Tag: Spirituality

We Need the Mystics

I remember when my brilliant–truly a genius–theology Prof. told me that “spiritual” signalled something second-rate.  I think he grieved this, but speaking for his peers, he warned me to hide spirituality away.  Tuck it away from titles and synopses, and well…everything.  However, there are some who fly in the face of this wisdom and analyze ...

The Shaping of Our Hearts

  Hey Friends, For the next few months I have a challenge for you. It has to do with your heart. Your heart plays a bigger role in your life than you may realize. Its rhythms are essential. If it is a strong or a weak muscle, either way it will impact everything else you do. And your ...

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The Heart of Social Presence

An excerpt from "A Spirituality of Social Presence", by Keith Jagger. (Epiphany Academy Dissertation). This post works like an introduction to what I would consider Discipleship 101. This is what I would tell a new Christian to spend their first five years practicing.  At the center of the Judeo-Christian worldview towers one stubborn conviction: “The earth is ...

New Testament Spirituality: A Projection

A handful of scholars agree today: Christianity was always about a complete way of life––versus a belief system or a private spiritual experience.  On the other hand, “spirituality”, as a way of talking about that complete way of life, has come under scrutiny.  Like the word “experience” itself, “spiritual” or “spirituality” seems laden with too ...