One of the main focuses of my blog centers in on Emergent Christianity, a field of study and practice that I particularly resonate with due to Christianity being such a dominant element in the culture I was raised in. Furthermore, I believe that Christianity is one of the traditions which will be deeply effected, molded, … Continue reading Emergence – In a Christ Soaked World
“The great beauty of life is its mystery, the inability to know what course our life will take, and diligently work to transmute into our final form based upon a lifetime of constant discovery and enterprising effort. Accepting the unknown and unknowable eliminates regret.”― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls In no small way, my life over … Continue reading Embracing Mystery
Metanoia is a Greek word that translates to "Change of Mind", used many times in the New Testament. Thought to translate as "repentance", though not as a practice fueled by guilt or shame, but literally to "change our direction". As many of you who follow my blog know, I have been transitioning through a very … Continue reading Embracing Metanoia
"O you souls who wish to go on with so much safety and consolation, if you knew how pleasing to God is suffering and how much it helps in acquiring other good things, you would never seek consolation in anything; but you would rather look upon it as a great happiness to bear the Cross … Continue reading Bearing Our Cross
As it has become apparent to anyone who has read my last blog post, the old pattern of my life has changed completely. I am reminded of a book written by Neale Donald Walsch called, “When everything Changes; Change Everything”. Though I didn’t read that book in its entirety, the title alone makes clear the … Continue reading Turning to God
I receive newsletters from Unity every so often, and today I received a letter reminding me of the upcoming 25th anniversary of World Day of Prayer. I have always appreciated the altitude of thinking of the Unity faith, built on the teachings of Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, Unity presents a much more forward-thinking, progressive stance on … Continue reading On Being a Healing Presence
Following my previous post, I wanted to offer some thoughts surrounding what I perceive as the three plateaus of Christianity. This is an important topic for me due to the fact that Christianity has received a lot of flak from reputable (yet misguided) thinkers for many years. And in a lot of cases, the arguments … Continue reading The Three Ascending Plateaus of Christianity
One of the things I really appreciate about Jordan Peterson is that he recognizes the inherent worth existent in our cultural narratives. It is no secret that the knowledge of our society is passed on through stories and narratives, holding us to traditions and ways of living that keeps the whole thing moving forward.