Awkward

A reader of my blog has written to me to ask for advice on reading the mystics. He notes, "they embrace very traditional theology that is awkward for me in the 21st century."Indeed.There is no one single "Christian mystical theology." I would be suspicious of anyone who tries to distill the teachings of all the great mystics into a single summarized statement of "this is what you do in order to become a mystic." It just doesn't work that way. For one thing, the mystics stretch across two … [Read more...]

Another interesting article…

Mike Morrell pointed this one out to me: an article by N. T. Wright on C. S. Lewis.Simply Lewis: Reflections on a Master Apologist After 60 Years … [Read more...]

More on the Proposed Contemplative Practice Group

Phil Foster and I met last night to talk about our proposal for a Contemplative Practice group. Here's what we're looking at doing:Reading and reflection on Sacred Scripture. We think we'll begin with the Gospel of John, and use N.T. Wright's John for Everyone commentary. The purpose is not to do "Bible Study" in the traditional Protestant sense, but rather a group practice of lectio divina with particular attention to the way in which the text supports contemplative practice in our … [Read more...]


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