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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.
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Crossing 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).
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”).
Come, Find Rest
How humility grounds and nourishes your soul.
In our good desire to serve, we can sometimes minister out of our own strength, neglecting basic necessities of rest, prayer, meditation, and worship.
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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.
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
Beautiful Word: Let Scripture Shape Your Soul
The Word of God is, indeed, alive and powerful.
Reflect: Read Psalm 119:27. What specific factors or distractions tend to prevent you from focused time of meditation and lingering on Scripture? Pray
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
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Lectio Divina provides a framework for encountering God in Scripture.
Lectio Divina provides a framework for encountering God in Scripture.
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
How Sewing Saved My Sanity
I took up quilting as a hobby. I had no idea it would become a tool for soul care.
How Sewing Saved My Sanity. I took up quilting as a hobby. I had no idea it would become a tool for soul care. Ruth Moon. iriskh / Flickr. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
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.
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
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Ordinary Time
Film will always have an escapist quality to it, but it can also emphasize the beauty and transcendence of the everyday.
their adult children. Malick's The Tree of Life centers on the loss of a child; it's a meditation and lament akin to the book of Job. Broken relationships, systems
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The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’
How the New Testament offers a better, higher calling than the Declaration of Independence.
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