PODcast: The Church is Getting Wellness all Wrong

Our three regular guests, Pastor Andru Morgan of Parkrose United Methodist, Pastor Phil Vestal of RuahSpace and Pastor Aaron Miller of University Hill Congregation discuss how the Church is getting the body wrong. The human body that is. What is the Church missing out on when it abdicates the wellness space to secularism and theContinue reading “PODcast: The Church is Getting Wellness all Wrong”

Introduction to Centering Prayer with Father Nicholas (15, and 5 minutes of silence)

Here is a quick introductory PODcast for those interested in Christian contemplation. Father Nicholas Amato, a Christian Wellness Guru, takes us through the exercise. Below are two options for 15 minutes or just 5 minutes of silence. Father Nicholas goes over breathing techniques and how to use a short prayer to help you “float likeContinue reading “Introduction to Centering Prayer with Father Nicholas (15, and 5 minutes of silence)”

Plant-Based Diets are Christian Diets

God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.’” Gen. 1:29  Great Lent is a wonderful time to start integrating the practice of Christian fasting into your life.  As you know,Continue reading “Plant-Based Diets are Christian Diets”

Christian Yoga and Centering Prayer Session with Phil Vestal

This week our group had a great PraXis session lead by Pastor Phil Vestal of Ruah Space.   The group started off with 20 minutes (recording below) of sanctified or Christian Yoga, and then went right into 20 minutes of Centering Prayer. For the last week, Jamie and I have been using the coupon code (PRAXIS)Continue reading “Christian Yoga and Centering Prayer Session with Phil Vestal”

Ash Wednesday, Lent and Fasting Challenges for the Lengthening of Days

Today is Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter (for the Western Church). Lent comes from a German word for “lengthening.” The spring is coming and the sunlight days are lengthening as life returns. This is a time for introspection and mediation on the Lord, in honor andContinue reading “Ash Wednesday, Lent and Fasting Challenges for the Lengthening of Days”

Pastor Andru Morgan on Self-love, the “Divine Network” and Hope

Self-love, the “Divine Network” and Hope with Pastor Andru Morgan Our Special Guest, Pastor Andru Morgan, spoke to us on the eve of Christmas Eve last year. He had a message to share from God on how to get through such a challenging year. How do you center yourself and place boundaries so that youContinue reading “Pastor Andru Morgan on Self-love, the “Divine Network” and Hope”

Former New Age Guy Talks Yoga Dos and Don’ts for Christians

The current Christian civilizational encounter with Yoga reminds me of the early Church as it wrestled with what to make of Greek Philosophy. Was it all pagan? Was some of it valid?

5 Tips for Any Fitness Routine

These exercise tips are from my personal experience and have served me well throughout the years of my practice as a martial artist.  I share because these lessons were learned the hard way and hopefully they can help you begin or continue your exercise habits.  Back in Madison, Wis. I was taught a form ofContinue reading “5 Tips for Any Fitness Routine”