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Results for Contemplation

Cine-Monastic Disciplines
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Without conscious resistance, the flattened culture of entertainment globalization is going to continue to dominate. ...

Finding God in the Depths of Silence
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr Real interior silence, not just the absence of noise, is a foundational spiritual discipline. So why are we so resistant to ...

Walk On The Ocean: Rob Bell, Day 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 7:53pm | Type: Blog

Toad the Wet Sprocket was playing in my head. "Walk on the ocean..." but this wasn't some 1990's melancholia. Instead it was an invitation. I didn't want to swim, though I love it. I d ...

Eugene Peterson: The Pastor on Preaching, Women Clergy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Peterson, who is a Presbyterian minister (now retired from the pastorate after 30 years), grew up in Montana in the Pentecostal Christian tradition. His mother, in fact, was a preacher who later founded and pa ...

Are Books a Thing of the Past?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 Zhao ! | more info (via: Wylio)Sales of printed books are down 9 percent this year, supplanted in part by digital versions on Kindles, Nooks, and even iPhone apps. ...

Bringing the Church Together for Justice
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

After having spoken at the Greenbelt Festival in England a number of times now, we at the Center for Action and Contemplation always hoped and planned that we create a similar festival for spiritualit ...

Malick's Metaphysics: Creation, Being, and The Tree of Life
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

When evangelical politicians pronounce on topics like the origins of the universe, the results are almost always awful -- embarrassing, infuriating, unwatchable. When evang ...

What Would Jonathan Edwards Say About Twitter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As I play with my young son, walk to the grocery store, or wait for a subway, I feel the presence of emails I haven't answered, Facebook invites I haven't responded to, tweets I haven't sent. ...

Acedia and the Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I was at the pool with the kids recently and couldn't help but overhear a very loud and opinionated conversation happening near me. I was at the pool with the kids recently a ...

Can Mindfulness Be Tweeted?
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

I attended a basketball game this winter at the University of Maryland, accompanied by an intern at my workplace, a man in his twenties. I attended a basketball game this winter ...

Conversion Stories and Mary Karr's Lit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I used to live in a world where God was a given and unapologetic faith was the lens through which the world was seen and interpreted.</p> I used to live in a world where God ...

Is it REALLY the end of Men?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> Many were rightly shocked by the statistical assessment of males in our society by Hanna Rosin's article, " The End of Men ", in the Ju ...

An Ash Wednesday Memoir of Mortality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wnFEbT1wwhs/S3q7WikSifI/AAAAAAAABNw/EO3vNVmCR3w/s1600-h/Norval+%26+Blanche+at+81.jpg"></a>Fifteen years ago next week, on my mother's 85th ...

What Sustains Me: Contemplation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's note: In the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.home#">July issue of Sojourners magazine</a></em><em>, we asked social activists to ...

Ancient Ways to Seek God
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Poe I thought Ruth Haley Barton’s article (“Make a Joyful Silence,” February 2009) was awesome. I thoug ...

Unmediated Silence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Douglas Bakke Regarding “Make a Joyful Silence,” by Ruth Haley Barton (February 2009): We Quakers figured out more than 350 years ago that ...

Make a Joyful Silence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Haley Barton While Protestants traditionally emphasize the Word and words, many are learning to meet God in quiet contemplation. ...

Words about Silence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Haley Barton Key contemplative spirituality terms. SOLITUDE A time when we pull ourselves away from ...

Remembering Merton on the 40th Anniversary of His Death
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

1968 was a year filled with tragic deaths, of young leaders lost. 1968 was a year filled with tragic deaths, of young leaders lost. In April, we reflected on 40 th anniversary ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Going Deeper Going Deeper Richard Rohr, Daniel Berrigan, Edwina Gately, Walter Wink, Thomas K ...

Be Still And Know
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Thomas Keating talks about how the ancient church tradition of contemplation can transform Christians today. ...

The Great Silence
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Lent invites us to a 'tranquil listening of the heart.' Europeans were muting the ...

Rabble Rousing
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The arrest slip identified my 'property' as a Bible, a set of keys, and shoelaces. ...

The Indigo Girl
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edwidge Danticat Between Haiti and the streets of Brooklyn. The certain shade of blue of a particular toilet b ...

Eyes Wide Open
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Hastings Sehested "You don't know what it's like to have a husband, small children, and a congregation. There's ...

An Unexpected Merton
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest The Trappist's voice continues to resound. It comes as a surprise to discover that in the Orth ...

City Lights
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Edward J. Farrell To be a contemplative has traditionally meant leaving the city for a quiet life of prayer. But some are discovering a ne ...

Reconcilable Values
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jo Ann Heydron Living a contemplative a feminist life. In her new book, At the Root of This Longing: Reconc ...