Category Archives: Silence

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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Rowan

On the way out of a Julian meeting here in Southampton recently, I was told of a wonderful speech that the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams made to the Synod of Bishops in Rome last October. I don’t … 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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Crossing Unmarked Snow

Christmas and new year are very sociable times for most of us. We meet up with family and friends with plenty of opportunity for conversation – and, I suggest, a chance to be mindful of the exchange of so many … 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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The Importance of NOW

Most of us have been taught that the mind is supreme; that my identity, my ‘I am-ness’, my very sense of existence, is caught up with that fact that I can think (remember ‘Je pense donc je suis’? Written by … Continue reading

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