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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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Luminous Darkness: An Advent Exercise to Embrace Wholeness

As the days grow shorter and autumn deepens its hues, this past Sunday marked the beginning of the season many Jesus-followers call Advent. Once, Mary began her long journey to Jerusalem to oblige their state’s census while growing the life of Emmanuel (God-with-us) within her. Now, we attend to the ordinary matters of life while […]

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Where’s God in the Pandemic? Making Sense of the Pain with Four Spiritual Views.

In the United States, we recently reached a grim milestone: 1 in 500 lives have been claimed by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Regular readers of this newsletter know that this statistic includes my own mother. You probably know someone who’s died, too. And many more whose lives have been impacted — either through impaired physical health due to long […]

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