Photo taken in our backyard in Naperville, Ill. (Aug 2012)

Photo taken in our backyard in Naperville, Ill. (Aug 2012)

Living Mindfully

I've set up this website to provide a forum for my thinking about Christian spirituality and mindfulness. I teach at Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois). Mindfulness has become a bit of an intellectual fad of late. I welcome this interest (even for all its faddishness and overreaching promises). Inattention is a perennial human issue, but we live in a culture that seems designed to foster continual partial attention at great relational and spiritual cost. For the past decade I have been looking at the contemporary clinical mindfulness and thinking about Christian perspectives on mindfulness, especially as seen in the Scriptures and the fourth century desert writers.