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Key Buzz words, contemplative prayer, experiential Christianity, relational Christianity are key words in understanding spiritual formation.
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (composed from 1522–1524) are a set of Christian meditations, prayers and mental exercises, divided into four thematic 'weeks' of variable length, designed to be carried out over a period of 28 to 30 days. They were composed with the intention of helping the retreatant to discern Jesus in his life, leading him to a personal commitment to follow him. Though the underlying spiritual outlook is Catholic, the exercises can also be undertaken by non-Catholics. The 'Spiritual Exercises' booklet was formally approved in 1548 by Paul III.
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius form the cornerstone of Ignatian Spirituality—a way of understanding and living the human relationship with God in the world exemplified in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Although originally designed to take place in the setting of a secluded retreat, during which those undergoing the exercises would be focused on nothing other than the Exercises, in his introductory notes, Ignatius provides a model for completing the Exercises over a longer period without the need of seclusion. The Exercises were designed to be carried out while under the direction of a spiritual director. The Spiritual Exercises were never meant only for the vowed religious. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Exercises for 15 years before he was ordained, and years before the Society of Jesus was even founded. After the Society was formed, the Exercises became the central component of the Jesuit novitiate training program, and they usually take place during the first year of a two year novitiate. Ignatius considered the examen, or spiritual self-review, to be the most important way to continue to live out the experience of the Exercises after their completion.
We will be exposing Spiritual Formation, using the Book "Relational Christianity" author Steve Meeks.
Bio: Steve Meeks, Senior Pastor
Steve Meeks has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary since October 1984. He is the author of three books, Relational Christianity, The Last Great Revival and Incarnational Christianity. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His ministry focuses on intimacy with God and spiritual formation. Source link Click here
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The Jesuit School of Theology’s mission statement highlights the importance of integral formation: “The Jesuit School of Theology achieves its mission through the academic, pastoral and personal formation of Jesuits and other candidates for ministry, ordained and lay, in the Roman Catholic Church.” Scholarship, teaching, and research are all understood as a form of ministry and should have, depending upon the program and the interest of the student, a dimension of formation.
The Jesuit School of Theology spiritual formation programs serve personal and ministerial development through prayer days, retreats, faith sharing groups, spiritual direction, and liturgical prayer.
Robert Dawkins has worked as a grassroots organizer for a number of years, conducting organizing campaigns in Houston and Atlanta for ACORN before becoming their Head Organizer in Charlotte. He has also consulted on various grassroots campaigns for nonprofit groups. He has a BA in Political Science from the University of South Carolina, a Graduate Certificate in Non Profit Management from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago. Robert is a board member of the advocacy group Action NC and the Political Action Chair of the Charlotte NAACP.
Join us here on Conscious Youth Global Network Radio, as we continue to explore the possibilities of our youth’s potential by giving them the platform to share their views and their artistic expressions with our listeners. Our topic will be: Art and Architecture: Future Possibilities. We will be speaking with two dynamic individuals, both are natives of Los Angeles. Austin Adams, who’s currently studying architecture, shares some very inspirational words that all youth can benefit from. Our second guest, Maria Cruz, a phenomenal visual artist and expressionist and a founder of the successful Artwalk project in Lemiert Park Village, will also share her wisdom of art and life. This dialogue promises to be very interesting! Tune in!
Austin Adams was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Loyola High School in 2013. There he ran track and cross country all four years and was an active member in campus ministry. In his freshman and sophomore years he helped tutor eighth grade students to prepare for the high school placement test. During high school he also volunteered at the Jenesse Center which is a non-profit domestic violence abuse center that has rehabilitation programs to help battered families integrate back into a normal life. With the Jenesse Center, he was a Youth Conversations Leader and a camp counselor during the summer.
Maria Elena Cruz is an active artist and curator, and the mother of two children, aged seven and eight. She has taught art for 15 years, and believes that art can help children and adults development and ease them through difficult times of transition – something she has experience with firsthand. She taught at Optimist High for eight years and taught watercolor, mixed media art, and figure drawing at UCLA for four years.
Last week, we broke new ground by doing a live, on-air past life regression on one of our co-hosts. By doing so, we made available the tools for you to try to discover your own past lives. THIS WEEK is an opportunity for you to call in with questions about what happened, the process of hypnosis and regression, soul contracts, soul groups, any question that last week's show brought up. You can also ask Kristina Rake, M.A. our theologian and psychic medium, to get a sense of any of your own past lives. She and Dr. Chuck Kennedy will explain why knowing your pre-birth past can help with issues, anxieties, and conflicts that you have today.
Dr. Chuck Kennedy, R.N., Ph.D., is a Loyola-educated Neuroscientist with expansive expertise in neurolinguistic programming, memory, and the mind's interaction with the paranormal. He is the author of over a dozen books on these subjects. Unlike other scientists, Dr. Chuck is an avid paranormal investigator of over 40 years with many advancements in the field to his credit. He constructed the first under-water paranormal investigation equipment to investigate sunken vessels and has revolutionized EVP science. He can be reached at: ghostsofdfw.com.
Kristina Rake has a Masters Degree in Theology and Scripture from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Boston. She holds numerous awards in preaching, teaching, public speaking, authorship, and historical research. She is also a candidate for the Catholic Priesthood in the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She has an extensive background in demonology, the occult, the paranormal, and ufology. She can be reached on facebook at: Kristina Rake.
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To go or not to go, that is the question. Graduate school sounds like a great option. Butt what school do you go to for your degree? How do you choose the program thats best for you? Whatever your reason for wanting to get your graduate degree, there’s a lot to think about before you commit to another few years of school. Today Shirley Gutkowski, host of Cross Link Radio, speaks with David Diehl, Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Associate Professor of Accounting at Aurora University on what to consider when returning for your graduate degree.
David’s specialties are taxation, management accounting, personal financial planning and corporate financial management. He has degrees from Loyola University Chicago, Missouri Baptist University, and the University of Missouri – Columbia. David is a licensed CPA in Illinois and Missouri. He is one of only about 35,000 holders of the Personal Financial Specialist designation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. David also holds the prestigious CMA designation from the Institute of Management Accountants and the CGMA designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. David Diehl is an active member of the Illinois and Missouri CPA Societies as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
David is a regular speaker on financial and business matters. In addition, he was author of the instructor’s manual and PowerPoint system for the third edition “Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications”.
David, his wife Mary, and their three cats reside in Glendale, MO and Chicago, IL.
The man who was best known for fueling Loyola Marymount's March Madness charge all the way to the Elite Eight before Larry Johnson’s powerhouse UNLV squad ended their Cinderella story in 1990.
Bo Kimble stops by the program to reflect on a great run as well as his friend and former college teammate, Hank Gathers.
Gathers was a dominant player who led the nation in scoring before he collapsed and died of a heart condition during a game.
Bo Kimble takes us down memory lane and also shares what he did to hoour his friend during a game.
The Breakdown - For hoops talk, the way it should be!
It was during her junior year at Virginia Tech, that Richmond, VA native, Dr. Thea Green, explored her interest in psychology and decided to change her major. Her passions for addressing the needs of women and people of color led her to pursue additional studies in Women’s Studies and Black Studies. After realizing that she had a passion for psychology and helping others, and after receiving insight and guidance from Tech’s Psychology department, she decided to pursue a Masters in Counseling Education degree at Michigan State University.
While pursuing her Master’s degree, Dr. Green worked at a local treatment facility that provided individual, group, family, and intensive outpatient care to individuals with mental illnesses and substance abuse/chemical dependency issues. Again, Dr. Green decided that she wanted to further her education to ensure that she would become as highly skilled and proficient as possible in the mental health field to provide exceptional services to those who sought her counsel. She chose to pursue a Pastoral Counseling PhD from Loyola University Maryland.
On November 8, 2012, Dr. Thea Green successfully defending her dissertation and went on to graduate from Loyola University in May 2013. She recently opened her own private practice in Ashland, Virginia, Iasis Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC where she provides numerous services including but not limited to: individual and group therapy, relationship counseling, substance abuse/chemical dependency counseling, behavior counseling, spiritual counseling, counseling related to cultural and gender issues and clinical supervision.
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Albert William Vogt III was born in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, on January 28, 1980. He also grew to love history, mostly because of his father, who would feed his head of tales of Napoleon and the Grand Armee. It was that love of history that led him to pursue a PhD in American History at Loyola University in Chicago.
While at Loyola, Albert concentrated on cultural and social history. He wrote his dissertation, titled "The Costumed Catholic: Catholics, Whiteness, and the Movies, 1928-1973," which focuses on how Catholics have been portrayed on American film throughout much of the twentieth century. It was enough to earn him his PhD, which was officially conferred in August of 2013.
After Loyola, Albert returned to Florida where he teaches at the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg in the history department, and online for St. Leo University. He also has a novel coming out through Tate Publishing titledBob the Time Traveler. He also has a history consulting firm that he runs with his business partner, Jacob K. Friefeld, called Of Historical Interest.
Topic:"The Allure of the Game" .....Glamour in a Cracked Mirror.
Guest Authors: Rio Terrell and Porscha Sterlling
Author Porscha Sterling was born in Hollywood, FL and raised in Gainesville, FL. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and her Master's degree in Human Resource Management from Loyola University Chicago before moving to Atlanta, GA. She began reading urban fiction as a way to escape from the pressures of work and life. She became immediately captivated by the lifestyle and how it connected with so much of her youth. One day after sharing the story of her life with a friend, he encouraged her to write. Although she was quite reluctant to write about her own past, she did think that she had a story to tell so she began writing her first book. After sharing the prologue of her story with another of her closest friends and receiving even more encouragement to continue, she decided to complete the story and submit it for publishing. Porscha is signed to SBR Publications. Her debut novel, 3 Queens, was released January 10, 2014. Other releases include: Ride or Die Bitch 3 Queens 2 (the second installment of the 3 Queens Trilogy, Groupie Luv, and her most current release, Ride or Die Bitch #3.
Rio is the national best-selling author of The Cocaine Princess series, A Gangsta's Son 1&2, Sweet Licks 1&2, The Cocaine Prince, and Bulletface. Now the CEO of his own publishing company — Dub Life Publications — he aspires to one day be one of the leading forces in urban publishing.