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Centering Prayer: Recovery For Ministerial Burnout

Centering prayer can help with burnout, so read on for more prayer tips.  Burnout is a big problem. In far too many cases we hear of missionaries who go to the field and then, before long, we learn that they have lost their zeal and came...

Contemplation, Office Politics, & the Rule of Saint Benedict

The verb “contemplate” is defined as “looking at or viewing with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully; to think deeply about; to have a purpose or intent.” Sounds nice. “Politics,” however, is defined as “the use of intrigue or strategy in obtaining any position of...

Contemplative Life and Professional Life Can Coexist

Can a working professional in a high-stress job and stressful environment maintain a consistent spiritual focus—or are the stresses of work and the city incompatible with the contemplative life? I’m what they call an extreme commuter. On a typical workday, I drive several miles to a...

Practicing Professional Compassion

Across the globe, in board rooms, in cubicles, on the factory floor–wherever you find workers, a quiet revolution is underway. What began as a movement toward greater spirituality in the workplace has morphed into multiple understandings of what this phrase might mean. It’s characterized by...