Saint Paul, The Body of Christ, and Earth’s Social Memory Complex

Richard Rohr, OFM, shares in his daily reflection today (5/21/2017) speaks about how the “law” cannot lead to transformation.  He writes: Law is a necessary stage, but if we stay there, Paul believes, it actually becomes a major obstacle to transformation into love and mercy. Law often frustrates the process of transformation by becoming an… Read More Saint Paul, The Body of Christ, and Earth’s Social Memory Complex

Christianity After Disclosure, Part 2: Jesus’ Sacrifice and Karmic Debt

In my first essay, I discussed the atonement theory that dominates most of mainline Christian thinking.  After Disclosure, the greatest need for the human family will be how to understand meaning and purpose.  As some have said, it is easier to live without food than without meaning.  One huge meaning making belief system for many,… Read More Christianity After Disclosure, Part 2: Jesus’ Sacrifice and Karmic Debt

Christianity After Disclosure, Part 1: Not Atonement, But At-One-Ment

Eight in ten people in the world claim to be adherents of a religion with a third of them identifying themselves as Christian. We live in a world on the brink of global disclosure of massive amounts of heretofore hidden information that includes exoplanet life, crimes against humanity, and amazing technological and scientific advances that… Read More Christianity After Disclosure, Part 1: Not Atonement, But At-One-Ment

Holy Saturday: The Archetypal Jouney Into Brokenness

I am indebted to Cynthia Bourgeault for her books, Wisdom Jesus, and The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity.  In those two books, she offers provocative imagery of Jesus descending into “hell” and witnessing the brokenness there. The witnessing heals. Why? Wounds belong to the separated realms, both in us… Read More Holy Saturday: The Archetypal Jouney Into Brokenness

Kingdom of God: Among Us, Inside Us, Here Now, and Coming Soon!

The “Kingdom of God” is an often repeated phrase in the New Testament.  What does it mean?  My brief reflection will draw on both outer and inner traditions. I propose that there are four approaches to understanding the Kingdom of God.  The first two of these approaches are more akin to “locations” of the Kingdom… Read More Kingdom of God: Among Us, Inside Us, Here Now, and Coming Soon!