Soul's Soil - 04/08/2005
Origen's allegorical method reminds me of a lot of Fowler's Stages
Of Faith or Beck's Spiral Dynamics, or any other developmental theory.
Moving from Flesh to Soul to Spirit is precisely what Ken Wilber talks
about when he says that our consciousness develops from the eye of the
flesh, to the eye of the soul, and on to the eye of the Spirit. The
way in which we appropriate and act upon what we hear in scripture is
undoubtedly a product of our conscious development and spiritual growth...
Philosopher Saint - 03/22/2005
The Apostle Paul called himself a person born out of time (1
Corinthians 15:8). He wished that he'd have been born earlier and come
to maturity during the time of Jesus' ministry; he longed to know his
master intimately and firsthand. Conversely, Origen of Alexandria seems
to have been born precisely at the right time for his world. His genius
came slamming into world history five years after Commodus (of Gladiator
fame), the reprobate son of Marcus Aurelius, began his infamous reign
which led to the destruction of Rome. Edward Gibbon the famous Roman
philosopher said that the century proceeding Commodus' reign was the
longest time of peace and prosperity that the world had ever known.
It was followed by years of tyranny and decline with only short breaths
Circle of Trust - 02/02/2005
I have been drawn to the gospel of Luke, partly because we will
be studying it, but also because Luke seems to be a gospel addressed
to those interested in a universal perspective and in communication
with culture. As it happens, my reading for the day came from Chapter
7, the healing of the centurion's slave....