Thirteen Characteristics of Healthy Spirituality

Kenneth Leech's Manifesto for a Renewed Spirituality is More Relevant Than Ever

Following the passing of Anglican contemplative theologian Kenneth Leech, I’ve been revisiting several of his books. In the back of his book True God: An Exploration in Spiritual Theology is Leech’s manifesto “Toward a Renewed Spirituality.” It’s an important statement that deserves wide consideration. Ken offers thirteen points that he considers essential for the ongoing […]

Kenneth Leech (1939-2015)

One of the Great Contemplatives of Our Time Was Also a Prophet for God's Justice and Mercy

I have learned of the passing of Father Kenneth Leech, who died on September 12, 2015 after a long illness. He was born in 1939 and grew up in a secular home in the north of England. As a youth he was inspired by Alasdair MacIntyre (later famous for his renowned study of postmodern moral theory, […]