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A few years ago I wrote a book called Freedom of the Self that was an extended reflection on what it would mean to embrace the call of Philippians 2: 5 – 11 as more than a designation of Christ’s servanthood and self-emptying of the Divine, but a syllabus for the life we are to be living as what I called “the kenotic self”. The word ‘kenosis’ is the … There’s more to read here.
Choosing favorite songs is like friendship - sometimes it just comes down to who you sit next to in class, bump into while crossing the street, who you spend time with over a cup of coffee or pour your heart out to in the times of despair as well as times of elation. As much as Pandora is trying to figure out my musical genome and Amazon tries to tell me … There’s more to read here.
We live in a time when it is simply difficult to hear the voice of God. When teaching on prayer in my Theology courses, students will often mention that one of the largest hindrances to deep prayer is that they cannot hear or discern God’s voice. ”Why pray to silence?” is what they will intimate and that is a fair question indeed. As I have mentioned in the past few blog postings … There’s more to read here.