Our Advent Celebration is a special edition of the Practice Podcast that invites you into the journey of our full service, exploring the Christmas story through word, song, and reflection on how to prepare Christ room in our hearts this season.
Beloved friend of The Practice Jonathan Martin leads us into the season of Advent where we explore the theme, 'Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room' by first asking what could be crowding out Christ in your heart this Advent season? Includes an Advent Examen and a guided practice of letting go.
Fellow Practitioner Jason Feffer guides us through the practicalities for practicing a rhythm of Sabbath and encourages us to plan and prepare for our next Sabbath rest through a guided journalling tool.
Beloved friend of The Practice, Rabbi Evan Moffic, leads us into how we can set Sabbath apart as holy by walking us through seven practical practices for Sabbath Keeping. Includes a practice of blessing and reflection.
Fr. Michael Sparough explores with us how having an embodied spirituality can deepen our experience of the Examen in our daily lives. Includes a guided practice of an Embodied Examen.
Eric Connor and Jenna Perrine invite us into the world of neuroscience and how recent discoveries can help us better integrate our mind, body, and spirit to invite Christ into the renewing and rewiring of our minds. This podcast includes a guided visualization prayer practice.
Fellow Practitioner Jason Feffer has been studying, practicing, and writing about the discipline of silence for a number of years - here he brings a deeply practical teaching on how to tangibly swim with the rhythm of silence in our everyday lives.
The brilliant and compelling Shauna Niequist shares her story of what living without silence brought about in her life, and how through seeking the practice of silence, she began to truly honor and protect the Kingdom of God in herself.
Special guest of The Practice Ruth Haley Barton helps us dive deep into our desire & how it connects to living out God's unforced rhythms of grace through sharing the story of blind Bartimaeus and considering Jesus' response: "What do you want me to do for you?"
Aaron Niequist begins our Fall journey by unpacking the invitation to "swim with The River" that is God's redemptive rhythm of grace for the sake of the world.
This Sunday marked the end of our 18 month experiment here at The Practice. In our final month we spent much of our time gathering what our team and our community was discerning from God about the future of The Practice. Aaron shares some of what we've learned as we end this first chapter and look to the future.
John Perrine shares with the community three postures of awareness for us to practice when it comes to listening for discernment from God - both in group discernment and in our personal lives.
Kellye Fabian shares a part of her story to explore the difference between decision making and discerning God's will in our lives. Decisions are made, but discernment is given from God - listen as we explore how to practice the difference. Includes a practice time of praying a prayer for Holy Indifference over the areas in our lives we desire to know God's will in.
For Mother's Day this year, part of our liturgy focused on and celebrated how God is revealed through mothering images in Scripture. This podcast includes an original prayer litany that moves through the scriptures of God as mother. You can download a visual of the liturgy here.
This Mother's Day, Lynne Hybels joins us for a powerful message on how the Eucharist breaks us open for peacemaking. Lynne shares her personal journey from the dark night of her soul into the call to be a revoluntionary peacemaker after the example of Christ.
Guest Speaker and reconciliation advocast Austin Channing Brown shares her heart for how the Eucharist breaks us open for the ministry of reconciliation. Learn how Jesus' radical example of 'flipping tables' informs our call to overturn the homogenous tables in our own lives and practice protest in the name of reconciliation.
Guest Speaker, professor and church planting coach David Fitch shares his wisdom on Eucharist as a training ground for Mission. Learn how the postures we assume at The Lord's Table shape us for Mission at the tables in our daily lives.
Guest speaker and beloved friend of The Practice, Jonathan Martin, shares a powerful message on who is welcome at The Lord's Table - inviting us to consider the radical table practices of Christ himself, and how it should influence our own.
Dr. Scot McKinght kicks off our new series on "Eucharist and Mission" with a foundational theology of The Eucharist. Scot explores the deep connections between Eucharist and Passover, inviting us into the liberation that takes place around the table.
John Perrine leads us through the Lenten theme of Dying to Self, exploring Jesus’ invitation to take up our crosses and follow him. Includes a guided Examen on putting off the old self and putting on the new.
Kellye Fabian explores the beauty of Psalm 51 as a model for our own repentance in this season of Lent.
Fr Michael shares his wisdom on the season of Lent and leads us through The Examen as a practice to help us prepare for Easter.
Jenna Perrine closes our series at The Practice on The Lord's Prayer in her message, "Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil." Jenna explores this section of The Lord's Prayer as an invitation to surredner and a prayer for God's leadership through the trials, temptations and testing that are sure to come in our faith.
Guest Speaker Deirdre JVR returns for our series on The Lord's Prayer to unpack the second half of the phrase, "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us." Deirdre shares a helpful process for forgiveness and leads us through a time of prayer as we explore who we may need to forgive before God.
Guest Speaker Deirdre JVR brings her wisdom and experience from years of counseling and reconciliation ministry, to share with us what it means to really know God's forgiveness. Only those who have experienced forgiveness can learn what it means to become a forgiver.