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Resources for Christian Living

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Here are some resources I have created over the years that have been helpful to people as they have explored their relationship with God:

 

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“Brief Guides” to Christian Spiritual Practices

 

Praying the Lord’s Prayer – Slowly: A Brief Guide
See also Praying the Scriptures: A Field Guide for Your Spiritual Journey, 27-32.

Gospel Meditation: A Brief Guide to the Imaginative Reading of Scripture
Taken from Praying the Scriptures: A Field Guide for Your Spiritual Journey, 52-54

Celebrating the Seasons of Life: A Brief Guide

My Relationship with God: A Brief Guide to Reviewing One’s Spiritual Life.

Treasure from the Desert: A Brief Guide to Private, Personal Retreats with the Lord

Prayerful Review: A Brief Guide to Self-Examination

The Art of Putting Things Right: A Brief Guide to (making) Confession

My Talking Back Journal: Responding to Unwelcome Voices

Composing Collects: A Brief Guide to Powerful (but short) Prayers

Living the Jesus Prayer: A Brief Guide

Icon Meditation: A Brief Guide

Gratitude and the Spiritual Practice of Photography

See also Soulsculpting, a blog that helps you connect deeply with God, increase thriving and well-being for yourself and others through simple five-minute practices rooted in Christian tradition and positive psychology.

The Spirituality of Worship Part One: Worship as a Divine Human EncounterThe Spirituality of Worship Part One: Worship as a Divine Human Encounter
The first of a series of over twenty video lectures covering the spirituality of Christian worship
Discovering Lectio DivinaDiscovering Lectio Divina
The second of a series of five videos introducing the practice of devotional Bible reading

Rules of Life Resources

Resources to help you write your own personal or community Rule of Life

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Rules of Life: A Brief Introduction – A 14-minute video introduction to the Christian practice of keeping a Rule of Life, covering the history, basic elements, and practical tips. See also my written companion to the video, “What is a Rule of Life?

Evans Rule – An 8-minute video describing how I keep my Rule of Life and what I do when it doesn’t work.

Rules of Life: The Preliminary Work – A 30-minute video describing the important preliminary work of getting ready to write a Rule of Life.

Rules of Life: The Principal Work – In this 20-minute video I continue our conversation regarding writing a Rule of Life. I discuss the areas of rhythm, external or ordinary matters, and internal matters.

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My Spiritual Agenda: A Brief Guide to Designing a Personal Rule of Life (See The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality, 296-97). See also What is a Rule of Life?

A Collection of Rules, Constitutions, Covenants and Such from Monastic Communities and Other Similar Groups

Sample Rules of Life from Ordinary People Like You and Me

A Pastor in Hong Kong

A Pastor in Canada

A Retiree

A Homeschool Mother

A Psychology Student

Other Stuff

Finding Order: A Process of Intentional Life-Transition Discernment for Committed Christians

Celebrating Hallow ‘een? Setting the Holiday Straight and Suggesting a Family Celebration

The Use of Imagination in Christian Devotion and Ministry

Homeless Rights: A Christian Case for the Support of Colorado’s Right to Rest

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What if? A Twelve Minute Meditation on What Revival Might Look Like (lightly adapted from The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality, 434-35).

The Paralytic: An Imaginative Gospel Meditation