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.
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.Learn More