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When Good Things Happen to Bad People

When Good Things Happen to Bad People

August 14, 2019

The Prospserity Myth holds that good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad ones, but that isn't always true. This message explores how the resurrection of Jesus sheds light on this troubling topic.

Contemplative Prayer Methods

Contemplative Prayer Methods

July 27, 2019

Contemplation is resting in God's loving care for us. This presentation reviews several methods of prayer that help us become more open to receiving this spiritual gift.

Theosis: Transformation in Christ

Theosis: Transformation in Christ

July 17, 2019

Theosis refers to the process by means of which we are enabled to participate in the life of God and so be transformed into a likeness of Christ. This podcast reviews various images and analogies about theosis.

Thoughts on the Human Soul

Thoughts on the Human Soul

July 2, 2019

Presents an understanding of the human soul as spiritual and embodied -- the information and intelligence that guides human development from conception to death.

Dealing with Distractions in Prayer

Dealing with Distractions in Prayer

June 17, 2019

Reviews several effective ways to maintain a prayerful focus when distractions come up during times of prayer.

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

June 3, 2019

The 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit are gifts to keep; they transform us into a likeness of Christ. This podcast briefly reviews how these gifts work in our lives.

What is Spiritual Direction?

What is Spiritual Direction?

May 20, 2019

Basic overview of the focus and practice of spiritual direction.

A Critical Review of Richard Rohr’s Book, “The Universal Christ”

A Critical Review of Richard Rohr’s Book, “The Universal Christ”

May 7, 2019

An in-depth critique of Rohr's book on Christology, enumerating seven areas of concern.

Discerning God’s Will

Discerning God’s Will

April 15, 2019

Discusses principles for discerning if God has a preference among options when we are seeking to make a decision on a matter of importance.

Lessons in Loving: Developing Relationship Skills

Lessons in Loving: Developing Relationship Skills

April 14, 2019

A fresh look at human intelligences, with special emphasis on intra- and interpersonal skills.