Desert Spirituality for the Rainforest

Contemplative spirituality has a rich connection to the desert; how might we adapt the unique spiritual insights that developed in that harsh ecology to the lush rainforests of Cascadia?   The Call of the Desert Even though we are worlds away from the deserts of Egypt and Syria, Cascadian Christians can learn a lot from the early monastic Desert Fathers and Mothers. We are blessed to live in a lush and verdant rainforest, and though a far cry from the deserts of the Middle East, there are lessons to be gleaned from these green “deserts.” In the world of...

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