Lorraine Cavanagh is an Anglican priest, theologian and a sincere practitioner of Christian path. Her journey is about cultivating and helping others to establish personal relationship with God, outside of any dogmatic concept or structure. It’s about spirituality, and not about church. She is also a writer and a podcast host.
In this interview Lorraine shares with us her thoughts on the problems of modern Christian religion, the common misunderstandings about major Christian concepts and helps us better understand some fundamental metaphors of Christianity. We speak about the practice of prayer and the importance of silence, and ask her many more quirky questions, while she kindly and lovingly shares her wisdom with us.
- Lorraine’s remarkable experience – the choosing of the Path
- True meaning of Mission and Evangelism in Christianity
- Reasons and consequences of the spiritual experience
- Institutionalised religion and what increasing spirit of managerialism does to it
- Misunderstanding of the conecpt of Prophecy
- Hard questions and the mechanism of prayer as a tool to address them
- Depression, dark night of the soul and the purpose of it
- Metaphor of Jesus dying and how death is not the end of the story
- God, Christ and Holy Spirit experiences
- Importance of scielence
- Difference between contemplative life and activism?
- Calling, destiny, providence and the weaving together
- Abuse of power in the context of religion and the chronic loneliness of the human condition
- Lorraine’s books
You can find out more about Lorraine’s work at https://www.lorrainecavanagh.net/
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