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Rex. D. Edwards

is a retired associate secretary of the General Conference Ministerial Association, and a research assistant at the GC Biblical Research Institute.

​Keeping the Heart in Heaven

Meditating on Jesus

Christians and other thought leaders have described meditation in numerous ways. Puritan Richard Baxter in The Saints’ Everlasting Rest called it “a directory for the getting and keeping of the heart in heaven.”1 Quaker D. Elton Trueblood sees meditation as “a sacramental view of life, an openness to continual revelation.”2 Jesuit Alfred Delp defined meditation as “a continuous Advent.”3 Author and theologian Richard J. Foster suggests “Christian meditation leads us into the inner wholeness necessary to give ourselves to God freely.” He views it as a preparation for the work of prayer and fundamentally a …

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