Category Archives: Methods

Silence: The Oxygen of Christian Leadership

  I’ve been greatly impressed with the work of Pete and Geri Scazzaro over recent years. They lead a church in Queens, New York City called New Life Church (link here). Here is a recent blog post from Pete which … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Silence and Solitude

Throughout Christendom, the practice of silence and solitude has been one of the core disciplines of spiritual formation. The contemporary contemplative movement seeks to recover these disciplines within the busyness of our 21st century western world. This quiet day is … Continue reading

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Useful Q&A’s on Centering Prayer

I think many will find these two links a useful resource, either for personal pondering or group discussion. They cover most of the frequently asked questions that relate to the practice of Centering Prayer. General FAQ’s Q&A’s with Fr. Carl … Continue reading

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treasure inside…

There is often a perception that to seek after God, or experience God involves looking for God externally – somewhere out beyond ourselves. We might pursue God by going to spiritual meetings, or in special places such as the countryside, … Continue reading

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Gold In The City

I am delighted to announce the start of a new initiative in Southampton to support those interested in the contemplative life from a Christian perspective. Every Friday evening at 7.30pm and every Tuesday morning at 7am there will be a … Continue reading

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Log lesson

Earlier this week I went off to the forest for a walk. I was so impressed with the stillness and beauty of the surroundings I decided to spend 20 mins in centering  prayer. As I went inwards, sitting on a … Continue reading

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Welcome!

This is my first post for over a year now! Apologies for the quietness – some of the reasons will become plain in due course, as I start writing afresh. To those who may have come here as a result … Continue reading

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More now

Finding ‘now’ is where we find God. That is were he meets us and the place were we can experience his grace. Jesus taught this early on in his work on earth. He says in Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT): “That is … Continue reading

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Come Alive

I would like to develop my thoughts about coming into full conscious living. In the opening of his book Awareness (1990), Anthony de Mello says, “Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re … Continue reading

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The ‘arch’ has gone!

I want to mark a beautiful event. Yesterday (7 October 2010) Desmond Tutu retired from public life. It was his 79th birthday, and he is now embarking on a world cruise with his wife – how precious and well deserved. … Continue reading

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