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A popular idea from a blog with widespread impact asserts that saying God’s name “Yahweh” is equivalent to breathing. There is also a video at the link with very emotional […]

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Perennial Wisdom, also known as the Perennial Philosophy, the Perennial Tradition, or even the Wisdom Tradition, is a belief surfacing in the church although rarely under that name. Perennial Wisdom […]

[Note: The writer formerly practiced Tibetan Buddhist, Zen Buddhist, and Hindu meditation, as well as visualization and psychic techniques taught to her by those deeply involved in those traditions. She also […]

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Concerns About the Christian Use of Labyrinths Written August, 2006 First published in Midwest Christian Outreach Journal, Fall, 2006. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Cor. 5:7 […]

The following is an account of a talk and meditation session led by Rev. Thomas Keating in 2005 (Keating died in 2018). This is based on my notes and observations […]

Haven’t read part 1 and part 2? read them before reading this one Beyond contemplative prayer: back to God’s word   Reflecting on God’s word, in the sense of thinking […]

Read Part 1 before reading this one Beyond the mind: No-thinking According to Keating, CP should be “detachment” from thought, getting into a state of “no-thinking” and that “it is […]

[First published in Midwest Christian Outreach Journal, February, 2005; this version has been modified with additional information] “God’s first language is silence.” 1   “Progress in intimacy with God means progress […]

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Does “be still” mean to meditate or practice contemplative prayer? Many people quote the first part of Ps. 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” to endorse a […]