Tag: silence

  • On Solitude and Sabbath

    “…there was silence in heaven for about a half hour” (Rev. 8:1). Solitude and Sabbath are two realities that overlap and depend upon each other. There is an interdependent relationship between solitude and Sabbath. In order to practice one, we need the other as a part of our lives. Solitude is learning how to be […]

  • Listening As Exchange: The Trouble with God Discerning Our Will

    If you ever get the chance to sit in on a silent Quaker meeting, take the opportunity. It’s not the kind of experience you’ll get just anywhere. Yes, it’s intense. Yes, it’s likely to be extremely difficult to “center down” and focus for an hour, but it’d still be a great exercise in listening. When […]

  • Kierkegaard on Solitude

    It is an awful satire, and an epigram on the materialism of our modern age, that nowadays the only use that can be made of solitude is imposing it as a penalty, as jail. What a difference there is between those times when, no matter how secular materialism always was, man believed in the solitude […]