“Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality is a worthwhile contribution, offering insights on the interplay between the two that will likely prove most useful to Christians who are looking for a new way to enliven a spiritual life that has become staid and stagnant.”
About Micah Wimmer
Micah Wimmer is a writer whose work has appeared on Oakley & Allen, Nieman Storyboard, and the Shocker. A recent graduate of Claremont School of Theology, and an avid NBA fan, he lives in Akron, Ohio, with his two cats.
Entries by Micah Wimmer
” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once wrote that there are no proofs for the God of Israel, only witnesses. For him, faith is not something to be deduced, but something that we intuit, not a piece of knowledge, but an attitude towards life that allows us to perceive the grandeur of existence, standing in awe of that which is beyond our grasp. When we talk about our belief, we must perceive this wonder inherent to our world, becoming witnesses of a God who we cannot prove, but only believe in.”
“Those of us who are people of faith are not called to stand on the sidelines, offering empty gestures and slogans of goodwill, but to fight for justice, standing in solidarity with the oppressed wherever they are to be found. May we fulfill our call.”
“This allows persons of faith to avoid feeling threatened by scientific discoveries which may initially appear to impinge on the Bible’s historical accuracy, and leaves science free from unneeded and unwanted intrusions from religion. It is a way of viewing the two separately that aids in answering ‘all possible scientific questions,’ while also seeking to touch upon the ‘riddles of life,’ those which religious faith is uniquely suited to address.”
“The labyrinth symbolizes our spiritual life as a whole in a unique way. One must keep their eyes on the path as they walk, looking neither forward nor backward, or else they will stray from the path they are to continue on. How often do we ruminate endlessly on past mistakes or fear future events which may not even come to pass instead of focusing on the divine presence that permeates every moment? Walking the labyrinth is a way of avoiding such wandering, helping us to fulfill Jesus’ command to consider the lilies rather than being filled with anxiety for tomorrow.”
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