Browsing All posts tagged under »Spirituality«

Defining liberal Christianity

July 15, 2012


There are a number of reports on the Web reacting to last week’s ECUSA triennial convention – Mike Bird linked to one at BeliefNet and one at the WSJ; Several people on Twitter and FB pointed out Ross Douthat’s piece in the NY Times, which took the opportunity to give thought to the wider issue of the ‘collapse’ […]

Advent: waiting for the God who is already here

December 1, 2011


There are some excellent resources to help us to keep advent well appearing around the place: The natwivity is an opportunity to follow the unfolding Christmas story on Facebook or Twitter, with real-time updates from the various characters involved. The Christian Aid advent calendar (here) combines reflections on the Christmas story with invitations to learn […]

The spirituality of doctrine?

November 28, 2011


Renovaré, the organisation founded by Richard Foster (Celebration of Discipline, et al.), have recently published a book entitled 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Definitive Spiritual Classics. The list can be seen here (you’ll need to scroll down a little). I’ve read most of them, and at least some of almost […]

Contemplative prayer and contemporary worship

November 19, 2011


A recent conversation with our pastor, Andrew Rollinson, about those spiritual practices which I find useful/generative/satisfying/whatever the right word is, brought to mind a blog post from Vicky Beeching which noted that she, as a leading worship leader in the contemporary evangelical style, finds broadly contemplative practices of spirituality most nourishing for her personal spirituality. […]

Spiritual direction in the nonconformist tradition

July 2, 2009


There has been a recent, and welcome, tradition of the various Principals of our Baptist colleges in the UK publishing jointly-authored books (something of the story of how this came to be is told in a chapter in Fiddes, et al., Doing Theology in A Baptist Way (Whitley, 2000)); the most recent contribution is in […]