Re-Visioning Religion | The Story of Our Time | Robert Atkinson

Mike’s note: Here’s an excerpt from the Speakeasy book review selection, The Story of Our Time. In these pages, Dr. Robert Atkinson offers a deeply thoughtful narrative of conscious evolution drawn from the cumulative wisdom of the world’s religions. The Story of Our Time traces love’s unifying power throughout history to love’s presence in our midst. Don’t […]

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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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