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Spring 2019 Sessions | Christians With Questions

Christians With Questions


Christians with Questions 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 
Blessed Hope United Methodist Church
3177 S. 107th Street
(1/2 block South of Oklahoma)
West Allis, WI 53227
 
Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation
from the 2018 Conspire talks:
1st speaker:  Fr. Richard Rohr

   
Welcome to 2019!

The theme from the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) Conspire conference last year was the    "Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation".  For the next four months we will explore what those speakers offered on this very difficult topic of "Decent" which includes darkness, suffering, healing, forgiveness, etc, which all lead to transformation.  We will be hearing from Richard Rohr, Mirabia Star, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Dr. Barbara Holmes.  These talks will include meditations and songs from other cultures.  Be prepared for something different these next few months.  And then, as many of you requested, we will have a speaker in May, who happens to teach Scripture, to end our year.

We start this coming Saturday with Richard telling us that it is very difficult to combine an Ascending religion with a Descending one at the same time, which is what Jesus really taught us to do, but we like our ego driven methods better.  The Spirit wants to incarnate itself while Matter wants to be "God", think about that for a moment.  Richard says God is the only absolute, our only anchor - everything else is idolatry.  Look at Celtic spirituality which was not under imperial Roman rule.  Incarnation brings mystery down here.  Unity is not uniformity.  And there is a difference between deductive thinking and contemplative inductive thinking.
Come Saturday to listen to Richard pull all these ideas together as he talks about our path of descent which then leads us to transformation.
I suggest to you each month that on the third Saturday there is no better place to be than right here at  Christian with Questions discussing topics like this with friends who have the same questions as you do.     And as always, bring a friend or two along.  

Till we meet, enjoy,
Joe Burke 

8:45 -11:45am
 
Blessed Hope United Methodist Church
3177 S. 107th Street
(1/2 block South of Oklahoma)
West Allis, WI 53227