Rob Bell

The RobCast - Rob Bell Episode 86 | Richard Rohr and the Alternative Orthodoxy

Wonderful discussion on the essence of a Gospel long lost in dualistic/fear-based theologies.
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Richard Rohr is a beautiful troubadour of Christ, a Franciscan spiritual teacher who has so often inspired my "inner-most-person" to leap with joy! Happy


YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82hzhb3qzT0

Alternative Orthodoxy

  • Methodology: Scripture as validated by experience, and experience as validated by tradition, are good scales for one’s spiritual worldview.

  • Foundation: If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the Ground of Being and on our side.

  • Frame: There is only one Reality. Any distinction between natural and supernatural, sacred and profane is a bogus one.

  • Ecumenism: Everything belongs and no one needs to be scapegoated or excluded. Evil and illusion only need to be named and exposed truthfully, and they die in exposure to the light.

  • Transformation: The separate self is the problem, whereas most religion and most people make the “shadow self” the problem. This leads to denial, pretending, and projecting instead of real transformation into the Divine.

  • Process: The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines.

  • Goal: Reality is paradoxical and complementary. Non-dual thinking is the highest level of consciousness. Divine union, not private perfection, is the goal of all religion. 

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