In his book, Everything Belongs, Richard Rohr contends that in order to develop a deep and comprehensive spirituality it is essential that we learn to “live in the now”.
In 1965, Bill Bright of Campus Crusade was looking for a tool to assist his organization carry out evangelism on college campuses and beyond.
During the past few years I have been invited to walk the labyrinth a number of times as a means of connecting with my true self and with God; that is to experience a personal and spiritual transformation.
If it is true, as we have asserted earlier, that we all begin life in a state of “original blessing” instead of a state of “original sin,” we could say that our default orientation in life is to live out that true identity as created by God.
About a year ago, I wrote a series of essays on the topic of original sin, based on John E. Toews’ book, The Story of Original Sin.
If one remains in the realm of Biblicism, as we have defined it earlier, one can only trust the Bible to be true – and thus a guide for true spirituality – if in fact it is entirely accurate according to modern understandings.
What we have been saying about using the Old Testament in our pursuit of a deeper spirituality has a corresponding application for using the New Testament.
Once we admit that the Bible is not a perfect book, doesn’t always speak with one voice, and reflects the contexts of earlier times we can no longer expect every chapter and verse to speak directly into our lives.
Modern Christian pilgrims who are prepared to move intentionally into the second half of life, as Richard Rohr describes it, are gradually confronted with the question of how the Bible helps them along the way.