This is my response to a recent video produced by the LDS Church on the nature of God. My reinterpretation moves away from the supernatural dualistic interpretation, towards a more immanent nondualistic interpretation of the Divine.
We often think that Jesus was the "only begotten," but was he the only one that God begat? What else was "born" from that divine Source?
Many people don't like the way that HBO's television drama Game of Thrones is turning out. Is there a deeper moral here?
In many spiritual traditions there is a common practice of receiving a new name. What is this, and what does it have to do with mysticism?
Do mystics withdraw from all community to a solitary and independent life, or do they find deep oneness in community? What kind of community?
Did Jesus come back from the dead, or should we look deeper for the truth of resurrection?
Is there "one true church," and if so, who or what is it?
What's in store for ThyMindOMan.com? Where have we been, and where are we going? The Gift is being invited into my life and yours, as are some great new offerings.
These are some of my notes and reflections on Fr. Rohr's opening address at the conference a couple weeks ago.
And, what many may not know, there were many "Christs" who came prior to Jesus, and who were not Jesus, nor do I think they were prefiguring or foreshadowing Jesus. They were the "Christs" in their own right, who came in their own time, who developed what it meant to be a "Christ" or "Messiah" in ancient Israel long before the word was ever applied to Jesus. I think it may be helpful to become acquainted with these "Christs/Messiahs" to better understand who Jesus was.