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 36Jesus also told [the Pharisees and their scribes] a parable:

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Terrence Malick’s brilliant lyrical masterpiece, The New World begins in the wilds of Virginia in 1607 as the new world is about to be accosted by explorers from England.

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At the recent Diocese of BC Clergy Conference Janet Marshall spent some time describing the current realities in which churches must now do ministry. She suggested that we need to realize that we are coming to the end of the time when “duty” could be used as an effective motivator for church involvement.

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Over centuries of spiritual tradition, the anxiety has often been expressed that surrender and letting go will inevitably cause the spiritual practitioner to become a passive victim of whatever dominant force is at work in their world.

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The last of Vaters’ “5 Massive Changes Coming to Your Church” is tremendously important and devastating for the church.

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I am not sure I understand Mr. Vaters’ fourth change he sees affecting churches.

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I have heard the charge a number of times: “That’s just ‘cheap grace’.” Usually it has been levelled when I have been encouraging people not to be so hard on themselves, to move beyond guilt, pressure and self-condemnation. Read the rest of this entry »

“LETTING GO – HOW FAR WILL IT TAKE YOU”
CAMP COLUMBIA, Thetis Island, B.C. JULY 13-15, 2007
Cynthia Bourgeault

Seeking energy from the divine, you will taste it. Don’t worry about it.

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Lord, You have taught us to love humility, but we have not learned.

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Cynthia Bourgeault on Freedom
From Living Presence Transcript
4 Oct 1999 –13 Nov 2003 Victoria, BC

Real freedom is the freedom from choice.

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