I was first introduced to the world of Christian mystics by James Houston in a course he taught on prayer at Regent College in Vancouver in 1993.
The reason this book grabbed my attention was that, on a number of fronts, the learning curve Sarah Bessey went through kind of parallels mine.
Richard Rohr sees The Universal Christ as a summation of sorts of the insights he has gained over many decades of promoting a contemplative approach to faith.
Genesis has always generated a lot of questions for me. It began back when I was a youngster.
Every once in a while I find that a book I have finished reading leaves me awakened to newness in a special way. This is one of those books.
One of my new friends here in Altona is Kawsar. I met her for the first time last spring the day she registered for a garden plot at the Altona Community Garden.
It has been more than a decade since I have preached a sermon. For the most part I enjoyed my preaching career and over the years I received a lot of affirmation that public speaking was one of my gifts.
Since starting to write regularly again about a year and a half ago I have posted 36 essays in which I explored lessons I am learning about spirituality as well as insights I have gleaned from observing life around me.
In this essay I will wrestle more directly with the question of how I, as a Jesus-Follower, should think and respond to global economic systems. In other words, I will be asking how visions of Kingdom economics should affect how I live.