Conversatio Divina

Deeper Peace this Christmas Season

Prince of Peace

In the final essay in our Advent series, Steve Porter reflects on Jesus as “Prince of Peace.” And he offers several suggestions for experiencing deeper peace during this special season of the Church’s calendar.


Ancient Innovative Prayer in an Age of Distractibility

Dallas Willard expressed in Hearing God, that it was the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that introduced what we might call the “extended incarnational plan” for healing humanity through union with God.

This week, we present to you a reflection by a pastor and spiritual director, Art Matheny, on how John Cassian’s prayer from Psalm 70.1 can be applied to our daily battles with distractibility.


Moving Beyond Disordered Desires

And, you can read an article by psychiatrist, Michael Walsh, describing how we can move beyond the bond of disordered desires and become the person whom God can empower to do as one wants.