Discernment Exercise: Does Spirituality Mean Inner Peace?

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If you have visited a Christian book store recently or browsed through a catalog from a religious publisher you will know that self-help and…

Discernment Exercise: Banned in Christian Schools

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A Christian school recently decided to develop a series of guidelines to help teachers in their selection of literature to be used in the…

Discernment Exercise: Christian horror films?

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We take film seriously in these pages, and for good reason. For one thing, it is an art form of enormous power, beauty, nuance,…

Discernment Exercise: Pushing Beyond Comfort Zones

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Last year a friend, Tim Giese, phoned with an invitation, though he worded it as a challenge. “You’re always talking about discerning culture,” he…

Discernment Exercise: Measuring Spirituality

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Given the wide-spread interest in spirituality today, it probably isn’t surprising that a psychologist has proposed a way to gauge “spiritual intelligence.” Robert Emmons…

Discernment Exercise: Tsunamis and a Good God

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On December 26, 2004, the massive tectonic plates under the Indian Ocean shifted, and the most powerful earthquake in 4 decades rumbled across the…

Discernment Exercise: Choosing our Spirituality

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In the April 2007 issue of Sun, a literary magazine, the editor featured an interview with John O’Donohue, an Irish poet/philosopher and former priest.…