In an effort to spice things up and keep fresh content rolling, I asked my friend Kyle from Barrel Aged Faith to share some wisdom with us on the conversation between East & West. Kyle masterfully crafts thought-provoking conversations focusing on the fullness of ancient Christianity in four areas: Evangelical, Charismatic, Orthodox, & Catholic. Last week, Kyle shared the story of how he first discovered fasting as a serious Christian discipline, and how he entered more deeply into that tradition through engaging the more ancient practices. This week, we'll be examining the historical practice of fasting in the Christian West.
My prayer is that articles such as these will be edifying to your spirit and will cause you to examine your own disciplines, perhaps move you to discuss them with your spiritual father/spiritual director. I also hope that this will shed some light and understanding on the different practices across the great Christian Tradition.
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