God as Flow

God as Flow

by Richard Rohr (2016) Why is it that Christian believers hardly ever think of, or talk about, God as Trinity—and yet Eastern and Western mystics reveal a strongly Trinitarian vocabulary and consciousness?! Remember, I see mystics as those who have experiential knowledge of divine things, as opposed to mere book knowledge. It is not that prior generations of Christian mystics believed in a highly orthodox way, and thus used formal and proper Christian vocabulary. Instead, I think their primal experience of God, as an active, life-giving flow, toward them, through them, and even as them, made the language of Trinity Read More …

Praying like Saint Francis

Prayer is something that people of all religious traditions understand as a necessary component of holy living. And yet somehow, the mystical path is often seen as accessible only to those in religious life, especially members of cloistered or monastic communities. Drawing upon Sts. Francis of Assisi, Clare, Anthony, and Bonaventure; Brothers Giles and Juniper; and Blessed John Duns Scotus, Richard Rohr explores the Franciscan genius that spawned a strain of mysticism characterized by an overarching wonder at the mystery of the Incarnation, which is grounded in nature, animals, the poor, the outsider, contemplation, joyfulness, and a cosmic sense of Read More …

Scripture Index – Homilies: Fr Richard Rohr

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) publishes homilies by Father Richard Rohr. You can browse the homilies here. The homilies continue to grow as a source for spiritual and scriptural nourishment. Contemplative Interbeing is likewise nourished by the wisdom sharing from Fr. Rohr and CAC. We are taking time to create a scripture index to aid those who pursue deeper study. We hope you find this index from the homilies helpful. Click on the “Scripture” reference to read the scripture text. The scripture link utilizes Bible Gateway for ease of access. Each link displays the New Revised Standard Version Read More …

Richard Rohr Podcasts

Enjoy this compilation of various Podcast interviews with Fr Richard Rohr   Homebrewed Christianity Ep 70: Nondualistic Thinking December 21, 2009   the Iconocast Ep 21 by Joanna and Mark December 21, 2010   America Podcasts by Carrie Weber April 12, 2011   The Richard Brendan Show November 11, 2012   The Soul-Directed Life Book Club by Janet Conner July 25, 2013   Newsworthy with Norsworthy – Eager to Love September 15, 2014   Nomad Podcast Ep 84 – Catholic Spirituality for an Emerging Church October 9, 2014   YOU MADE IT WEIRD Ep 253 March 18, 2015   Newsworthy Read More …

Contemplative Orthodoxy – Seven Themes

Enjoy listening to Rob Bell and Richard Rohr discuss the seven themes of an contemplative (alternative) orthodoxy.   The original Robcast (podcast) can be found here: https://robbell.podbean.com/e/episode-86-richard-rohr-and-the-alternative-orthodoxy/   1. Scripture as validated by experience, and experience as validated by Tradition are good scales for one’s spiritual worldview (METHODOLOGY). 2. If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the Ground of Being and is on our side (FOUNDATION). 3. There is only One Reality. Any final distinction between natural and supernatural or Read More …

Scripture Index – 2018 CAC Daily Meditations

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) publishes daily meditations written by Father Richard Rohr and his guest. You can subscribe here. The meditations continue to grow as a source for spiritual and scriptural nourishment. Contemplative Interbeing is likewise nourished by the wisdom sharing from Fr. Rohr and CAC. We are taking time to create a scripture index to aid those who pursue deeper study. We hope you find this index from the 2018 meditations helpful. Click on the “Scripture” reference to read the scripture text. The scripture link utilizes Bible Gateway for ease of access. Each link displays the Read More …

Another Name for Everything

Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversation series on the themes of his new book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. Introducing Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr February 16, 2019 *Christ (Messiah): the anointing of reality with deeper meaning* Christ-Soaked World February 24, 2019 Exploring Chapter 1, ”Christ Is Not Jesus’s Last Name,” from Richard Rohr’s book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe *God loves things by becoming them.* Radical Inclusivity February 24, Read More …

Bible Gateway Bookmarklet

A bookmarklet is a bookmark stored in a web browser that contains JavaScript commands that add new features to the browser. Contemplative Interbeing created this bookmarklet to assist in your scripture study. The bookmarklet allows you to (a) highlight a scripture reference (e.g. John 15:1-15), then click the Bible Gateway bookmarklet and the link will automatically take you to that text on the Bible Gateway website, or (b) click the Bible Gateway bookmarklet in your favorites bar, then enter a scripture reference. Click and drag the Bible Gateway Bookmarklet to favorites bar: Bible Gateway

Scripture Index – 2016 CAC Daily Meditations

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) publishes daily meditations written by Father Richard Rohr and his guest. You can subscribe here. The meditations continue to grow as a source for spiritual and scriptural nourishment. Contemplative Interbeing is likewise nourished by the wisdom sharing from Fr. Rohr and CAC. We are taking time to create a scripture index to aid those who pursue deeper study. We hope you find this index from the 2016 meditations helpful. Click on the “Scripture” reference to read the scripture text. The scripture link utilizes Bible Gateway for ease of access. Each link displays the Read More …

Scripture Index – 2017 CAC Daily Meditations

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) publishes daily meditations written by Father Richard Rohr and his guest. You can subscribe here. The meditations continue to grow as a source for spiritual and scriptural nourishment. Contemplative Interbeing is likewise nourished by the wisdom sharing from Fr. Rohr and CAC. We are taking time to create a scripture index to aid those who pursue deeper study. We hope you find this index from the 2017 meditations helpful. Click on the “Scripture” reference to read the scripture text. The scripture link utilizes Bible Gateway for ease of access. Each link displays the Read More …