Church hopping to find more exciting pastors and worship, or turning to end-times theories, may be more about escaping boredom and fear than about connecting with God, according to writers and ministers who focus on spiritual formation.

Published in Faith

At a symposium, experts from a variety of fields are examining how religion and atheltics mix. One observer says prayer and meditation have been proven to be performance-enhancing activties for athletes.

Published in Culture
Friday, 18 September 2015 06:44

The spiritual practice of putting down roots

Some things you only get to see when you stick around awhile.

Published in Columns

Using crayons, colored pens or pencils to focus the mind while praying or to contemplate Scripture can be as beneficial as walking a prayer labyrinth or creating an icon, say ministers of spiritual formation

Published in Culture
Friday, 21 August 2015 06:08

The spiritual practice of listening

It means paying attention to the movement of God’s Spirit in us and in the voices and the stories of others.

Published in Columns

It may be necessary to shed some things in order to recognize God’s power in our midst.

Published in Columns

A top athlete himself, John White says it can be difficult getting athletes, coaches and teams to see the value in acknowledging their bodies belong to Christ.

Published in People

The trouble comes when we insist on the whole picture.

Published in Columns
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 06:05

Beyond belief

Ryan Bell says he spent a year without God. I would suggest that such an experiment is not possible.

Published in Columns

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its Florida affiliate were among sponsors of a first-of-its-kind renewal event for pastors and church lay leaders in Cuba.

Published in Organizations
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