Fr. Richard Rohr does some clearing thinking about Jesus and the Christ. This Sunday is the Reign of Christ or Christ the King Sunday, setting us up for Advent. And the season of Advent, contrary to what most Christians believe they are celebrating, is not about waiting for the baby Jesus to be born on […]
It came to me that what it means to be born of the Spirit is glaringly obvious. And that however obvious it may be, living it is is difficult. And it is difficult because it requires a level of trust that is rare. It is rare because for most of us in the Western world that […]
This video is making the rounds on Facebook. Watch the video and then I’ll discuss below. You can skip the last couple of minutes which is promoting a skeptic’s website. Or not. Your call. Okay, it’s pretty funny. I especially get a kick out of the Pentecostal guy speaking in tongues. It’s set up as […]
Stewarding Spaciousness: Part 2-web from Bruce Sanguin on Vimeo.
Two widows are featured in this week’s readings, the widow from Zarephath who was called upon to feed Elijah, out of her poverty, and the widow whom Jesus spotted in the Temple, giving all she had to the Temple treasury, despite her poverty. As widows they were among the most economically vulnerable in 1st century […]
There are a thousand ways to be dead. The shutting down of the physical body is just one. Lazarus’ body shut down and Jesus cried for his friend. And then he brought him back from the dead. Not many have that kind magic in their repertoire. I’m not very interested these days in whether the […]
Practices of Evolutionary Spirituality: Stewarding Spaciousness 1-web from Bruce Sanguin on Vimeo.
I’ll begin with a strange question. How many of you read your horoscope? Or at least check them out from time to time in the Saturday paper? Most of us have a vague sense that if you are a Christian, there is something not quite right about taking horoscopes seriously. We may not be quite […]
Increasingly I find myself keeping my mouth shut about things that I don’t actually know. This is particularly difficult when I think I have a good idea about something. But I’ve been around long enough to get that good ideas are a dime a dozen. I hate to admit it because I have the kind […]