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10 Recommended Books on Christian Meditation

Carl McColman | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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.