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Action and Community

Community Action and Community Monday, May 4, 2020 I truly believe that the Gospel calls the whole world to gather into small communities of basic shared values. But community is an art form, and there are obviously many possible ways of coming together, even as much of the world shelters in place. Who would have… Continue Reading Action and Community

The Liminal Paradox

Liminal Space The Liminal Paradox Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Sheryl Fullerton, an editor and author with whom I have worked for many years, received a cancer diagnosis two years ago which required a difficult surgery. Like many individuals who are on earnest spiritual journeys, she allowed the painful and challenging experience to transform and guide… Continue Reading The Liminal Paradox

Between Two Worlds

Liminal Space Between Two Worlds Sunday, April 26, 2020 Liminal space is an inner state and sometimes an outer situation where we can begin to think and act in new ways. It is where we are betwixt and between, having left one room or stage of life but not yet entered the next. We usually… Continue Reading Between Two Worlds

Trinitarian Revolution

Trinity: Part Two Trinitarian Revolution Friday, May 17, 2019 I think we are in the beginnings of a Trinitarian Revolution. History has so long operated with a static and imperial image of God—as a Supreme Monarch and Critical Spectator living in splendid isolation from what he (and God is exclusively envisioned as male in this… Continue Reading Trinitarian Revolution

Changing Sides

Economy: Week 2 Changing Sides Wednesday, July 4, 2018 U.S. Independence Day God chose things the world considers foolish to shame those who think they are wise. And God chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. —1 Corinthians 1:27 You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor… Continue Reading Changing Sides

Saved by the Cross

Salvation as At-One-Ment Saved by the Cross Wednesday, July 26, 2017 The cross is a perfect metaphor for what I meant when I titled one of my books Everything Belongs. God is to be found in all things, even and most especially in the painful, tragic, and sinful things—exactly where we do not want to look… Continue Reading Saved by the Cross

Be Comforted, Be Gentled

The Beatitudes Be Comforted, Be Gentled Monday, April 17, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” —Matthew 5:4 From a wisdom perspective, this second Beatitude is talking about vulnerability and flow. When we mourn (not… Continue Reading Be Comforted, Be Gentled

Tune Our Hearts

Trinity: Week 2 Tune Our Hearts Friday, March 10, 2017 Being part of the cosmic dance can only be known experientially. That’s why I teach centering prayer and contemplation and try to use meaningful religious rituals and practices: to lead you to a place of nakedness and vulnerability where your ego identity falls away, where… Continue Reading Tune Our Hearts

Absolute Vulnerability

Trinity: Week 2 Absolute Vulnerability Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path. —Brené Brown [1] “Weakness” isn’t… Continue Reading Absolute Vulnerability

Self-Emptying

Trinity: Week 2 Self-Emptying Sunday, March 5, 2017 Though he was in the form of God, he did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, and being born in human likeness. —Philippians 2:6 Could this stanza of the great Philippian hymn be applied… Continue Reading Self-Emptying

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