Christian Spirituality, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Asceticism as Spiritual Discipline

Is there a case  to be made for the continuing relevance of the "monastic-generated" tradition of asceticism ("spiritual training or exercise") in Christianity beyond monastery walls to all members of the churches, particularly when it is understood comprehensively as "spiritual discipline(s)" and not narrowly as “a life of exceeding self-denial” ? When considered amidst the everyday realities… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Asceticism as Spiritual Discipline

Christian Spirituality, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: 1st Things First

“To believe in Jesus’ divinity today is to make him and what he stands for your God" Albert Nolan It is to understand Christ as the supreme power in your life, your source of meaning and strength. This approach moves away from a very metaphysical discussion of Jesus regarding the full divinity and humanity found in early church… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: 1st Things First

Christian Spirituality, Connections, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisting: Theology and Spirituality

Sandra Schneiders, defines spirituality as “the experience of conscious involvement in the project of life integration through self-transcendence toward the ultimate value one perceives.”  “Religion and Spirituality: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners?” Santa Clara Lectures v.6. no. 2, Feb 6, 2000. In Schneiders discussion of spirituality, she begins with a very narrow understanding and use of… Continue reading Worth Revisting: Theology and Spirituality

Christian Spirituality, Uncategorized

Asceticism as Spiritual Discipline

Is there a case  to be made for the continuing relevance of the "monastic-generated" tradition of asceticism ("spiritual training or exercise") in Christianity beyond monastery walls to all members of the churches, particularly when it is understood comprehensively as "spiritual discipline(s)" and not narrowly as “a life of exceeding self-denial” ? When considered amidst the everyday realities… Continue reading Asceticism as Spiritual Discipline

Christian Spirituality

1st Things First.

“To believe in Jesus’ divinity today is to make him and what he stands for your God" Albert Nolan It is to understand Christ as the supreme power in your life, your source of meaning and strength. This approach moves away from a very metaphysical discussion of Jesus regarding the full divinity and humanity found in early church… Continue reading 1st Things First.

Christian Spirituality, Dialogue, Discernment

Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality

Sandra Schneiders, defines spirituality as “the experience of conscious involvement in the project of life integration through self-transcendence toward the ultimate value one perceives.”  “Religion and Spirituality: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners?” Santa Clara Lectures v.6. no. 2, Feb 6, 2000. In Schneiders discussion of spirituality, she begins with a very narrow understanding and use of… Continue reading Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality

Christian Spirituality

Worth Revisiting:The Case for Asceticism

Today humanity has  “enjoyed such an abundance of wealth, resources and economic power, and yet a huge proportion of the worlds citizens are still tormented by hunger and poverty, while countless numbers suffer from total illiteracy. Never before has man had so keen an understanding of freedom, yet at the same time new forms of social… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:The Case for Asceticism