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Sharla Fritz: Is Meditation Dangerous?

Sharla Fritz on Is Meditation Dangerous?

by nrweastman
Is Meditation Dangerous? Contributed by Sharla Fritz I remember clearly when a friend mentioned he was seeing a counselor who recommended meditation. “Clear your mind,” the counselor instructed. “Try to empty it completely.” Red flags immediately shot up in my own mind. “Empty your mind” did not sound like good advice in light of Jesus’ warning that an empty mind may be an invitation for evil to take up residence (Luke 11:24-26). So I warned my friend that this kind of meditation could be dangerous. But not all meditation is alarming and unsafe. Christian meditation doesn’t aim to empty the […]

Author and Book Highlight: Sharla Fritz – Divine Makeover

As a former youth minister for eight years in full-time capacity in two different, very large churches, I worked with young women ages 12-22, between the 500 or so girls who were in the ministries at any given time. In addition, we had several dozen year-round female volunteers and usually around 11 female summer staff we hired each year. From those experiences, as well as my own, I believe in building up young women in biblical and theological acuity and understanding and that this – understanding themselves in light of their identity as image-bearers of god – is their best foundation for […]