Category Archives: Growing Deeper

Resources for cultivating a life-long journey of a deeply personal relationship with God and more meaningful relationships with others. Rooted deeply in a paradigm of love and acceptance, you continue in your unique Spirit-inspired spiritual / faith journey. Employing the insights of ancient and contemporary thinkers, poets, prophets and sages, you are provided with tools to develop your own unique relationship with God in a way that encourages healthy faith in the day to day of real life. Discovering abundant life and meaning which is consistent with who you were created to be.

Love Is and Why it Matters

ometimes, what we generally accept as the loving thing to do (with the best of intentions) can, in fact, be unloving. When we start with what love is, it helps shape the ways we choose to love.
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God Must Love

Today’s post explores the Big Idea of Essential Kenosis and what it tells us about the nature/character of God.
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The Heart is Deceitful? Not so Fast

The scriptures speak from many voices with different experiences and different contexts.  So we need to be careful when we build a cornerstone of our theological worldview on a single verse.  One such example is Jeremiah 17:9. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Is the heart deceitful?…
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Two Parades. The Lie of Sacred Violence

It was the beginning of Passover as Jesus and his friends headed to Jerusalem for the to celebrate Israel's liberation from Egypt.  Word spread that He was on His way to the city. People ran out to meet this Jesus who was taking the land by storm, with his radical teachings of love; turning the…
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The Crazy Father

A father had two sons, and one of his sons came to him and said, “Dad, I have been thinking it’s time for me to leave and find myself. I need to figure out who I am and make my fortune, my own way in the world. So, I would like you to give me…
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‘Been There’, “Done That’ from a little further along the Way

Continuing my journey from deconstruction to reconstruction, it's interesting to recognize how I seem to have come full circle on things like giving, leadership, structures, scriptures, and mission... But this time from a different vantage point, recognizing that the “issue” wasn’t the issue per se, but rather the culturally-inherited and significant misunderstanding/misapplications of Love resulting…
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Fat Souls Part 2

In our first reflection on Fat Souls, Adams-Farmer based on her reflection on S-I-Z-E ideas by Bernard Loomer. As we discovered in the last post, a Fat Soul is a beautiful soul characterized by its capacity for love, deep relationships and openness. Openness to new. Ideas, perspectives, levels of complexity, non-dual thinking without becoming defensive…
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Fat Souls

I stumbled across Patricia Adams-Farmer - an author/philosopher/theologian, and she has written a few books, two of which I am reading through now. She is a gifted and engaging writer, and I find I connect with her imagery and her ideas of genuine beauty and what this might look like in real life as a…
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God always spills over

This came today in Richard Rohr’s daily email. It is part of the transcript from a talk Ilia Delio gave at the 2014 CAC CONSPIRE. Along with being a Ph.D. scientist and theologian, Ilia Delio is one of my favourite thinkers and spiritual writers. As I read her comments, I was aware of a stirring…
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A Cosmic Love Story

Love is at the heart of the Cosmos. The God-who-loves invites us to embrace and enter into this evolutionary love story. In loving well, we partner with God and others towards a hopeful, equitable, sustainable future.
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