Spiritual Growth

Articles

February 17, 2009

On Valentine’s Day weekend, about 1,300 participants gathered at Washington National Cathedral for the Sacred Circles Women’s Spirituality Conference, which explored the theme of love in action as a collective and powerful force that could reshape the world and save the planet.

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October 14, 2008

My wife, Bryna, and I missed the whole online dating thing. When we were married in 1995, eharmony.com was not even a gleam in the Internet's eye. I'm not complaining; I can't imagine a picture of someone in a clerical collar gets many hits. But I do feel like I made up for it recently.

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September 11, 2008

Editor's note: Three Episcopalians were among the 25 Christians and eight Muslims who attended a week-long seminar on Christian-Muslim relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., this past summer. The Rev. Richard Simpson, rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Holden,...

September 5, 2008

GOD SEEKERS Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities By Richard H. Schmidt Eerdmans, 388 pp., $22

Spirituality is found only in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, claims Richard Schmidt, an Episcopal priest, former editor of The Episcopalian and now editor and...

August 4, 2008

"What do you need most from your church?" In one typical survey, four out of five Episcopalians replied, "I want food for my spiritual hunger."

 

Another study discovered that, although many people volunteered to serve on their vestries hoping to enhance their spiritual growth, at...

April 6, 2008

Readers should be left with a sense of "hope, absolution and potential reunion," said the Rev. Dr. Paul F.M. Zahl, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in reference to his latest literary work "Grace in Practice: A Theology of Everyday Life."

Zahl, the author...

September 12, 2007

The Episcopal women of Arkansas take time to relax and be pampered each year when they meet for an annual Time for JOY (Jesus Others Yourself) retreat, a weekend-long event to give participants a calming escape from their daily lives.

"We want to give young women a weekend of nurturing...

March 5, 2007

Honestly, I didn’t mean for it to become a "spiritual" experience. I needed to vary my aerobic workout routine, so I began an arm-swinging high speed walk in our housing tract. But my teenage daughter was embarrassed to have Mom turning nearby corners in workout shorts, so I took to a lonely...

October 31, 2006

I have lost the small silver crucifix that I wore around my neck on a slim silver chain. I wore it under my shirt, as I regarded it as a personal piety of my own. I think someone swiped it when I was in the hospital for surgery in the fall of 2004. It was just after that when I missed it....

September 30, 2006

Books espousing the Zen-like benefits of knitting, crocheting and quilting abound as enthusiasts for the sewing arts praise their similarity to prayer and meditation.

The new titles highlight a growing movement linking faith and the sewing arts, one offering practitioners the...

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