Contemplative prayer sounds so innocuous as a phrase does it not? If I had not been told what it means I would have said I contemplate when I pray at times. i contemplate my motives, if I am praying in the Spirit or by rote, etc.
Someone landed a drone on the roof of the Prime Minister of Japan yesterday.
It had a radioactive sticker on the side of it, and a small container containing cesium (the same stuff that laid waste to the Fukushima reactor) and two flares. It was probably a protest, but it is a frightening look into the possible future of terror attacks.
Please don't post outside links unless they are ratified and are part of an original post that you write and have double checked. One of the reasons is that I followed this link, and the internet being what it is, arrived at this comment "uy iam so scared of a (bad expletive removed by me) 10 years kids threat" , from a completely different link on the same site you linked to. Many rabbit holes in the internet ariyana!
I kind of disagree with that statement. It's not "up to God" to do anything. Don't you thing that actually diminishes God in the eye of any seeker or non believer?
God gave us His Son, saw us crucify Him. Watched Him die. Gave us His Word, manifests Himself in so many "practical" ways, like the Glory of His creation, the unselfish acts of kindness we see every day, etc.
I am a great believer in church being a family. I am blessed to attend such a church where I can surf and fish with the men of my church in our spare time (or build a dormitory for an orphanage), as well as being blessed with a really wonderful leadership team (who all preach at one time or another with varying impact, but staying true to the Word). My wife preached a few weeks back as well.
My advice would be to first ask is your pastor staying true to the word in his preaching? If he is 99% of your problem is solved. And if you feel at home in the church with it's fellowship, etc, my only advice would be to never follow the man, listen to the Word.