Walking as a Spiritual Practice
From Eve and Adam's walks with God in the cool of the evening to the disciples' walk with the resurrected Christ on the way to Emmaus, the Bible points to numerous instances( more than 600) of walking as part of the human experience with God. Whether as short as a labyrinth walk or as long as a pilgrimage, the physical movement of walking and running has long been a part of spiritual practice and a life of discipleship. To experience connecting with God through walking, join us for one, a few, or all of these walks. This is an open group accessible to most levels of fitness.
Winter Spring 2020 Walk Schedule
All walks are at Long Hunter State Park's Couchville Lake trail and begin at 8am.
(For more information on these walks, go to the resources page for free downloads)
These are open groups. Saturday groups have no childcare provided. These are sponsored events with no charge or fee.
If you plan to attend a walk and this is your first time, please click here and send me a message. This will allow me to provide enough material for all those attending.
Providence UMC, Mt. Juliet, TN - Training Room
Join me Saturday evening, January 25th to view and discuss the film, "The Odyssey: The Further Journey" by Richard Rohr.
Why does Franciscan priest Richard Rohr explore this theme from ancient Greek mythology? Richard sees the spiritual genius of myths and describes how they come from a deep river of truth which prophetic, wise people perceive. He explores how these sacred stories contain archetypal meaning that is as fresh to spiritual travelers today as it was 700 years B.C.E.
Richard looks at the mythological symbols in modern terms, as well as uncovering some religious content in the story. The listener might be surprised that much of the focus in this story relates directly to what we call today “the second half of life” journey. This teaching calls us to explore our life and to grow from the experience.
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