Friday, December 09, 2005

Lectio Divina Purple Style

Possibly the first ever podcasted Lectio Divina --a devotional style meditative reading of Psalm 76. Thanks to my wife, Anna Hansen, for doing the reading so heartfully. In this podcast, Anna reads once through, then I respond to each phrase with a spontaneious prayer, and then she reads a final time. Hope you like it, let me know what you think!

Reading comes from the contemporary, and highly suggested, Psalms for Praying, by Nan C. Merill. This text is not meant to be a literal translation, rather a contemplative and personalized translation. Occasionally it gets a little too psychologized for me, but I do really like it.


T. Basselin said...

Hey. I just found your podcast (just got an ipod this week). I really enjoyed this Lectio Divina. You said on it to leave you suggestions here.
Suggestion #1 - It'd be awesome if you could do this at least once a week.
Suggestion #2 - Personally, I'd like the format better if it was something like this: 1) read the scripture through once. 2) read through again with pauses. don't speak about every passage, leave time for the listener to meditate (with music in the background). if you feel led on a couple of passages, speak your heart, but don't feel like you have to say something on every section. 3) read through it again

Thanks for what you're doing - I'm gonna go listen to your interview with McLaren now.

Leifh said...

Thanks T, I'm really happy to hear you liked it.

I'd love to do this once a week, but unfortunately I have a ton of ideas and little time. If a few more people offer feedback (I received suprisingly little feedback on this one, so I had to assume that it either didn't appeal to my audience, or that people didn't like it) -then I think I'd do it more often. I'd either do it as a bleeding purple minicast, or a seperate show.

Receive care, and I hope you like the Mclaren show --the 2nd one should be up today I hope.


T. Basselin said...

Maybe I'll just steal your idea, then, and do it myself - that is one day when I figure all this podiness.