Fresh perspectives from around the world.

Here you’ll find guest writings from friends of Presence on activism, culture, history and collaborative spirituality. These are some of the most original voices on the planet – enjoy!

Global Voices

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Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

The Hidden Cultures within Communities: An Introduction to Spiral Dynamics – Bruce Sanguin

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ali – Rob Hunter

The Last Eve – JoAnne Gerety

Inside-Out God – Doug Pagitt

Pause and Presence – Gareth Higgins

Making Eschatology Personal – Brian McLaren

Sex & Scripture: Getting Between the Covers – How Could We Have Gotten It All Wrong? – Riley O’Brien Powell

Jesus the Shaman – Chris Dierkes

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Presence Presents: The Convergence (with Cynthia Bourgeault, Fr. Thomas Keating, Angie Thurston, Brian McLaren, Deepak Chopra & more…) - In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religion and spirituality? What becomes of activism toward real global change? Presence is proud to co-present The Convergence, a 13-episode mini-series available on the Voice America Radio Network. In The Convergence, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler … Continue reading Presence Presents: The Convergence (with Cynthia Bourgeault, Fr. Thomas Keating, Angie Thurston, Brian McLaren, Deepak Chopra & more…)
Presence Prayer Part 3: Prayer of Emptiness – by Chris Dierkes - “This is why I pray God to rid me of God.” – Meister Eckhart Welcome back. This series is an attempt to rethink and re-imagine prayer (or at least certain aspects and practices of it). My hope is that it can help to revive and renew the path of prayer in our day for those of us … Continue reading Presence Prayer Part 3: Prayer of Emptiness – by Chris Dierkes
Presence Prayer Part 2: Prayer of Inquiry – by Chris Dierkes - But the children struggled together within Rebekah; and she said, ‘If it is so, why then I am this way?’ So she went to inquire of the Lord. – Genesis 25:22 In my previous reflection I argued that God alone is the true pray-er and that this “ground step” (i.e. before the first step) of spirituality … Continue reading Presence Prayer Part 2: Prayer of Inquiry – by Chris Dierkes
Interconnected Evolution – Barbara Marx Hubbard - And now behold, bound by the Spirit, I go unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there, save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and a afflictions await me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I … Continue reading Interconnected Evolution – Barbara Marx Hubbard
I Dream of Genie: A Parable - Walking alone along a beach, you notice a half-buried object. You dig it out, brush it off, and poof! Out pops a Genie. Unfortunately, this is no three-wish Genie. He instead offers you a choice between just two alternative destinies. “The first,” he explains, “is your life as it already is and whatever it eventually … Continue reading I Dream of Genie: A Parable