theme: embodied spirituality

The posts below all relate in some way to the theme of embodied spirituality. What is the relationship between our bodies and our faith? Is God interested in our physical lives? If so, what difference does this make to our ordinary, embodied lives?

  • formation's chief training ground

    When our kids were young, I loved the way it forced me to find simple terms to explain the big and complex things in life. While it wasn’t easy, I wonder if it is a sign of our true grasp of complex truths that we are able to explain them in ways a 6 year old could catch? Perhaps this is why I love the work of The Bible Project so much, those guys do a fantastic job of explaining deep concepts in simple ways. 

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  • life with god is lived in your body

    We were never meant to live this life in our bodies as if the physical part of us is outside our relationship with Father, Son and Spirit. This is about more than praying when we get sick - it's about being renewed in our thoughts and attitudes towards our physical life, a renewal that is the work of the Spirit. Read more ...

  • whole person harmony

    I recently shared some of my own story as a way to explain how I came to be on this journey towards an integration of the physical and non-physical parts of me, with my journey with God. After reading that post, someone asked me a great question: ‘What if I agree with everything you wrote?’ he asked. ‘What then?’ This post is in response to that question. Read more ...

  • be in your body with joy

    Over recent months, I have been experimenting with spiritual direction focused especially on one’s relationship with one’s body. Ordinarily, anything is fair game for bringing to spiritual direction. And while this is still the case with this physical focus - the conversation may lead in any number of directions - the invitation is to pay particular attention to the ways in which God is meeting you in your physical experience. Read more ...