Practicing God’s presence (the fourth essential in this series of eight) is a deeply biblical idea, though the exact phrase is never used in Scripture. Most popularly associated with Brother Lawrence, the phrase, at heart, means “discerning, and developing habits for discerning, an awareness of God’s presence.”Read More
practicing the presence of God
Ken Boa discusses a fourth critical component of the spiritual life—practicing the presence of God (or abiding in Christ, walking with God, etc.)—in his series on eight “spiritual essentials.”Read More
The universal language, music transcends culture and speaks directly to the heart. Here, Ken Boa offers his top picks in three musical genres—songs to elevate your heart and mind and call you into a greater awareness of God.Read More
Ken Boa wraps up discussion of the practice and purpose of sacred reading, discusses the need for a blend of contemplation and action, and finally moves into a new section of this series on the central role God must have in our hearts and lives.Read More
Post Date: January 15, 2018
Author, blogger, and speaker Frank Viola recently added Life in the Presence of God to his list of “The Best 100 Christian Books Ever Written.” I was honored to then interview with him about some thought-provoking questions and topics that my book tends to raise.
Read Part 1 here, which covers:
What it’s like to feel or experience God’s presence
My thoughts for those who sense or feel “nothing”
In today’s smartphone-addicted, image-obsessed, success-driven society—where naturalism, materialism, and postmodernism reign and may even have (to some degree) unconsciously snuck into our own thinking—how can we live the Christian life? How can we stay in touch with God while being bombarded by a world so ubiquitous, so alluring, and so distracting?
The solution (and the premise of Ken’s book) is twofold.
Trusting and Training
Post Date: November 10, 2017
November 7, 2017, marked the release of Dr. Ken Boa’s newest book, Life in the Presence of God: Practices for Living in Light of Eternity, from InterVarsity Press. The book’s content is based on Ken’s Wednesday morning teaching series that ran from January to October 2016 (start watching the series here). Below is a question-and-answer with the author,Read More
This compilation of videos and video resources offers a glimpse into the beauty, complexity, and diversity of the world God created. These videos were primarily assembled to aid with one of the exercises in A Guide to Practicing God’s Presence (the companion, online training guide to Life in the Presence of God: Practices for Living in Light of Eternity). We will continue to add to this list as we come across new videos that we believe help evoke awe of the work of our Creator.Read More