Monthly Archives: January 2014

Connections: New Book from Leonard Sweet

Just want to let you know that Leonard Sweet’s new book, ‘The Well-Played Life,’ is available.  Like his others, this one takes established truths and adds creative thinking to them–this time in relation to how we move through the basic … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: The Essence of Prayer

Here is my distilled essence of prayer.  First, prayer is attitude.  This means it includes occasional acts, but it is actually an ongoing disposition of the heart, not limited to fixed times of devotion. Second, prayer is abandonment.  It is … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei: A Light to be Recovered

When we are in the darkness, the need for light is even more necessary and urgent.  The light of faith is needed in order to give light to the totality of our lives, not just religion. The light we need … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: January 26, 2014 (Year A)

Read:  Isaiah 9: 1-4 Meditation:  The Promise Fulfilled What we anticipate in Advent comes to pass in Epiphany.  Revelation becomes reality.  Isaiah’s words, read as prophecy in Advent, are now fulfilled. A lot of our life works the same way.  … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Reclaiming the Gold

     As I look back upon my 42 years as an Elder in The United Methodist Church and my 32 years as a professor in theological education, I do so with great joy, appreciation, and a deep sense of having … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei: An Illusory Light?

Despite every attempt by God to make revelation a matter of light and life (that is, positive and inviting), the fallen world prefers darkness to light (see John 3:19).  This is precisely the response to be expected from an egoic … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: January 19, 2014 (Year A)

Read:  Isaiah 49:1-7 Meditation:  Faithful and Tired Isaiah knew that he had been called by God, even from his mother’s womb.  It was a call to serve God in restoring the nation, and he had labored obediently in relation to … Continue reading

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