Jonathan Merritt On A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation

In his latest book, Learning to Speaking God from Scratch, best-selling author and religion writer Jonathan Merritt, discusses a chronic pain condition that left him “blurred” and “helpless like Job” (Merritt 96).

In a recent post, Merritt adds that he sought out mindfulness meditation and yoga in order to cope. As a fellow pain sufferer (I’ve have chronic migraine syndrome), I was honored when Jonathan reached out to discuss One Breath at a Time. 

In this Q&A, we chatted about the difference between meditation and prayer, skepticism of contemplative practices among Christians, meditation in scripture, church history, theology, and Jesus’s contemplative life.

Best of all, we talk about how Christians can boldly chart a path into contemplative spirituality while keeping her feet firmly planted in the faith.

Read the full interview here!

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