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AMY ODEN

Illuminating ancient wisdom for contemporary life.

 
Christian Mindfulness

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: THE PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN MINDFULNESS

Check out Amy's latest book, Right Here, Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness (2017). Looking over the popular landscape of mindfulness movement, you might never know that mindfulness is part of Christian tradition. In this book Amy traces ancient mindfulness practice throughout Christian history and offers step-by-step instructions for practicing mindfulness today.

 

On the United Methodist Women Reading Program List for 2021

 

ABOUT AMY

Dr. Amy G. Oden is a Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality, currently teaching for several seminaries. She has served on the faculties of Oklahoma City University, Saint Paul School of Theology and Wesley Theological Seminary where she also served as Dean.  She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University and a baccalaureate in Letters from University of Oklahoma.

Born and raised on the prairies of Oklahoma, Amy has found her spiritual home under the wide-open sky. Her passion is to introduce spiritual practices that can ground and nourish lives for justice in the world.

Amy teaches theology, history of Christianity and spiritual formation, walking with students in learning. She has won teaching awards and is in demand as a speaker.

Amy is a spiritual director, companioning people as they listen for God in day-to-day life.

She has published 4 books that all focus on bringing voices of ancient wisdom to inform and illuminate contemporary life.

 
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PODCASTS AND INTERVIEWS

30 Christian Theologians to Read and Follow: Amy Oden

Amplify Podcast: The Effects of Prolonged Stress: Taking Care of Yourself 

International Christian Mindfulness Conference online, October 3 and 10

Deep Dive Spirituality Podcast, Interview on Christian Mindfulness. Also on Youtube

Spiritual Life During COVID-19, Interview on Academy for Spiritual Formation.

Spiritual Encouragement and Mindfulness during Chaos, Church of the Resurrection, Rez Women Podcast 

A Teacher's Imagination During the Crisis: Conversation with Amy Oden, Dialogue on Teaching Podcast, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion 

Mustering Spirituality and Imagination, Wabash Webinar

Christian Mindfulness in a COVID-19 World, Grace United Methodist Church, Birmingham

Welcoming the Political Stranger, The

Upper Room

Ministry Matters, Intentional Spirituality

Acts of Unusual Kindness, Greymoor Interreligious Institute

Contemplify Podcast Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition

Hospitality as Spiritual Practice Academy for Spiritual Formation Podcast

Lent in the Desert Podcast

Connecting the Dots of Hospitality Podcast Interview

 

OTHER BOOKS

Ancient Wisdom for Life Today

2008

Amy's second book on hospitality, God’s Welcome offers wisdom on the challenge of welcoming the stranger for communities today

2001

Amy has published two books on the radical practice of hospitality in Christian tradition. The first one, And You Welcomed Me: Sourcebook on Hospitality in Early Christianity, documents the early Christian practice of welcoming the stranger through primary source writings.

1994

Her first book, In Her Words: Women’s Writings in the History of Christian Thought (1994), highlights original source writings by women from across Christian history. While Amy believes it’s important to know what Christianity has had to say about women, it’s even more important to know what women have had to say about Christianity.  This book offers a great starting place

 

Oden deftly lifts up a clear template for what lies at the core of all spiritual practice: mindfulness--a simple awareness within ordinary life of divine presence, here and now."

--Marjorie J. Thompson, author of Soul Feast

 

CONTACT

Get in touch with me for more information about speaking with your group or teaching in your community. You can use this form or contact me directly odenamy@gmail.com

 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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