The world is changing. Globalization, massive shifts in technology, trade and communications are giving birth to a new consciousness about what it means to be human. Some refer to this as a transition from a modern to a post-modern paradigm for life. Others suggest that what is emerging is a more ecological view of the world. We are learning to pay more attention to how all aspects of our lives are related, connected and interdependent. This shift in how we perceive our lives has brought up new questions about the role of religion in the emerging culture. We hunger for a spiritually integrated way of life that acknowledges the sacred and empowers us to love.
To live an integral life requires finding meaningful connections between our personal stories, a larger story and the story of the times and places where we live. Jesus often referred to this larger story as "the kingdom of God," the reality of the Creator's care, presence and activity in our world and the gradual fulfillment of all that God desires for our world.
In my mind’s eye
I am flying high across the sky
Swooping in and out and dropping low,
Touching the ground of city streets
Like a spirit of God hovering over primordial waters
Of lump clay earth.
I am waking up
I am daring to dream again
I hear the voice
I hear the voice
I hear the voice over the waters saying to you and to me:
I am here.
The hidden whisper of love.
That beautiful and terrible story you hunger to hear.
Be still sacred scared child.
Awake from your stubborn numb slumber
Open those sleepy eyes to my morning daylight
It will not burn away any good it finds in that hungry cracked heart.
Life with me
Taste and see the splendor of my blooming spring garden rest weary home
Weep while you can.
While you still feel
While the pain is still real
While my love still heals’
Nonfiction in full color
Humanity and divinity live in concert together.
The “I” and the “we” making sweet synergy.
It’s the song we all long to hear
Let the aria resound, may the earth shake with the reverberation of your ancient apocalyptic prodigious creativity.
ReIMAGINE! All our voices in harmony with yours, Lord.
Samba, Romba, Rhimba
Three Chord Punk Rock bleats and the symphony
The Trance, Trip Hop, Hip Hop, Do wop, Swing
Big Band Bleeding Heart Acoustic Folk Middle Eastern Dirge
Zeideco, Howling Blues and the Salvation songs of plantation slave spirituals singing,
“We shall overcome.” “We shall overcome.”
A spiral, whirling miracle, of you and me and us swept up in the Creator’s remaking.