The reason we encourage the study of these ancient teachers is because we believe they are far more than historical curiosities; they offer us great spiritual wisdom that can help us grow in our faith today. Thanks, Chris, for providing an excellent illustration of that.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I commend to you Rev. Chris Brown's blog post, Renewing the Mind: Porn, Neurology, and Monkish Wisdom. Chris connects what science teaches about addiction to the spiritual practices of ancient Christian ascetics. He draws on the Philokalia, one of the texts for our current seminar.