Online learning


Register Now for CELTIC SPIRITUALITY SCHOOL (Online Program Begins February 11!)


Friends, I hope you will join me — and eleven other amazing Celtic and contemplative teachers and speakers, including John Philip Newell, Esther de Waal, Sharon Blackie, Christine Valters Paintner, and more — for the first-ever online Celtic Spirituality School which begins on February 11, 2023 and runs for a full year! Are you hungry for a more contemplative, earthy, embodied spirituality? If...

Online Event: Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life (Dates: January 10-February 7, 2022)


Columbia Theological Seminary has a splendid certificate program for spiritual formation, and this four-week online course is the introductory program for those who wish to participate. But even if you don’t want to commit to an in-depth spirituality certificate program, this course is a great way to explore the riches of Christian spirituality and to give yourself a way to “go deeper...

Online Course: Wisdom of the Desert (September 27-October 22, 2021)


Explore the wisdom, wit, and spiritual insight of the Desert Mothers and Fathers in this four-week online course, sponsored by Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning. The course counts as an elective for the Center’s Certificate in Spiritual Formation. Whether you are pursuing that certificate or not, this is a wonderful way to explore the wisdom of the desert...

Celtic Spirituality, Celtic Prayer, and the Promises of the Heart: Three Contemplative Online Courses


It’s March, and that means St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away! This year, instead of (or, in addition to) enjoying a pint of green beer, why don’t you observe St. Patrick’s Day by enrolling in a Celtic spirituality e-course through Spirituality and Practice? These courses are available “on demand” — which means you can sign up, and receive the course...

Spirituality and Technology: How Can New Ways of Communicating and Learning Support Our Ancient Practices of Prayer?


A few months ago I wrote about smartphone apps that are designed to support a daily prayer practice. Most of the people who gave me feedback on the post expressed how much they appreciated apps like the ones I wrote about, since they found that in today’s busy world, having words for prayer available on their phone simply made sense. But, predictably, one person came along and made a...



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