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Christian Spirituality

Body and Soul in Christian Mysticism

Jim Burklo | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Jim Burklo

A mindful kind of Christianity incorporates the body in prayer. It starts with a present awareness of our physical condition, our bodily sensations, with warm, caring, non-judgmental attentiveness.

Your Existence Is All You Need As Proof That You Are An Object Of His Affection

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.09.2017 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

Just because you identify within LGBTQIA+ community does not mean you are unable to have a meaningful, loving, and redeeming relationship with God. If...

Letting Go

Greg Carey | Posted 10.02.2016 | Religion
Greg Carey

Doug has other activities and lots of relationships. If Doug were the kind of man who'd be good at teaching golf (and life) to kids, I'd have suggested he try that. But that's not Doug. He misses golf, of course he does, but he has let it go and turned to other things. God bless him.

5 Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past? This is a possibility that's been haunting me lately, but in a good way, I think. When we regain a healthier sense of our own places within a much larger, very delicate ecosystem, we not only treat our surroundings with more care; we treat ourselves with greater care as well.

Mindful Christianity

Jim Burklo | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion
Jim Burklo

It is my prayerful hope that Christians will embrace the current cultural fascination with mindfulness practice, and lift up the ways that the Church has always encouraged this practice and given it a deeper and broader context in spirituality.

10 Recommended Books on Christian Meditation

Carl McColman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Religion
Carl McColman

A Facebook friend recently asked me, "Hey Carl, what are your ten top books on meditation?" So here's my answer. I hope this is a useful list. I've listed the books in the order in which I would recommend them.

Bringing The Bible To Life At Home

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Many parents feel that they should have in place a consistent time of strengthening their family spiritually, but often they just don't know where to begin or how to continue with it.

Simple Peace: A Letter To St. Francis Of Assisi From St. Clare

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Everyone wants peace, Francis, but they do not know the source of this peace. You must teach them. Real peace comes only from a peaceful heart! And a peaceful heart comes from finding so much God inside that there is no room for anything else but peace.

Why Christ Needs Christianity

Tyler Blanski | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Tyler Blanski

To say Christ does not need Christianity is like saying a farmer does not need agriculture. If by agriculture we mean Monsanto and McDonald's, then perhaps the statement is true. But if by agriculture we mean the practice of farming, then the statement is an oxymoron.

Practicing Lent Off The Mat

Diana V. Morgan | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Diana V. Morgan

Lent provides an opportunity to practice our religion -- our Christianity -- off the mat; we take our church "state-of-mind" home for the entire month. In living with our God off the mat we make our relationship with God our own.

The Perfect Gift

Anne Graham Lotz | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Anne Graham Lotz

So this Christmas, as we look ahead to a New Year that holds a lot of uncertainty personally, nationally, and internationally, I want to give others -- and you -- The Compass: Read the Bible.

Living With Passionate Authenticity -- Like Jesus

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Jesus makes it clear that emotional authenticity is the basis on which we build our spiritual relationship with God, because God knows our true identity inside and out. Jesus invites each of us to enter into this kind of integrated life.

Advent Is About Desire

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Desire is a key part of Christian spirituality because desire is a key way that God's voice is heard in our lives. And our deepest desire, planted within us, is our Advent desire for Christ, the Desire of the Nations.

The 'Lost' Wittenburg Door Interview With Baptist Heretic/Legend E. Glenn Hinson

Bert Montgomery | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

In late summer 2007, I interviewed Dr. Hinson for the religious satire magazine The Wittenburg Door. Contract signed and article sold, it was to appear in a spring 2008 issue; instead, the legendary magazine vanished into the night.

Nathan Troutman Blumenshine: Finding Sanctuary In The Wilds Of Creation

Waking Youth | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Waking Youth

I can see that the lake I am standing in is part of an important system that gives life and beauty. It makes me feel like I am a small but significant part of all Creation. Connected, it is not difficult to think of loving my neighbor.

20 Spiritual Questions From The Holy Land

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 11.02.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

I just spent two weeks on pilgrimage in Israel. In a sort of spiritual photo essay, here are 20 important questions for the contemporary believer.

Desire And The Spiritual Life: An Advent Reflection

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Desire is a key part of Christian spirituality because desire is a key way that God's voice is heard in our lives. And the deepest Christian desire, planted within us, is our desire for Christ, the Desire of the Nations.

Finding A More Nourishing Faith At The Jersey Shore

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Next time you're reading that new spiritual memoir (or any post of mine): if the message doesn't turn you back to your own life and its local sources of nourishment, turn your back on it.