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

Christian Spirituality, Radio

An Engaging Faith: 9/21-9/25

You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST. Enter To Win a Copy of Love Will Steer Me True  by Jane and Ellen Knuth (Courtesy Of Loyola Press) , and Conversations with a Guardian Angel by Bob Wicks (Franciscan Media)  Drawing runs 9/20-9/27 Click to enter.. This week… Continue reading An Engaging Faith: 9/21-9/25

Christian Spirituality, Poetry

Poetic Resonances: A Spirituality Glimpsed

Every now and then, we are given those moments where we glimpse an aspect of ourselves embodied distinctively in the rather small bodies of our children. We are reckoned with the fact that for better or worse, they have assumed a bit of our personality, abilities, perspective or approach to life. Today, I stood in… Continue reading Poetic Resonances: A Spirituality Glimpsed

Christian Spirituality, Conversion Stories

“I Found It!”

During my undergraduate years at Mt. Holyoke College, I was to take the first course of what was to become my life’s work. Yet, at this very secular college, Philosophy of Religion had not been framed as articulate reasoning to believe. Rather, it was most often presented as confounding belief despite the fallacies, heresies, and… Continue reading “I Found It!”

Christian Spirituality, Prayer

Praying: Kataphatic or Apophatic?

How do you pray? Do you find your prayer overflowing with images, thoughts and conversations or instead find yourself wrapped in silence surrounded by God’s awe inspiring presence? While at various times we may find ourselves practicing both of these, understanding the shape your prayer takes helps us to simply understand how we personally connect… Continue reading Praying: Kataphatic or Apophatic?

Christian Spirituality

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 The Case for Asceticism