Take on the fun, healing, protective, and sometimes difficult work of opening to others and building a community of humans, Earth, and all her species. These books, films, prayers, quotes, spiritual practices and more steer us towards an understanding that we live in a concentric circle of connections that is full of untapped resources and capable of transforming the world for the better.
Find and create a spirit of hospitality and openness in your conversations with an array of resources. These articles, blog posts, book reviews, book excerpts, film reviews, prayers, quotes, spiritual practices, and websites on the art of conversation will enrich your ability to share and listen, facilitate understanding yourself and others, and foster deeper connections.
Cross over the barrier of difference to listen to the other, move toward mutual understanding and respect, forge new relationships, and engage in peacemaking. These book and film reviews, book excerpts, spiritual practices, articles, blogs, e-courses, quotes and more will help you build the courage to face the challenges of otherness, along with understanding, hospitality, and empathy.
Mine the depth of wisdom that is emerging from research as well as personal experiences of empathy. These practices, articles, books, excerpts, quotes, and more about understanding and sharing the feelings of others will help you understand the nuances of empathy and see what hope for the world it offers.
Take a look at the nature of animosity and what we can do from our end to replace it with kindness, hospitality, openness, and compassion. These spiritual practices, articles, blogs, book excerpts and recommendations, film reviews, poems, prayers, quotes, teachings stories and more offer an abundance of methods to face and heal internal and external conflicts.
Enjoy the connection of laughter with faith, prayer, and grace. These books, DVDs, quotes, excerpts, and spiritual practices will open you to new possibilities and provide many ways to appreciate laughing.
Progressive Christian Spirituality
Enjoy a roundup of our content on the emerging trend of progressive Christianity, including a comprehensive A-Z offering of spiritual practices covering topics such as adversaries, a better world, devotion, faith, the fire of love, hope, hospitality, justice, kindness, mysticism, a new moral vision, resting in stillness, the way of wisdom, what churches could be, unity, zeal and more. These books, quotations, probes, stories, prayers, and more promote a vision characterized by such elements as nonexclusivity in our multifaith world, a priority of experience over belief, and spiritual literacy.
Gain a deeper understanding of racism in our world and develop empathy and compassion for its victims. These books, books excerpts, quotes, blog posts, personal explorations, and more provide antidotes to the fears and resentments at the root of racism through the spiritual practices of Compassion, Connections, Hope, Hospitality, Imagination, Justice, Kindness, Listening, Love, Meaning, Openness, Peace, Reverence, Shadow, Transformation, Unity, and X – The Mystery.
Practice being open, flexible, and willing to look again. These articles, books, prayers, spiritual practices, and other resources offer a pathway to practice greater respect for our bodies, our elders, the rights of others, nature, animals, places, and more.
Explore the spiritual significance of not knowing with books, articles, art, blogs, films, memes, music, and more about opening our hearts to the unexpected turns in our lives. These resources help us accept the mysterious as tokens of God’s grace and presence, and open us to the accompanying riches of wonder, meaning, peace, and reverence.
Train your awareness to notice the grace of synchronicities and coincidences. A story, quotes, books, readings, and films about those happenings that signal the hidden meanings in the universe will help you become as attentive as a poet and as curious as a detective looking for clues.
Read about teaching as a vocation or watch movies about idealistic teachers. These quotes from Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach and links to 18 movies about teachers encourage contemplation of how teachers live out the spiritual practices of Connections, Enthusiasm, Hospitality, Imagination, Listening, Meaning, Nurturing, Openness, Questing, Transformation, Unity, Wonder, and You.
Find meaning and presence on trips and pilgrimages. These articles, books, e-course, and spiritual practices offer many forms of making travel a spiritual practice. These resources will help you get the most delight out of your travels and be a more thoughtful guest.
Embrace what is by making our prayers and our lives become “yes.” These articles, books, films, memes, poetry, quotes, and more about finding our way to “yes” more quickly will help you embrace the adventure of life.