“Psst … Lectio Divina … your mysticism is showing.”


One of the most pervasive of all the Contemplative, er, Contemptible Prayers, is a little practice called Lectio Divina. It comes to us via the ancients of the Catholic monks, and no longer sneaks in the back door of our churches – it marches down the center aisle and sits in the front pew.

On Monday, I will be interviewing Pirate Christian Radio’s Chris Rosebrough of Fighting For The Faith about Lectio Divina, and we’ll hear straight from the mouths of those who teach and practice it. (Monday morning at Stand Up For The Truth via the Listen Live link.)

Be sure to download our White Paper on Spiritual Formation for more on contemptible prayer practices.

Pamela Couvrette over at Guarding the Deposit does a great job reporting on Lectio and its unbiblical nonsense:

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What Is Lectio Divina?

Pronounced ‘lex-ee-o di-veen-a’, it is Latin for “divine reading” and “is undertaken not with the intention of gaining information but of using the texts as an aid to contact the living God.”* It is popular among Catholics and Gnostics and has gained acceptance within the Emerging Church. It is promoted as a form of Bible study and is also found within the practice of Spiritual Formation. Notably, other faiths are able to practice this as well, so it does not matter whether you are reading from the Koran or the Bible, you just have to ‘adopt’ it for Christianity – you know, like the visible church has done with yoga.

Read the rest here.

2 Responses to “Psst … Lectio Divina … your mysticism is showing.”

  1. April May 15, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    I’ve been reading a great book helping me understand “mysticism” … Faith Misguided:Exposing the Dangers of Mysticism, by Arthur L. Johnson. I had to get it second hand via Amazon because it is out of print.

  2. Stephen May 15, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Great article by Guarding The Deposit.