The Empty Bell

Welcome! The Empty Bell is a sanctuary for the study and practice of Christian meditation and prayer. Our purpose is to learn about the history and practice of the Christian contemplative way as rooted in the Gospels, and to explore its common ground with other ancient Wisdom teachings. We give special attention to the Christian-Buddhist … Continue reading The Empty Bell

Christian bookstores….

Christian bookstores chokehold.... I'm a Christian and I like to read books about religion and theology but I don't bother with Christian bookstores; I get my books from Amazon, BN, or Google. But I guess the right wing evangelicals gotta do their own thing....

Reading update…..

Reading update: finished Breath of Life: God as Spirit in Judaism by Rabbi Rachel Timoner and gave it 5 stars amzn.to/JBIVAp #Kindle — Dennis Reasinger (@dionysius) May 5, 2012

Obama’s religion…..

Obama's Religion Still A Campaign Issue: Many Alabama, Mississippi Voters Believe President Is Muslim | The boneheads that say he is a Muslim really annoy me ! The man says her is  a Christian, he goes to church at least sometimes.  Of course he's a Christian ! He may not be the most fervent Christian but … Continue reading Obama’s religion…..

Steadfast Lutherans

Steadfast Lutherans - Defending and promoting Confessional Lutheranism..... What I like about Confessional Lutheranism is their emphasis on the Liturgy, but I'm not so keen on the dogma. I'm generally more eclectic.....

A prayer of repentance for Lent….

Experimental Theology: Litany of Penitence | A prayer of repentance for Lent or anytime actually. When should we not be repenting ? More |  Repentance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,  Metanoia (theology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,  Repentance (theology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia