirmed by Jesus were already formed in the ancient Hindu Vedas, then unfolded by the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. Three of these ideas are advaita, karma, and maya. The word advaita is loosely translated as “having no duality,” implying that the proper or spiritual way of understanding things… Continue Reading Parts of a Whole
Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Who Was Jesus? Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Jesus was from the peasant class. . . . His use of language was remarkable and poetic, filled with images and stories. . . . He was not an ascetic, but world-affirming, with a zest for life. There was a sociopolitical passion to… Continue Reading Who Was Jesus?
Faith and Belief Welcome Darkness and Mystery Wednesday, July 19, 2017 There are commonly two kinds of human beings: there are people who want certitude and there are people who want understanding; and these two often cannot understand one another. Those who demand certitude out of life will insist on it even if it doesn’t… Continue Reading Welcome Darkness and Mystery