Nurturing Spirituality

The following is from Jesus  Creed, Scot McKnight on  Jesus and Orthdox faith in the 21st century. There is a link at the end of this posting.

One of the best things I've ever heard on prayer comes from Eugene Peterson's new book, Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ .  "But here's the thing: prayer is personal language or it is nothing.  God is personal, emphatically personal: three-personed personal. When we use impersonal language in this most personal of all relations, the language doesn't work" (156). Think about it. The Psalms is a collection of personal prayers, sometimes so deeply personal these prayers make us squirm or wonder if they should be said aloud. But isn't that the whole point of prayer? Impersonal prayer is prayer shaped to say the right thing to the ears who are listening in the congregation; personal prayer opens the heart to God.
Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/jesuscreed/2010/04/eugene-peterson-practice-resur-9.html#ixzz1K4WPW1OS

 

 

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The Hit List

  • Worry +

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • One Prayer Away: Yolanda Adams +

    Yolanda Adams effectively portrays the experiences of brokenness and longing for change I know there are times in your life,When Read More
  • The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life +

    The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life, by Hannah Whitehall Smith. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/smith_hw/secret.titlepage.html From Christian Classics website: Sometimes it just feels Read More
  • June 10 Devotional: AW Tozer +

    LET FEAR BECOME TRUST What can we do but pray for the throngs of defiant men and women who believe Read More
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Gems

  • Christmas all over the world by Julie Moore +

    See how Christmas-y we are? In our house we loooove Christmas. You know those houses you pass that are covered Read More
  • 'Zat, you Christmas? by Julie Moore +

    I guess, as a Christian, I am supposed to be going around pointing out to everyone that Jesus is "the Read More
  • Christmas: An Invitiation to Reckless Abandon by Sylvia Gunter +

    For those of us who grew up celebrating the birth of Jesus, the Christmas story can become too familiar. It Read More
  • David Segal: How about a little more Christmas? The Aspen Times Aspen, CO, Colorado +

    The day after Halloween, while watching TV with my wife, I was stunned when a commercial came on for holiday Read More
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