One of the most ancient Christian spiritual disciplines, lectio divina helps you find the Bible a reliable pathway to the presence of God. We need that in our day: many Christians think only a scholar can make sense of Scripture, and many others settle for superficial devotional reading. In classical lectio divina the whole of you engages the biblical text both intellectually and prayerfully.
This on demand webinar, Classical Lectio Divina as a Spiritual Practice for Advent – The Fresh (and Ancient) Way to Find Life in Scripture, will give a brief background on the ways lectio divina is currently taught, and then dive more deeply into the less-familiar classic form of the practice from the Middle Ages.
This webinar was led by Gary Neal Hansen. Mr. Hansen is the award-winning author of “Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers.” Formerly the associate professor of church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, he now lives in Pittsburgh working as a writer, consultant and speaker for conferences and retreats.
What will you learn?
1) The potential value of taking on the practice of lectio divina – and you will develop a game plan to do that for the coming season of Advent.
2) Three different ways lectio divina is practiced and their benefits.
3) How to practice the four steps of classic medieval lectio divina.
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