Resources on Solitude

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Topical Study on Solitude A classic spiritual discipline, solitude is deliberate, hopeful aloneness. Silence and Solitude Audio/Video by Scott E Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/silence-solitude Audio/Video by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Solitude , Silence , Spiritual Growth , Elijah (Biblical prophet) Source: Groundwork The spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude have a long history in the Christian tradition. By studying biblical examples from Mark 1:35-39 and 1 Kings 19:11-13, this podcast delves into these disciplines. Our Need for Solitude Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/our-need-solitude Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D Roberts Topics: Solitude , Prayer , Community , Jesus Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark Roberts says that we are made for community, but sometimes we need solitude, as exemplified by Jesus in Luke 6:12-16. Being away from people can help us pray honestly and listen attentively to God. Prayer of the Heart: Solitude and Community Devotional by Lawrence S Cunningham https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/prayer-of-the-heart-solitude-and-community/ Devotional by Lawrence S Cunningham Topics: Solitude , Faith , Prayer , Persons Source: Church Life Journal In this essay Lawrence S. Cunningham advocates striking a balance between prayer offered from the heart in solitude and prayer offered from the heart in the communion and fellowship within the church. Our Period of Lenten Solitude Devotional by Abbot Tryphon https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering/2020/03/our-period-of-lenten-solitude/ Devotional by Abbot Tryphon Topics: Solitude , Lent Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection from the Orthodox tradition, Abbot Tryphon looks at the COVID-19 pandemic as a period of lenten solitude. The Solitude Between Times Commentary/Exegesis by L Michaels http://www.aplainaccount.org/acts-11-11-2/ Commentary/Exegesis by L Michaels Topics: Solitude , Silence , Ascension , Waiting Source: A Plain Account This commentary on Acts 1:1-11 addresses our perceptions of God's abandonment and the challenges of waiting for Christ to return again. Entertaining Solitude Article by Matthew T Warnez https://www.hprweb.com/2019/03/entertaining-solitude/ Article by Matthew T Warnez Topics: Solitude , Rest , Social Media , Technology Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic essay says that Christians must drastically alter their personal disposition towards entertainment technology, arguing that leisure was never meant to be reduced to entertainment, and entertainment was never meant to be de-socialized. 6 Spiritual Practices that Point You to Jesus Article by Christina Tazelaar https://www.faithward.org/6-spiritual-practices-that-point-you-to-jesus/ Article by Christina Tazelaar Topics: Solitude , Faith , Prayer , Discipleship Source: Faithward Christina Tazelaar shares six spiritual practices to deepen relationship with Jesus: hearing from God, centering prayer, community, solitude, mentoring, and listening to the Holy Spirit. How to Avoid Pastor Burnout Article by Scott Christiansen https://www.faithward.org/how-to-avoid-pastor-burnout/ Article by Scott Christiansen Topics: Solitude , Leadership , Sabbath , Rest Source: Faithward Scott Christiansen writes that to avoid pastor burnout, one must practice the disciplines of Sabbath (rest and reconnection), solitude (time which is sustained, disconnected from social media and holy), and steadfast allies (reliable friends). How to Foster a Healthier Year in Ministry Article by Samuel Rahberg https://www.faithandleadership.com/samuel-rahberg-how-foster-healthier-year-ministry Article by Samuel Rahberg Topics: Solitude , Ministry , Vision , Busyness Source: Faith and Leadership In this article, Samuel Rahberg suggests two strategies--seeking solitude with God and companionship in stewarding one’s vision--will help good intentions become realities in the new year. Notes from a Week in the Winter Woods Article by Parker J Palmer https://onbeing.org/blog/notes-from-a-week-in-the-winter-woods/ Article by Parker J Palmer Topics: Solitude , Darkness , Thomas Merton , Silence Source: On Being On a retreat, Parker Palmer strings together pearls of contemplation on silence and solitude. With the help of Merton and Rumi, he finds the catharsis of being forced to reckon with one's angels and demons. Sermon Illustrations on Solitude Sermon Illustration by Brennan Manning https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-solitude/ Sermon Illustration by Brennan Manning Topics: Solitude , Sermon , Illustration , Time Source: The Pastor's Workshop In a world of constant connection through social media and technology, the concept of solitude seems to be lost. These illustrations highlight the value and need for quiet reflection. The Power of Group Solitude Sermon Illustration by Adie Johnson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/march/9030308.html Sermon Illustration by Adie Johnson Topics: Solitude , Prayer , Listening to God , Spiritual Growth Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Adie Johnson shares her experience of connecting with God by practicing "group solitude" and likens the experience to that of Elijah's in 1 Kings 19. Full Text Hymns on Solitude In Solitude I Come to God in Prayer©
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The Loss of Solitude Sermon Illustration by Mark Fischetti http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/september/2092914.html Sermon Illustration by Mark Fischetti Topics: Solitude , Silence , Technology , Social Media Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Mark Fischetti reflecting on the way modern technologies diminish solitude and thereby reflection. Appropriate for Joshua 1:8, Lamentations 3:26, and numerous other passages from the Psalms and the Gospels. Spirituality Requires Solitude Sermon Illustration by Henri Nouwen http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1999/june/5816.html Sermon Illustration by Henri Nouwen Topics: Solitude , Henri Nouwen , Spirituality Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration, Henri Nouwen is quoted as saying, "Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life." Appropriate for sermons on Psalm 55:7, Matthew 14:23, 15:29, and Luke 22:41. Thoughts in Solitude Book Quote by Thomas Merton http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6524 Book Quote by Thomas Merton Topics: Sin , Prayer , Selfishness , Identity Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A short quote from "Thoughts in Solitude" by Thomas Merton about how our sinful identity is not our true self, and the freedom that comes in accepting Christ's vision of who we are. Really Listening to God Article by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/really-listening-god Article by Mark D Roberts Topics: Solitude , Word of God , Listening to God , Community Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark Roberts says we can emulate the prophet’s response to God in Isaiah 50:5. We can hear God’s voice in quiet and solitude, in gathering with God’s people, and through Scripture, and we can listen and... A Trinitarian Vision of Spiritual Transformation Article by Derek Vreeland https://www.missioalliance.org/trinitarian-vision-spiritual-transformation/ Article by Derek Vreeland Topics: Trinity , Community , Hypocrisy , Church Source: Missio Alliance Whether we are worshipping God in a corporate church setting or praying in solitude, the act of entering God's presence is supposed to put us in a position where we experience God's transforming work. retreat Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/retreat-2/ Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Solitude , Silence , Renewal , Water Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel Hackenberg's poem "retreat" reflects on God's presence, using images of warm water, a robe, the womb, solitude, silence, and a warm blanket. Is this the fast that I choose? Sermon Illustration by Gregg Brekke http://day1.org/3839-is_this_the_fast_that_i_choose Sermon Illustration by Gregg Brekke Topics: Solitude , Lent , Fasting , Social Media Source: Day1 In this blog post, Gregg Brekke reflects on the significance of discipline of solitude in the age of social media. He shares the experiences of several people who have fasted from Facebook. How Centering Prayer Helps You Find Rest in God Practical How-To by Tia Norman https://www.faithward.org/centering-prayer-rest-in-god/ Practical How-To by Tia Norman Topics: Prayer , Meditation , God's Presence , Rest Source: Faithward Tia Norman, drawing on the work of Thomas Keating, describes a pattern of centering prayer as an example of contemplative prayer practices involving "silence, solitude, and stillness. It moves beyond conversation with God to communion."