“Spirituality,” when not religious, tends to remain more individualistic. Transformation of the community is a hallmark of religion.
On the eve of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court I found myself turning to the beginning of a chapter titled “America” from Johnny Marr’s autobiography Set the Boy Free. In remembering touring the U.S. with The Smiths, Marr writes of “…an alternative not only to the music scene… but to the obvious jock…
The way the podcast has developed displays several theological themes found in the Jewish and Christian traditions.
This is my 2nd writing on the execution of my beloved friend. It struck me that Jesus hands himself over to the powers that be so they could “take charge” over him. This is what also happens time and time again when we execute someone. I leave off my friend’s name because this is the…
It is for this reason that we must cherish the earth: the earth is where God first met and still meets us. If we are to preserve the world for future generations it is because those future generations will best know the Creator through the creation, not merely because it is beautiful and majestic, but because the land, the earth is where God has always mediated loving kindness to humanity.
The body of Christ is not a mere affinity group, a subculture, or a specific congregation, but a profound cosmic existence that finds its true nature and purpose as it gathers with the recognition that it is not limited by walls or years.
…you might be thinking that while these ideas are somewhat logical, you personally could never stomach dealing with the bodies of the dead.
Communion, even simply as an act of profound togetherness, has been literally life saving for me in my own journey. Yet one must not be satisfied merely with the milk of human kindness; the meat of this rite is in the connection with the dead.