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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Favorites

  • The Cleansing of the Temple by RC Sproul +

    http://www.ligonier.org/account/dashboard/sermon/151/download/ In this incident of Jesus cleansing the temple, Dr. Sproul points out that the activities being performed were legitimate, Read More
  • The Prodigals by Kevin DeYoung +

    During the Gospel Coalition conference in 2013, Kevin DeYoung gave a thoughtful, spirit-led sermon on Luke 15. He was able Read More
  • Centered on one or the other by Ray Ortlund +

    ". . . a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Luke 7:34 What does it mean for a church to be gospel-centered? That's Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Book of God, Walter Wangerin +

    I was in a leadership turbogroup during the spring of 2007. At Randy's suggestion, I listened to Walter Wangerin's audio Read More
  • Martin Luther’s Quiet Time, Walter Trobisch +

    Martin Luther had a barber named Peter Beskendorf who asked his world-famous customer and doctor of theology, "Dr. Luther, how Read More
  • Clay Enoch Devotional Sculpture +

    Clay Enoch, a sculptor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, creates powerful bronze sculptures with Biblical themes: Creation, Praise, Contrition, Still Water, Read More
  • Without Faith...Can I Survive? +

    Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ Read More
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