Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Today's Christian spirituality largely neglects or misappropriates the believer's mutual indwelling with Christ, thus leading to a legalistic spirituality. This project employs a phenomenon commonly known as flow or peak-experience, as described in psychological research and illustrated in particularly in sport, to reorient Christianity. Flow is a harmonious state of consciousness and experience in which one becomes totally absorbed in what one is doing, and where the mind and body are working together effortlessly. When integrated with Christianity, flow's nature, elements, and effects inform and inspire a faith of full engagement and graceful rhythm. This project engages decades of cross-cultural psychological research findings related to peak-experience in order to establish and expound sacred flow, a Christian spirituality absorbed in and empowered by God's presence (the mutual indwelling) manifesting a life in harmonious rhythm with God.
Sposaro, Arthur T., "Sacred Flow: Discovering Life in God's Rhythm" (2009). Doctor of Ministry. 543.