The Jesus Paradox’s profound primal power is that it changes our frame of reference. It changes our paradigm.
As many teachers point out, the most powerful changes we can make as human beings are not changes in our attitude or in our habits. The most powerful changes we can make start with a shift in our frame of reference, a shift in our paradigm. This will indirectly affect our attitudes and habits more powerfully than if we were to work on attitudes or habits.
May we have a paradigm shift, which transforms our hearts! May we recover the integrating holistic vision of The Alexandrian Mystics (Alexandrian Fathers) about Jesus. The Jesus Paradox as taught by the Alexandrian Mystics has the power to heal our souls and our communities!
For more about The Jesus Paradox see my first book, Healing The Divide: Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots.
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Prayer is a core Christian practice, but for many, this means “saying prayers” or asking God for various favors. In this course, we will review a variety of methods of prayer that have been used for centuries in Christianity. Whether you’re a beginner who is just learning how to pray, or a more mature Christian who has been at it awhile, this course will offer specific guidance, encouragement and support for practicing several time-tested methods of prayer. Enjoy a review of this course by Rich.
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