IFD174 – Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: Illusion to Prayer
Course Dates: March 12-23, 2018
How do we learn to pay attention to the movements of God in and around us? What are some ways we can pray that we don’t currently practice? What ways do we deceive ourselves about God? How do we open ourselves to God praying through us and transforming us?
Using Henri Nouwen’s book Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life as our reference point we will take two weeks to explore the third ‘movement’ toward a deeper spiritual life — moving from illusion to prayer. There will be reflections, readings and posting most of the days of this two-week class.
Courses for the first and second spiritual movements of Nouwen’s spiritual journey are also available this Lent. This class is preceded by Loneliness to Solitude, on personal spirituality, and Hostility to Hospitality, on our relationship with others. A discount of $15 is available if you sign up for all three. We would love to have you journey with us through all six weeks of Lent!
You will need a copy of Nouwen’s Reaching Out for this course.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
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As I continue to grow in my walk with God, I realize that each moment offers a new opportunity to live into solitude being comfortable with who I am, hospitality with others and the earth, and unceasing prayer with God. I am gradually learning how important each of these is in my life. Since coming back to a living faith in Jesus I have been able to glean from many important Christian traditions. Renovare material has helped me understand how all the streams fit into a life with God. In May 2009, I completed a Masters degree in Christian Spiritual Formation and am actively practicing Spiritual Direction. The woman I am married to and I are involved with various churches, including Presbyterian, non-denominational, Methodist and United Church of Christ.