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Tag Archives: unknowing

Unknowing: Weekly Summary

Healthy religion is always humble about its own holiness and knowledge. It knows that it does not know. Continue Reading Unknowing: Weekly Summary

Mystical Certitude

Our present notion of God is never it, because if we comprehend it, it is not God. Continue Reading Mystical Certitude

Gestures in the Right Direction

Our words and ideas tend to become wobbly and unreliable when we point them at the divine. Continue Reading Gestures in the Right Direction

The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

Contemplation is a wordless resting in the presence of God beyond all thoughts and images. Continue Reading The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

The God Beyond What We Know

There is an arrogance that comes from knowing and thinking that we normally have the right answer. Continue Reading The God Beyond What We Know

Speaking of What Truly Matters

The people who find God are usually people who are very serious about their quest and their questions. Continue Reading Speaking of What Truly Matters

Humble Knowing

Jesus himself consistently honored and allowed Mystery. Continue Reading Humble Knowing

Unknowing: Weekly Summary

Unknowing Saturday, February 6, 2021 Week Five Summary and Practice Sunday, January 31—Friday, February 5, 2021 Sunday The formal theological terms for unknowing and knowing are the apophatic or “negative” way, where you move beyond words and images into silence, and the kataphatic or “affirmative” way, where you use words, concepts, and images. Monday Perplexity,… Continue Reading Unknowing: Weekly Summary

The Way of Unknowing

Unknowing The Way of Unknowing Friday, February 5, 2021 Descriptions of the “dark night of the soul” from the Spanish mystic John of the Cross (1542–1591) have become the marker by which many Christians measure their own experience of unknowing. He fits an entire life spent exploring God’s mystery into memorable poetry, and even dares… Continue Reading The Way of Unknowing

Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

Unknowing Lean Not on Your Own Understanding Thursday, February 4, 2021 If you understand it, it is not God. —St. Augustine, Sermon 117 on John 1:1 God is Mystery and not any “thing” we can wrap our little brains around. Brian McLaren shares how he realized this during a time of deep doubt and perplexity… Continue Reading Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

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