Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Living Spiritual Rhythms - June 7

Indictments of the supposed guardians of orthodoxy proliferate throughout the biblical text. Prophets are continually ‘speaking’ God’s word to a faithless people who set aside God’s ways for their own benefit. Jesus is even more to the point with his sarcastic irony towards the religious elite concerning the pretense of washing hands to be clean. The assumed orthodoxy, in his day, called for ceremonial washing before eating. Jesus says this is an absurd charade because what really counts is a clean heart. Those today that wave the banner of “we’re orthodox and you’re not,” need to seriously consider the condition of their hearts, rather than inspecting the hands of everyone else.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Reflection for the Week - June 5

God & Imagination

Imagination, I’d wager, plays a central role in our ability to participate in the Christian story. Knowing and believing in the revealing God is a possible reality for us in and through imagination, which is an active agent of these realizations. Any attempt to leave imagination out of the configuration of knowledge and belief is similar to trying to push water uphill. Authentic imagination, therefore, relates to the way things are: it is one of the dynamic elixir’s of our existence; a potential pathway to the discovery of truth, wherever it can be found.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday Musings - June 2

Faith in Christ is a personal “project;” not an end to the journey, but its beginning.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday Thoughts - June 1

When it comes to Divine action, GoD is simply not the Great String Puller who works everything out on my behalf, nor is it likely that GoD stamps a design on all that takes place in the world, though God may indeed be the One who opens up possibilities for an evolving creation to unfold in mysterious ways.