About Sophia

theology student. digital communicator. wanderer.

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  • Sophia shared from Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
    We do not “make” or “create” our souls; we just “grow” them up. We are the clumsy stewards of our own souls. We are charged to awaken, and much of the work of spirituality is learning how to stay out of the way of this rather natural growing and awakening. We need to unlearn a lot, it seems, to get back to that foundational life which is “hidden in God” (Colossians 3:3). Yes, transformation is often more about unlearning than learning, which is why the religious traditions call it “conversion” or “repentance.”
  • Sophia shared from A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations by Hafiz
    APRIL 6 I PROMISE Has not the Architect, Love, built your heart in a glorious manner,   with so much care that it is meant to break if love ever ceases to know all that happens is perfect?   And where does anything love has ever known go, when your eye and hand can no longer be warmed by its body?   So vast a room your soul, every universe can fit into it.   Anything you once called beautiful, anything that ever   gave you comfort waits to unite with your arms again. I promise.
  • Sophia shared from Discovering Your Personal Vocation: The Search for Meaning Through the Spiritual Exercises by Herbert Alphonso
    How can we find our name if we have forgotten it?
  • Sophia shared from Feasting on the Word: Year C, Volume 1: Advent through Transfiguration by David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor
    Mary proclaims the promised, topsy-turvy future of God as an already-accomplished fact—possibly because that future can already be glimpsed in God’s choice of Mary as the bearer of the Messiah. The song proclaims the reality and promise that the singer embodies.
  • Sophia shared from Desiring the Kingdom (Cultural Liturgies): Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation by James K. A. Smith
    To be human is to love, and it is what we love that defines who we are. Our (ultimate) love is constitutive of our identity.21
    Note: Re-reading James K.A. Smith's "Desiring the Kingdom" for a post on desire + Advent.
  • Sophia shared from Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass
    Fear and confusion signal change.
    Note: Perhaps this is why some at #GC2012 are reacting the ways they are.