Mysticism in the Church: 10 Things to Watch For

An integral part of “spiritual formation” disciplines, contemplative prayer (aka centering prayer, abiding prayer, breath prayer, Jesus prayer) is described by Richard Foster as: wordless (no content), not for the novice (exclusive), unmediated, and dangerous. Thomas Merton gives the dangers: … Continue reading 

Research: Contemplative Prayer

Definition of Contemplative Prayer:  A form of Christian mysticism that allegedly brings about a mystical union with God. The mystical “spirituality” that is so popular in evangelical and charismatic circles today is a yearning for an experiential relationship with God … Continue reading 

Christians Mystically Encountering God (Reprise)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY This article by CRN managing editor Marsha West was published 4/16/2013. For a couple of decades there has been a big push by numerous evangelical leaders to incorporate pagan practices into the visible Church.  These unbiblical practices have … Continue reading 

Christians Mystically Encountering God

FLASHBACK FRIDAY This article by CRN managing editor Marsha West was published 4/16/2013. For a couple of decades there has been a big push by numerous evangelical leaders to incorporate pagan practices into the visible Church.  These unbiblical practices have … Continue reading