spiritual disciplines

Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Adele Ahlberg Calhoun instructs us in the practice of prayerful coloring and offers two pages from her new coloring book.

Sarah Orner

Sarah Orner describes why she was hesitant about centering prayer and how she’s come to embrace the practice.

Sharon Gartland

I have a vivid memory of a popular 8th grade girl chasing me into the bathroom after I had done something (I don’t remember what) to offend her during gym class. That memory of me cowering in a locked stall...

Tina Teng-Henson

Tina Teng-Henson shares seven practices in which she has particpated in and been nurtured by Christian community.

Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Bent over in the backyard in my faded blue jeans with the too-long, fraying leg bottoms, I pull on a weedy vine. My soft old t-shirt is decorated with a border of Union Jacks framing Churchill’s bulldog stare...

Lauri A. Swann

Lauri Swann experiences holy stillness in the depths of night.

Catherine Hirshfeld Crouch

Physics professor Catherine Crouch invites us to think about what it really takes to keep a Sabbath.

Sara Scheunemann

I vividly remember my first experience with Ash Wednesday. I was eighteen and a freshman at Marquette University, a Catholic, Jesuit school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Walking around campus that morning, I found myself surrounded by people with smudges of dirt . . .

Ann Boyd

February has meant a lot of things at the Boyd house: Valentine’s Day, Mama’s birthday, and our annual Willy Wonka celebration (which happened on a very low-key scale this year). The fruits of this month have included a serious amount of chocolate and some deep thoughts . . .

Anna Moseley Gissing

Anna Gissing talks to The Well about the significance and celebration of Epiphany.

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