United Church of Christ uses Labyrinth as meditation

By John L. Inman III Democrat Staff To kickoff the Lenten season, United Church of Christ (UCC), California, hosted a three-day opportunity to walk a labyrinth. The labyrinth was a replica of the design from one of the most famous labyrinths which is in the Chartes Cathedral in France. The Rev. Collette R. Jones, associate … [Read more…]

Labyrinth: A Road to Rome?

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland The labyrinth is a maze-like structure used during times of contemplative prayer that is growing in popularity. The participant walks through this structure until he comes to the center, then back out again. Unlike a maze, which has several paths, the labyrinth has one path. Often prayer stations … [Read more…]

“Labyrinths are in the midst of a resurgence across North America”

LTRP Note: The following news story from a Canadian news source reports on the growing popularity of labyrinths. The structures, used to practice meditation and contemplative prayer, are being built all across North America. Please review our research on labyrinths as well (click here). BRENNAN CLARKE The Globe and Mail Toronto, Canada …If all this … [Read more…]

Prayer Labyrinth on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University

LTRP Note: Labyrinths are part of the present day contemplative prayer movement. They have their roots in pagan history as we have documented at Lighthouse Trails Research. The article below is another example how mysticism is entering Christianity. “Following the path of prayer: Labyrinth dedicated at EMU” By Laura Lehman Amstutz Eastern Mennonite University HARRISONBURG, … [Read more…]

Into the Mennonite Labyrinth

by Roll Over Menno  Labyrinths are found in many Christian and non-Christian settings alike these days. If you have never seen or heard of a labyrinth, you need to look no farther than some Mennonite organizations, churches and universities to find one. However, the labyrinth is not a Christian concept. Professor Johan Malan of South … [Read more…]

Dan Kimball Writes to Lighthouse Trails Over Labyrinth Issue – Book Should Be Pulled From the Market

On Sunday night, Dan Kimball, author of The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations, wrote to Lighthouse Trails regarding an article that Kimball wrote on labyrinths in 2001. Kimball stated to us that his article is no longer posted on his website, and he wondered why we still had a link to it. The … [Read more…]