web analytics
service and gratitude

liturgy RSS feed liturgy on twitter liturgy facebook

Tag Archives: spirituality

What is a Cathedral? Part 2

What is a Cathedral? Part 2

This post follows the previous one, What is a Cathedral? Do check that post out first. I am very grateful that people respected my request to take care with comments, and I WILL AGAIN BE VERY RESTRICTING OF COMMENTS HERE. The Christchurch Anglican Cathedral is a very controversial topic. Please restrict your comments on this… Continue Reading

Share
Ethics 101

Ethics 101

For many years now, in ethics classes for teenagers, I have been using the concept that artificial wombs look like they will be available in their reproductive lifetime as a debating topic. Now, news of an artificial womb for animals makes this discussion even more pressing. Then, this weekend, we read: Professor Sergio Canavero, Director… Continue Reading

Share
Merton & Mindfulness

Merton & Mindfulness

If you are in Christchurch on Thursday, 16 March, do come and listen to Helen and me talk about Thomas Merton and Mindfulness, and discuss and ask questions, in the Chapman Room at Christ’s College (Rolleston Ave). The talk starts at 7:30pm followed by refreshments. You will be getting away about 9ish. ANYONE and EVERYONE… Continue Reading

Share
Christian Contemplative Practice

Christian Contemplative Practice

At a recent conference I participated in, there was an introduction to Centering Prayer and to the increasingly-popular practice of mindfulness. I have a passion for the contemplative tradition within Christianity and a concern when it seems to me that the ball of that tradition – which today should be accessible to all – is… Continue Reading

Share
Government Evades Christianity?

Government Evades Christianity?

On the “portal for education information in New Zealand, maintained by the Ministry of Education” it is eye-catching that, while celebrations of other spirituality and world religions are explicitly mentioned in the Awareness days/weeks to celebrate in Early Childhood Education in our country, there is no referring to the well-known Christian celebrations. Chinese New Year… Continue Reading

Share

When Silence Speaks

When Silence Speaks: The Spiritual Way of the Carthusian Order by Tim Peeters Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Darton Longman And Todd Ltd (August 27, 2015) Carthusians essentially live a praying hermit life as a supporting community. They have differing callings within the one community – the ‘brothers’ having more of a community life and working… Continue Reading

Share
Contemplative Community

Contemplative Community

I recently had a conversation with a young man who had just completed 10 days in absolute silence, meditating 10 hours a day. This was at a Buddhist centre in New Zealand. 60 people attended. Attendance was free (koha – donation). Yes, there are places in New Zealand where you can go on a silent… Continue Reading

Share