Anvil vol 35 issue 2, August 2019
Spiritual not religious
Stories, reflection and learning on engaging in mission with people who identify as “spiritual not religious”.
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Editorial: Spiritual not religious
Guest editor Andrea Campanale introduces this issue, sharing the learning and experience of enabling encounters with the divine for people who identify as “spiritual, not religious”.
Trapped between the spiritual and the religious
Pastor Phil Wyman from Salem, Massachusetts, highlights the tension that exists between the old sensibilities and new ways of thinking and being.
Engaging in mission with the “spiritual not religious”
Ian Mobsby on the importance of the experiential for the SNR, which he roots in Trinitarian and Incarnational theology, and shares his experience of spirituality dialogue groups.
Perspectives from Glastonbury
Diana Greenfield, ordained pioneer in Glastonbury, shares stories from her role as ordained pioneer in Glastonbury including people’s interest in “Christ consciousness”.
Being among people as ourselves
Emma Moreton reflects on decades of life spent bridging the gulf between “religious” and “spiritual” and one astonishing event at Stonehenge.
Paul Cudby is reframing Christian community with The Arden Forest Church to model a new style of leadership and recognise people’s spiritual connection to nature.
The role of myth and imagination
Matt Arnold draws on Tolkien, Lewis, Jesus and Paul as he helpfully brings together the need for imagination and myth in apologetics for a world captivated by story.
Space to breathe
Nicky Redsell outlines how spirituality can be engaged in a workplace context to encourage greater team collaboration and improve mental and physical health.
Books reviewed include Paul Cudby’s The Shaken Path and Shaw and Burrows’ Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship.
Mission with People who are Spiritual but not Religious
Talks, interviews and resource recommendations from our day conference on Mission with People who are Spiritual but not Religious in July 2018.Read more