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?

Reborn Bodily into the New Year

Christ is Born! Welcome to the new year! If you want some relief from the stress, distraction, and isolation that 2020 (and now 2021) has thrown our way, we invite you to join our PraXis online group on Zoom and MeetUp. This year, we will begin to discuss and practice embodied forms of prayer asContinue reading “Reborn Bodily into the New Year”

PraXis Mindfulness Session with Guest Aaron Miller, Wed. 12/2/20

Happy Advent! This Wednesday night’s Christian Mindfulness session will host a visit from my dear friend, Rev. Aaron Miller. Aaron is the Lead Minister of University Hill Congregation, a progressive Christian church located at the University of British Columbia campus. Aaron is part of a network of church programs that includes embodied practices such asContinue reading “PraXis Mindfulness Session with Guest Aaron Miller, Wed. 12/2/20”

Intro: Christian Mindfulness, Gradual Approach to Silence [Part 3 of 3]

In our last post, we talked about the form of mindfulness prayer known as contemplative prayer. We also went through the step by step process of Centering Prayer. However, a lot of people find it hard to do Centering Prayer right off the bat. For those unfamiliar with these types of silent prayers we recommendContinue reading “Intro: Christian Mindfulness, Gradual Approach to Silence [Part 3 of 3]”

Intro: Christian Mindfulness and Centering Prayer [Part 2 of 3]

“The vigilant monk is a fisher of thoughts” – St. John Climacus, 600 CE Please read the first post to understand some of the terms we will use in this conversation. The PraXis routine is to do 20 minutes of light exercise followed by 10–20 minutes of Christian Mindfulness, also known as contemplation. Ideally theseContinue reading “Intro: Christian Mindfulness and Centering Prayer [Part 2 of 3]”

Intro: What is Christian Mindfulness? [Part 1 of 3]

PraXis explores evidence-based wellness practices in exercise, diet and mindfulness as they relate to the ancient Christian tradition of askesis or spiritual training. Wellness addresses two core chronic health problems in America: heart-related disease and mild anxiety and depression.  We’ve talked a good deal about how exercise and diet can address our bodily health. InContinue reading “Intro: What is Christian Mindfulness? [Part 1 of 3]”

Intro: U.S. health crisis, “salvation” and a Christian view of wellness

“Your Faith has made you well.” Luke 17:19 Too often we forget that the English word salvation, is actually a translation of the Greek word soteria, used in the New Testament. In Greek, the word applies to more than protection from harm, but also to health and well-being through Christ: the Healer (soter). The medicalContinue reading “Intro: U.S. health crisis, “salvation” and a Christian view of wellness”

Centering Prayer Group Reactivates

The PraXis Centering Prayer Group is back in action after a long slumber. The group will now meet on Zoom (as we all do these days), every Wednesday at 6 pm, Pacific Standard Time. Details on this week’s sit HERE. Those who practice or who want to learn Centering Prayer, or Christian Meditation or otherContinue reading “Centering Prayer Group Reactivates”