Devotional Spirituality: Part 11—Suggestions for Meditating on Scripture (& Practicing His Presence Launch)

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Devotional Spirituality

Ken Boa discusses the second step of the ancient practice of sacred reading (lectio divina): meditation (meditatio); he also embarks on a tour through “A Guide to Practicing God’s Presence” with his Monday group (as he is doing with all of his local weekly study groups).

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Rose and buds in garden

The Five Loves—and the Greatest of These Is Agapē

The human forms of love known in the Greek as epithumia (physical desire), eros (romantic love), storge (love for family members/those with whom we “belong”), and phileo (friendship/companionship love) can be elevated to what God intended for them to be when they’re infused with the divine love of agape. These four human loves are like flowers that can flourish in the garden of agape.

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Devotional Spirituality: Part 8—Seasons of Dryness & Darkness

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Devotional Spirituality

The spiritual life involves alternating patterns of sorrow and joy, delight and emptiness, warm experience and feelings of abandonment. During these times, showing up before God on a daily basis is critical, Ken Boa explains in this eighth part of his “Devotional Spirituality” series.

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