Tag Archives: Barbara Marx Hubbard

We Need Leaders Wise to the Bending of King’s Arc

Here in the U.S., we begin every new year in part focused on the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrating a national holiday to honor his legacy on January 20. King, who was assassinated in 1968, was a stirring speaker, and many lines from his eloquent, passionate speeches are lifted up once again during ceremonies held in his honor. A favorite line of mine, often used by King, is the one quoted above: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Continue reading

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The Prophetic Voice of the Cosmos

Some years back during my graduate studies, I took a class on the early Christian prophets. I am fascinated by the experience in history of the “prophetic voice,” its origins, and its purpose. From a traditional Christian perspective, prophets are men and women commanded by the voice of God to speak aloud about injustices in the society. I nearly flunked the class, over a dispute with the professor. Continue reading

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Aware of Our Essential Self

Barbara Marx Hubbard, in her 2001 book, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, attempts to take us to a new understanding of the self. I admit I am still working on fully integrating her vision, but I am attracted to it because of its holistic nature, and its ability to bridge the divide between science and religion. Continue reading

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Evolution Enters Its Conscious Phase – In Us!

I remember the day back in the mid-1990’s when I first began to imagine the implications of Thomas Berry’s notion that our Universe, from its beginning, has experienced both physical and psychic evolution. I recall feeling both relieved and amazed as the realization of Berry’s observation settled into my own awareness with new clarity. Continue reading

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Integral Transformation: Part III – The Way Forward

My personal quest for more than 20 years now has been to find a pragmatic approach to the question: How does transformation toward health – personal and societal – happen? How, for example, does someone like Nelson Mandela get shaped and formed into the statesman whose values and actions so many could admire? I gained tremendous help in this search through my professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, Robert L. Moore, and his introduction to the work of Victor Turner, particularly their lessons in regard to ritual leadership. Continue reading

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