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Christian Spirituality is a voluntary association concerned with fostering a deeper spirituality in the lives of individuals.  Christian Spirituality seeks to formulate clearly and incisively the deep truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to facilitate ecumenical dialogue on the faith and practice of spirituality as it is practiced by both Christians and other God-seekers. 


Spirituality:  For the purpose of these discussions, spirituality is defined as the practice of the presence of God, which manifests the love of God in the midst of the joy and pain of our world.

Christian Spirituality:  This refers specifically to those practices that grow out of the theological understandings of those whose chosen path to God is by way of discipleship to Jesus Christ.

Interfaith Relationships:  We believe in dialogue with people of all faiths, not that we may all agree, but rather to the end that we may understand and respect each other.  We believe all people are created in the divine image, and are brothers and sisters in the common pursuit of a deeper grasp of spiritual realities.

Sacred Psychology:  Sacred Psychology is concerned with the intersection of spirituality and psychology and thus is concerned with the work of those seminal thinkers such as Carl Jung (including dream analysis, Jungian archetypes and temperament analysis), the Eastern psychology of Sri Aurobindo, the archetypal psychology of Jean Shinoda Bolen, and the ancient practice of enneagram spirituality.

Spiritual Direction:  Spiritual direction is the age old practice of spiritual friendship and mentoring in which one spiritual seeker joins another on his or her spiritual journey, giving counsel and encouragement along the way. It is a discipline practiced in many religions and cultural traditions including shamanism, Christian mysticism, Islamic Sufi practice, and Hindu Gurus.  All are considered to be valid attempts to follow a path which leads to a deep experience of God’s transcendent presence.

An Overview of Christian Spirituality

These are educational and empowering programs that provide through publications, and/or seminars, workshops and personal counseling information and counsel relevant to a specific focus.

Christian Spirituality was formed in 1988, is under the direction of its founder, James L. Foster, a Christian mystic, theologian, and author.  It also facilitates occasional workshops on various aspects of Christian Spirituality such as centering prayer, dream analysis, gifts for ministry and spiritual eldering.