Richard Rohr & Mike Morrell talk ‘The Divine Dance’ on Newsworthy with Norsworthy

Pastor and podcaster extraordinaire Luke Norsworthy sits Richard Rohr and me down to talk: The Cosmic Christ Spiral Dynamics Prayer: to Jesus or through Jesus? The imago Dei The conservative church’s stability (and its cost) Progressives’ paucity of wonder The secret origins of The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation  The secret origins of […]

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An Open Letter to my Brothers in light of #MeToo

Dear Brothers: Have you noticed it? We’re entering a sea-change. For generations, our unconscious actions and ways of being toward women went unnoticed, were accepted by default, or even celebrated. But in the public sphere, the tide is turning. These altered currents arguably started with Bill Cosby. Then Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, and Bill O’Reilly (“the conservatives”) […]

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Terrifying Freedom | Linda Smith

What follows is a Speakeasy excerpt from Terrifying Freedom, Linda Anne Smith’s debut novel. Amidst the large number of women joining the community, Sr. Rebecca Marise drew no particular attention. She entered at nineteen with some college education—typical of many—and went through the formation process in stride with the rest. Her reports were consistently positive yet […]

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The Reality and Goodness of the World: Tantric Jesus | James Reho

What follows is the first of several excerpts from one of this month’s Speakeasy book review selections, Tantric Jesus, wherein Episcopal Priest and tantric initiate James Reho makes a provocative proposal: Original Christian spirituality, as practiced in the early church and by Jesus himself, was tantric in nature. In the West, Tantra often evokes images of arcane rituals or acrobatic sexuality, […]

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“I Have Disarmed Myself” | The Wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Someone once asked Inayat Khan – founder of the Sufi Order International (now The Inayati Order) and beloved Murshid (or Teacher) to many – “Are you a pessimist?” “No,”  Pir-o-Murshid replied. “An optimist, but with open eyes.” * * * * * * * Someone said to Murshid, “I heard them talk against you.” “Did they?” said he. […]

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