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The Urgent Need of Our Time: An Order of the Sacred Earth | Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson & Jennifer Berit Listug

The following is an excerpt of Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action, a compelling anthology of Creation Spirituality, applied. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Humanity finds itself today in a complex situation. Most Westernized people have been so heavily dominated and […]

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What I’m giving up for Lent this year.

  Lent falls on Valentine’s Day this year in the Western calendar, and Easter falls on April Fool’s. This feels about right for our current cultural moment, no? I don’t always observe the liturgical calendar of “church seasons”: I didn’t grow up with it. But given this dual alignment of days traditionally associated with renunciation […]

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What are We Waiting For? The Advent of Us

New tensions in Jerusalem. A decree making certain roads difficult to travel. An opportunistic ruling class placing increasing burdens on the poorest in the land. An insecure, oddly-appointed leader seeking to ‘cleanse’ the land of our its most vulnerable people. You’d be forgiven if you thought I was talking about the Nativity story in first-century […]

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part – What I Learned About Advent from Tom Petty

Tom Petty transitioned this October, leaving the world of our senses and joining the great cloud of witnesses. An artist of humility and versatility, this Advent I’ve been reflecting on his 1981 hit The Waiting. Starting right away with Oh baby don’t it feel like heaven right now?, Petty evokes the rush of true love newly discovered. […]

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