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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.
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.
‘The Leftovers’ Explores the Fallout of a Godless Rapture
As it enters its third season, the acclaimed drama continues to take a long, hard look at our responses to loss.
and Perrotta are much more concerned with those “left behind.” The Leftovers, in other words, isn't an exploration of how or why the disappearances happen, but a meditation on the
The Science of Sinning LessSubscriber Access Only
What new research reveals about self-control and willpower.
(Think of Muslims fasting during Ramadan or Buddhists sitting in meditation.) Also, while religion can promote self-control, it could also be the case that self-control promotes religiosity.
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”).
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.
The Bible’s Clarity Should Be Evident in Our LivesSubscriber Access Only
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
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
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
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.
Surviving the Wasteland of FaithSubscriber Access Only
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).
An Evangelical's Guide to the EnneagramSubscriber Access Only
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.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Grade-A scifi and a meditation on evil in the human heart, in one entertaining package.
Avengers: Age of Ultron. Grade-A scifi and a meditation on evil in the human heart, in one entertaining package. Jessica Gibson| May 1, 2015. Image: Marvel
Church Apps: Distraction or Attraction?
How two Georgia churches are using mobile technology to connect to a new generation of churchgoers.
churches have traded their places of sanctuary and contemplative prayer for “spaces drowned with light and noise” and “emotional spasms.” He praises solitude and meditation as a
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The Greatest Threat to the Church Isn’t Islam—It’s Us
The Greatest Threat to the Church Isn’t Islam—It’s Us
A leading Nigerian theologian believes the real danger to Christianity in Africa is in the church.
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