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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
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be.
“There's truth there,” he says. He endorses not a religion, but a “practice”—Transcendental Meditation—as the path to world peace. As a Christian, I disagree
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.
Missions Sunday: Enhancing Character Development through Soul Care (Part One)
Soul Care is a lifestyle of regular, ongoing, non-crisis activity that promotes growth and development of the whole person into maturity.
This may include the daily, weekly, and/or annual practice of certain disciplines such as Bible reading, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, and other spiritual practices.
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.
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
Prayer, personal reflection, Scripture meditation, and solitude are instrumental in the life of pastors and church leaders, and even more so during times of transition. Change is hard.
Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Planetarium’ Charts a God-Sustained Cosmos
The singer-songwriter’s latest collaboration sets a distinctly biblical course through the Created Order.
What began as a meditation on Creation and its fall into frustration and grace thus ends as a warning of modern arrogance, vain hope in human progress, and resulting ruin.
Are We Missing the Point of Spiritual Disciplines?
The goal isn't merely getting closer to God, but making a difference in everyday life.
Practices of Love applies a similar lens to a range of disciplines, dedicating chapters to simplicity, meditation, fasting and feasting, solitude, silence, and service.
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Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
New & Noteworthy Books. Compiled by Matt Reynolds. Matt Reynolds| August 18, 2017. Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering. Kelly M. Kapic (IVP Academic)
'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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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).
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
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”).
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
Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?
Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?
A study reveals why relational ministry can leave our inner circle empty.
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