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Tag Archives: union

Transformed by the Dark Night

If something does not give birth to humility, and love, and dying to self, and simplicity, and silence—what can it be? Continue Reading Transformed by the Dark Night

Strength in All Things

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair. Continue Reading Strength in All Things

A Dynamic Unity

Our encounter with the eternal Christ mystery started 13.8 billion years ago in an event we now call the “Big Bang.” Continue Reading A Dynamic Unity

Jesus in the Trinity

Jesus never doubts his union with God, and he hands on union with God to us through this fully participatory universe. Continue Reading Jesus in the Trinity

Creating a People

Until and unless Christ is someone happening between people, the gospel remains largely an abstraction. Continue Reading Creating a People

Only One Message

There’s really only one message: there is no separation between God and creation. Continue Reading Only One Message

A Hopeful Foundation

Original Goodness A Hopeful Foundation Sunday, October 24, 2021 We are not loved because we are so beautiful and good. We are beautiful and good because we are loved. —Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Joy (video interview, 2014) There is plenty of evidence in the world to conclude that there is something fundamentally flawed with humanity.… Continue Reading A Hopeful Foundation

Participation Is the Only Way

Life as Participation Participation Is the Only Way Friday, September 10, 2021 Some of the most exciting and fruitful thought in recent theology can be described as the “turn toward participation.” [1] Religion as participation is a rediscovery of the Perennial Tradition that so many saints and mystics have spoken of in their own ways. It… Continue Reading Participation Is the Only Way

A Tree of Life

Doorways to Christian Contemplation A Tree of Life Sunday, July 11, 2021 Anyone familiar with my writing knows that I believe that immediate, unmediated contact with the moment is the clearest path to divine union. Naked, undefended, and nondual presence has the best chance of encountering the Real Presence. I approach the theme of contemplation… Continue Reading A Tree of Life

Embracing Shadow and Light

Shadow Work Embracing Shadow and Light Monday, June 14, 2021 We all identify with our persona/mask so strongly when we are young that we become masters of denial and learn to eliminate or hide anything that doesn’t support it. Neither our persona nor our shadow is evil in itself; they just allow us to do… Continue Reading Embracing Shadow and Light

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