Spirituality and men
This group has gathered from various churches across Edinburgh to reflect on male spirituality. Is there such a thing? Male initiation, fathers, archetypes, sexuality, powerlessness and ageing are topics worthy of reflection and discussion. The group met on a monthly basis to explore these issues through Richard Rohr's book From Wild Man to Wise Man, then the various Christian traditions: contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical and incarnational - as described in the Richard Foster inspired 'A Spiritual Formation Workbook'. One of the group has remarked: 'The men's group is valuable for two reasons. One, it addresses male issues directly, in a non-judgemental way. Secondly, there was a range of traditions, assumptions were challenged and for me, at least, appreciation of other traditions deepened.'