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Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Mary Magdalene Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Today I’ll offer a glimpse into Cynthia Bourgeault’s deep study of Mary Magdalene. Cynthia draws from the unfortunately named “Gnostic” gospels of Mary, Thomas, and Philip. Even though these texts are not part of the biblical canon, I believe they offer wisdom deeper than… Continue Reading Mary Magdalene
Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Reuniting Our Separated Selves Tuesday, April 17, 2018 The body is a sacrament . . . a visible sign of invisible grace. . . . All our inner life and intimacy of soul longs to find an outer mirror. It longs for a form in which it can be seen,… Continue Reading Reuniting Our Separated Selves
Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Wholeness Monday, April 16, 2018 In the Hebrew Scriptures, prior to the influence of the Platonic dualism that deemed body as bad and spirit as good, there is a much more integrated notion of the human being. The biblical writers believed that the divine breath, breathed into Adam and Eve,… Continue Reading Wholeness
The Natural World: Week 2 The Great Turning Wednesday, March 14, 2018 When we look down on the Earth from space, we see this amazing, indescribably beautiful planet. It looks like a living, breathing organism. But it also at the same time, looks extremely fragile. —Ron Garan, NASA Astronaut  I have set before you… Continue Reading The Great Turning
Creation: Week 1 The Great Nest of Being Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (Ash Wednesday) The “Catholic synthesis” of the early Middle Ages had its limitations, but at its best it held together one coherent world. It was a positive intellectual vision that was not defined by opposition or enemies, but by the clarity and beauty… Continue Reading The Great Nest of Being
Introduction: Image and Likeness How Can Everything Be Sacred? Tuesday, January 2, 2018 The three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) teach that one Creator formed all things. There is thus a radical unity at the heart of the universe’s pluriformity, resolving any conflict between diversity and the shared “divine DNA” found in creation. This theo-logic allows… Continue Reading How Can Everything Be Sacred?
Cosmology Love at the Heart of the Universe Tuesday, October 31, 2017 We used to believe that reality was comprised of little separate “elemental” building blocks, but now we realize that nothing exists in isolation; rather, as scientists like Franciscan sister Ilia Delio point out, everything exists as one interconnected whole. In today’s meditation, I… Continue Reading Love at the Heart of the Universe
Cosmology A New Cosmology Sunday, October 29, 2017 When I was growing up, the common perception was that science and religion were at odds. Now that we are coming to understand the magnificent nature of the cosmos, we’re finding that many of the intuitions of mystics of all religions are paralleled by scientific theories and… Continue Reading A New Cosmology
Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault The Work of Contemplation Friday, October 20, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the classic, anonymous text of Christian mysticism, The Cloud of Unknowing. As I mentioned yesterday, I approach The Cloud in a different way than it is typically understood. While reading… Continue Reading The Work of Contemplation
Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Don’t Co-Exist. Coalesce! Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The second hopeful resource that Teilhard brings to our unsettled times is his unshakable conviction that evolutionary progress will unfold its ultimate triumph in… Continue Reading Don’t Co-Exist. Coalesce!