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The Universal Christ: An Archetype for Everything

  • John Knox Presbyterian Church 25200 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH, 44070 United States (map)

There is only Christ: he is everything and he is in everything. —Colossians 3:11

In the end . . . God will be all in all. —1 Corinthians 15:28

Richard Rohr explores the long hidden and misunderstood wisdom of the cosmic, universal Christ. Christ is much larger and older than either Jesus of Nazareth or the Christian religion. The Christ is whenever the material and the divine co-exist—which is always and everywhere.

Christ reveals the end from the beginning: a benevolent, creative force of Life and Love at the center of the universe. Christ draws all things, even our “sins” and suffering, toward wholeness and healing. This gives us great hope and direction!

Unfortunately, our calculating minds have a hard time living inside of such abundance. Grace is the consummate threat to our ego and separateness, to our ideas of right and wrong.

Over his month-long hermitage this spring, Richard worked on a new book (to be released in 2018). In this webcast, Richard draws from his recent time in solitude to share new reflections. He offers a lens by which to see the foundational pattern of death and resurrection: the Christ, or as he puts it, “another word for everything.”

Approximate length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Later Event: August 13
Southwestern Ohio Small Group