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.
The Pastor’s Wife: Her Balance between Ministry and Health
Pastors’ wives must maintain certain boundaries and safeguards so that ministry can flourish.
is her first priority. Her relationship with Jesus Christ should be her first priority, then personal Bible Study, prayer, and meditation. The pastor's wife should
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”).
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
The Bible’s Clarity Should Be Evident in Our Lives
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
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.
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
Surviving 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).
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.
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
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
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.
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