Fox and Dōgen: Finding Paradise in Every Moment

Why We Belong Be still and cool in your own mind and spirit from your own thoughts, and then you will feel the principle of God to turn your mind to the Lord God, from whom life comes; whereby you may receive his strength and power to allay all blusterings, storms, and tempests. (George Fox) … Continue reading Fox and Dōgen: Finding Paradise in Every Moment

Advertisements

A Listening Heart

o give your servant a discerning heart… 1 Kings 3:9 One of the things I’ve found most moving in Quaker worship is the focus on listening. I sit, whether in Meeting for Worship or on my own, and listen for wisdom, comfort, challenges, or whatever may come. It’s not always an easy task. It takes … Continue reading A Listening Heart

The emerging vision of Friendly Fire

Power has a way of co-opting the subversive for its own stability. The teachings of Jesus, an anti-imperialist prophet, included. Within a few centuries, Christ's communities of holy fools and prophets ossified into a vehicle of imperial power, playing a vital role in historical and contemporary colonialism. Today, Christian institutions are globally advocating for right-wing … Continue reading The emerging vision of Friendly Fire

Thoughts on tongues as a spiritual practice

I know it's kind of far-fetched, or like a weird pet doctrine, but I really do see devotional and corporate tongues as important, and becoming more important in the days we’re entering. In every age glossolalia is an incarnation-al practice, helping us tap into holy foolishness and Christ’s marriage of humanity and divinity. But in … Continue reading Thoughts on tongues as a spiritual practice