Peace and the Amplituhedron

After our first Sunday of Advent conversation, Lysander and I continued to wonder at the implications of God’s creative intention in the beginning: What if we have always had the ability to do magic, but God hid the knowledge of it from us because God knew we would not use it with an understanding of… Continue reading Peace and the Amplituhedron

Hope: Holding Together

On Sunday, the first of Advent, our family sat at the dinner table after church for a meal. I was still trying to assemble our Advent wreath while we talked about the meaning of lighting the first candle: hope. We began discussing the reasons Jesus came to be born as a person and what hope… Continue reading Hope: Holding Together

The Mystery of Mother Jesus

Much of the writing that I have read that speaks to a more “balanced” vision of God falls into the familiar trap of reference to characteristics, masculine and feminine. The accusation goes something like this: Christendom has historically majored on the masculine aspects of God (father, disciplinarian, powerful, cerebral) as if to say that expressing… Continue reading The Mystery of Mother Jesus

Sifted to be Strengthened

I love this insight from Richard Rohr on spiritual authority: “Loving servanthood and foundational surrender are the true basis for teaching authority in the Church, much more than title, vestment, role, or office. Such lives have the living authority of Jesus himself, and need no special ordination or public validation. Jesus says to Simon Peter… Continue reading Sifted to be Strengthened

The Eucharist and Being

When recently engaged in conversation with my mother about the Eucharist, I was reminded of Zizioulas’, Being and Communion. The event of celebrating Communion, while a distinctive element in most all churches that name Jesus as the Christ, is the source of too many divisions when the question of its essence emerges. Zizioulas offers some… Continue reading The Eucharist and Being