I am working on a new blog.
I believe my calling is to help people become disciples of Jesus, to follow him with every part of our lives. I believe the spiritual disciplines are central to the life of the disciple. The disciplines are practices that cultivate a life in the presence of God. They initiate and maintain an awareness of his presence as well as identify and root out obstacles to an awareness of his presence. So I am creating a blog about the spiritual disciplines as a resource for disciples.
My hope is to provide information and direction about various disciplines to help people move deeper into the life of the disciple. I will write about a variety of disciplines but will include the same basic resources for each:
a description of the history, purpose and practice of the discipline
a written guide to practicing the discipline
possibly a video guide to the discipline
an interview with an expert in the discipline
an interview with a beginner
and a list of resources for further study
I am in the very early stages of planning and want to have a few disciplines in the bag before I “open the doors.” This is where I can use your help. The first three disciplines I plan to post are the inductive study method, breath prayer and Sabbath. I am looking for people who would consider themselves beginners in these disciplines to practice them for at least 30 days and answer a few questions about their experience for the blog.
You can either write your response or we can meet for a brief conversation. The questions are simple and posted below. If you are interested, would you please contact me via either Facebook or Twitter?
(Also, if you would like to be updated on the progress of the new blog, the best way to do that is subscribe to this one.)
- What was your experience with the discipline before this experiment?
- What drew you to this discipline?
- How did you meet God as in the discipline?
- When you engaged the discipline, where did you struggle?
- What advice would you have for someone beginning to practice this discipline?