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The Way of All Things

Taoism and Buddhism The Way of All Things Sunday, August 19, 2018 The classic Tao Te Ching . . . reveals how both action and contemplation are paths to experiencing harmony, peace, and unity amidst diversity. It exemplifies both the Bodhisattva’s skillful means of being there while getting there, every single step of the way,… Continue Reading The Way of All Things

Parts of a Whole

Hinduism Parts of a Whole Thursday, August 16, 2018 Several central ideas affirmed by Jesus were already formed in the ancient Hindu Vedas, then unfolded by the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. Three of these ideas are advaita, karma, and maya. The word advaita is loosely translated as “having no duality,” implying that the proper or spiritual way of understanding things… Continue Reading Parts of a Whole

Finding the One in the Many

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Finding the One in the Many Sunday, August 5, 2018 Over the next several weeks, I will explore the divine image and likeness in many spiritual streams throughout history and around the world. I can’t even attempt to give an exhaustive study—there are so many wonderful examples from the Perennial Tradition.… Continue Reading Finding the One in the Many

Knowing Our Source and Ground

Perennial Tradition Knowing Our Source and Ground Thursday, August 2, 2018 David Benner, a friend and wise teacher, has been a part of several Christian traditions over the years, including fundamentalism, evangelicalism, and now contemplative Anglicanism. He reflects on universal truths across denominations and religions: All wisdom traditions have something to say about four important matters:… Continue Reading Knowing Our Source and Ground

Perennial Wisdom

Perennial Tradition Perennial Wisdom Monday, July 30, 2018 No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place, existence. The holy water, I need it upon my eyes: it is you, dear, you—each form. What mother would lose her infant—and we are that to God, never lost from [Her] gaze are we? Every cry of… Continue Reading Perennial Wisdom

Mary Magdalene

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

Growing into Belonging

Growing in Love’s Likeness Growing into Belonging Thursday, March 29, 2018 As we grow spiritually, we discover that we are not as separate as we thought we were. Separation from God, self, and others is a deep and tragic illusion. As we grow into deeper connection and union, the things that once brought meaning and… Continue Reading Growing into Belonging

Human Development in Scripture

Growing in Love’s Likeness Human Development in Scripture Monday, March 26, 2018 It is helpful for us to know about the whole arc of life and where it is leading. Walter Brueggemann, one of my favorite scripture scholars, brilliantly connects the development of the Hebrew Scriptures with the development of human consciousness. [1] Brueggemann identifies… Continue Reading Human Development in Scripture

Pure Presence

Living in the Now Pure Presence Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving in the United States) Wisdom is not the gathering of more facts and information, as if that would eventually coalesce into truth. Wisdom is a way of seeing and knowing the same old ten thousand things but in a new way. As my colleague… Continue Reading Pure Presence

Sophia: Wisdom of God

God as Us: Week 1 Sophia: Wisdom of God Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Theologian Marcus Borg’s study of Scripture reveals many female metaphors for God. Here he shows how God’s wisdom was invariably presented as a woman: The most fully developed female biblical image for God is in the wisdom literature of ancient Israel—in Proverbs… Continue Reading Sophia: Wisdom of God

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