At a Glance
- Access to lecture videos by Dr. James Houston
- Reflection questions written by Kelly Barbey
- 24/7 access for 12 months to complete the course at your own pace
This course explores the transforming power of prayer, illustrating how prayer begins to change our lives and then how the way we live changes how we pray. Organized in a 19 lesson format, the course provides video lectures and reflection questions for each lesson.
- Obstacles to Prayer
- Centrality of Prayer
- Realities of Prayer
- Misunderstandings about Prayer
- Approaches to Prayer
- Man-made Theological Barriers
- Prayer, Temperament, and Personality
- Evidence of Gracious Affections for God (Pt. 1)
- Evidence of Gracious Affections for God (Pt. 2)
- Temperament and Personality in Contemporary Thought
- Enneagram, Fear, and Addiction
- Desert Spirituality
- The Gift of Tears
- Freedom from Self
- Augustine’s Reflections on Prayer
- Augustine, Consciousness, and the Inner Life
- Augustine’s Interpretation of the Psalms (Pt. 1)
- Augustine’s Interpretation of the Psalms (Pt. 2)
What do I need to take this course?
You will need an Internet connection and a Bible.
Who is this course for?
This course is for those who like to better understand the nature and purpose of prayer.
Dr. James M. Houston
James Houston (now retired) is one of the “founding fathers” of Regent College. He was appointed Principal in 1970 a post he held until 1978, at which time he was appointed Chancellor (1978-1980) and Professor of Spiritual Theology. He also taught part-time at the University of British Columbia. His chair of Spiritual Theology was endowed in 1991. He is co-founder of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington, DC, and still acting as a Senior Fellow. Dr. James Houston is a prolific author, editor, and Christian scholar.