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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. Image: Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP.
A Look at Notable 2017 Publications
TEDS President offers his annual list of best books
I continue to appreciate the thoughtful work of Kelly Kapic; his work on Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering (InterVarsity) strengthens these observations.
Cover Story: Lord of the NightSubscriber Access Only
In God there is no darkness, but in the darkness of the South Pole I found God everywhere.
When we do need to set apart moments of meditation with our God, knowing how to handle stillness can be almost as challenging as finding it. Shaped by Solitude.
As a New Age Enthusiast, I Fancied Myself a Free Spirit and a Good Person
Then a strange dream, an old friend, and a disturbing psalm woke me up to reality.
boards. As a graduate student in the '70s, I had attended transcendental meditation classes and experimented with marijuana and psychedelic drugs.
‘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
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
August issue of CT.). Theology/Ethics. Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering. Kelly M. Kapic (IVP Academic). “Embodied Hope is
Handel’s Messiah: A Brilliant Blend of Transcendence and TransgressionSubscriber Access Only
How the composer (and his lesser-known collaborator) wedded Scripture and music in daring new ways.
biblical story. Instead, it weaves together passages of Scripture to offer a deeper meditation on the magnificent sweep of God's redemptive work. Keates
The Moral Truths of ‘Suburbicon’
The Coen brothers’ flawed film is effective at exposing the sins of contemporary racism.
Although, per the critics' consensus, the Mayers subplot doesn't work particularly well as a meditation on mid-century racial politics, the thin portrait of racial animosity serves as a
Breathing New Life into the Christian University
What would it look like if higher education were grounded in the worship, love, and study of God?
He believed, then, that the curriculum should seek to restore that image, through “instruction, meditation, prayer, performance, and contemplation.” These were the practices, of course
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”).
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.
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.
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.
New & Noteworthy BooksSubscriber Access Only
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)
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.
'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
Silence (Silencio)
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Invitation into Life (Incarnatio)
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Make American Politics Hopeful Again
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates.
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