May 9, 2006

Contemplative Tour for Yaconelli

Bob Carlton has put together a blog tour for Mark Yaconelli's new book, Contemplative Youth Ministry. From what I've seen so far, I can't wait to get my hands in the book. Yesterday, the tour kicked off at Jonny Baker, and today it's over at Gavin Richardson's blog. On May 26, my buddy Lucas will be hosting, so hopefully I can come up with some good questions before then.

Today, Gavin brought to light that there are some that are against contemplation and the prayer tradition that stands behind it. Here at Truett, we practice different kinds of prayer including contemplation, the Jesus prayer, the centering prayer, and lectio divina. In my next post, I'm want to try to engage with one of the arguments that I've heard against contemplation: using proof texting.