Let me put this another way. Despite the best efforts of cell phones, iPods, BlackBerries, and twenty-four-hour broadband internet access to stamp out all possibility of the contemplative, people still long to stand transfixed before an image of power and beauty, to watch a sunlit mountain range emerge from the rainclouds or to sit quietly in prayer. Behind these contemporary hungers lie, I believe, deep reasons why we Protestants ought to allow the contemplative back into our spirituality—to unlock our churches to our affective lives.
from an article by William Dyrness in Image, Issue #49, Spring 2006.
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