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The Future of God-with-us

The Future of God-With-Us     by Rev. Jim Ryan, Ph.D. What little I know of retail sales I learned from two masters, Stevie & Gus Breslauer.  While attending seminary in Hyde Park in Chicago the Breslauers employed me as a part-time sales clerk in their department store of the same name, Breslauer’s.  The store was located…
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Resistance Ethics in a Time of Chaos

Resistance Ethics in a Time of Chaos Rev. Jim Ryan This is the third week of our exploration of the Experience of the Divine.  To date we have seen that as this experience of the divine grows and deepens the longer we trust its presence.  This experience necessarily leads to being aware and conscious of…
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But we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)

But we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) by Rev. Jim Ryan Experience of the divine necessarily leads to being aware and conscious of the divine.  Consciousness of the divine grounds conviction.  And the conviction here is that the divine surrounds us in our experience. Some may say that there is a circular…
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Experience the Divine in Ordinary Time

Experience the Divine in Ordinary Time  by Rev. Jim Ryan We celebrate liturgically the move from Christmas-Epiphany to Ordinary Time.  With reference to our early school days this move has the feel of ending Story Time and starting Math Class.  The wonders of the Christ Child born in Bethlehem accompanied by choirs of angels and…
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