Monthly Archives: June 2021

Heart Sounds: Who is the Spiritual Life for?

Episode 19 (9:07) Turning to the “who” question, we find that the spiritual life is for everyone and everything. In this episode we look at both of those dimensions, with the aim of showing the attractiveness and attainability of the … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: Creativity

I believe the future of the Church turns on how creative we are willing to be. The pandemic has suspended “business as usual” for institutional Christianity. If we return to it as things open up, we will have failed to … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Virtue

Episode 18 (9:18) The spiritual life is important because it cultivates virtue: inward character, outward conduct, and healthy community. We thrive when these three qualities define and direct our lives. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Vision-e12025m

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Shepherd’s Care: Contemplatives

The idea of contemplation can be explored in depth. [1] Today I want to look at it in a more short-and-simple way. I am writing about it because I believe the way forward for the Church is for it to … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Vision

Episode 17 (6:35) The spiritual life is important because it gives us vision–the vision that we are God’s beloved children, and that we have a place in God’s plan. We look at these two things in this episode https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Vision-e12025m

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