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Buffet Discipleship: Picking and Choosing in Unbiblical Proportions
The root of being a disciple is discipline.
Its commands cover practices of inward-focused disciplines such as prayer, fasting, and meditation; outward acts, such as submission, confession, solitude, frugality, sacrifice, and
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.
'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
Ben Lear's directorial debut humanizes the debate about adult prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
With its category-defying pastiche of stakeholder perspectives, it feels less like a heavy-handed work of advocacy than a quiet meditation on a difficult truth many of us would prefer to
Invitation into Life (Incarnatio)
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Contemplative Rest (Contemplatio)
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Prayer as Response (Oratio)
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Reading and Reflection (Lectio and Meditatio)
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Silence (Silencio)
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The Fight for Social Justice Starts WithinSubscriber Access Only
Only a vibrant inner life can sustain the activist’s soul.
around the world. Every staff member spends the first 30 minutes of the workday in silence—for prayer, meditation, and spiritual reflection. IJM also gathers
Spiritual Longing on the Silver ScreenSubscriber Access Only
How the makers (and watchers) of movies are engaged in a kind of prayer.
For each movie he analyzes, he finds a matching category of Christian prayer—praise, yearning, lament, anger, confession, reconciliation, obedience, meditation and contemplation
Do We Need a Stronger Word for 'Faith'?Subscriber Access Only
Why theologian Matthew Bates would have evangelicals profess ‘allegiance’ to Christ.
Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is the author of Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering (IVP Academic).
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Three Disciplines that Make (or Break) the Latina leader
Like runners preparing for a marathon, Latina leaders need to train themselves to become effective.
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the rest is a consequence. How do we cultivate this discipline? Prayer, Bible reading, and meditation are the steps to follow. But in the case of women
Do We Treat Sunday the Way the Earliest Christians Did?Subscriber Access Only
Historian Justo González charts how observance of the Lord’s Day has changed over time.
Furthermore, he argues, “there is no expectation that on the Lord's Day one is to rest from one's labors, and to devote all the time to prayer, meditation, and the study of Scripture.” That
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”).
‘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.
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 Pastoral Work of Reshaping ImaginationsSubscriber Access Only
Five tools to help your people combat the lie that they aren't loved by God.
Meditation. A regular practice like this “may lead you to a deep awareness of being known and cared for by your Father. Initially this may take place only during the meditation.
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
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
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Cover Story: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
Cover Story: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history.
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