I am now back from Australia and as you can imagine the posts for my series on What is a Spiritual Practice have been mounting up while I have had limited internet access and less time to focus on such things. Thanks for your patience and for your prayers during this challenging season.
Today’s post comes from Stephen Herbert, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin who holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. His specialties are early Christian history, biblical texts, and non-canonical Christian literature. I wish I had known that before we put together our last MSA Seed Sampler on early forms of Christianity. Stephen blogs at Withering Fig
If you want to talk about a situation that really puts you in touch with yourself and with God, try unemployment. As a married American male, this is a particularly trying circumstance.
However, unemployment has its benefits. If you can put yourself in the right frame of mind, joblessness can be a blessing. Allow me to enumerate and elaborate. Read the entire article