TEACHER: Courses and Workshops

In the past, I have taught courses and offered workshops on the spiritual teachings of great figures and movements in the history of Christian spirituality. Recently, I have begun to focus my teaching on important and critical topics in the spiritual lives of ordinary people.

Some of these topics include:

The Spiritual Journey: A Process of Transformation

Defining Your Personal Spirituality: 15 Building Blocks

The True Self: 10 Characteristics of Who God Calls Us to Be

The False Self: The Lie and Illusion of the 8 Empty “P’s”

Growth in Freedom: Breaking Free From the Slavery to the False Self’s Agenda

Images of God: The Key to Healthy and Unhealthy Spiritual Growth

The Challenge of the Ego: How We Ease God Out of Our Lives

Making Sense of Suffering: Surviving in the Midst of the Storm

Forgiveness: The Revolutionary Challenge of Jesus                                                                        The Examen: Rummaging for God in Daily Life                                                                                                 Resisting Temptations: “It’s Only the Devil!”                                                                                                          Seven Principles of Prayer: A Heart-to-Heart Conversation                                                                                  Lectio Divina: Praying with Scripture and Works of Art                                                                                     Present to the Presence: The Prayer of Awareness                                                                                        Living in the Present Moment: A Sacrament and Ambassador                                        Discernment: Listening to Your Life

Discernment II: A Wise Decision or God’s Will?

Dryness, Darkness, Desolation, Depression: Navigating the Spiritual “D’s”

The Attitude of Gratitude:The Best Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

The Heart of the Spiritual Life: From Self-Reflection to Self-Emptying

I have offered these topics as a Workshop on Spirituality to various groups of people including laity, post-RCIA Mystagogia groups, religious and clergy.