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Opening to God: Receiving Nurture for Contemplative Leadership

Article by Liz Ward “In God we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28 Voices on television, computers and in newspapers expose us to heartbreaking tragedies all over the world; taking in even a tiny fraction of the pain and suffering of creation can seem overwhelming. We see images of pain and suffering […]

Shalem Summer Reading 2014

SHALEM STAFF READING PICKS Have you ever wondered about the books the Shalem staff reads? Here’s what some of the Shalem staff have been enjoying over the last year. From Bryan Berghoef: Anthony DeMello, Awareness This book was a surprising and enjoyable read. Taken almost verbatim from lectures given at a retreat, DeMello’s style is […]

Prayerful Reading

We are conditioned to read with a “segregated mind,” where we suspend our prayerful presence and start thinking “about” God and life. A contemplative orientation encourages us to maintain some background sense of the Presence while we are reading, some way to let our mind rest in our spiritual heart’s direct presence in God, at […]

July 07, 2013 by shalemonline
Categories: Contemplative Reading and Uncategorized. Formats: Article and eNews Article.

Shalem Summer Reading 2013

SHALEM STAFF READING PICKS Have you ever wondered about the books the Shalem staff reads? Here’s what some of the Shalem staff have been enjoying over the last year. From Bryan Berghoef: John Steinbeck, To a God Unknown A novel about the land, relationships, spirituality, and the longings we have for connection and meaning between […]

Shalem Summer Reading 2012

Whether you are at the beach, or in your backyard, study or bedroom, we recommend some Shalem authors for your summer reading pleasure: Dougherty, Rose Mary.  Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening A sensitive guide through the sometimes difficult terrain of spiritual discernment Dougherty, Rose Mary.  Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment An essential resource […]

What is Contemplative Spirituality?

Pulse aquí para leer la monografía de nuestro personal “¿Qué es la espiritualidad contemplativa?” en español. 여기를 누르시면 샬렘 선임연구원들의 논문 “관상적 영성이란 무엇인가?”를 한글로 읽으실 수 있습니다. …Contrary to popular belief, spirituality is not something special or extraordinary. It is instead absolutely ordinary and completely natural. Everyone has a spiritual life. We express it […]