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The Practice is an experimental gathering where we immerse ourselves in God’s dream for humanity, practice the historic disciplines that align us with His dream, and carry each other along the way. We are learning to live out Jesus’ teachings in the world.
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The Practice is an experimental gathering where we immerse ourselves in God’s dream for humanity, practice the historic disciplines that align us with His dream, and carry each other along the way. We are learning to live out Jesus’ teachings in the world.

Sep 18, 2017

As The Practice community journeys through Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises, we are spending at least 15 minutes each day resting in God's love. This is a copy of the practice Father Michael led at our gathering. If it is helpful, you may use this reflection to begin your daily practice.

Sep 18, 2017

On 9.17.17 Father Michael introduced the themes of Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises and led us in a practice to help ground us in our belovedness.

Aug 21, 2017

On 8.20.17 Jason Feffer shared an update on the future of The Practice.

Jun 26, 2017

On 6.25.17 The Practice community gathered to share how God has worked in their lives in the last three years, and celebrate everything God has done.

Jun 12, 2017

On 6.11.17, Jonathan Martin helped us explore the paschal mystery. How can we lean into the holy pattern of Christ's life, death, and resurrection in our own lives?

Jun 5, 2017

On 6.4.17 Jenna Perrine helped us lean into God with our grief and write a lament based on the nine movements of a biblical lament.

May 22, 2017

On 5.21.17, we announced the very sad news that June 25th will be the final Practice gathering.

May 15, 2017

On 5.14.17, we explored the mothering images of God in Scripture. It was a beautiful night leaning into our nurturing creator and accepting God's invitation to rest and play.

May 1, 2017

On 4.30.17, David Fitch helped us explore how walking with Jesus and participating in the Eucharist forms us to tend to Christ's presence in one another.

Apr 24, 2017

On 4.23.17 Sibyl Towner led us in an exercise of listening for the presence of God in our stories.

Apr 3, 2017

On 4.2.17, Curtis Miller helped us explore how we can turn away fear and engage the world from a place of sacrificial love, and Erin Feffer led us in the spiritual discipline, Lectio Divina.

Mar 20, 2017

On 3.19.17, Ashlee Eiland shared with us a framework for dying to our false selves and knowing our true selves. Listen as Ashlee teaches us to embrace knowing, inspecting, and pruning.

Mar 13, 2017

On 3.12.17, Frederica Mathewes-Green helped us explore an Eastern Orthodox perspective ofGod's constant presence.

Mar 6, 2017

On 3.5.17, Jason Feffer helped us to craft a simple rhythm of life grounded in our desires and the spiritual disciplines.

Feb 20, 2017

On 2.20.17, Kellye Fabian helped us understand that God's response to humanity's sinfulness is blessing. We are called to be a blessing, to see, speak well of, and sacrifice to share the love of God with the world.

Feb 13, 2017

On 2.12.17, Curtis Miller taught us that we were each created to demonstrate the image of our loving, triune God in community.

Jan 30, 2017

On 1.29.17, Shauna Niequist helped us understand that "the love of God is the purest nourishment.

Jan 25, 2017

On January 22nd, we offered two prayers for President Donald Trump:  (1) Fr Michael Sparough, SJ, wrote and prayed a priestly prayer, (2) Claudia Heinrich wrote and prayed a prophetic prayer, and then (3) we all stood and prayed The Lord's Prayer.  This very short podcast is the live recording of those prayers.  

Friends, please join us as we pray...

Jan 23, 2017

On 1.22.17, Jonathan Martin helped us explore our images of God and left us with a provocative statement. "God is not loving; God is love."

Jan 16, 2017

On 1.15.17, Jason Feffer helped us identify how our deepest longings draw us to God and how a rhythm of life helps us make our home in Jesus.

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