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    Tim Muldoon

    Tim Muldoon, Ph.D., is a theologian and the author of a number of books, including The Ignatian Workout, Longing to Love, and Living Against the Grain.

    Tim's Books

    • Living Against the Grain: How to Make Decisions That Lead to an Authentic Life
    • The Ignatian Workout: Daily Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy Faith
    • The Ignatian Workout for Lent
    • Longing to Love: A Memoir of Desire, Relationships, and Spiritual Transformation

    Three Kinds of Humility

    St. Ignatius, like many spiritual masters over the centuries, suggested that humility was a prerequisite for the spiritual life. In his Spiritual Exercises, he described three kinds of humility: ...

    From Church to God

    It takes a great deal of slow, careful, thoughtful work to learn a language. First there must be the example of someone fluent in that language who acts as...

    Ancient Roots of Spiritual Exercises

    The French philosopher Pierre Hadot has studied the origins of spiritual exercises among Greek philosophers. There seems to be a straight line from Hellenistic philosophy and its influence on...

    Holiness, the Beatitudes, and Discernment

    Pope Francis has released his latest apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). The title comes from the Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel, specifically, Jesus’ exhortation to rejoice when...

    The Triangulation of Desire

    The late philosopher René Girard suggested that human desire is “triangular,” meaning that it arises not from any intrinsic value in the object of desire, but rather that we...

    Gratitude and Solidarity

    Last week I was in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to learn about the damage wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These two category 5 storms devastated the islands,...