“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield
Archive | Soul-Nurturing Practices for a Soul-Deadening World RSS feed for this section
January 18, 2017
Comments Off on Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ
June 19, 2016
Comments Off on Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity, by Maria Popova
“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” – Virginia Woolf
February 9, 2016
Don’t you think it’s a little odd to give up something for Lent in order to worship a Savior who told us to remember him by eating carbs and drinking alcohol?
Steve Jobs was a Jerk: Whole Foods’ Founder on the Importance of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence in the Workplace [Video]
January 29, 2016
Comments Off on Steve Jobs was a Jerk: Whole Foods’ Founder on the Importance of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence in the Workplace [Video]
Why Steve Jobs would have been fired by Whole Foods. Wonderful video interview with Whole Foods CEO and Founder, John Mackey.
January 21, 2016
Comments Off on What does the University have to do with Prayer?
In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?
August 17, 2015
Comments Off on Why the Academy Needs a Resurrection of the Soul, by Mark Edmundson
Courage, contemplation, compassion: These are the great ideals of the ancient world. And though their lights are dimming, there is still time to revive them, to examine them, and, if one is so moved, to bring them into one’s own life.
March 5, 2015
It is impossible to love and be loved while filled with a toxic sense of fear and shame.
Fear, Shame, Hiding, and Blame: God and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Sue Stratton
March 4, 2015
We must overcome these four deeply rooted response patterns to become all that we are created to be. We must somehow return to the Garden from whence we came.
March 3, 2015
Of course God is present in all of his creation all of the time, but this is different. I tell my college students: God is ‘in your face’ present!
February 26, 2015
Comments Off on Why Beauty Matters in a Broken World, by Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.
We can’t escape the pain, darkness, and brokenness of a fallen world, neither can we escape the beauty of Christ’s transforming life. Through the 40 days of lent we acknowledge this, in us, and around us.
February 23, 2015
Comments Off on Why I am Giving Up Prayer for Lent, by Margaret Feinberg
I’ve been thinking a lot about Lent this year and wondering how best to walk through the next seven weeks. I know people who are giving up Twitter, chocolate, and a long list of self-indulgent or addictive activities and foods. As I’ve reflected, I’ve decided to give up prayer for Lent.
February 20, 2015
Comments Off on What is Spiritual Formation? by Dallas Willard, PhD
We have multitudes of professing Christians who well may be ready to die, but obviously are not ready to live, and can hardly get along with themselves, much less with others.
February 5, 2015
Comments Off on Sabbath as Spiritual Warfare, by Richard Beck, PhD
Conservative Christians like to think that spiritual warfare is about the spiritual, psychological realm. Liberals like to think of spiritual warfare as being about the political realm. Both are missing the point. If shame is the fuel of capitalism then Sabbath is fuel for the Kingdom of God against the principalities and powers of our […]
Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair are Two Great Enemies of Creative Work, by Maria Popova
January 4, 2015
Comments Off on Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair are Two Great Enemies of Creative Work, by Maria Popova
“True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible… In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.” -Wendell Berry
November 8, 2014
Comments Off on Why Spiritual Transformation has a lot to do with the Brain, by Rob Moll
The attention required in spiritual practices like deep prayer, contemplation, study, and worship is what the brain needs to grow in lasting ways.