This webinar presentation invites you to reflect on, and experience, the Christian tradition of contemplative (silent) prayer. Contemplative prayer has roots in the Bible (Psalm 62:1: “For God alone my soul waits in silence”) and was practiced by the early desert fathers and mothers as well as by Christians throughout history— and is undergoing a widespread renaissance today. Contemplation is a prayer of deep and restful silence, where we gently lay aside the busy-ness of our lives to savor God’s still small voice. The program includes a brief overview of the history of Christian contemplation, instructions in how to practice contemplative prayer, and time for questions and answers.
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. EASTERN
Presenter: Carl McColman
Title: Be Still and Know that I am God: An Invitation to Contemplative Prayer
Carl McColman is an author & lay minister who focus is on helping Christians to grow in the life of prayer. He teaches in Columbia Seminary’s certificate program in Spiritual Formation, and regularly leads retreats and workshops at churches and retreat centers. Carl received training in Christian spiritual formation from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, the Institute for Pastoral Studies, and the Lay Associates of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. His writings include: Answering the Contemplative Call, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader: Spiritual Lessons from C. S. Lewis’ Narnia. In addition to his blog atwww.carlmccolman.com, his writing has appeared at websites like the Huffington Post, Contemplative Journal, and the progressive Christian portal at Patheos. Carl lives with his family in Stone Mountain, GA.
Cost: $9.99 (This webinar will be recorded and registrants will be given access to the recording if they are unable to participate live).