Abbreviation: SpEx

Meaning: The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

I share what I am learning about The Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Spirituality at the intersection of the Science and Theology of identity formation.

Encountering Jesus

Having experienced The Spiritual Exercises (19th annotation) and a life-changing encounter with Jesus, I am training as an Ignatian Spiritual Director to lead others in the Exercises. Sharing what I am learning helps in my learning. But I also hope this sharing will benefit others who want to discover more about The Exercises and Ignatian Spirituality.

A Spiritual Home

There is a coming together of my faith journey from Evangelical Baptist to Charismatic Evangelical into my Anglo-Catholic Emerging and Missional experiences and theological studies with Ignatian Spirituality. How that might be so is something I unpack on this site.

Science and Faith: A larger coherence

A great convergence is taking place - a consilient understanding of Behavioural and Social ScienceNeuro Science, and Social Theory

And like others, I am considering how Theology is not only consilient with all of this but is vital to understanding identity formation. Ignatian Spirituality provides a fertile place to explore all this in theory and practice.

(you can read a more extended version of this post that explains this site here)

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Learning the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Spirituality at the intersection of behavioural and social sciences, neuroscience and theology


Ten years in finance in London and twenty-five years as a church planter. I hold a D.Min and PhD in theology. I am the Principal and Head of Waverley Abbey College. I also lead the Doctor of Leadership for Portland Seminary, Oregon.