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Should Faith Be Inclusive?

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 31, 2010
I've been continuing to think about why I feel so strongly that Anamchara needs to be a place for "inclusive spirituality." After all, I identify myself as a follower of Jesus of Nazareth (what is commonly called a Christian, though I sometimes hate to affiliate myself with all that particular word has come to mean)... Read More.
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Discernment: A Difficult Question

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 25, 2010
As I consider the concept of "discernment" further, I realize the word is used quite differently by various Christian communities -- and that the very context in which I used the word lays me open to criticism from many who feel they are doing their best to practice wise discernment... Read More.
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A Prayer for Discernment by Thomas Merton

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 24, 2010
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so... Read More.
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Question of the Week for 03/22 - 03/26

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 23, 2010
In relation to this week's discussion of the term discernment, both as an ongoing spiritual practice and as it relates to inclusiveness, what are your thoughts on the meaning of discernment? We'd be interested to hear how you've experienced this process in your own life... Read More.
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The Process of Discernment

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 22, 2010
I'm still thinking about my March 8th entry, where I touched on the discomfort I feel when confronting my personal religious background. It's sometimes hard to handle those old voices that nag at me, reminding me of the rules and doctrine I absorbed growing up... Read More.
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Our Connection to God: A Quantum Entanglement?

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 18, 2010
In Allen J. Epling's October 15, 2009 blog, he seeks to make a connection between quantum physics and our access to a connection to God:

The idea in quantum entanglement is that every particle in a particle-antiparticle pair is in instant communication with the other particle, regardless of how far apart they are... Read More.
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An Ancient Celtic Prayer

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 17, 2010
God to enfold me,
God to surround me,
God in my speaking,
God in my thinking.

God in my sleeping,
God in my waking,
God in my watching,
God in my hoping.

God in my life,
God in my lips,
God in my soul,
God in my heart... Read More.
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Question of the Week for 03/15 - 03/19

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 16, 2010
How would you define or explain the human connection to God?
 
Let us know what you think! Sign up for an AnamcharaBooks.com account and start commenting. Click here to register for an AnamcharaBooks... Read More.
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Connection with God

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 15, 2010
As I read over what I wrote last week, I noticed a phrase I used: "my connection to God." It strikes me now as one of those glib catch phrases we tend to use when we talk about faith and spirituality... Read More.
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Link of the Week: Anamchara.com

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 11, 2010
Carl McColman defines his Website of Unknowing (www.anamchara.com) as being "all about Celtic, contemplative, emergent, and mystical spirituality, and assorted other topics." It's currently my favorite blog out there, an excellent place for spiritual nourishment, intellectual challenge, and useful book reviews... Read More.
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Question of the Week for 03/08 - 03/12

Posted by Anamchara Books on March 01, 2010
As spiritual believers can we be TOO inclusive? How do we avoid losing our own identity when we listen to others with an open mind?

Let us know what you think! Sign up for an AnamcharaBooks.com account and start commenting. Read More.
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