Tag Archives: Twelve Steps

Healing Addiction

Western Christianity Healing Addiction Thursday, September 20, 2018 I’ve shared some of Western Christianity’s weaknesses—for example, how we have over-emphasized separateness, sin, and external religious exercises. But Western Christianity has unique gifts and strengths to offer. The dynamism of Western civilization has led to what I might call the “secularization” of the Gospel message into… Continue Reading Healing Addiction

Electric Circuits

Contemplation in Action: Week 2 Electric Circuits Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Moses’ experience of the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-6) links action and contemplation as the very starting place of the Judeo-Christian tradition. His encounter is surely an inner one, but it immediately drives him outwardly, as deep inner experience tends to do. It is a… Continue Reading Electric Circuits

Step 7: Letting God

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 3 Step 7: Letting Go Sunday, November 29, 2015 We humbly asked [God] to remove our shortcomings. —Step 7 of the Twelve Steps We can never engineer or guide our own transformation or conversion. If we try, our so-called conversion will be self-centered and well-controlled, with most of our preferences and addictions… Continue Reading Step 7: Letting God

Step 3: Turning Over Our Lives

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step 3: Turning Over Our Lives Tuesday, November 24, 2015 We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God. —Step 3 of the Twelve Steps Notice that each of the Twelve Steps is expressed in terms of “we” and… Continue Reading Step 3: Turning Over Our Lives

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