Spiritual reflection – a personal spiritual practice

  A short recap Eucharist is for most of us a weekly spiritual practice. In the Eucharist the community gathers for worship and it’s into this context that God speaks most directly to us as a community of the Body of Christ in the world through the lectionary readings. Eucharist also offers a vertical as … More Spiritual reflection – a personal spiritual practice

The Daily Office -a daily spiritual practice

The Daily Practice Last week we studied the Eucharist as a form of predominantly weekly spiritual practice. Contact me for a copy of the handout if you don’t have it. Or you can buy Michelle Heyne’s little book In Your Holy Spirit: Traditional Spiritual Practices in Today’s Christian Life Ascension Press. Today we take a … More The Daily Office -a daily spiritual practice

Christian Essentials 101: Spiritual Practice

Spiritual Practice Introduction Spiritual Practice lies at the very heart of what it means to be an Episcopalian. Our Anglican Tradition of spirituality has deep roots in the ancient Benedictine spirituality that came to be one of the chief characteristics of English Christianity. This ancient spirituality was given a reemphasis at the English Reformation, particularly … More Christian Essentials 101: Spiritual Practice

Christian Essentials 101: The Bible -Interpretation

The Bible II Understanding the Text “Do you understand what you are reading?” The Ethiopian replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” Acts 8:30-31 The Historical Backdrop The most important event of the 16th century is undoubtedly the Protestant Reformation. As the initial New Testament period -the period following Jesus’ ministry when the texts … More Christian Essentials 101: The Bible -Interpretation