Monthly Archives: February 2012

In-Sight: Experiencing Lent

Each Wednesday during Lent, I will post a second Oboedire blog, focusing on some specific aspect of our Lenten journey. This week, I’ve been thinking about sacrifice in relation to spiritual formation.  I believe that a lot hinges on whether … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: The Power of Clear Vision (2)

We’re exploring Jesus’ call for us to have “eyes to see.”  We turn to a second area where clear vision is necessary—the behavior known to us, but not to others. In historic Christian spirituality this was contrasted with the deadly … Continue reading

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Gleanings: The Explosive Nature of Christianity

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove recently posted this quotation from Soren Kierkegaard, saying that it has “rocked his world.”   Like Jonathan, I find Kiekegaard’s words (below and elsewhere in his writings) to be places of awakening and challenge.  So, I pass this on … Continue reading

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Desert Wisdom: Next Steps

I am not moving immediately to another study, because I want to give you a little time to order the next book that we will be using as the basis for these weekly posts. We have kind of established Tuesdays … Continue reading

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Gleanings: Discipline and Discipleship

Discipline is the other side of discipleship. Discipleship without discipline is like waiting to run in the marathon without ever practicing. Discipline without discipleship is like always practicing for the marathon but never participating. It is important, however, to realize … Continue reading

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Listenings: Spirituality and Psychology

Evelyn Underhill’s fourth question and response revolved around the relationship between spirituality and psychology, particularly in relation to psychology’s call for full self-expression and spirituality’s call for absolute self-surrender. Like the other questions she deals with at the end of … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: February 26, 2012 (Year B)

Read:  Mark 1:9-15 Meditation:  “Now Hear This!” We only read of God speaking outloud a few times in the Bible.  This is one of those times.  We trust the “whispers” of God through the Spirit; we must pay attention to … Continue reading

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