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Bible reading and spirituality


Good words here from Eugene Peterson out of Eat this book: A conversation in the art of spiritual reading

I want to place personal experience under the authority of the Bible and not over it. I want to set the Bible before us as the text

flow by markkirkoa

by which we live our lives, this text that stands in such sturdy contrast to the potpourri of religious psychology, self-development, mystical experimentation, and devotional dilettantism that has come to characterize so much of what takes cover under the umbrella of “spirituality.”

Christian reading is participatory reading, receiving the words in such a way that they become interior to our lives, the rhythms and images becoming practices of prayer, acts of obedience, ways of love.

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