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What is a Spiritual Teacher? Do you need a Guru?

Why do people want to go to a saint, Gyani, follow some person or interpretation of someone’s else. What is a spiritual teacher? Why would we need one if we have the Siri Guru Granth Sahib? Do you need a Guru?

Tony Evans on Victory in Spiritual Warfare

You aren’t fighting for victory. You are fighting from victory. Victory in Spiritual Warfare is YOURS. To download a sermon, “The Victory is Yours” by Tony Evans go to TonyEvans.org/victory.

What is the #1 blockage on the spiritual path? (1 of 3)

99 Days 99 Channels - Video 95 What is the number one blockage on spiritual path? What keeps spiritual seekers from enlightenment? What is the fastest way to remove this blockage? Listen as the Higher Self guides us through our blocks and into full Self-realization and enlightenment.Enjoy! — Welcome to 99 Days 99 Channels, presented by Channelling Higher Self. For the next 99 days, I will channel Higher Self to provide answers to questions posted by my YouTube viewers. These questions will be on a wide variety of topics. To submit your own topic, send me a personal message. To learn more about Channelling Higher Self, please visit my YouTube channel - ChannelHigherSelf. To view all 99 Days 99 Channels video, view my Playlist titled “99 Days 99 Channels”. Or vist my website: www.99days99channels.com & http

Spiritual Materialism - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche -Shambhala

www.youtube.com Enlightenment is the highest thing that we could ever achieve … We all know that… But at the same time we have a lot of problems with that. So presenting the teaching of spirituality properly, that you have to have very good understanding of basic sanity. And also you have to have a good understanding of basic materialism, spiritually. And we have a coined this word called “spiritual materialism”. Naropa University 1974 ©1974 by Diana J. Mukpo. Shambhala.org Copyright © 1994-2009 Shambhala International (Vajradhatu) See also Tibetan Buddhist Path: Talk One, Spiritual Materialism (47mins) at www.chronicleproject.com Shambhala Web Site: Vision - Lineage - Meditation - Community at www.shambhala.org Shambhala.org Teachings Library http This Teachings Library has video, audio and written teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche, and Pema Chödrön. Additional online audio and video presentations in “Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: ” at www.chronicleproject.com Some have summaries, study guides, commentaries or discussion. www.chronicleproject.com See more at The Chronicles at chronicleproject.com Learn More About Meditation at www.shambhala.org You can find out more about our Meditation Programs available at your local Shambhala Meditation Centre: List of over 200 Shambhala Centers and Groups Worldwide www.shambhala.org . Meditation programs and Shambhala events worldwide www.shambhala.org Biography of The

Early Christianity - Diversity, Division, Dogma (Professor Harland)

www.philipharland.com This course explores diversity in early Christian thought and practice by investigating various groups and writings traditionally viewed as “heretical”, marginal, or non-canonical. We will study these groups by looking at opponents addressed in canonical literature, by considering the so-called heresiologists (eg Irenaeus), and by studying early Christian writings that did not come to be included in the canon (namely the New Testament Apocrypha and Nag Hammadi writings). In identifying the various strands of Christianity, we will ask questions such as: What forms of Christianity do we encounter in the literature? How are these forms or groups related to one another? What are the key issues of debate among them? How might we plot these out on a “map” of early Christianity? In the process we will address theoretical and historiographical issues in the study of early Christianity, including problems with the concepts of “orthodoxy” and “heresy,” as well as issues relating to the category of “gnosticism.” In the first term we will focus attention on forms of Christianity in one particular region, Asia Minor, and in the second term we will concentrate on forms of Christianity reflected in the early Christian Apocrypha and gnostic writings.

Christianity and Liberalism: The Church - J. Gresham Machen (Chapter 7 of 7)

J. Gresham Machen playlist www.youtube.com Thank you to reformedaudio.org for use of this audio. Please visit their website for many other classic Christian works. The message of this famous classic of the Christian faith is more desperately needed in the 21st century than it was in the early 20th century. Since Machen wrote, the philosophical and theological trends that generated the issues he was addressing have become more firmly entrenched in the consciousness not only of the culture at large, but of evangelical Christianity in particular. The major thesis of this books is not that theological liberalism is bad, although Machen leaves little doubt of his opinion of it. Rather, the major thesis is that theologically liberal Christianity is not Christianity at all, and that toward every one of the most fundamental teachings of historic Christianity, theological liberalism takes an antithetical stance. The position of the liberal church toward doctrine is that Christianity should be an undogmatic religion, unconcerned with theological subtleties. Christianity should be a life, not a system of doctrine. Certainly at this point, liberalism could not possibly be more firmly allied with contemporary mainstream evangelicalism. Anti-doctrinalism goes hand in hand with the two most pervasive philosophical currents of our age, postmodernism with its radical relativism, and existentialism, with its radical subjectivism and distrust of objective systems in general. Machen shows

A History of Early Christianity - From Jesus to Muhammad.

From Jesus to Muhammad - A History of Early Christianity. Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God? What kind of nature did Jesus have? Was Jesus Christ really crucified ? Who is God and Jesus in the Bible? Dr Jerald Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in 1971, his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1974, his Master of Arts (clinical child psychology) from the University of Denver in 1976, his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 1978, and his sessions program certificate in Islamic studies from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in 1998. In 1969, he obtained his License to Preach from the United Methodist Church and was ordained into the Christian ministry (deaconate) by the United Methodist Church in 1972. He converted to Islam in 1993 and completed the ‘Umrah and Hajj in 1999. His vocational history includes over five years teaching in American colleges and universities and over 20 years spent in the private practice of psychotherapy. In addition, he has taught at the middle school level at two different private Islamic schools and has served as the psychoeducational consultant at one private Islamic school. Dr. Dirks is the author or co-author of over 60 published articles in the behavioral sciences (primarily in psychosomatic medicine), over 140 published articles on the Arabian horse and its history, and over 220 published articles or formal

What To Consider About Youth Ministry Resources

There are lots of different youth ministry resources available. Asking colleagues what they have found to be successful is a great way of starting and continuing traditions. Young people may have experienced, for example, certain games before and can enjoy helping explaining them or relating stories about what was involved previously.

The members of the group will probably have several suggestions themselves as to how to spend the time. Listening to these creates an environment where everyone feels that their ideas are valuable and helps them to learn more about each other. In addition, letting everyone have their say teaches respect for other’s ideas.

There are many websites that provide ideas about what to do during a meeting, and help to link together a series of groups. As the internet allows access to ideas from around the world websites are a great place for inspiration for original activities. Incorporating different countries and cultures in to the activity helps broaden learning and is a novel way to theme a session.

It can help to provide stronger links between group members if their families are available to participate for a while. Each bringing a different meal or a book that is popular in the home helps share information and gives insights in to both the similarities and differences of home lives.

Activities will depend on the age group of the people involved as well as the finances available. Health and safety aspects will also need taking in to consideration. Making sure that basic facts are known before any planning is done means that research is more productive.

When young people are away from their usual environment it may be that they want to discuss concerns about their lives or society. Being able to provide a safe place in which to do so is an achievement, and so it is advisable to keep plans as flexible as possible so that if the group members want to have a discussion session this can be done.

Running and organizing a youth group may be a very overwhelming idea. The job requires that you take on many different roles and perform a wide variety of tasks. Fortunately you can find help in fulfilling these requirements at Called to Youth Ministry. The site offers extensive information and great tips on topics such as creating youth ministry outreach and similarly useful youth ministry resources.