Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Reading Julian on Good Friday
Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor.
The Royal Way
This article explores the connection between food and spirituality in Scripture and in various Christian traditions, arguing that both come together to build a spirituality of food that maintains health and feeds contemplative prayer.
A Church of the Ages?
This article discusses the historical spiritual practices of the medieval church, describing which practices are direct responses to Scripture and what wisdom modern Christians can take from medieval spirituality.
A Spirituality of Acts
Steve Walton reviews the scriptural evidence of spirituality in the book of Acts. It is missional spirituality, "for those following God and engaging in the mission that God initiates and drives."
In the face of the cultural buffet labeled "spirituality," Brian Peterson's commentary on I Corinthians 12:3-13 makes some important claims about the Spirit through which the church lives, and about the shape of faithful spirituality.
A sermon starter about Mary and Martha that challenges an easy distinction between prayer and service, suggesting instead that passionate spirituality takes many forms.
The Spirituality of Jesus: Stop and Go?
Too often missional activity can fall into the realm of mere pragmatism and activism if it does not take disciplines like spirituality, formation, sabbath rest, and listening to the Spirit in its stride.
The Interface of Spirituality and Theology
Using the writings of Leontius of Jerusalem (d. 543) and Theodore the Studite (d. 826), this Catholic article considers the link between theology and spirituality, suggesting that Christology is inextricably linked to soteriology, and precedes it.
The Spirituality of Giving
The power, meaning, mandate, and goodness of giving are all part of this article that explores its spirituality. The resource includes references to Scripture, questions, and thorough exploration of the topic.
Gender, Trinity, and Missional Spirituality
The central concerns of feminism are the central concerns of Christian spirituality: pursuit of a whole, just, compassionate, and embodied way of being in the world. Len Hjalmarson explores the intersection of gender and Christianity.
Should Spirituality Always Trump Practicality?
This devotional on Ezekiel 46:9 suggests that all have gifts to contribute to the body of Christ, and God has formed the body so all of us matter. Deep spirituality is not incompatible with realistic practicality.
Full Text Hymns on Spirituality
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7 Ways Missional Spirituality is Different than Christian Spirituality
In this article, Christians are encouraged to practice Missional Spirituality, or an integrated way of living which points to the resurrected Jesus manifesting in us and calling us beyond ourselves towards the reconciliation of all things.
Jason Lief gives a brief, but powerful commentary on hyper-spirituality in the modern church in his personal reflection in this article.
Quaker Spirituality: How Can We Serve Unless We Listen?
Grace Adolphsen Brame writes on the legacy of Quaker spirituality, those within the Friends tradition, and their gift and challenge to all Christians of all time.
Trends in Baptist Spirituality
E. Glenn Hinson reports on trends in Baptist spirituality, both positive and negative, including individualism, accent on conversion, a dearth of models and means for the cultivation of piety, and various approaches to spirituality.
A Spirituality of the Ascension
This article considers a spirituality of the Ascension. Reflecting on Acts 1:8, it reflects on waiting and time, suggesting that time is a great healer.
A Catholic article about "conjugal spirituality" that suggest spousal union is sacramental because it makes visible the invisible reality of God’s spousal love for God's people.
The Good News About Our Longings: Sexuality and Spirituality
This article by Rich Villodos is about how sexuality and spirituality need to be brought together in the church where it can be understood that sex is a gift to be enjoyed that points to God....
The Secret Sauce of Spirituality
Michael Bos reflects on the inauspicious beginnings of the Society of Jesus and a strange virtue that is their "secret sauce to spirituality": indifference.