Spiritual Disciplines 01 – Lectio Divina

This post is part of a series. This first spiritual discipline is a fantastic way to allow scripture to lead you into an experience with God. It is more experiential than analytic, but that’s OK! Tradition tells us that Lectio Divina as we know it...

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PODCAST: The Call to Maturity – Hebrews 5

Second in a mini-series on the book of Hebrews (Part 1 here), this podcast addresses the question “Does God expect all of us to eventually mentor and teach others?” Yes, but we often linger in spiritual infanthood, and God through the passage below, will have...

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Examining Islam 1: Comparing abuses and scriptures

As part of my Religions of the World class at Fuller Theological Seminary, I am focusing on understanding Islam. One of the books I am reading is Ayoub’s A Muslim View of Christianity. I’m in the early chapters, and I am fuming a bit, which...

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Spiritual Disciplines 06 – Examen Prayer

This post is part of a series. This simple Ignatian Jesuit meditation method starts with a passage to prayerfully read, and then asks us to answer these five questions and record your answers: Prayer as you approach the scripture… “God, teach me today, open my...

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Attempting to give Islam a fair hearing

As an agnostic who became a Christian in his early 20’s, then 10 years later left the faith for 8 years to explore other faith systems, I have a real appreciation for the wisdom and truth found in other faith systems – at least, Buddhism,...

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