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Jun 22, 2021

The epistles are what I like to think of as “big-word books.” They teach us about abstract concepts like propitiation, redemption, atonement, and righteousness. This can be intimidating, but also enlightening.

 

Today’s spiritual practice gives us grace for when we encounter big words in Scripture or big ideas....


Apr 13, 2021

Episode 16 – Always Growing: Practices for Spiritual Growth

being with God v. producing something for God

We can be doing all kinds of things for God, but very little to draw near to God.

 

Today and to come: four practices for drawing near

useful every day and especially useful for connecting to God in and around our...


Mar 23, 2021

Special guest: Rev. Michael Newman

 

Tell us about yourself and your journey with grief.

 

What aspects of grief make growth challenging?

“big” and “small” loses

Grief upon grief + grace upon grace

Lack of cultural methods for honoring grief

shame/disempowerment in loss and grief

 

 

Relational resources...


Nov 24, 2020

What playgrounds do you remember being in your life as a kid?

 

Purpose of playgrounds

Purpose of Being

 

Being + doing is the goal, holding both together

 

God’s relationship to being

Examples in Scripture

 

Colossians 3:23-24

Colossians 3:17

 

God’s relationship to doing

Examples of Scripture

 

Mary and Martha in...


Nov 10, 2020

Sense of worth = an internal awareness that as created creatures of God we have value

How does God’s delight in us inform our sense of worth?

  • Concept of mutual delight, God to us and us to God

 

Struggle with worth - Delight is not determined by what I do.

  • Seeing our worth based on our relationships with...