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January 14, 2019
Twelve Contemplative Books for Spiritual Transformation
A reader named Andrew wrote to me and asked this question: What do you think...
December 07, 2018
Christianity is a Myth — and I say that as a faithful Catholic
I lost a follower on Facebook today. I'm sure it happens all the time, but...
December 04, 2018
Are Art and Mysticism Two Sides of the Same Coin?
I've been thinking about the relationship between contemplation and creativity. This is inspired in part...
November 27, 2018
Seven Contemplative Artists/Creators Who Deserve Your Support via Patreon
Like many bloggers and other creatives, I rely on Patreon to fund my blog. Patreon...
November 15, 2018
If Mystical Christianity is Shamanistic, then the Divine Office is the Drum
For years, I have thought that one of the best ways to understand Christian spirituality...
October 12, 2018
Remaining at the Cross: On Being a Contemplative Christian in a Church That Has Forgotten Its Mystical Heritage
This is turning out to be "James Ishmael Ford" week at my blog. Earlier this...
September 08, 2018
Contemplation and Ecstatic Experience
A reader named Kevin wrote and asked me: What's your view on the phenomenon of...
August 02, 2018
What To Do When Mystics Feel Like Misfits
In response to my recent article Why Are Mystics So... Weird?!?, one reader posted this comment
July 14, 2018
Why Are the Mystics So… Weird?!?
One thing I love about the mystics is just how weird they are. Obviously, there are...
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...
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