Tagged: Prayer

Spiritual Disciplines 03 – The Lambeth or “African” Prayer

This post is part of a series. When we talk of prayer and spiritual disciplines, we often think of solitary pursuits, not public and cooperative methods of spirituality. But this prayer, created by and used at the decennial assemblies of bishops of the Anglican Communion, convened...

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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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Meditation 1: Christians and Buddhist meditation

In 2001, during my journey out of Christendom, I attended a 10 day silent Buddhist meditation retreat in the California hills, which focused on a certain simple type of silent meditation called Vipassana. I published my reflections on it back then, and you can see...

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PODCAST: The Practice of Christian Silence

This Sunday sermon contains the following points: Why we avoid silence Scriptures on silence The Benefits of Silence To download The Practice of Christian Silence, please subscribe to our podcast feed. Listen Now: http://wholereason.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/ThePracticeofSilence.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Why we don’t pray

People don’t pray much, even Christian people.  Why is that?  Because we don’t beleive it does much, because we think we are unworthy, because we think God is a utilitarian scrooge, and because we think we already know what God will or won’t give us...

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