• Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: “Am I Orthodox or...?"

    3 days ago.

    "Am I Orthodox or . . . ?" A sermon about the struggle of the early church to define itself, between orthodoxy and gnosticism; a struggle between authority and experience that defines us still. Also a chance to view a…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: More Than Meets the Eye?

    1 week ago.

    Is There More than Meets the Eye? Is there a deeper order to our reality? I reveal my one fundamental. http://youtu.be/xSuvvKHB9gU Editor’s Note: Dr. Pat Bailey of Telluride’s Christ Presbyterian Church, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained in the Presbyterian…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Am I Reformed?

    2 weeks ago.

    "Am I Reformed?" What did the Protestant Reformation give to the modern world? Are we in the midst of a new Reformation and what are the key ideas that are emerging? http://youtu.be/SYlsJ8CzkH0 Editor’s Note: Dr. Pat Bailey of Telluride’s Christ Presbyterian Church, is…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Am I the Opposite of You?

    3 weeks ago.

    "Am I the Opposite of You?" Our minds work by naming, categorization, and distinguishing between opposites. Yet many of our spiritual traditions tell us that we are not separate but one. Is there a basis for such thought in the…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: The Circle

    1 month ago.

    The circle is a very fundamental symbol in our human experience. It displays both our outer and inner worlds. No wonder it shows up so frequently in religious forms, such as the Celtic cross. In this sermon we explore together…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Baptisms Updated

    2 months ago.

    Last Sunday we celebrated a baptism, an ancient ritual in the Christian tradition. In the past, the ritual was often used to "divide out" the insiders and outsiders, those going to heaven and those not. At Christ Church it is…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Where Are We Headed?

    2 months ago.

    "Where Are We Headed?" Do the Christian tellings of beginnings and endings give us a historical explanation or do they inform us and call us to the deeper aspects of our existence in the here and now? Is our consciousness,…

  • Pat Bailey, Insights: Does God Cuss?

    2 months ago.

    "Does God Cuss?" Is the Bible just children's stories about heroes and virtuous women? People who say that they believe "every word of the Bible," may not be aware of some of the more notorious words and stories contained therein. What…

  • 8 Reasons You Should Teach Yoga

    3 months ago.

    Deciding to become a yoga teacher can be a life changing decision, especially if you live the corporate lifestyle. The decision to teach yoga usually follows a major life event such as an injury, health problem or relationship breakdown. These…

  • B.K.S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Died Wednesday

    3 months ago.

    Khrisnamacharya was the renowned Indian yoga teacher, Ayurvedic healer and scholar widely regarded as the father of modern yoga. He is responsible for bringing yoga to the West, but  did so largely through his disciples: K.Pattabhi Jois, his son T.K.V. Desikachar,…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Renunciation

    3 months ago.

    My sermon on Monday, August 10, was titled "What Should I Renounce?" What does renunciation of various things have to do with the spiritual life? Is there a deeper way of letting go and self-emptying that is not a denial…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Our Best Refuge

    3 months ago.

    I've been building a shed, trying to get it dried-in in the middle of all this rain. So, I've been thinking about shelter and refuge in the midst of life's storms. Where or what do we go to for refuge?…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: How Big Are You?

    4 months ago.

    Sometimes I tie my children's sermon, a short conversation with the children, to my main sermon. I often joke that the children's sermon is just as much for the adults as the children. Last Sunday I spoke about being big…

  • 12 Little Known Laws Of Karma That Will Change Your Life

    4 months ago.

    Here are several excerpts for a post on the Spirit, Science and Metaphysics blog, 12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life: What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Evil

    4 months ago.

    In my sermon "When Does Evil Begin?" I discuss how an evolutionary worldview reshapes how we think about evil in the human experience. How do we reconcile our propensity for evil with our aspiration for the good, and when does…

  • Pat Bailey, Insights: Faith vs. Religion

    4 months ago.

    On the heels of July Fourth, last Sunday at Christ Church we discussed the relationship of faith and national identity. While religion so often divides us, faith is always a call to a broader view of inclusion, respect, and compassion.…