Christianity can be quite a disembodied faith. Muslim’s have prayer positions, Hindu’s have yoga, Buddhists have Tai-Chi, whereas Christians tend to pray with little more than a bowed head. We ask theologian Paula Gooder why Christians have separated the spiritual from the physical, and what damage this has done for the faith. And we ask how our faith might be reshaped if we approached it in a more holistic and embodied way.
If you want to dig deeper into the issues raised in this episode, make sure you check out Paula’s book Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person. And while you’re at it have a gander at her other many and varied writings.