• ALACAZEM 2015.01.08

    3 weeks ago.

    January 8 to 15, 2015 Visible planets: Morning: Jupiter, Saturn    Evening: Mercury, Venus, Mars Today the phrase “no news is good news” keeps running through my head. I realize this proverbial saying means that not hearing about a situation, or…

  • Celebrating Christmas in Telluride - and Austin

    1 month ago.

    Editor’s note: When news of my friend Katrine’s win hit my inbox, it struck me that her upbeat story proves Christmas can be more than buy, fry, cry, and wonder why. So if your “ho ho ho” has turned into “ho ho no,” read…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: “Joseph’s Silence"

    1 month ago.

    "Joseph's Silence." Is Joseph, the betrothed of Mary, a historical figure or a literary character? What truth is in the tale of Joseph telling? What does our experience of the divine life call us to? http://youtu.be/eR14_V3qxx8 Editor’s Note: Dr. Pat Bailey…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Is Christ A King?

    2 months ago.

    "Is Christ a King?" What might the title "King" when applied to Christ mean to our higher consciousness? http://youtu.be/ddaRt-Nlmes Editor’s Note: Dr. Pat Bailey of Telluride’s Christ Presbyterian Church, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in…

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

    2 months 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 months 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 months 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: What Kind of Car Did Jesus Drive?

    3 months ago.

    What Kind of Car Did Jesus Drive? What were the vehicles of Jesus' awareness and fulfillment? What are ours? Can we view Jesus as a vehicle in our spiritual life rather than the goal or destination of our spiritual life?…

  • Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Baptisms Updated

    4 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?

    4 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?

    4 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…

  • Pat Bailey, Insights: Does My Body Have A Soul?

    5 months ago.

    The title to my sermon last Sunday was "Does My Body Have a Soul?" Is there something to our existence that is not bound by time, body, or space?  Can such consciousness survive death?  Or is the better question, can…

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

    5 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

    5 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

    6 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?…

  • Some Things Take Time: Slow Down and Stop Pushing

    6 months ago.

    Ezzie Spencer, PhD, writes about what lunar rhythms can teach us about life and spiritual practice.  Here are several excerpts from a post  about how Life can become easier and far more fulfilling when we slow down and let things…