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Spiritual [Mis]match, part 3: Harmonic Dissonance

Spiritual [Mis]match, part 3: Harmonic Dissonance

We’ve been talking about evolutionary mismatch theory. This is the idea that, at least physically, we are out of sync with the globalized, industrialized society we’ve created. That got us thinking about spiritualmismatch and the possibility that our selfish genes are preventing us from being more God-connected, Christ-centered, enlightened beings. In our discussion we’ve been talking…

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Spiritual [Mis]match, part 1

Spiritual [Mis]match, part 1

Ephesians 2:19-24 So now you are no longer strangers and aliens. Rather, you are fellow citizens with God’s people, and you belong to God’s household. As God’s household, you are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. The whole building is joined together in him, and…

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Monday Meditation 4-30-18

Monday Meditation 4-30-18

Monday Meditation I force myself to sit quietly and wait impatiently for your touch. I think about not thinking. And then I tingle. My skin buzzes. My mind is free. My soul escapes and we are one. I rest in your presence, the knowing of all-knowing, blanketed by the silky-satin, galaxy-filled folds of heightened senses,…

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Intersect 4-2-18

Intersect 4-2-18

Monday Meditation God of Gentle Encouragement, reveal the power of peace within, around and through, me, our world, and you. Make me, us; make us, we; all love fulfilled. Give us an unquenchable thirst for reasonable minds and compassionate actions. Fill us with the awareness of Universal Unity that leads us to dis-integrate reality’s lies of fear and…

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The Embrace

The Embrace

The Embrace Last week we talked about Jesus’ radical idea of the kingdom of heaven. Jesus envisioned a world where all nationalities, ethnicities, genders, and social statuses delighted in each other’s diversity by recognizing each other’s inherent divinity. This recognition of individual divine worth, ultimately, leads to the creation of entirely new societies. Jesus calls…

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The Care and Feeding of Dangerous Ideas

The Care and Feeding of Dangerous Ideas

In  a fabulous GE commercial found here, the narrator says, “Ideas are the natural enemy of the way things are.” Ideas exist to create change, to upset the accepted wisdom. Ideas move the entire species forward. From stone tools to iron horses, innovation displaces and disrupts the status quo. New, especially radical, thinking is often…

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Spiritual Exile

Spiritual Exile

JEREMIAH 29:13-14 When you search for me, yes, search for me with all your heart, you will find me. I will be present for you, declares the Lord, and I will end your captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have scattered you, and I will bring you home…

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A Prayer for the New Year

A Prayer for the New Year

A Prayer for the New Year God of mystery and majesty, clear our clouded minds and show us you are here, among us and within us. You are we and we are you. Reveal yourself everywhere, in everyone! Show us the cosmic multitudes of our being reflecting your grace to and through us. Pull the…

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