Resources for those re-thinking their Christian faith

Rebecca de Saintonge, 15th Mar 2016 2 comments

A frequently updated list of resources for people seeking a more radical approach to Christian spirituality.

The London Spirituality Centre

The Centre offers workshops,  events and courses to help you discover, explore and develop your spirituality.

In their own words: “Drawing upon ancient Christian wisdom and contemporary psychological insight, the Centre offers training and development opportunities for individuals and groups including two formation courses for spiritual directors, a basic Course in Christian Spirituality, supervision groups and a wide variety of workshops.”

The Centre, a registered charity, is based in the Church of St Edmund the
King, Lombard Street in the heart of the City of London.”

See:   www.spiritualitycentre.org

Centre for Action and Contemplation

An organisation that encourages a more contemplative approach to Christianity, inspired by the teachings of Fr. Richard Rohr.

In their own words: “We are a centre for experiential education, rooted in the Gospels, encouraging the transformation of human consciousness through contemplation, and equipping people to be instruments of peaceful change in the world.”

See: www.cac.org

The Lasting Supper

The Lasting Supper is a non-confrontational online community run by pastor and cartoonist David Hayward.

In his own words: “The Lasting Supper is for people who want to be spiritually independent and free. We all eat at the same table but we like different things. So we value transparency and honesty. With a bit of hot sauce. But above all, we share a deep respect for the opinions and beliefs of everyone at the table. It just might be the best spiritual experience you have ever had.”

See: www.thelastingsupper.com

Progressive Christian Network

The Progressive Christianity Network seeks a credible and inclusive way to follow Jesus.

In their own words: “We are unafraid to question traditional church teaching: we value contemporary thought and recent biblical understanding. We do not offer a set of answers but we invite you to join us in asking the questions.”

See: www.pcnbritain.org.uk

The Modern Church

Modern Church is the main proponent of liberal theology in the British churches.

In their own words: “We work ecumenically to encourage open, enquiring, non-dogmatic approaches to Christianity.”

See: www.modernchurch.org.uk

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  • John-Francis Friendship, 12th May 2016

    I wonder if you might include the London Spirituality Centre in your
    Resources? It “offers resources for well-being and supports those who seek
    to live a wholehearted life. Drawing upon ancient Christian wisdom and
    contemporary psychological insight, the Centre offers training and
    development opportunities for individuals and groups including two
    formation courses for spiritual directors, a basic Course in Christian
    Spirituality, supervision groups and a wide variety of workshops.

    The Centre, a registered charity, is based in the Church of St Edmund the
    King, Lombard Street in the heart of the City of London.”

    http://www.spiritualitycentre.org/

  • Ruth, 13th May 2016

    John Shelby Spong has written several very helpful and liberating books in this
    context including ‘Jesus for the Non-Religious’ and ‘Why Christianity must
    change or die’.