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Q: When liturgies no longer work how do we remain wholehearted? When old prayer forms don’t carry richness and resonance, how do we handle inbetween spaces?

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Cynthia Bourgeault: Substitutionary atonement theology was there from the beginning in the Old Testament in the Temple theology with its sacrificial system and they just took the system and that was in place thirty years after Jesus’ death.

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Richard Rohr: If holy affirming is first of all life, then the holy denying is almost inevitable, otherwise we would idolize the holy affirming. It keeps everything flowing. We can’t have it forever. Everything passes away. This everything that passes away is also reborn in God.

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Richard Rohr:

I told Cynthia that she has this marvelous ability to talk with intellectual brilliance but she always brings it down into the heart. The head and the heart work together so beautifully.

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Every conversation with a human being is a two-way street.

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I get the accusation of being a universalist all the time.

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The last William Paul Young post originally included a short comment from Mr. Young on Galatians 1:16 and 17. I have separated it out and commented on it here because it is so provocative I did not want it to get missed.

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There is one ego eimi statement in John that does not come out of the mouth of Jesus. And John does it very purposefully.

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds. (Romans 12:2)

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The Trinity has to be threeness otherwise it is just self-contained. But threeness forces things into new configurations.

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