Learning to listen for God's voice: teaching contemplative prayer and Christian meditation to Lutheran gen Xers and millennials

Full Title
Learning to listen for God's voice: teaching contemplative prayer and Christian meditation to Lutheran gen Xers and millennials
Author
Derek J Cheek
Abstract
In this project I studied a group of Lutheran Gen Xers and Millenials as they learned some of the elementary principles of various forms of contemplative prayer and Christian meditation. The techniques which were taught were drawn from various monastic traditions and Christian mystics from throughout the ages. They were presented over the course of eight weeks of study. In addition to learning various styles of contemplative prayer the participants were asked to employ them for at least 15 minutes a day, five days a week, for each of the eight weeks. Additionally they spent time discussing their experiences with these various forms of prayer and the impact it had on their awareness of Christ in and around them in their daily lives.
Advisor
Pamela Baker Powell
Language
English
Date
2006
Number of Pages
196