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Tag Archives: violence

Christianity’s Violence Problem

What the empire wanted to do, the church generally blessed. Continue Reading Christianity’s Violence Problem

The Spiral of Violence: Weekly Summary

The root of violence is the illusion of separation—from God, from Being itself, from being one with everyone and everything. Continue Reading The Spiral of Violence: Weekly Summary

Violence Begins with the Personal

What is needed is a way for understanding how, from a personal and holistic perspective, all violence is one. Continue Reading Violence Begins with the Personal

War Is a Spiritual Problem

The way forward will depend on spiritual transformation at a corporate level. Continue Reading War Is a Spiritual Problem

The Wrong Kind of World

What kind of humans do we want to become? What kind of world are we seeking to inhabit? Continue Reading The Wrong Kind of World

A Climate of Violence

Injustice exists; this is reality. Continue Reading A Climate of Violence

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

If violence is met by violence, the world will fall into a spiral of violence. Continue Reading The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

The Root of Violence

When we don’t know we are connected, we will invariably resort to some form of violence to get the dignity and power we lack. Continue Reading The Root of Violence

Trauma and Silence

Trauma and Healing Trauma and Silence Thursday, May 6, 2021 Today I share a contemplative poem from CAC friend and writer Felicia Murrell. Felicia’s words combine a deep awareness of God’s presence while clearly naming the collective trauma of police brutality and lynchings. It is worth remembering, as Black liberation theologian James Cone (1938–2018) points… Continue Reading Trauma and Silence

A Temporary Solution

Scapegoating and the Cross A Temporary Solution Monday, March 29, 2021 The word “scapegoating” originated from an ingenious ritual described in Leviticus 16. According to Jewish law, on the Day of Atonement, the high priest laid hands on an “escaping” goat, placing all the sins of the Jewish people from the previous year onto the… Continue Reading A Temporary Solution

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