Topic

Christian Mysticism is defined by C.S. Lewis as “the direct experience of God, immediate as a taste or color.” Andre explained the historical context and writings of several mystics who were controversial in their time: Gregory of Nyssa (c.335-395), Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Jacopone da Todi (c.1230-1306), Mechthild of Magdeburg (c.1207-1282), Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582), and Thomas Merton (1915-1968). Even the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians (2:12-16) uses the language of direct spiritual discernment. A common priority of the mystics seems to be deeply personal and contemplative prayer. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: 1 Corinthians 2:12-16

Communion: Yes

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Worship Team

Speaker: Andre Pekovich

Worship Leader: Andre Pekovich

Song Leader: Ruth Enns

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

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