Growing Deeper… Contemplative Practices

Resources to encourage your next steps in Contemplative Practices.

Sermon from Rich Villodas at New Life Fellowship Church on Contemplative Rhythms – preached in 2022.

Study Guide from Waterbrook Multnomah Press.
Bible Project 5-Minute Sabbath Video
Bible Project “Seventh-Day Rest – Sabbath” – 14 Video Resources
Sabbath and Scripture Podcasts from Christ City Church in Washington DC – 6 minute lectio divina podcasts on the theme of Sabbath.
Sabbath Poems by Wendell Berry – Written and Read  

From Saint Andrew’s Abbey – Accepting the Embrace of God - Lectio Divina overview
Lectio Divina: Praying the Scriptures from the Upper Room
Stability – reflection from Rev. Lynne Baab, a pastor in the Seattle Presbytery, on the Benedictine vow of stability.
Podcast interview with Daniel Grothe, author of The Power of Place on the modern application of the monastic vow of stability (15 minutes) and another longer interview for going deeper (60 minutes).

A brief Scripture index on silence before God.
Henri Nouwen is a trusted guide for solitude and silence with God – two of his small but powerful books are The Way of the Heart and Out of Solitude.