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Seeking the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ

Ancient Spiritual Practices and Modern Spiritual Problems

Taught by John Cunningham
This course assumes that most of us go through periods in which our spiritual practices (i.e., our “devotions,” “quiet times,” prayer and scripture reading) leave us cold, bored or uninspired—and worse yet, unchanged. The aim of this course is to recover time-tested spiritual practices that can reinvigorate our spiritual lives by supplementing our current spiritual practices. We consider the history, theory and, importantly, the practice (or “how-to”) of four ancient spiritual practices including lectio divina (i.e., the prayerful sacred reading of scripture), the frightening and freeing practice of confessing our sins to a trusted friend, a guided prayer that reflects back through the day in light of God’s love, and learning to slow down and actually rest by remembering the Sabbath.

1.12.14 Audio file: Lectio Divina
1.19.14 Audio file: Confession

Downloadable PDFs
Syllabus
Lectio Divina
Group Lectio
The Process of Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina: Feasting on the Word
An Example of Lectio Divina: Luke 24
Confession
Guide for Confession
A Psychology of Sin
The Daily Examen