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Chosen by Anne Bogel, author of 'I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life' (Baker).
Despite their smallness, they have irrevocably altered the course of the family's life. A powerful meditation on faith and family, love and loss, and a father's fervent hope for forgiveness.
C.S. Lewis, Evangelism, and Cultural Engagement
Although Lewis was not always comfortable in the role of an evangelist, he was true to this task and regarded it as a necessary one.
P. 119. [4] Ibid. P. 119. [5] CS Lewis, “Meditation on the Third Commandment” God in the Dock, P. 199. [6] CS Lewis, “A Rejoinder to Dr. Pittenger” God in the Dock, P. 181.
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
How the Spirit Sets Us Up for Holiness
The same Spirit that descended on the disciples at Pentecost empowers our devotion to God.
transformative. Those practices are prayer, meditation and contemplation, Bible reading, and a solid diet of good Christian influences, including movies and books.
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.
‘Wild Wild Country’ Hits Close to Home
The new Netflix documentary reveals an uncomfortable truth about American religious innovation.
one of their principal allies.) And although the sannyasins were on the receiving end of local animus, their transgressions went beyond extramarital sex and meditation to bioterrorism
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Between Being a Pastor and Doctor, Miguel Núñez Finds It Essential to Meditate
The pastor and physician shares how we can rethink reflection as a regular practice in the busyness of ministry.
For Núñez, though, meditation is serious business. That's the way meditation—reflection—has worked for me. I'm always rethinking, and in a good way.
My Son’s Down Syndrome Showed Me the Real Imago Dei
It didn’t look at all like I thought it did.
In his essay “Meditation in a Tool Shed,” CS Lewis draws a profound lesson from a plain event that will help me find the right language to explain my new perspective.
‘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 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.
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book AwardsSubscriber Access Only
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
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 PersonSubscriber Access Only
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.
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”).
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
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.
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Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
We should seek their well-being—but also prepare for strong disagreement on what that entails.
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