One book I am really getting my teeth stuck into at the moment is Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. I find that my cultural context in Western Sydney is more and more drawing me into an engagement with Hindu thought, and having read the Bhagavad Gita and Swami Prabhavananda’s commentary on Patanjali’s YogaContinue reading “Autobiography of a Yogi”
I finally managed to purchase a copy of Thomas Merton’s The Inner Experience. I first spotted it at a bookshop in Leura a few weeks ago but only had enough to buy a copy of his Dialogues with Silence. Didn’t see it again till I dropped into Adyar last week. What drew my attention isContinue reading “The Inner Experience of Thomas Merton”
How helpful is to characterize the postmodern / modern cultural shift as a “generational gap” as so many emerging church and established church leaders seem to be doing? Is it appropriate is it to: View churched youth as postmodern simply by virtue of their age? Assume there is no postmodern / modern gap between peopleContinue reading “Youth: Postmodern?”
Feeling a bit down and drained this morning, I drove out to Lake Parramatta for some walking and reflection. It takes about an hour to do a circuit of the lake through the surrounding bushland and its an oasis of peace in an otherwise busy city. It’s becoming one of my favourite spots for aContinue reading “Digging deep – meditating on growth and unity”
As we start to gear up for the Winter Magic Festival at the next solstice in June, I thought it was appropriate that I finally got around to saying something about ICON – Images of the sacred. ICON was an art exhibition held in the Katoomba, Australia in 2001. It was co-organised by one ofContinue reading “ICON – Images of the Sacred”
I was meditating this morning and the words came to me: You don’t own the truth The truth owns you I found myself drawn down into a space where I was thinking, “Isn’t claiming to ‘own’ the truth just like saying we ‘own’ God? It puts truth in a box. Yet the bible affirms thatContinue reading “Truth: Who owns who?”
In his book, The Church on the Other Side, Brian McLaren writes: “One of the toughest challenges in the church on the other side will be to develop a new way of talking about – and with -other religions.” I would like to kick off this new site by inviting the emergent church to seriouslyContinue reading “McLaren on other religions”
Well here I am. I’ve just transmigrated across from Circle of Dionysius to begin my new blog here.