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Spirituality: A Deep Dive

Spirituality represents our deepest desires. Practicing spirituality has its own intrinsic good. Examining your spiritual practices and trying new forms of prayer and study will shape the way you live. You are invited to a deeper dive into spiritual resources.


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Theologian of the Year
I know a pastor who chooses a theologian to study in-depth every year. In 2013, he chose...
The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation
Discipleship Pastor Michael Hendricks shares how brain science changed the way he approaches...
Prayer of Examen
These poignant guided meditations by Fuller Studio facilitate the calming experience of...
The Clearness Committee: A Communal Approach to Discernment in Retreats
This article describes the Quaker practice "clearness committee" and instructs the reader in...
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Spirituality, Neuroplasticity and Personal Growth
This web resource, by Christian psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson, provides a YouTube...


Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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