Punished for or by Our Sins?

Franciscan priest Richard Rohr in his provocative book entitled The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for and Believe says that “humans are punished by their sins more than for their sins.” This astute observation has several important implications. *Tragically, an astonishing number of… Continue reading

“Without All This Ado”

In Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations, we find a story about Pyrrhus, King of Epire. This king was considering an invasion of Italy and sent for the counsel of a philosopher named Cineas who was his friend and whose advice he respected. Cineas asked the king why he wanted to… Continue reading

Mechtild of Magdeburg (1210-1280)

We live in a day when people are searching for meaning, belonging, and God. Far too many are finding no consolation or guidance in our mobile, rootless, and shallow culture. When we consider religious affiliation in this country, the largest growing group is not Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, or Pentecostals. And we… Continue reading

Trusting Ourselves

Meister Eckhart lived from 1260-1329 and was probably the greatest of the medieval Christian mystics. He was a very popular preacher in his day. We still have most of his sermons. Some of his insights anticipated discoveries in modern physics as well as the development of Process Philosophy and Theology…. Continue reading

The Awesome Wonder of Dolphins

Before the beginning of recorded history, humankind has enjoyed a special relationship with playful and highly intelligent animals called Dolphins. There are incredible stories regarding their sensitivity to humans in distress at sea. It would appear that we have only just begun to understand the mystery and value of these… Continue reading

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