October 16, 2018

There is an ongoing question about the nature of our humanity and being. Why do you and I do the things we don’t want to do and then continue to do them over and over again often to our detriment? (Rom. 7:20) There is a dual aspect to our “being,” and it helps to explain our behavior in life. It is critical to understand that our “being” is the essence of who we are and everything we think and feel… Read more

October 10, 2018

There are several misconceptions about the practice of solitude and contemplative silence. Solitude is more than being alone and quiet during prayer time and bible study. It is more than walking alone in the woods savoring a favorite hideaway and seeking isolation to escape the cares of the world. It is more than the relaxation from stress you desire on a beautiful and well-needed vacation. Solitude is a sacred place of silence where God has access to our inner being… Read more

October 6, 2018

Professor Hans Kung has said, “Until there is peace between religions there can be no peace in the world.” It is not exclusive to religion because masses of people are murdered because of their “nonreligious” ideology too. We need to understand when we believe our faith or ideas are the absolute truth and when we hold on to or cling to those beliefs they have the power to cause violence, suffering and the taking of human life with those who… Read more

October 1, 2018

Years ago I knew I was in a desperate need of getting alone with God to recharge my spiritual batteries and to listen for his voice. I began a journey of studying the contemplatives, the mystics and the misfits the church frowned upon throughout its history. I wanted to discover how to meditate and quiet my spirit and soul in the presence of God. I was not seeking a new experience or revelation but looking for a way of gaining… Read more

September 28, 2018

The phrase “letting go” is a well-worn cliché used by nearly every person alive at one time or another in their life.  We casually use the phrase and mouth the words without any real appreciation of its real inward power of what it truly means to let go. What I’ve observed people like myself leave claw marks with their fingernails grasping and holding on tightly unwilling to let go of anything in their life. The power and practice of letting… Read more

September 27, 2018

There is the belief for hundreds of years there may be no other planet like ours in the universe, but now with the Hubble telescope orbiting the earth, there is the possibility there may be numerous planets like ours in existence. When you think about it for a moment, either option is quite astonishing.  God transcends the universe and created order. There are numerous paradoxes and mysteries concerning human life. There is the thinking we exist autonomous of everything in… Read more

September 24, 2018

The word “practice” does not have the same meaning as practicing a sport or routine to perform at peak level. The practice of mindful Christianity and contemplative prayer is the discipline of energizing our minds to be present in an instant and to have the awareness that God is with us now. It is the practice of being aware of Christ’s presence living in us and connected with every facet of our lives. The practice of mindful Christianity understands the… Read more

September 20, 2018

When we make the decision of contemplating on Christ and make an attempt to live moment by moment in His presence we hope there is a spiritual benefit in our experience. We want to see positive results for our effort and want to have the affirmation that God is pleased with us. However, the act of contemplation and Mindful Christianity is not practicing meditation or prayer for spiritual gain, but for the awareness of no longer being separated from God…. Read more

September 18, 2018

Mindful Christianity and how it relates to mindfulness meditation is the practice of mindfulness is at the heart of Buddhist meditation and centers on wakefulness. We go through life with our minds more often asleep than awake to the dazzling beauty of the world around us in any given moment. Instead of engaging fully in life, we coast mindlessly through life capturing a picture of a beautiful sunset and miss the experience of enjoying the sunset itself. Like a plane… Read more

September 16, 2018

What is Mindful Christianity? The word mindful has everything to do with waking up living in harmony with you, the world and with God. It has to do with examining who we are how we view our world and what is our place in it. It focuses on living each moment in the fullness of what we know as being alive. It appreciates the Buddhist tradition and the insight of being mindfully awakened to everything around us in the present… Read more

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