The Third Spiritual Alphabet

The Third Spiritual Alphabet

January 28, 2019—The author, Francisco de Osuna, was born in 1492, in the town of Osuna in southern Spain. His family was in the service of a count. At the age of eighteen, he was attracted to the priesthood. After…

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A Spirituality Reading List for 2019

A Spirituality Reading List by Fives

Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

Someone recently asked me for a reading list of books on spirituality. I’ll start by confessing that coming up with this…

For the Bookshelf: On Prayer—Conversation with God

December 24, 2018—John Calvin was the great Protestant reformer from France, who ultimately pastored the church in Geneva. During his Christian journey and ministry as a reformed pastor, he wrote and frequently revised the classical work of theology, Institutes of…

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For the Bookshelf: The Complete Fenelon

December 10, 2018—Francois Fenelon was born in France in 1651. Fenelon pursued a career in the church. He completed his doctorate and was ordained at the age of twenty-six. He began preaching and writing. Fenelon became influential as a tutor…

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For the Bookshelf: The Spiritual Guide

October 22, 2108—Miguel de Molinos was a prominent Catholic mystic. He was born in Saragossa, Spain in about 1627. He attended a Jesuit college, became a priest, and earned a doctorate in theology. When in his early forties, he went…

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For the Bookshelf: The Interior Castle

October 8, 2018—Teresa de Ahumada y Cepeda entered a convent at twenty years of age and battled many illnesses. Yet her devout convent life and intense prayer practices, led to supernatural experiences, including trances in which she was paralyzed for…

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What’s Your Number? How the Enneagram Helps You to Understand Yourself and Others

In the summer of 1991, a t-shirt changed my life.

I was on staff at Ring Lake Ranch, a spiritual retreat center in the Wyoming wilderness., when one mid-summer morning, Sister Agnes arrived in the dining hall wearing a t-shirt…

For the Bookshelf: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

September 10, 2018—Ignatius of Loyola was born as Inigo de Loyola, near the end of the 15th Century. The beginning of the 16th Century was a time of intellectual discovery which was accompanied by religious turmoil. Ignatius was born into…

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Exploring the Spirituality of Hope: Is Hope More Than a “Feeling”?

Is hope more than a feeling?

More than expecting the good guy to win at the end of the movie or that the weather will be pleasant for your event?

Yes. It is. 

We tend to relate hope with…

Where Will God Dwell?

This post reflects thoughts on how Christians can prepare and preserve a fitting, earthly place for God to dwell in and around us.

 

As I write this, my son has just returned from a college internship in Wrangell-St….

For the Bookshelf: True Christianity

August 20, 2018—Johann Arndt was a German Lutheran theologian, serving some time as a pastor. He lived in the late 16th and early 17th century (1555-1621). He was born to a Lutheran pastor who served as a chaplain to a…

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For the Bookshelf: The Labyrinth of the World

August 6, 2018—Born in 1592, John Comenius came from Moravia, within the modern Czech Republic. His life was marked with tragedy. His parents and two of his sisters died in 1604 from the plague. He was subsequently raised by and…

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For the Bookshelf: The Scale of Perfection

July 16, 2018—Walter Hilton was born in 1343 and studied church law at Cambridge. At about the age of forty-three, after spending some period of time as a hermit, he began to lead a semi-monastic life with other priests in…

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The Promise After the Planting: Growing Faith on the Farm

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5)

He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed…

For the Bookshelf: The Imitation of Christ

June 18, 2018—At the very beginning of the 15th Century, the German, Thomas a Kempis, became a monk in an Augustinian monastery in the Netherlands. This monastery was comprised of priests who were members of the Brethren of Common Life,…

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