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Heart and Mind: Five Keys to Unlocking Gospel Transformation | Alexander Shaia

Mike’s note: This week, Alexander Shaia takes over the blog! He’ll be sharing his insights gleaned from a lifetime of studying (and living) personal transformation, closely based on his explosive book Heart and Mind. Enjoy!  Our world is changing. It is slowly moving away from many years—at least a thousand—of being primarily focused on rationalism […]

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An Idea Over Coffee for the Sweet Baby Jesus (no Trucker Cap Required)

Is it that time of year already? Thanksgiving just happened, and Christmas is coming…how are you feeling? Overwhelmed? Resolute? Confused? Curious? From the latest mass shootings to ongoing political turmoil, from the revelatory heartbreak of #MeToo to cascading ecological devastation, for many of us it’s a tough year to hold out for hope. I want to await the arrival of […]

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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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