Sacred Insecurity

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life

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Summary for February 17, 2019

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Dear Folks -

The title of the talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week -

Sacred Insecurity

comes from one of my favorite lines from the writings of Thomas Merton. He wrote: “It is in the paradox itself, the paradox which was and is still a source of insecurity, that I have come to find the greatest security.” Michael Morwood in his writings raises the question: Is Jesus God in a way we are not? Theology at its best asks the impossible - to put stock in the ridiculous and to trust absurdity. If we are going to take Jesus as a source of worthy teachings to follow, what do we think and believe about the teacher? And, what practical relevance does how we answer this question have for the way we live out our lives? In trying to answer this and related matters in this talk I say that faith isn’t something we hang on to but, rather, a river we step into.

That is a very brief summary of the talk offered in Ordinary Life this week.

You can read or download the text from which I spoke, view the presentation slides, listen to the audio of the talk and/or watch the video of the talk using the links below.

If you are reading this, I want you to know how grateful I am for and to you.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

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