TEACHINGS FROM THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION – brief intro…

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The Great Questions of Life – when we share them openly – are questions that can unite people across all spiritual traditions. Within the streams of of what Jesus started I find amazing treasures from East to West from Ancient to Postmodern, from the official histories and the oral traditions of the faith. My life with God has been nurtured especially by the…

Mysticism of the eastern Hesychast tradition – Seraphim of Sarov, Theophan the Recluse, Silouan of Mt Athos, Dmitri of Rostov, Symeon the New Theologian – who teach me to breathe with the quietness and energies of God. 

Theology of the undivided Church (ie before all the schisms began in 1054ad) – the work of Irenaeus, Origen, Athanasius and the Cappadocian Fathers, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa & Gregory Nazianzus. All today’s churches recognize that these were the key theologians whose definitive work clarified for posterity the tenets of orthodox Christian faith. To their unifying theology of humanity, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the interpretation of the Scriptures, the whole Church is deeply indebted…

Liberation of Grassroots Initiative of the mendicant communities of Francis and Clare of Assisi, or C20th catalysts like Paolo Freire…

Journeying Together – ways pioneered by believers like Thomas Helwys and the first Baptists…

Soul-Friendship and Closer Community of the Celtic monastics, Aidan, Fursa, & Hilda; and of Benedict, Scholastica, and the early Benedictines…

Soul Work, Close Conversation and redistribution of wealth practised by John Wesley and the early Methodists…

…all of which were inspired and driven by the life, practice and teaching of Jesus Christ. My personal rule of life, The Simple Rule, flows with those waters. These are the streams you will find running through all the posts and podcasts on this page. Enjoy!

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