We’ll be blessed this week as he joins us to preach on the day the Word was born.
The other day, a Christian man shared an amazing religious experience that he had had while practicing walking contemplation.
“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” Matthew 6:16 Fasting isn’t self-torture; it’s an ancient spiritual practice that improves our health while cultivating our intimacy with God. In remembrance of Christ,Continue reading “Intro: Christian Diet/Fasting”
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]”
PraXis might be a strange concept to some Christians because it brings the idea of spiritual life into how you approach your fitness, your food, and even your thoughts and emotions. But these are the three elements that have comprised spiritual practices all around the world and throughout time. The word praxis is just GreekContinue reading “Intro: Wellness as spiritual practice”
“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”
“Train yourself in godliness, for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy: 4:8 PraXis is about urging Christian to practice healthy living in Body, Mind and Holy Spirit. We do this through diet, fitness andContinue reading “Intro: Christian exercise?”