Is Meditation permissible for Christians?

"The practice of meditation in its many forms (transcendental, mindful, body scan, awareness, zen, etc.) has suddenly metastasized into a lucrative industry, assimilated by Western corporate conglomerates. Even the Marines are taking a stab at the practice." - Cripplegate

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Ed Vasicek's picture

I am planning to share this link.  I like that these articles are to the point.

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Andrew K's picture

Studies have shown that the vaunted therapeutic effects of meditation have likewise been documented in the practice of focused prayer (and to the same degree, I believe, if controlled for variables). But the latter lacks the trendiness of the former, so you won't often encounter it in media health headlines.

TylerR's picture


Lemme meditate on this for a little while ...

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government.