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It's the final installment in our season-long exploration of aspects of the divine! Throughout this season, Reverend Sarah and Reverend Peggy have deeply contemplated and discussed the possibilities of the divine and humans' relationship to it. Today we discuss our motivation for embarking on this season-long project and the lessons we've taken away as these conversations have become part of our own spiritual practice. Over and over, we've returned to the idea that our conception of the divine affects how we relate to others and to our environment. A vision of the divine that includes messiness, imperfection, and continuous formation allows us to imagine grace for ourselves and others. The divine is discovered through human connection. We invite you to connect with us by emailing us at email@example.com to share thoughts on this season or ideas for what you'd like to hear in our next season, scheduled to begin this fall. Please stay tuned for a few special episodes over the summer! This episode is also available on all YouTube at youtube.com/c/ccnyuu. Thank you for spending your time with us. To support CCNY's broadcasting program, please consider subscribing, rating, or leaving a comment or review.
Throughout our season-long exploration of the divine and its many expressions, Reverend Sarah and Reverend Peggy have often returned to the idea that our vision of the divine substantially affects how we move in the world. On today's episode, the conversation picks up the theme of "process theology" from last week's show and moves into a discussion of humans and the divine as co-creators. From making art to planting gardens to cooking meals for family and friends, humans are constantly creating (and destroying) our own world. What lessons about the divine does this insight hold? To open this episode, Reverend Sarah references the poem "The Shield of Achilles" by W.H. Auden. You can read the poem in full here: https://poets.org/poem/shield-achilles. This episode also discusses the art and spiritual practice of mandala-making. This video depicts the construction and destruction of a mandala and may be of interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10084L3Pqsc. Hope & Heresy is also available on YouTube at youtube.com/c/ccnyuu. Write back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you like the show and its message, please consider helping us reach more people by liking, subscribing, or leaving a review or comment.