The Shock of the Old

As readers of this blog know, I continually try to make sense of why some Christians are hostile to centering prayer.As best I can tell, there are three basic objections:It is seen as an innovation within Christian spirituality, a "new age" practice without historical precedent or grounding. A variation of this objection is that centering prayer is unscriptural; i.e. it is not found in the Bible. It is seen as representing the influx of alien ideas or practices, particularly eastern forms … [Read more...]