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Passionate Jesus

Jesus: A Model for Living Authentically

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 09.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Thich Nhat Hanh tells us that in Buddhism, the energy that helps us "touch life deeply" is known as smrti, the energy of mindfulness. It's clear that Jesus is full of smrti. He allows his emotions to empower his life positively. And, he invites us to join him in this authentic way of living.

The Institution May Be Dying, But The Need Is Not

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

No matter what denomination or faith tradition, organized religion is declining. And yet people still yearn for a connection to their spiritual core, a relationship with the reality beyond themselves.

Anger In The Service Of Justice: Following Jesus' Example

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Jesus showed us that there are times when we must stand up and express truth to power in constructive, meaningful, unyielding ways despite the possible consequences. Just as God is righteously angered over oppression and injustice, so should we be.

Living With Passionate Authenticity -- Like Jesus

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Jesus makes it clear that emotional authenticity is the basis on which we build our spiritual relationship with God, because God knows our true identity inside and out. Jesus invites each of us to enter into this kind of integrated life.

Experiencing The Passionate, Honest Love Of Jesus

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Jesus expressed a wide range of emotions with his followers, but love was the foundation of them all. It was easy and honest and clear. It was fervent without shame or restraint.

Meeting The Surprisingly Real Jesus In The Pages Of The Gospels

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

It is difficult to sense the passion behind his words and deeds when reading the black and white texts in the Bible. But the Jesus we meet in the four Gospels is a man of sorrows, but also a man of joy.