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Troubling the Waters: The Revolutionary Power of Creative Love | Jennifer Helminski

I’m excited to share another guest reflection with you today, from my dear friend and colleague Jennifer Helminski. Here she meditates on the often-misunderstood teaching of Jesus to ‘turn the other cheek’ — is there a way to love even our enemies while not negating our own dignity? If you’d like to hear more from […]

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Love You Two Pennies: Open Doors and the Heart’s True Feeding | Jennifer Helminski

I’m excited to share a guest reflection with you today, from my dear friend and colleague Jennifer Helminski. Here she meditates on the seemingly-faceless roles that widows play in key episodes of the lives of Elijah and Jesus — and how we might hear these women speaking boldly and clearly on their own terms: of […]

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Critical Thinking with Mind AND Heart: Christopher Ocker and Mike Morrell

Is critical thinking a lost art? How can we engage thoughtfully with the world around us, engaging our minds and hearts? What — if anything — can we credibly do about some of the most pressing challenges facing us today: war, poverty, racism, and climate catastrophe? Is civilization itself a doomed project — and might […]

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Contemplative Prayer, Queer Theology, and aroma of Beauty with Wendy Farley

I recently had an amazing conversation, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Wendy Farley teaches in the Graduate School of Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and guess what her areas of expertise are? Contemplative Practices  The Spirituality of the Trinity  Queer Theology Beauty  Yes, you read that right…she teaches beauty! She literally wrote […]

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Why I’m a spiritual weirdo. (And why you might be, too.)

Hi. I’m Mike. It may have been awhile since we’ve connected, or this might be our very first time. I’m seeing a lot of fresh faces this season,* so it’s high time I re-introduce myself. You see, I thought I had a ‘normal’ upbringing, ‘till friends from different backgrounds assured me it’s actually quite weird. […]

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