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Read & Download Á Call It Grace ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook With our spirituality with a sense of the divine allows us all to live better together and answers many of the seemingly intractable problems we are facing todayDrawing from the work of Hegel Nietzsche and other great minds as well as from deeply moving and personal experiences Rev Dr Jones offers readers a rich guidebook for living a honest grace filled life In an era of increasing estrangement anxiety and gloom across the personal political and econom The first thing that strikes you about Serene Jones graceful memoir is its bold and unflinching honesty She is President of the Union Theological Seminary and the daughter of a minister who has fought all his life for civil rights and the rights of all people but she lets us know early on that her grandfather that wonderful father s father was an overt racist and was also sexually abusive to the young women in the family Her mother though she was a striking beauty and nominally a Christian was a self centered woman who resented her children and treated them badly all their lives The tirade against her daughter that this woman goes on in her early seventies when Serene was assuming her post as President of Union was almost unbelievable in its pettiness and viciousness She seemed not to have learned a thing in her seventy years of lifeJones begins winningly with a Forward that announces her six core beliefs and even to me a man with a Christian background who now practices Zen they sound accurate and true to experience1 She organizes her book according to what she calls stations of the cross by which she means key moments that taught her something important and she tells the story of the early stations succinctly and gracefully This isn t the kind of memoir that blathers on with a lot of detail She talks at some length about the theology of John Calvin who is apparently central to the thinking of her denomination the Disciples of Christ and almost but not uite convinces me I should look into his work she admits that others have a different take on Calvin2 And her foray into liberation theology when she travels to India and becomes very seriously ill with dysentery is not only an admirable if perhaps slightly foolish venture but she relates her experience to that of the mystic Teresa of Avila who described four stages of prayer and in that country where she was surrounded by Hindus and mystics of various kinds she has what seems very much like an experience of No Self That s the good news The bad news is that she nearly died3I have to say that I found these early chapters thrilling and I haven t really covered all their richness what she calls the prairie theology of Oklahoma reflected perhaps most notably in her grandmother her gradual education through other famous thinkers like Karl Barth Reinhold Niebuhr and Howard Thurman and her father s bravery in the face of racism and bigotry But the book bogged down in the middle when she got into traditional Christian concerns in the second half of the book the stations are such things as forgiveness justice mercy love especially the long chapter about forgiveness In that chapter surprisingly after all she d been through and understood she seemed to be trying to measure up to some standard of behavior instead of examining what was happening It was hard enough to try to forgive her husband after their divorce but she got terribly bogged down with the idea that she should be able to forgive Timothy McVeigh Talk about impossible tasksI happened right about the time I was reading that chapter of the book to read a teaching on forgiveness by the Buddhist teacher Susan Piver It s well worth a listen but the gist of it is feel what you feel when you re feeling it If you re feeling anger toward Timothy McVeigh just feel that Don t stifle it Don t try to measure up to an ideal As a friend once said to me about a much trivial situation when you understand why the person did what they did you ll automatically forgive them Until you do understand it you can t forgive them It may be that we ll never understand Timothy McVeigh but so it goes We ll leave that to the saintsJones does have a chapter on Breath when she gives a harrowing account of her battle with cancer but even there I felt she was overintellectualizing uoting a Western philosopher named Luce Irigaray who somehow manages to turn that physiological function into something to think about when any meditator will tell you just to feel it It s a miracle Jones largely recovers in her final two chapters when she gets back to the difficulties of her parents The closer she stays to her experience as it actually is the better her writingwwwdavidguyorg Sibling Rivalry the divine allows us all Essential CG Lighting Techniues Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation to live better A House In The High Hills together and answers many of Sunshine and Shadows the seemingly intractable problems we are facing Nëpunësi i Pallati it të Endrrave todayDrawing from Two Wings to Veil My Face the work of Hegel Nietzsche and other great minds as well as from deeply moving and personal experiences Rev Dr Jones offers readers a rich guidebook for living a honest grace filled life In an era of increasing estrangement anxiety and gloom across The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd the personal political and econom The first The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China thing The Porcelain Thief Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China that strikes you about Serene Jones graceful memoir is its bold and unflinching honesty She is President of The Mad ueen the Union Theological Seminary and Aesops Fables the daughter of a minister who has fought all his life for civil rights and The Orphans Dream the rights of all people but she lets us know early on Stepbrother Studs Stepbrother Studs #6 10 that her grandfather The Vanishing Man In Pursuit of Velazuez that wonderful father s father was an overt 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Read & Download Á Call It Grace ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ic landscape Call It Grace provides us with a vision of a system for how to live how to suffer cherish endure and thrive and with a way to approach and understand our divine natures impulses and possibilitiesWritten for everyone men and women left and right skeptic and believer people of all backgrounds and persuasions Call It Grace is a book for today's radical age of anxiety a book as serious and socially critical as it is helpful and broadly accessib The exploration of her Oklahoma and family roots and how those relate to her theological journey is very interesting Particularly timely is her discussion of her connections to the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19 1995And I don t really want to be that kind of person but she says that the bombing happened the same day as her regular Tuesday lecture but April 19 1995 was a Wednesday I think the OKC Bombing has become linked in memory to 911 s Tuesday morning Small details like that just make my brain spin

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Read & Download Á Call It Grace ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook In a world full of moral and spiritual challenges Rev Dr Serene Jones reveals a spiritual path open to all seekers who want real guidance through complicated issues that affect us allAs the president of the Union Theological Seminary Rev Dr Serene Jones is one of America's foremost theologians In this bracingly honest and practical book Rev Dr Jones takes us on an emotional and intellectual journey to bring spirituality back into our lives Reconnecting Not bad This coming from an atheist I have in common with SJ than I do some atheist friends She clearly has an open mind and a kind human spirit It s a bit lightweight in the way it handles other factors besides theology in approaching how one should live a good life There is an entire branch of philosophy kierkegaard aside devoted to this topic not to mention scads that can be learned from various psychological fields esp those dealing with motivation and loss Yes I know an academic critiue but it can t be helped Still there is one fatal area of disagreement and that is the unwavering assumption that god however framed here is the purveyor of grace and not it s counterpart sin I disagree with this dichotomy as I can t reconcile otherwise based on this single reading Otherwise a decent work with a human story