Tag Archives: Susanna Wesley

Religion & Spirituality: Institutional Worship vs. Divine Intimacy (2/2)

Religion vs. Spirituality Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord,” and do not do what I say? [Luke 6:46]. Imbued with sacred symbols and solemnity, providing sacraments and liturgy, our religion establishes guard rails as we travel toward the spiritual understanding. Our … Continue reading

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The Fasting Mind: Treating Addiction to Technology & Media

Fasting and the Mind In order to preserve the mind and body in a perfect condition, abstinence from food is not alone sufficient: unless the other virtues of the mind as well are joined to it … And so humility must … Continue reading

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Media and the Mind: Molding Attitude & Behavior

Choosing Media for the Mind  Suffice it meanwhile that each of us literally chooses, by his ways of attending to things, what sort of a universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. [William James, The Principles of Psychology]. Changing our … Continue reading

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High-tech Soul: Infusing Technology into Worship (2/2)

   Technology and Our Soul The benchmark of success in church services has become more about attendance than the movement of the Holy Spirit. The “entertainment” model of church was largely adopted in the 1980s and 90s, and while it … Continue reading

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