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May 22, 2018
Mysticism, Separation, and Unity
A friend on Facebook a few weeks back asked me what is the relationship between...
March 12, 2018
Three Evelyn Underhill Anthologies To Inspire Your Contemplative Practice
It's no secret that I consider Evelyn Underhill one of the most important Christian mystics...
January 11, 2018
Everyone is Called to Union with God
About ten years ago I had a conversation with an elderly Trappist monk about the book...
December 08, 2017
The Call to Move “Beyond” What is Safe and Familiar
Today's post is by guest contributor Mark S. Burrows, who is a poet and an...
December 06, 2017
Happy Birthday, Evelyn Underhill
December 6 is Evelyn Underhill's birthday, born this day in 1875. Not only did she...
October 23, 2017
On Discerning the Meaning of Spiritual Experience
A reader of my blog writes: How do you know if a certain spiritual experience...
October 11, 2017
Coming in April 2018: The Little Book of Christian Mysticism! (Pre-Order Your Copy Today)
I have a new book coming in April 2018: The Little Book of Christian Mysticism!...
September 22, 2017
Seven “Ingredients” for Cultivating a Truly Mystical Life
Last night I gave a talk at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, here in...
May 08, 2017
How Julian of Norwich Changed My Life
Julian of Norwich, the author of Revelations of Divine Love, had a series of visions...
April 14, 2017
Richard Rohr on the Spirituality of Unknowing (Video)
Here's a treat for all you Richard Rohr fans (and if you're not a Rohr...
April 10, 2017
Is it possible to be a “Do It Yourself” Christian Mystic? Evelyn Underhill would say “No” — and I agree with her
Nearly all Christian mystics maintain that an essential characteristic of Christian mysticism is participation in the Body...
March 03, 2017
Why Evelyn Underhill Remains Required Reading After Over 100 Years
A Book for All Time: Why Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism Still Matters For pretty much...
February 17, 2017
Who is Julian of Norwich?
;t=29s Here is a video filmed about a year and a half ago in which...
January 01, 2017
A Christian Mystics Bibliography
In my books The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints and Sages, I suggest...
December 06, 2016
Why I Still Recommend Verbum Software for Catholics… and for all Contemplatives
Two years ago this week, I wrote a glowing review of a Bible Software program...
September 28, 2016
Why I Wrote a Book About Christian Mystics
When Peter Gabriel came to Atlanta in 2003, my wife Fran and I were able...
August 10, 2016
The Mystical Body
How do we embody the contemplative life? And how does the contemplative life make a...
June 22, 2016
Reviving an old page from my first blog
Reading books about the spiritual life can be a substitute for actually devoting time each...
June 01, 2016
"Do Gifts of the Spirit, especially those like tongues, have any connection with mysticism? Historically, theologically,...
May 18, 2016
Coming in the Fall of 2016
Friends, I'm so excited to announce my forthcoming book, due in October 2016 from Hampton Roads...
February 24, 2016
Five Essential Dimensions of Christian Prayer
I talk a lot about silent prayer in this blog, which is understandable considering that...
January 27, 2016
The Christian faith stands on the recognition that God is Love. Therefore, love is the heart...
December 16, 2015
How to Find a Contemplative-Friendly Church
Spirituality is all about love, and love only exists in relationship. Therefore, spirituality is healthiest...
December 02, 2015
Deeper into the Heart of Christ
Over the past year I have become interested in the topic of "Christian leadership." People...
September 17, 2015
Happy St. Hildegard’s Day!
One of the most colorful and remarkable of mystics, of any age, is the irrepressible...
September 02, 2015
Three Mystics You May Have Missed
Walk into a Catholic bookstore — or a general bookstore large enough to have a...
August 26, 2015
Seven Ways the Mystics Inspire Us Today
One of my favorite quotations comes from Karl Rahner: "The Christian of the future will...
July 29, 2015
How Mysticism is Unique — and Universal
How, exactly, does Christian mysticism relate to all the other "mysticisms" of the world (Kabbalah,...
July 22, 2015
What to Say to the Nay-Sayers: Talking About Contemplation With Its Critics
If you are active in a church or other faith community, and you are drawn...
July 01, 2015
Principles for Contemplative Spirituality (Part One)
A couple of years ago Rob Bell wrote a book with the title What We...
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