Luther

Luther had some positive and negative influences on Christian Spirituality. His positive influences included his promotion of meditation on God’s word. For example his work A Simple Way to Pray, 1535. This was popular and gave a four fold framework to...

Silence

The Desert Fathers went to great lengths to find silence. How can modern Christians incorporate more silence into their lives? First I would like to say that often when people talk about practices that are acknowledged to be very good, yet poorly practised it is...

The Desert Fathers

Of great importance to the idea of The Desert is the wanderings of Israel in the wilderness. Here we get the two images of “journey” and “desert” together. The Desert Fathers sought solitude so that they may experience a fuller vision of God undistracted from business...

Christian Poverty

I don’t think modern Christians are particularly against poverty, but I think that the idea is strange to many of them. Jesus did say, “if you want to be perfect…” sell all your possessions. For many in the middle ages, poverty was thought of as...