Posts tagged with ‘Bible’

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Nonduality in the Bible … and us

by Carl McColman

A reader writes: I love reading your articles but am new to the terminology. What is “non-dualism” and is it compatible with Biblical truth? Also, why did non-dualism get marginalised? Great questions, both of them, and both point back to Richard Rohr, one of the most dynamic contemplative teachers alive today. Rohr calls Jesus the first nondual […]

To understand Matthew 13:11, read Matthew 11:25…

by Carl McColman

Thanks to everyone who left such thoughtful comments on my Matthew 13:11 post from a few days back. Simon writes: I had never seen that verse as relating to contemplation. Rather, it seems to me to refer to basic Christian truths. My Vine’s Dictionary says “In the ordinary sense a mystery implies knowledge withheld; its […]

Contemplative Apps

by Carl McColman

Okay all you iPhone lovers out there — I’ve been meaning to do this for a while: list the four apps that I find the most useful for my spiritual practice. I hope you find them useful as well. If there is one app that I think is the most essential, it would have to […]

The Bible Beyond Fear

by Carl McColman

Yesterday a person who’s attending the Christian mysticism event in Portland wrote to me and said: A question just occurred to me … for a few reasons (one being paralyzing fear about End Times) I haven’t been reading the Bible in the last few years.  I was taught to read and interpret in a very […]

Quote for the Day

by Carl McColman

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. — II Corinthians 3:18 NRSV

Attention Bible Lovers: Win an iPad!

by Carl McColman

I don’t normally post contests on this blog, but this one seemed like too much fun to pass up… and the grand prize is an iPad! Other prizes include a Kindle, an iPod, and Bibles. The contest is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers and is designed to promote their New Living Translation of the Bible. […]

Finding the True Path

by Carl McColman

A reader of my blog has emailed me the following questions. They seem to involve the question of how to embrace the Christian mystery when one cannot be sure if it is the “true” path or not. As a former neo-pagan, didn’t you find getting to grips with Christianity’s necessity to hold a set number […]