When the desert fathers withdrew from the city, they found that they could not escape thoughts of their former lives of ease. So they developed a three-step method to retrain their thoughts: notice, quarantine and replace.
Lauren F. Winner
Associate professor, Duke Divinity School
Lauren F. Winner is an associate professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School. She writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her books include "Girl Meets God," "Mudhouse Sabbath," "Real Sex," "A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith" and "Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis."
She is an Episcopal priest and a member of the board of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation.
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