Naked Spirituality

Naked Spirituality

Naked spirituality differs from magical religion as love differs from lust. Where magical religion tries to harness cosmic powers so that 'my will may be done', naked spirituality seeks to unleash my powers so that 'God's will may be ...

Author: Brian D. McLaren

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444702989

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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In our busy lives we often sideline prayer and spiritual practice, or wrap the subject up in a tangle of guilt-driven showmanship and ‘self-motivation’. Stripping away the jargon that we can often get caught up in, NAKED SPIRITUALITY presents the core concepts of prayer in a fresh and accessible way. Brian D. McLaren has spent years working with these concepts in his own life and shares candidly his own experiences and insights as well as challenge in this very applicable book. Using twelve words as a structure, he shows how we can connect with God in practical, doable and durable ways, and use that connection to serve others.
Categories: Religion

Pioneering Spirituality

Pioneering Spirituality

McLaren, B., 2011, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words, New York: HarperCollins. Nye, R., 2009, Children's Spirituality: What It is and Why It Matters, London: Church House Publishing.

Author: Cathy Ross

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781848258174

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Pioneering ministry sounds like something you do, something active, even something driven. However, prayer and contemplation are at its heart, paying attention to God, to the world and to oneself - a kind of being that goes hand in hand with doing. Pioneering requires a spirituality that will fuel a life lived beyond the borders of the church. In this collection, a range of practitioners explore the inner and outer dimensions of pioneering spirituality. Offering many proven and innovative ideas, they explore what resources, fuels and sustains a life of pioneering mission. What is the spirituality in the UK's wider culture and how do we connect with it appropriately? How might spiritual treasures such as the Eucharist, prayer, pilgrimage, spiritual direction and community rhythms of life be expressed to those with whom pioneers share life? And how might communities of disciples grow and be formed in this pioneering spirituality?
Categories: Religion

Naked Spirituality

Naked Spirituality

In Naked Spirituality, McLaren takes his prophetic work a step further by confronting how the lack of a simple, doable, durable spirituality undermines the very transformation God is calling us to undergo.

Author: Brian D. McLaren

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 0061854026

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Christianity is in crisis. Many sincere Christians feel their traditional Christian practices are in danger of becoming irrelevant, empty rituals. In his previous book A New Kind of Christianity, Brian D. McLaren offered new biblical models for how we understand the central ideas of a faith that provides hope for restoring and reinvigorating the power of the gospels to transform us and our communities. In Naked Spirituality, McLaren takes his prophetic work a step further by confronting how the lack of a simple, doable, durable spirituality undermines the very transformation God is calling us to undergo. As a result, our religious structures become tools to maintain the status quo and not catalysts for personal and social change. McLaren presents a four-stage framework for understanding the spiritual life, and he unfolds spiritual practices appropriate to each stage. Each practice is rooted in a simple word: here, thanks, O, sorry, help, please, when, no, why, behold, yes, and silence. Naked Spirituality offers accessible, practical wisdom for living a truly spiritual life. Staying true to Jesus's core message while engaging faithfully with our postmodern world, McLaren presents a proven spiritual program for engaging in and sustaining a meaningful relationship with God.
Categories: Religion

Creative Ideas for Ministry with the Aged

Creative Ideas for Ministry with the Aged

Before going far in any spiritual conversation, then, we need to try to establish something of the person's spiritual position. ... 9 Brian McLaren, Naked Spirituality, Hodder & Stoughton: London, 2011, p. 19. 10 Gerald May, Care ofMind ...

Author: Sue Pickering

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781848256484

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Creative Ideas for Ministry with the Aged is a wise, timely and practical handbook that meets the urgent need for resources for ministry among the elderly. Written out of the author's own experience as a chaplain to a residential care community, it is suitable for ministers who visit the elderly; chaplains, pastoral visitors and caregivers; and all who help train others in elderly pastoral care. Part 1 explores the key theological elements of ministry with the aged, focusing on themes such as the sacrament of the present moment. It asks what constitutes spiritual care and conversation with those whose minds and bodies are failing? Part 2 provides simple service outlines for 'reconnecting with old treasures'; and includes liturgies for communion services, services of the word and remembering special days. Parts 3 and 4 offer imaginative ideas for pastoral practices and spiritual activities using prayer, song, laughter, memory, touch, anointing and more to address questions of loss, letting go, forgiveness, dying and resurrection.
Categories: Religion

Heart to Heart The Journey Outward

Heart to Heart  The Journey Outward

75 Readings for Lifelong Spiritual Growth Robert P. Vande Kappelle. McKibben, Bill. The End of Nature. ... Naked Spirituality. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2011. ———. ... Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.

Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666768084

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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Whether religiously theists, atheists, agnostics, or simply seekers, each of us is on a journey of faith, spiraling through stages, seasons, or phases of spirituality. On this journey, we discover that spirituality is more caught than taught, and that faith, enriched more by subtraction than by addition, is more about unlearning than learning. At the center of Jesus’ life and message stands the exhortation to receive and share divine love. The two volumes of Heart to Heart, excerpted from Dr. Vande Kappelle’s published writings, examine the meaning and implications of the biblical Great Commandment to love God and others as oneself. Whereas the first volume examines the spiritual journey inward, this companion volume examines the journey outward. Ultimately there is only one spiritual journey—the journey Godward—and there is only one commandment. Divine love is the key to everything. Unloved people misbehave, fail to love, or fail to change. Loved people aren’t concerned with rules, regulations, or beliefs. Rather, because they are loved, they take proper care of themselves, and in so doing, care for nature and others as extensions of themselves. Heart to Heart is written for those who affirm the value of lifelong spiritual growth, realize the limits of logic, and embrace the paradoxes in life. If you are willing to commit less than ten minutes a day over a seven-month period, you will undertake a spiritual journey of epic proportions, guaranteed to transform you morally and spiritually. In addition, you will come to embrace Christianity as the transformative movement envisioned by Jesus for humanity, a way of life grounded in compassion, justice, service, humility, and love of others.
Categories: Religion

Against the Flow

Against the Flow

For the spiritual does not reside in objects , but in subjects ; not in the things of the world but in the unhoused reflective beings who are ... This is a naked spirituality without a comfortable home and with no rational explanations ...

Author: Peter Abbs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415297915

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book calls for education to become an end in itself, as opposed to the means to an end, and for a place to be found in contemporary education for the spiritual, the aesthetic and the ethical.
Categories: Education

Freedom All The Way Up

Freedom All The Way Up

Brian D. McLaren, Naked Spirituality: A Life With God in 12 Simple Words (New York: HarperOne, 2011), 73. 10. McLaren, Naked Spirituality, 81. 11. The Associated Press, July 3, 2015. 12. Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: The Secret ...

Author: Christian J. Barrigar

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460293843

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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Freedom All The Way Up proposes four intertwined elements that make up the meaning of life—self-worth, purpose, identity, and hope. Materialism (atheism) claim the universe has no meaning, so there is no larger purposeful story into which we can place ourselves—we are left on our own to construct meaning for our lives. Barrigar argues, though, that the universe possess God’s meaning and purpose—to provide the space and conditions by which to bring about the existence of agape-capable beings in agape-loving relationships with God and with others. In effect, the universe is a great ‘freedom system’ designed by God with freedom built in ‘all the way up’, from the Big Bang to the emergence of big brains and free will. Barrigar describes the emergence of this system through his novel agape/probability account of God’s design for the universe, which integrates such disciplines as quantum physics, statistical mechanics, probability theory, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and game theory. This system sets up the conditions for a fundamental choice between autonomous freedom, which focuses principally on self, and agapic freedom, which focuses principally on God and on others. Materialism chooses autonomous freedom, but thereby introduces nihilism into each of the elements of meaning. In turns out that nihilism is a much greater problem for Materialism than suffering is for Theism. In contrast, agapic freedom infuses self-worth, purpose, identity, and hope with God’s agape-love, dispelling Materialism’s inherent nihilism. Freedom All The Way Up provides a dramatic new proposal for God and the meaning of life in our scientific and humanist age.
Categories: Philosophy

The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense

The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense

This also means that those shall be smitten with spiritual blindness and astonishment who do not hearken to the voice of ... That " naked " signifies those who are without underderstanding from truth because without the will from good ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH3W99

Category: Bible

Page: 514

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Categories: Bible

The True Christian Religion

The True Christian Religion

The spiritual must be reintelligence to be able to confirm what he ceived in the natural , that man may possess pleases ; but to be able to discern that to be it as something real ; naked spirituality being true which is true , and that ...

Author: Henry Butter

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082199781

Category: New Jerusalem Church

Page: 1016

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Categories: New Jerusalem Church

The True Christian Religion Etc

The True Christian Religion  Etc

Bare and naked spirituality enters indeed into man , but then it is not received by him , being like ether , which ... But on the other hand , a faith which is merely natural , or ' which is deprived of its spiritual essence , is not ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022016674

Category:

Page: 815

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