TEACHINGS FROM THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION – brief intro…

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The Great Questions of Life – if we share them openly – are questions that can unite people across all spiritual traditions. My personal inspirations are diverse. My spiritual journey has flowed with the streams of what Jesus started – the Christian tradition. Within that tradition I find amazing treasures from East to West from Ancient to Postmodern, from the official history and the oral traditions of the faith.

My relationship with God has been specially nurtured by the…

  • Mysticism of the 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. 
  • De-institutionalized and Radical imitation of Christ and the Liberation of grassroots initiative of the mendicant communities of Francis and Clare of Assisi, or C20th catalysts like Paolo Freire
  • Ways of Journeying Together pioneered by believers like Thomas Helwys and the first Baptists…
  • Close conversation, Intentional Soul Work and redistribution of wealth practised by John Wesley and the early Methodists…
  • Soul-friendship and Closer Community of the Celtic monastics, Aidan, Fursa, & Hilda; Benedict, Scholastica, and the early Benedictines…

My personal rule of life, The Simple Rule, flows with those waters. These are the streams you will find running through all the posts below:

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