The Winter 2021 issue of LCWR's journal, Occasional Papers, entitled God’s Infinite Vision, explores how we might look upon this time of upheaval in almost every aspect of society as a moment for transformation. In this edition, we will continue the conversation that took place at the 2020 LCWR assembly on expanding our own vision so that it aligns more closely with that of God. How might we view life from perspectives that penetrate beyond and below surfaces, horizons, and limitations? What do we need to see with greater clarity that will help us be instruments of the change that the world needs for its very survival?
Highlights of this issue are an interview with theologian Douglas Christie, author of The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology, as well as an interview with theologian Barbara Holmes, author of Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church. In addition, the issue features an array of interesting articles that probe how we might courageously enter into the invitation the chaos and uncertainty of these times present us.
- Collectively Seeking the Emerging New - Gabriele Uhlein, OSF explores how we are collectively evolving into a new consciousness
- Seeing with New Eyes: The Inner Work of Transformation Needed for These Times - Ted Dunn offers insights on the inner work needed to facilitate the emergence of new
- Holding Space for the Emergence of Religious Life - Sean Peters, CSJ shares ideas on widening the space of our hearts in order to welcome new concepts
- Prophets Glimpse God's Vision - Sarah Kohles, OSF looks at what we can learn from the biblical prophets who tried to make God's vision for the world available to others Di
- Seeing the Unfathomable Wholeness of the Living World - Douglas E. Christie shares in an interview a contemplative approach to working on the environmental crisis
- 'Community Solidarity Requires Both the I and the We' - Barbara Holmes speaks in an interview of the communal contemplative practices of the Black church
- 'I Sense God in Another Way' - Mila Aimeé Díaz Solano, OP provides a perspective on the value of diversity as we respond to the needs of the world
- 'I Don't Know! I Don't Know!' - Mary Catherine Redmond, PBVM shares how her vision has been expanded as she ministers through the COVID-19 pandemic
- For Your Reflection - Ideas for unpacking the insights of these authors and interviewees