Spiritual Life and Leadership

58. Communion with Reality, with Esther Lightcap Meek, author of A Little Manual for Knowing

November 11, 2019
Spiritual Life and Leadership
58. Communion with Reality, with Esther Lightcap Meek, author of A Little Manual for Knowing
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Spiritual Life and Leadership
58. Communion with Reality, with Esther Lightcap Meek, author of A Little Manual for Knowing
Nov 11, 2019
Markus Watson
Esther Lightcap Meek speaks about love as the starting point for truly knowing reality, what it means to experience communion with the real—and why this matters for the on-the-ground work of ministry.
Show Notes

In this episode, Esther Lightcap Meek and I talk about love as the starting point for truly knowing reality, what it means to experience communion with the real—and why this matters for the on-the-ground work that you and I are doing as leaders of God’s people.

 

THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Esther Lightcap Meek is Professor of Philosophy at Geneva College and author of A Little Manual for Knowing.
  • In chapter one of A Little Manual for Knowing, Esther states that “reality is a gift, and love is at the core of all things.  It is not impersonal; rather, it is person-like.”
  • The pilgrimage of knowing begins with love, not with information.
  • Active listening invites the real.  Not mere passive collecting of information, but actively inviting reality to self-disclose.
  • Because we’ve reduced knowledge in the modern West to little bits of information, we can’t see what is really there.
  • We need to go into our communities in humility looking for what God is already at work doing there.
  • Creation is in its essence the love of God.  It is the expression of God’s love.
  • When we truly begin to know reality, we enter into communion with that which is known.

 

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