Alan R. Morris

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Europe’s holy war: how the Reformation convulsed a continent

From Martin Luther's assault on the pope to the horror of the Thirty Years' War, Diarmaid MacCulloch picks out 12 key moments in the western church's …


Fr. Martin Laird : Out of silence something is born that leads to silence itself

The Four Monks

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Part 1 of 4

Cynthia Bourgeault on The Welcome Practice and Waking Up

Centering Prayer and the Foundations of Non-dual Awareness - Cynthia Bourgeault

Ten thousand opportunities to return to God! From Cynthia Bourgeault, my Valentine to you. "The Method Monday, February 13, 2017 Guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring the contemplative practice of Centering Prayer. For nearly thirty years now, the following four guidelines have successfully introduced tens of thousands of people worldwide to Centering Prayer. 1. Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within. 2. Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within. 3. When engaged with your thoughts [including body sensations, feelings, images, and reflections], return ever so gently to the sacred word. 4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes. [1] Father Thomas Keating suggests praying for twenty minutes twice a day. So are we really saying that in Centering Prayer you meditate by simply letting go of one thought after another? That can certainly be our subjective experience of the practice, and this is exactly the frustration expressed by an early practitioner. In one of the very earliest training workshops led by Keating himself, a nun tried out her first twenty-minute taste of Centering Prayer and then lamented, “Oh, Father Thomas, I’m such a failure at this prayer. In twenty minutes I’ve had ten thousand thoughts!” “How lovely,” responded Keating, without missing a beat. “Ten thousand opportunities to return to God.” This simple story captures the essence of Centering Prayer. It is quintessentially a pathway of return in which every time the mind is released from engagement with a specific idea or impression, we move from a smaller and more constricted consciousness into that open, diffuse awareness in which our presence to divine reality makes itself known along a whole different pathway of perception." #centeringprayer #valentine #return #resist #mindfulness

Cynthia Bourgeault ‘Seeing With The Eyes Of The Heart’ Interview by Renate McNay

Great Science Fiction Isn’t Just About Facts. It’s About Imagination.

“The OA” is emotional, spiritual, and humanistic. That doesn’t make it bunk.<p><b>Warning: if you haven’t watched “The OA” but plan to, we don’t recommend spoiling it by reading this post.</b><p>When Andy Weir first self-published <i>The Martian</i> ― a book that troubles itself with scientific accuracy, but not, say, …

How do I keep growing theologically after seminary? — Southern Equip

I still remember the first day I stepped into the textbook tunnel in the LifeWay at SBTS. There were so many incredible books, and all were organized …


Pursue Biblical Womanhood

I heard that good Christian women should focus on pursuing Biblical womanhood. So I turned to the Bible to see what a Biblical woman looks like.<p>I saw:<p><b>Tamar</b>, a woman who was bold enough to pursue justice for herself after being mistreated and rejected at the hands of men, and who boldly called out …

Psychology 101:Trust

How our psychology influences our theology [Marie Hoffman on Listening]

Mark McMinn, Ph.D. Interview-Integration of Psychology & Theology Perspective

The Psychology of Forgiveness

Course Spreadsheet for Integration of Psychology and Theology Course

The Human Person in Theology and Psychology A Biblical Anthropology for the Twenty First Century Pdf

Theology Between Art and the Body: Panel Discussion

Story Table: Integrating Psychology and Theology

Christian Book Review: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling (AACC Libra...

Broadening Psychology, Refining Theology

Welcome to Coun: 506: Integration of Psychology and Theology

Introduction to the Integration of Psychology and Theology

Theology and Psychology