Insight from a Friend

Rev. Arch Taylor

Friend of the Women’s Center Rev. Arch B. Taylor speaks out on grace and the possibilities for transformation, in a reflection on Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s book My Stroke of Insight, as a guest blogger for President Michael Jinkins’ Thinking Out Loud.

I’m intrigued by the idea that the grace of Jesus Christ activates elements already in us that enliven “confidence, optimism, altruistic concern for others, and interest in spiritual and ethical matters,” as if by silencing the left-brain, symbolic structures that impede that fluid happiness. That provocative suggestion implies that we are far from mistaken to devote attention to those structures, and to how we might collaborate with the work of grace in clearing away and silencing what, in them, impedes the “mind of Christ.”

Thanks, Arch, for passing on this stroke of insight.

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About Ha_Qohelet

Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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