The Listening Project: What Are Spiritual Directors and Congregational Leaders Talking About?

The Listening Project: exploring and cultivating the practice of spiritual direction a collaboration between the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery and the SPAS-ELCA On Pentecost 2016 an open letter was sent to the Bishop and rostered leaders of the St. Paul...

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God Gives the Fire: Thomas Merton on Promethean Theology

recently finished reading Thomas Merton's The New Man (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1961) and found his chapter on Promethean theology (p. 21-48) too intriguing to keep to myself. A Promethean theology, in Merton's view, ultimately presumes that freedom...

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Reader’s Poem: The New Man

Life and death are at war within us, yet being is a gift of God that does not have to be stolen. Awaken to the reality that we are loved by Reality. Our love is a need; God’s a gift. Imitate his giving by surrendering completely to...

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