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.
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
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”).
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. Marvel
Can We Survive the Visual Tsunami?
Could there be a deeper rationale for the first commandment?
Mark Galli/ February 17, 2016. “The Editor's Desk” is a weekly, personal meditation by CT Editor Mark Galli on how he approaches the issues of the day.
The Wheaton Controversy Ends, but I’m Still Torn
My struggle to understand the complicated relationship between trust, truth, and transparency.
Mark Galli/ February 8, 2016. “The Editor's Desk” is a weekly, personal meditation by CT Editor Mark Galli on how he approaches the issues of the day.
Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians
The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it's sheer grace.
There's a reason why spiritual exercises—personal practices meant to foster growth in Christ, including prayer, fasting, Bible study, confession, and meditation—are likened to physical
Weekly Roundup 2.14.14
Novels, non-fiction, medical marijuana and more
I'm also really grateful for Paul Miller's new book, A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships, a meditation on the nature of sacrificial love through the lens of the Biblical book of
Favorite Books of 2013
What were your favorite books of 2013?
The story of Sam, a young boy, and Louis, the "defective" swan he befriends. Favorite Memoirs: My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer by Christian Wiman.
The Best Book About Writing Ever
and other great reads this week
A simple, thoughtful, challenging meditation on the book of Ruth and what it means to love. As for the articles I've been interested in this week (aka what I'm tweeting), here you go:
How Religious are Australians?
Religion has an undeniable place in the Australian story.
their religious practices. These can be either public or private, such as personal prayer, meditation and other devotional practices. The most obvious
Morning Roundup 1/6/14
Jesus the New Yorker; God-Centered Preaching; Ancient Worship
cappella sounds. Holiday sermons on topics such as prayer, meditation and finding a way to observe the Sabbath are becoming more common. These
Christian Parents Protest Yoga in Public Schools
(UPDATED) Judge says grant-funded, non-religious yoga classes can continue.
previously covered the topic of yoga, including its relationship to Christianity, whether or not it is dangerous to attain a "higher state of consciousness" through meditation, and whether