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I was asked yesterday to recommend which Thomas Merton book I would read first if I was starting out on a Merton journey. It is an important question in approaching Merton’s works.
A recent study out of University College London, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, makes some startling claims about people who identify themselves as spiritual but do not connect to any formal religion.
There are so many experiences that help me open to faith.
What does it mean to be a “person of faith”?
I am at a three day meditation/teaching retreat/workshop with Cynthia Bourgeault being held on Pender Island at Poet’s Cove. I will post my notes from Cynthia’s teaching while I am here. (Warning: I will edit these notes a little, but basically post them as I type them. They will be unusually long for posts on this site. Also these are my notes, I apologize for any misrepresentation of Cynthia’s words.)
The voice came from the back of the car. It belonged to the three-year-old strapped in her car seat.
Her comment had no discernible bearing on anything that was going on at the time. It did not seem to relate to any of the conversation that had been taking place between the other three occupants of the vehicle. She spoke in a most matter-of-fact tone.
To view this post please visit: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/spiritually-speaking-1.61091/death-through-the-eyes-of-a-three-year-old-1.112423
Six weeks ago I had a profound religious experience at the corner of Blanshard and Fisgard.
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I am not an authority, but I cannot imagine there are many popular concerts in which the star spends as much time on his knees as Leonard Cohen.
I have never done it before and have felt upset when I have been aware of others doing it. But I did it yesterday in my sermon.
Check out Rob Crosby-Shearer’s post today at: http://blogs.timescolonist.com/2013/01/16/spirituality-in-healthy-tension-give-me-that-west-coast-religion/