"Meditation is intentional about holding the space for listening for God's still small voice."—J. Dana Trent
Episode 69 of Spirituality for Ordinary People features another interview with J. Dana Trent. Dana was on episode 67 speaking about the practice of Sabbath, and this time she is back sharing about Christian Meditation. She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. An ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain, her work has appeared on Time.com, and in Religion News Service, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, and The Christian Century.
The word "meditation" is in scripture. It means "to ponder," "to reflect."
Prayer is about talking to God, Meditation is about listening. It is about holding space to listen for the still, small voice of God.
Meditation has physiological benefits, including the body's ability to calm itself.
Things to Think About
What can you do to create space to breathe and listen for God?
Spiritual Practices Discussed in this Episode
Loving Kindness Meditation
Links and Resources:
- J. Dana Trent's Website
- For Sabbath's Sake by J. Dana Trent
- One Breath At A Time: A Skeptic's Guide to Meditation by J. Dana Trent
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