Tag Archives: God is love

“God gives but doesn’t share”

This little saying was in my inbox the other morning.  It is a snippet from Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder,  the story about a person named Paul Farmer and his work in Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia. Farmer is a physician and medical anthropologist spending his career working to improve healthcare for some of the poorest…
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The Logos is Nonsense

In the beginning, was the logos and the logos was with God and the Logos was God.... begins a very familiar verse from John's Gospel. Lots has been done with the word logos and like many words, it has evolved over time.
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Finding Community along the Beautiful Way

For at least the last decade many have been sensing a new reformation taking shape. It started to be a fairly broad critique of what manifests as institutional forms of church and the nature of its structures. Much has been written on this issue and we have seem a steady exodus from western institutional forms of church regardless of stripe.
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Facets of Divine Love

The word love has certainly changed over the years.  The subtle change has resulted in love moving from an active verb to a possessive noun. Perhaps part of the issue is that in English, we have the one word for love - love.  We often add adjectives to describe a particular quality of love but…
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Heaven in Hell’s Despair

“Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” -William Blake, from The Clod and the Pebble Love is the primary element in the alchemy of the Beautiful Way. It is the creative, restorative force that enlivens and sustains…
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O Love, Divine Love

  O Love, divine Love, why do You lay siege to me? In a frenzy of love for me, You find no rest. From five sides You move against me, Hearing, sight, taste, touch, and scent. To come out is to be caught; I cannot hide from You. _____________ If I come out through sight…
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Intro to the Love Paradigm

The Love Paradigm is like a new set of eye glasses that alter slightly the way we see things.  Worldview can be defined as a collection of intellectual, emotional and / or spiritual paradigms that are based upon beliefs about the world, about reality, about truth.  These paradigms are like a skeletal system (gives organization…
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