Posted on Jan 26, 2013

Suggested resources from the desk of Lorna MacQueen, Minister-Faith Formation for Discipleship:

Loving Kindness Meditation Links:

Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation with Sylvia Boorstein: http://blog.onbeing.org/post/5269242242/lovingkindness-metta-meditation-with-sylvia

A Christian re-write: https://jesusscribbles.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/a-christian-loving-kindness-meditation/

Written explanation: http://progressivechristianity.org/resources/loving-kindness-meditations/

Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Centre: http://ghostranch.org

Progressive Christian Artists Network: http://www.progressivechristianartists.org/. A network of musicians, artists, performers, writers, and more, all offering our creative gifts for the work of the church Lectionary project: http://www.progressivechristianartists.org/resources/pcan-lectionary-project

Practicing Our Faith: http://www.practicingourfaith.org was launched to further the invitation extended in Dorothy Bass’ book, Practicing our Faith. The site links to a free online Library of resources, sermons, and study guides which are free to read, use and print.

Spirit Given Gifts: http://www.spiritgivengifts.com. This website offers a number of resources to help you identify your ‘spiritual gifts’ and access to an online Questionnaire. An interesting ‘beginning place’ for thinking about Spiritual gifts.

Spiritual Gift Inventories: Google “Spiritual Gift Inventory.”

Explorefaith.org – ‘Spiritual guidance for anyone seeking a path to God.’ Committed to ongoing spiritual formation for people from diverse backgrounds and denominations, their statement is: We believe in an embracing, forgiving and merciful God whose chief characteristic is love. We believe God is constantly reaching out to us and that we can experience the heart of God through Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ bridges the chasms that separate us from God, and we seek to follow Christ’s teachings in faith and action.  http://www.explorefaith.org

Spirituality and Practice:  Resources for Spiritual Journeys – http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com. With an inter-faith focus, it offers a number of resources including very reasonably priced e-courses, online retreats and spiritual practices.

Spiritual Practice, Quaker Practice: http://www.nyym.org/spark/spqp.pdf

Ignatian Spirituaity: http://ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen

The Fellowship of the Least Coin: http://www.flc.net.ph  isworld-wide ecumenical movement of prayer for peace, justice and reconciliation. Through this movement Christian women around the world seek fellowship with each other and are reminded to live a reconciled and forgiving life with others.’

World Community for Christian Meditation: http://www.worldprayers.org/archive/index/meditations_index.html