Resources on Carl McColman

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Saint Brigid Image by Carl McColman http://day1.org/7915-carl_mccolman_saint_brigid Image by Carl McColman Topics: Saint , Generosity , Hospitality , Reconciliation Source: Day1 Carl McColman introduces Saint Brigid, a figure of inclusivity and hospitality who is at the heart of the Celtic tradition. Includes images of Brigid and a poem attributed to her. St. Benedict and the Prosperity Gospel Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/7428-st_benedict_and_the_prosperity_gospel Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Prosperity , Work , St. Benedict Source: Day1 Reflecting on a Hillsong concert, this article by Carl McColman contrasts Americans' susceptibility to the consumerist prosperity gospel with St. Benedict's vision of the good life that is ordered by prayer and work in the community. Sometimes When I Sit in Silence... Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5673-carl_mccolman_sometimes_when_i_sit_in_silence Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Silence , Distraction , God's Presence Source: Day1 Carl McColman shares his experience with the practice of contemplative prayer in this blog, focusing on both the gifts and challenges he encounters. Simplicity and Silence Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/4772-carl_mccolman_simplicity_and_silence Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Meditation , Silence , Contemplation Source: Day1 Carl McColman describes the form his practice of contemplation takes, encouraging a reader to choose one form of silent prayer rather than dabbling in multiple forms. A Prayer for the Morning Element of Worship by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5893-carl_mccolman_a_prayer_for_the_morning Element of Worship by Carl McColman Topics: Love , Prayer , Grace , Peace Source: Day1 Carl McColman offers a morning prayer for grace, peace, light, repentance, holiness, and love. "O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me." Is it possible to “fail” at contemplative prayer? Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/7817-carl_mccolman_is_it_possible_to_fail_at_contemplative_prayer Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Silence , Contemplation Source: Day1 "Carl McColman compares the discipline of contemplative prayer to working out, arguing that "failure" produces growth in both cases. The only way to truly fail at contemplative prayer is to give up." What Has Not Yet Been Revealed Devotional by Carl McColman http://day1.org/6723-carl_mccolman_what_has_not_yet_been_revealed_a_lectio_divina_meditation_on_1_john_32 Devotional by Carl McColman Topics: Love , Suffering , Glory , Mystery Source: Day1 Carl McColman offers a meditation to accompany Lectio Divina of 1 John 3:2. Though people tend to focus on "we shall be like God", McColman is moved by the first part: "we are God's children now." Contemplation and the Real World Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5434-carl_mccolman_contemplation_and_the_real_world_why_contemplation_is_revolutionary_part_five Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Silence , Meditation , Rest Source: Day1 Carl McColman continues his blog series on contemplative prayer. Contemplation is not an escape, but a way to rest, see, and focus in such a way that we can engage the challenges of the world. Contemplation in a Consumer Society Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5352-carl_mccolman_contemplation_in_a_consumer_society_why_contemplation_is_revolutionary_part_two Article by Carl McColman Topics: Money , Prayer , Silence , Consumerism Source: Day1 Carl McColman uses the example of St. Francis of Assisi to show how the practice of contemplation can free us from consumerism and instead make us part of renewing humanity. At the Edge of Waiting—A Celtic Approach to Contemplation Practical How-To by Carl McColman http://day1.org/7949-carl_mccolman_at_the_edge_of_waiting__a_celtic_approach_to_contemplation Practical How-To by Carl McColman Topics: Silence , Contemplation , Waiting , Prayer Source: Day1 Carl McColman offers practical insights on contemplation from a Celtic perspective. "To be a contemplative is to enter a place where prayer is shaped by waiting." Why Contemplation is Revolutionary Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5438-carl_mccolman_why_contemplation_is_revolutionary_conclusion Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Silence , Community Source: Day1 Carl McColman blogs about the invitation of contemplative prayer as well as its misuse. He closes with a helpful list of the four venues in which prayer needs to happen. Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/7105-carl_mccolman_preliminary_practices_for_christian_contemplatives Article by Carl McColman Topics: Spirituality, piety, devotion , Prayer , Discipline Source: Day1 Carl McColman writes of the necessity of preliminary practices for Christians in pursuing an ever-maturing prayer life and suggests seven steps that can provide a thorough grounding in the basics of Christ-centered spirituality. Contemplation and the Unreal World Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5353-carl_mccolman_contemplation_and_the_unreal_world_why_contemplation_is_revolutionary_part_three Article by Carl McColman Topics: Money , Prayer , Consumerism Source: Day1 Carl McColman analyzes how the financial, marketing, and amusement industries draw us into an unreal world and shows how the practice of contemplation can realign our hearts and minds with God’s reality. Contemplation, Truth, Honesty and Love Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5354-carl_mccolman_contemplation_truth_honesty_and_love_why_contemplation_is_revolutionary_part_four Article by Carl McColman Topics: Love , Prayer , Silence , Truthfulness Source: Day1 Carl McColman continues his blog series on contemplation. In the practice of contemplative prayer, the mind and heart slowly connect with one another, which teaches one to live truthfully, honestly, and lovingly. Exploring the “Inner Wasteland” Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5435-carl_mccolman_exploring_the_inner_wasteland_why_contemplation_is_revolutionary_part_six Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Silence , Change Source: Day1 Carl McColman asserts that the world outside us has an effect on our inner world and shows how contemplation changes the landscape of our inner world so that we can change the outside world. Contemplative Commerce Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5183-carl_mccolman_contemplative_commerce Article by Carl McColman Topics: Culture , Work , Business , Contemplation Source: Day1 Carl McColman reviews the book “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks,” reflecting on the ways in which the countercultural nature of a monastic community’s spiritual practices and commitments translate into savvy business practices. Concerning Sheep, Goats, and the Unconditional Love of God Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/5329-carl_mccolman_concerning_sheep_goats_and_the_unconditional_love_of_god Article by Carl McColman Topics: Love , Judgmentalism , Judgment Source: Day1 In this blog, Carl McColman juxtaposes the message of the Bible, which invites us to love rather than judgment, resisting the inclination to judge for ourselves who is saved and who is not. What is the relationship between Christian prayer and meditation? Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/7880-carl_mccolman_what_is_the_relationship_between_christian_prayer_and_meditation Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Meditation , Silence , Relationship Source: Day1 In this article, Carl McColman discusses prayer and how different forms of prayer—like prayer of silence and praying with words—are necessary for our intimacy with God to flourish. What To Do When Your Prayer Doesn’t Get ‘In The Zone’ Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/6641-carl_mccolman_what_to_do_when_your_prayer_doesnt_get_in_the_zone_ Article by Carl McColman Topics: Prayer , Meditation , Peace , Mysticism Source: Day1 Exploring the topic of mystical "silent prayer," this article by Carl McColman discusses the benefits of seeking God without finding peace and the importance of committing to the practice of being silent before God's presence. They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love—And These Gifts Make It Possible Article by Carl McColman http://day1.org/6815-carl_mccolman_theyll_know_we_are_christians_by_our_love__and_these_gifts_make_it_possible Article by Carl McColman Topics: Love , On Loving God , Love your neighbor , Matthew Source: Day1 Based on Matthew 5:43-48 and Mark 12:28:31, Carl McColman explains Jesus's four loves--love of God, love of neighbor, love of self, and love of enemies--and what these loves look like in practice.

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