Category Archives: Contemplative Prayer

Christian Liberty: Free, or Not Really So Free After All?

It’s odd. In our religion freedom figures so highly, but we seem to experience so little. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we all, with unveiled faces, beholding as in a mirror the glory of … Continue reading

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“So Just How Do You Look Inward?” The Deeper Life

In the past I have told you to turn inward, to look inward for direction, for your values. I’ve written about the Image of God, the Spirit of God, and Conscience, to describe what’s within you, why you should look inward. … Continue reading

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“God Became Man that Man Might Become God”

This provocative statement, “God became man that man might become God,” is from the church father Athanasius (ca 298–373), and was in his massively influential On the Incarnation.  It is one of his best-known quotes. Let me explain what I’m going to do here. First, I briefly discuss some … Continue reading

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Bride of Christ, Imago Dei, Perfect Unity

A Journey to Metaphorland When we meditate on the unsurveyable, untrackable riches of Christ, we need to remember that these riches are expressed mainly, if not completely, in metaphor. The Greek scriptures contain a wealth of metaphors, in the gospels, the … Continue reading

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