On January 19th, Sam Tinken helped us explore why we worship the way we do at The Practice. This is the second week in a series focused on the core elements of our gatherings.
On 1.12.2020, Brian Zahnd joined us to share why the Eucharist is the central point of our service. This is the first week in a series focused on the core elements of our gatherings.
On 12.15.19, Sam Tinken continued our journey of practicing the presence of God this Advent season. How does the practice of waiting help us to find meaning in the moment?
On 12.8.19, Jason Feffer invited us to the practice expressed in the life of Brother Lawrence, the practice of the presence of God. How might we live fully present with God in our everyday life?
On 11.24.19, Eric Case helped us explore God's invitation to doubt. What if faith and doubt are not opposed to one another? What of doubt is an inevitable part of the faith journey?
On 11.17.19, Carolyn Arends guided us in song, teaching, and practice, as we examine God's invitation to wrestle. How can we have a faith that no only survives, but thrives in the midst of unanswered questions.
On 11.3.19, we continued our series Invitation to Stillness and Response with a panel discussion. Brad and Ben shared their stories of how God has been inviting them into the work of reconciliation in the world. We then examined our stories and noticed where our hearts are broken by the injustice of our world as a way of listening to God's invitation in our lives.
On 10.27.19 we continued our series Invitation to Stillness and Response with David Bailey. David helped us explore what it might look like for us to be a reconciling community in such a time as this. He then guided an inventory practice to help examine how we use our time, talents, and treasures.
This is the abiding practice guided by Phileena Heuertz on 10.13.19. It is a part of our Stillness and Response journey, and we invite you to practice this contemplation daily as we seek to cultivate an inner stillness in the Lord's presence as we respond to an invitation to join God's kingdom work in the world.
On 10.13.19, Phileena Heuertz continued our series, Stillness and Response. Phileena shared the importance of cultivating an inner stillness to carry with us as we respond to an invitation to join God's kingdom work in the world. She then guided us in an abiding practice of stilling ourselves in the presence of God.
This is the Examen practice guided by Father Michael on 10.6.19. It is a part of our Stillness and Response journey, and we invite you to practice this Examen daily as we seek to discern the Lord's invitation to join the kingdom work in the world and cultivate a present spirit in the midst of our response.
On 10.6.19, Father Michael Sparough started a four-week journey of stillness and response. As we seek to join God's redemptive work in the world, how can we remain present to the Holy Spirit to we can discern where God is inviting us to respond and remain present as we respond?
On 9.22.2019, Jason Feffer guided The Practice community to consider how God might be inviting us to be a space of belonging and hospitality.
On 9.15.19, Adele Calhoun guided us as we sought to make meaning of our experiences through the lens of Christ's life. She guided us in the following questions.
In this episode, we have a conversation with Casey Tygrett. Casey's recent book, As I Recall, examines of the role of memory in our spiritual formation. In addition to the book, Casey has created six guided meditations to help us hold our memories in the presence of Christ for the purpose of our formation. As an incredible gift, Casey has offered the meditations to our community for free using the promo code: PRACTICE TRIBE
As I Recall Meditations - https://www.caseytygrett.com/meditations
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Casey Tygrett - https://www.caseytygrett.com
In this episode, we have a conversation with Kristen Kludt and Stephanie Jenkins, co-creators of a wonderful retreat-in-a-box resource called Field Guides for the Way.
Field Guides for the Way - https://www.fieldguidesfortheway.com
Use the promo code PRACTICE10 to receive 10% off any orders until July 28, 2019.
Kristen Leigh Kludt - http://www.kristenleighkludt.com
A Good Way Through - https://www.amazon.com/Good-Way-Through-Journey-Disappointment/dp/1537068067?SubscriptionId=0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82&tag=&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=1537068067
On 6.9.19, Gail Donahue and Joan Kelley helped us listening for God's invitation to a rhythm of retreat this season. Gail offered important, practical guidance for engaging this practice, and Joan guided a practice of discerning how God is personally inviting us into retreat. A link to download the handouts referenced in the podcast can be found here.
ON 6.2.2019, Ruth Haley Barton guided a night of exploring how God may be inviting us into a rhythm of retreat in this season.
On 5.19.19, Casey Tygrett guided us through the important role our memories play in the formation of wisdom. “To be ready for what is to come,” he said, “we are invited by God’s Spirit to learn from where we have already been.”
For more on this important topic, check out Casey's recent book As I Recall: Discovering the Place of Memories in Our Spiritual Life.
On 5.5.19, Sibyl Towner joined us to help us explore how we might lay down the false narratives we have adopted from our brokenness and receive the beautiful truth of our identity in Christ.
On 4.28.19, Chris Heuertz guided us in an examination of why we engage contemplative practices and led us in a lovingkindness contemplation.
On 4.14.19, Kirsten asked how we might engage God with our whole selves (bodies, hearts, and heads) in the same way children do.
On 3.31.19, Nader Sahyouni guided us in a thoughtful and grace-filled examination of anxiety. How might God be inviting us to respond in prayer to anxious seasons?
For the full recap and prayer prompts visit http://www.practicetribe.com/anxiety/.
On 3.24.19, Jason Feffer explored how we might listen to God in the midst of our sorrow. How does God redeem our sorrow for the sake of our formation?
From time to time, we will be sharing a conversation with someone who is offering a resource to help us walk and work with Jesus in everyday life.
In this episode, we had a conversation with Aaron Niequist. Aaron, with a group of people, started The Practice. He is also the creator of A New Liturgy, a project designed to create a sacred space in the midst of everyday life using music and scripture. In this conversation, we talk about the 7th liturgy, Lament. Below are links to A New Liturgy and the Practice series we discussed.
A New Liturgy - https://www.anewliturgy.com/#about
Why Do We Lament? with Jonathan Martin - https://wp.me/p5LsbB-DI
What is Biblical Lament? with Curtis Miller - https://wp.me/p5LsbB-DN
How Can I Lament? with Jenna Perrine - https://wp.me/p5LsbB-DY