Help Santa Out: Seven Books to Give to Anyone Interested in Learning About Christian Mysticism

Okay, friends, I know we haven't even made it to All Saint's yet, but Christmas is less than two months away. If you're new to my blog, ...
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Contemplative Wisdom from Evelyn Underhill, Martin Laird and Julian of Norwich

Contemplative Outreach Atlanta has just finished their first online 5-Day Retreat. Historically this retreat took place each year at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit; ...
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Nine Books for Exploring Franciscan Spirituality

This past weekend I conducted a retreat on Franciscan spirituality for the Rock Hill Oratory Center for Spirituality in South Carolina. Franciscan spirituality is such ...
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Get Kindle Versions of My Books for as Low as 99¢! (Limited Time Offer)

Friends, three of my books are currently on sale as Kindle e-books in the USA. Act now for a chance to get these books at ...
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Why “Nobody’s Perfect” is Such Good News

Nobody's perfect. It's such a bit of folk wisdom that it just rolls off our tongue. But do we believe it? Do we accept the ...
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A Dream and a Book (How I Learned About Christian Mysticism)

For episode 2 of my new podcast, Schola Mystica, I tell a brief story about how I first learned about Christian mysticism, beginning with a dream ...
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Some Journal Entries from A Young Aspiring Contemplative

I've been refurbishing my office over the past few months, and so one of the tasks I've taken on is reviewing my old journals. Most ...
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Balancing Faith in the Word with a Scholarly Understanding of the Bible

Sometimes, people grow up in conservative churches where the Bible is often read in a very literal or fundamentalist way. Such persons might go on ...
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Wisdom During Difficult Times from Evelyn Underhill and Julian of Norwich

Today I led a day of reflection for the Mary Brewster Committee of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Ridgfield, CT. This committee is tasked with ...
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Two New Podcasts, One Existing Podcast, and a Youtube Channel for You to Explore

Dear friends, I'm excited to announce that I have launched two new podcasts. Each one will be oriented toward exploring mystical spirituality — one in ...
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Video: Just what IS Mysticism?

What is mysticism? It's a question I often get asked, so here is a short little video where I try to sort it out a bit ...
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Is Non-Attachment a Christian Virtue?

Recently I received a note from a long-time reader of this blog who was questioning me on something I have previously written, basically this: Why ...
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Need Help? Ask the Angels

Today, September 29, is the Feast Day for the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. It's traditionally known as "Michaelmas" and in the Episcopal Church it's ...
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Optional Reading List for the Zeitgeist “Contemplation and Practice” Course — with Guided Meditations

From September 28 through November 9, 2020 I'm leading a program called "Contemplation and Practice" through Zeitgeist Atlanta. Here are some of the meditations that ...
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Basic Breath Meditation

Brief instructions for a basic breath meditation, with timed silence for practice. Suitable for meditators at all levels of expertise (including beginners) and adaptable to ...
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