Kelly Edmiston | Not “feeling it” in the Spiritual Life

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Episode 17 of the Spirituality for Normal People Podcast features an interview with Kelly Edmiston. Kelly is the student minister at First Colony Church of Christ. We pack a ton of amazing stuff in this episode, as you can see from the notes below. Such a great conversation!

Some of What We Talk About

  • What happens when we don’t “feel it” in our spiritual life?
  • Making feelings and experiences into idols. Seeking them instead of seeking God.
  • When God might use a period of spiritual dryness
  • How do we stay obedient in the absence of emotion?
  • There is no separation between sacred and secular – all is spiritual
  • Making spiritual practices tangible
  • Breath Prayers (e.g. “I am weak, but you a strong”)
  • Silence as a spiritual practice and what to do about distractions
  • Be patient, gentle, and generous with yourself
  • Finding help for the Spiritual life in deep sources (e.g. Julian of Norwich)
  • What is the relationship between suffering and the spiritual life?
  • The metaphor of pregnancy and labor for the spiritual life.

Kelly’s Articles on Scot McKnight’s Blog

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