Tag Archive: Bible

Why Read the Bible?

Most Christians do think the Bible is important, but we don’t always understand why we should read the Bible, or why it holds a special place in the life of faith.  As part of a larger series on reading the Bible, Christine Sine offers some reasons why Christians engage with scripture in this article.  …

Contemplative Reading of Scripture

Lectio Divina –Latin for “divine reading” is a way of praying with scripture– has a long history among Christians.  In this way of prayer, a short passage of scripture is read and “chewed over” in the heart, seeking to deepen our relationship with God.  The passage is read slowly multiple times, listening with the heart…

Pray the Bible: Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a way of praying meditatively with the Bible so that the Word of God can reach into our hearts and our minds. It’s a simple and natural way of meditation practiced by the early monastics—women and men who followed God’s call to a radical vocation of silence, prayer and love. Other great…