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Resources in Spiritual formation
Hungryhearts article by Steven Wirth We as Christians seek to grow closer in relationship with God. A challenge in doing this is how to make our life choices better reflect God’s values. In the early stages of our spiritual lives this may seem a rather simple and clear-cut practice. As individuals, seeking to do good… Read more »
Hungryhearts article by Bonnie Bowman Thurston Your General Assembly has created a task force with the mandate to lead the church “in spiritual discernment of [your] Christian identity.” It seems to me that an obvious source for this is St. Luke’s Acts of the Apostles, the story of the early Church’s growth and development. “How… Read more »
Hungryhearts article by Terrence A. Taylor Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a member of a Roman Catholic monastic community that embraced silence, yet he spoke volumes about the most important spiritual issues of our day. He was an enormously complex man who sought silence, solitude and contemplation while at the same time living an active life… Read more »
This article describes ways to give special attention to the work of self-examination and repentance during the Lenten season.
A full report of the February 1994 Presbyterian Panel questionnaire. This report covers issues related to spiritual practices, growth and and faith.
A summary of the February 1994 Presbyterian Panel questionnaire. This summary covers issues related to spiritual practices, growth and and faith.
A history of Spiritual Formation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 1981-2005
Several templates for finger labyrinths
The labyrinth is an ancient tool for prayer and meditation, consisting of a winding path that begins at the periphery and leads to a central space, and then out again by the same path. It differs from a maze in that a labyrinth has no blind alleys or dead ends. It is not meant to… Read more »
Put your feet flat on the floor, and take a few deep breaths. As you breathe in, imagine that you are inhaling God’s love as you would a pleasant aroma. Feel the sensation of this great Love moving through you. As you exhale, imagine that your breath cooperates with the Holy Spirit so that God’s… Read more »