Who is Fr Anthony de Mello and can we trust his spiritual writings to lead us to a deeper union with Christ? Dan and Melissa discuss the problems with Fr de Mello’s influential spiritual guidance and the Catholic Church’s position on non-Christian teachings.
How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is “spiritual haze”, where does it come from, and how should we deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcantara in the book “Finding God Through Meditation” for answers.
What is the difference between meditation and contemplation? What does the transition between them look like? Dan and Melissa discuss when and how this transition takes place as they reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation” by St Peter of Alcantara.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer questions on the importance of saints in prayer life, teaching children to pray, and spontaneous prayer, and some aspects of meditation as they reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation” by St Peter of Alcantara.
How encountering God in prayer and deepening your prayer life can impact your life every day. Why the desire to have a relationship with God important? Dan and Melissa discuss their own encounters with God in prayer and Scripture.
What does St Peter of Alcantara teach about preparation for meditation? Why is posture during prayer important? How do Christian traditions differ from eastern, non-Christian traditions on prayer posture?
How to begin a new prayer routine. The key points to successfully developing a prayer habit. Reflections on the book Finding God Through Meditation.
What is “centering prayer”? And, should I be practicing it? Is prayer necessary for salvation? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation”.