Category: Contemplative Spirituality / Mysticism

Contemplative spirituality and Contemplative Prayer was once called “Christian mysticism.” The word “mysticism” was intended to convey the sense that humanity cannot fully understand God; God is a “mystery.” Christian mysticism, is a way of focusing one’s life completely on God, through prayer, living in love, and an awareness of God’s presence. Contemplative spirituality is the teaching that spiritual growth and true spirituality occur by contemplation not of Scripture or even of scriptural themes, but contemplation of God through emptying your mind.  Keywords: Mysticism, contemplative spirituality, spiritual transformation, sacred-pathways, contemplative prayer, meditation, lectio-divina, soaking, transcendental meditation, breath prayer, centering prayer, hesychastic prayer, silence, labyrinths, cloud of unknowing.

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The Love of Doctrinal Differences?

A comment from Susanna: “I am a member of Mosaiek church, and find these comments offensive. The church is not Satanic. It serves the Lord. There may doctrinal differences, but I am sure there are doctrinal faults in every church...

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“Narrative Therapy” The Beautiful Deception of Storytelling

Introduction: Tell Me Your Story. “Narrative Therapy” – Besides the various mystical practices churches, in general, have latched onto in the past few decades, several psychological techniques and procedures have taken the church by storm, claiming that it can help...

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How to Morph the Washing of Feet into the Buffing of Shoes

From This To This ………………To This The washing of feet – It is stupendously amazing how today’s Emerging Church preachers have perfected the art of morphing biblical narratives into stories that never intended to convey what they themselves ardently affirm...

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To Lent Or Not To Lent, That is The Question

To Lent or Not to Lent, That is the Question. Introduction The heading of this article “To Lent or not to Lent, that is the question” is, as our readers can see, a skit on one of the most famous...

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The Seed Within You: The Base Church

Introduction: The Seed Within You Salvation is often depicted as Christ as the seed of life sown in us to grow within us. Adherents to the New Apostolic Reformation and the Manifestation of the Sons of God who believe this...

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Imagine

The Art of “Soft-Power” Imagine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines “soft power” as follows: Soft power is the ability to attract and co-opt, rather than coerce (hard power). Soft power is the ability to shape the preferences of others through appeal and attraction....

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Angus Buchan: God’s Divine Numerologist

Angus Buchan – In the spate of just a few months, several major religious events have already or are going to be staged throughout the world where some of the biggest heavyweights in religious and political circles will flex their...

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The GOD-gene, Heredity and Election

Introduction The God-gene – “Science has finally caught up with the Bible” is a phrase often heard in evangelical circles and, believe it or not, the brainchild who has shown an immense interest in brain research, especially in the field...