Revisiting: Sin Is Not That Big A Deal (3)

It’s not a big deal (listen to the last two lessons), but it’s a deal. It’s a “ruin-our-lives” kind of deal. So we need to deal with it. When we tell ourselves one story about what sin is, we deal with it one way. Another story. Another way. In the 5th century, Rome tweaked how we […]

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Revisiting: Sin Is Not That Big A Deal (2)

We saw last time, it’s counter-intuitive, but when we make sin a bigger deal than it is, we don’t deal with it as effectively as we could. In today’s lesson, we lay some term-defining groundwork that will help us figure out how to deal with it effectively. Have a listen, Doug

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Easter 2016

As we do each year, in this lesson we highlight a dimension of our ancient story, and how it impacts our daily lives. This year we focus on the spiritual principle of oneness — how it is rooted in Easter, and how it affects the lives we live. Have a listen, Doug

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Radical Inclusion of “The Other”

To talk about this radical version of hospitality—without also talking about the transformative spiritual journey… Well, that’s just a non-starter. We can’t do – what we can’t do. And we can’t do it – unless we first awaken to a reservoir deep within us – that most never access. Have a listen, Doug

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One of Our Important Tribal Myths

We Christians would have become just another sectarian religious group — if it hadn’t been for a really important thing on a really important day. It’s one of our most important stories. Have a listen, Doug  

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Yeah! Not As Easy As It Sounds (Hospitality)

If hospitality is about tea cozies and finger sandwiches, it’d just be a matter of tidying up the house and having people over. But in the spiritual tradition, hospitality is a much more demanding proposition. It means “radical inclusion of the other, the outsider, the stranger.” In that context, we might need some prep work in […]

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Radical Inclusion: The Three Magi

The Twelve Days of Christmas doesn’t mean much any more. But back in the day, each of the days celebrated an important story — the last day, the story of the three magi. It is a story about God abolishing sectarianism. What? Yep. It’s a story about Divine Life, Divine Light, being given to everybody — not […]

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Being on the Edge of Becoming 

by Jennifer Murray The word “virgin” can lend to thoughts of barrenness, but it can also mean whole and content.  Meditation and reflection and contemplation.  Receive the grace of the love that is always there. Am I full or am I empty?  Do I leave a space to be filled by the divine?  Or am […]

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by George Fuller Look up “gestation” in the dictionary or using Google. We are being developed and grown in the womb of the Divine and our faith is being gestated within us. We are continually changing, whether we are comfortable with it or not. It happens around us and within us simultaneously. This is the […]

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