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This Is My Body: How Christian Theology Affects Body Image
Two studies examine the intersection of the Bible and body shaming.
Be supportive. From the pulpit to church programming, emphasize encouragement, meditation, and reflection on the transcendent value of the body.
A Meditation on the Orlando Shooting
This latest attack is part of a pattern, and the pretext for a remarkable prayer.
A Meditation on the Orlando Shooting. This latest attack is part of a pattern, and the pretext for a remarkable prayer. Mark Galli/ June 12, 2016. A Meditation on the Orlando Shooting.
Singleness: My Only Companion
I've never been in a serious relationship despite my desire to one day marry. God is teaching me to hold that desire loosely. 
It took years of prayer, meditation on God's Word, discipleship, biblical counseling, and a deeper understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ to graciously lift the wickedly stubborn root
Subscriber Access Only The Bible’s Clarity Should Be Evident in Our Lives
God met me in the clarity of his Word—then came the hard part.
I could have imagined. This took me into study and meditation on the whole of the Bible, not just the Gospels or the New Testament. Sixty-six books of
Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Martin Scorsese adapts Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel about faith, mission, and suffering.
According to Scorsese, the Pope told him he had read Endo's novel and said, “I hope the story of the film, knowing the book, bears much fruit.”. A Meditation on Missiology.
Has Mindfulness Supplanted Thoughtfulness?
Love always requires sacrifice.
It's a form of the rigorous Buddhist meditation called vipassana(“ insight”), or a form of another kind of Buddhist meditation known asanapanasmrti (“awareness of the breath”).
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Surviving the Wasteland of Faith
Years after my dramatic, unlikely conversion, it seemed God had gone silent.
When imaginative prayer became routine, I tried out guided meditation (I found an app called “Pray as you go”), then contemplative prayer (a disaster).
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An Evangelical's Guide to the Enneagram
What's behind the popular self-assessment tool making its way to your church.
complicated. Prayer walking, guided meditation, and lectio divina can wield wonders in the hands of a mature Christian, counselor, or spiritual director.
Rest Through Dependence
In our good desire to serve, we can sometimes minister out of our own strength, neglecting basic necessities of rest, prayer, meditation, and worship.
Chose to Linger
Reflect: Read Psalm 119:27. What specific factors or distractions tend to prevent you from focused time of meditation and lingering on Scripture? Pray
Why Adult Coloring Works for Christians
I mocked the coloring book trend, until I discovered it for myself.
Craig Sawchuk, a clinical psychologist at the Mayo Clinic, told The Washington Post that coloring can help relieve stress, but that like yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness techniques
A Booklist for Grownups Who Wish They Could Go Back to School
Thirteen stories for those of us who miss high school English class.
As the book jacket explains, "[It] is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.” It's on my list now.
Silence (Silencio)
Connect More Deeply with God. Explore lectio divina, an ancient framework for encountering God in Scripture. devotional. Week of September 26, 2016.
Subscriber Access Only 5 Books to Read Before Voting in a Presidential Election
Peter Wehner, former presidential aide, helps us wrestle with deeper issues than Candidate A versus Candidate B.
president. On Moderation: Defending an Ancient Virtue in a Modern World, by Harry Clor. A marvelous meditation on moderation rightly understood. Clor
Contemplative Rest (Contemplatio)
Connect More Deeply with God. Explore lectio divina, an ancient framework for encountering God in Scripture. devotional. Week of September 26, 2016.
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The Church’s Integrity in the Trump Years
The Church’s Integrity in the Trump Years
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