What Is A Spiritual Practice – More Great Posts

by Christine Sine

I hope that you have been following the blog posts in my blog series What is a Spiritual Practice. There are a number of excellent articles that have been posted in the last couple of weeks and the submissions keep coming in.  We still have the promise of topics as varied as parenting, yoga, civil protest and even love making as spiritual practice. If there are other topics that you would be interested in hearing reflections on let me know and I will see if I can recruit someone to write on them.  Or if you would like to contribute please send your post.  The comments on twitter, facebook and here on the blog make me realize how important reflections like these on the everyday spirituality are.

My apologies for being a little slow in posting over the last few days.  It has not been because of lack of submissions.  We have been in Portland for the last few days and writing posts on the blog has taken a back seat.

So in case you missed some of the articles here is the complete list of postings so far.

The articles that have been posted in the last couple of weeks are : –

Brigid WalshGleaning as Spiritual Practice

Bowie SnodgrassGrief as Spiritual Practice

Thomas TurnerEngagement as Spiritual Practice

Stan ThornburgMaking Space for the Rabbi

Gary HeardEncountering the Stranger as Spiritual Practice and GPS Navigation as Spiritual Practice

Jason FowlerListening for God’s Voice in Music

Sheila HightBirdkeeping as Spiritual Practice

Steve TaylorComposting as Spiritual Practice

John O’HaraAnyone Can Cook – Spirituality in the Kitchen

In case you missed some of the previous posts here is the list from previous weeks

Bethany Stedman – crying as a spiritual practice

Christopher Heuertz – Feeling close to God in the graveyard

Gerard Kelly – twittering as a spiritual practice

Tim Mathis – blogging as as a spiritual practice

Mary Naegeli – Writing a sermon as spiritual practice

Hannah HauiCultural Protocol as spiritual practice

Jamie Arpin RicciPet Ownership as spiritual practice

Matt Stone – Listening to Enemies as Spiritual Practice

Dan Cooper – Washing Dishes as Spiritual Discipline

Maryellen Young – The spiritual practice of taking a shower

As you can imagine I cannot resist making my own contributions.  So far I have contributed 2 posts myself and am thinking about another on raspberry picking as spiritual practice.

virtual Eucharist: Is this a spiritual practice

Is Breathing a Spiritual Practice

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Christina Whitehouse-Suggs July 27, 2009 - 7:13 pm


I’ve been following you on Twitter for awhile now & also receive the mustard seed associates e-news…I so appreciate everything you share! I only wish I lived closer so that I might attend one of your retreats. Maybe one day…

Regarding submissions for spiritual practice, I’ve blogged a bit about my yoga practice as my most meaningful spiritual discipline. I wasn’t sure how to submit my blog post for your series but the link is: http://cwsuggs.blogspot.com/2009/06/yoga-jesus.html

Feel free to use it if you feel it’s appropriate and fits your series.

Thanks! 🙂

Andy July 27, 2009 - 8:10 pm

Christine, this is a very rich series. I’m trying to write on this topic myself but am having many fits and starts. I was wondering if anyone has suggested the topic of “engaging Muslims as a spiritual practice.” If not, I’d be very interested in contributing. I suppose for some this specific topic would fit under the rubric of “engaging the other, or the enemy [sorry to say that is the way some look at Muslims],” etc.

I find engaging Muslims as something that enriches my own faith, strengthens my sense of the Gospel and hints at themes of the Kingdom that are to come. It also brings a little sobriety into my prayer life, approaching God as sovereign and transcendent, almost as an antidote to the my evangelical tendency to see God as my buddy who laughs at my bad jokes. Does that make any sense?

I’d be honored to write something.

teri July 29, 2009 - 3:19 am

thanks for this series. i’m actually working on a book that overlaps some of these essays…are you still taking submissions for the series? I have an essay called “between the sheets” about non-traditional sabbath keeping, including the spiritual practice of sleep… 🙂

I’m excited to read the coming posts!


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