Sermon Series – Creation Spirituality

July 19, 2009, “Creation Spirituality from a Jewish Perspective” by Rabbi Kerry Baker

June 28, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 1”
The universe is a blessing, that is, something God created and we experience as “very good.”

July 5, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 2”
Humans need to relate to the universe as a whole as we are a microcosm of that macrocosm.

July 12, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 3”
Everyone is a mystic, born full of wonder and capable of recovering it at any age and of not taking the awe and wonder of existence for granted.

July 26, 2009, Deana Henry: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 4”
Everyone is a prophet, a ‘mystic in action’ who is called to interfere with what interrupts authentic life. We are called to the margins of the status quo to interrupt systems that marginalize other humans, creatures and our Mother, the Earth.

“Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 5”, UNAVAILABLE
Everyone is an artist. Art as meditation is a primary form of prayer for releasing our images and empowering the community and each of us. Art finds its fulfillment in ritual, the community’s art.

August 2, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 6”
Everyone and everything expresses divinity. All humans are all children of God; therefore, we have Divine blood in our veins and the Divine breath in our lungs; and the basic work of God is Compassion.

August 9, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 7”
Divinity is as much Mother as Father, as much Child as Parent, as much Godhead [mystery] as God [history], as much beyond all beings as in all beings.

August 16, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 8”
We experience the Divine in all things and all things are in the Divine. This mystical experience supplants the experience of the Divine as separate and unattainable.

August 23, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 9”
Humans have to dig and work at finding the deep self, the true self, the spirit self. This is the spiritual journey. It is not so much about “adding on” as it is “letting go.” If we do not undergo the spiritual journey, we live superficially out of fear or greed or addiction or someone else’s expectations of us.

August 30, 2009, Sid Hall: “Getting Down to the Basics of Creation Spirituality, Part 10”, UNAVAILABLE
The spiritual journey is an ever-expanding spiral encompassing four paths.

  • Via Positiva: Befriending Creation – wonder, delight, revelry
  • Via Negativa: Befriending Darkness – emptiness, sinking, suffering
  • Via Creativa: Befriending Our Sacredness – creating, awakening, birthing
  • Via Transformativa: Befriending New Creation – coming home, doing, justice
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Trinity and tagged by Trinity UMC. Bookmark the permalink.

About Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s