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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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: 06/23/2014 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward J. Farrell To be a contemplative has traditionally meant leaving the city for a quiet life of prayer. ...

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 ...