Contemplative Meditation: Seeing Spiritual Truths

This a continuation of last week's article Study, Reflection, and Prayer. The Cloud of Unknowing says that these three practices are absolutely necessary for beginners, and even those somewhat advanced, in contemplation. The word reflection is actually used synonymously with the word meditation. Meditation means to think over something and reflect upon it. Before we … Continue reading Contemplative Meditation: Seeing Spiritual Truths

Befriending Death: Harry Potter and Origen of Alexandria

Throughout May and June we will be having a series of reflections shared by Michael Petrow. Michael is a scholar of Origen, who was a brilliant early Christian theologian from the second century. Even though Origen's name has been tarnished with the label of heresy, his writing has had as much impact on Christianity as … Continue reading Befriending Death: Harry Potter and Origen of Alexandria

Memento Mori: Remembering Death and the End of the World

Over the next couple months we will be having a series of reflections shared by Michael Petrow. Michael is a scholar of Origen, who was a brilliant early Christian theologian from the second century. Even though Origen's name has been tarnished with the label of heresy, his writing has had as much impact on Christianity … Continue reading Memento Mori: Remembering Death and the End of the World

Light Up: A Message From the Society of St Columba

Today is the first Sunday of the month when we share guest posts from people living and teaching the Contemplative and/or Celtic Christian way around the world. One of the beautiful things about the internet is that people doing amazing things in isolated parts of the world can learn from one another and grow together. … Continue reading Light Up: A Message From the Society of St Columba