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Month: August 2015

Centering Prayer

Christian Mindfulness

Mindfulness is everywhere. Practices from Buddhism and Hinduism are being used in home, schools, and workplaces. People are cleansing their chakras, feeling their breathing, and visualising… Schools are practicing mindfulness at the start of every lesson… While some have criticised the trendiness as McMindfulness, I want to focus here on this being yet another example

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Ultreia

Ultreia et Suseia!

Before I went to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago, I knew about the saying, “Ultreia!” and the response, “et Suseia!”. “Ultreia!” was what one pilgrim said to another, and “et Suseia!” is the reply. This Latin/French/Spanish means something like, “Go further!” and “And go higher!” The words appear in the 11th century hymn,

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Linking

Websites of Note

Scripture Tools for Every Person (STEP) The STEP website is pure genious! The material can even be downloaded so that it can be used offline. Open up the STEP Bible at Genesis 1, for instance. There a list of cross-references down the left hand side. Now hover over a word, like ‘expanse’. All the other

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Everything I had with me on the Camino

Travel Light

Walking the Camino to Santiago is a lived parable of the pilgrimage of life. Others may have sent luggage ahead – my own personal decision was to carry my gear. What we carry can also, of course, translate metaphorically. There is all our emotional, intellectual, even spiritual baggage. And the invitation, and challenge, to travel

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Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren

This is not a book review – mainly because I do not have the book (yet), so I haven’t read it! Last week I was at a conference at which Brian McLaren was the keynote speaker. I had met Brian on a previous visit of his, and I was delighted to meet up with him

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Videos of Note

Here is the same without the subtitles Anything from The Bible Project The Torah portion For 15 August 2015 is Parshat Re’eh: Anything from G-dcast is usually excellent Have you seen any cool video recently that people would appreciate? Please share it in the comments section below. If you appreciated this post, consider liking the

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