How Your Body Leads Your Spirit

James K.A. Smith - CCT Conversation

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In certain Christian traditions, liturgy is structured for bodily practices (lifting hands, kneeling, recited prayers) to guide our formation. A little like “belonging before believing,” this is “acting before feeling.” You can practice your way into a spiritual posture.

James K.A. Smith, Betsy Barber, and Todd Pickett in a CCT Conversation on Embodied Spirituality: Exploring Christian Spiritual Formation.