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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 17, 2018

On 9.16.18, Jason Feffer introduced the practice of listening groups.

Sep 11, 2018

On 9.9.18 Lacy Borgo guided us through the practice of spiritual direction. How can this practice help us listen to God and find the sacred in the ordinary.

Aug 27, 2018

On 8.26.18, Aaron Niequist returned to share why we need to thank God for our faith tradition, and why we need to grow beyond it.

Aug 13, 2018

On 8.12.18, Deirdre JVR helped our community make space to grieve.

Jul 17, 2018

On 7.15.18, Kristen Leigh Kludt shared her story and how difficult times help us to know the love of God more deeply.

Jun 11, 2018

On 6.10.18, Darrel Washington taught us about serving those struggling with poverty.

Jun 4, 2018

On 6.3.18, we heard from people in the Practice community who have been responding to invitations to join God's kingdom work around the world.

May 22, 2018

On 5.20.18, Father Michael guided us through a contemplation of God's love.

May 7, 2018

On 5.6.18, Jason Feffer encouraged us to bring our whole selves (heads, hearts, and bodies) into relationship with Jesus.

Apr 23, 2018

On 4.22.18, Jonathan Martin shared the invitation of the risen Christ to live an embodied faith, to taste and see.

Apr 9, 2018

On 4.8.18, Sibyl Towner guided us in a contemplation on the risen Christ and the joy we find when Jesus meet us in our point of need.

Mar 12, 2018

On 3.11.18, Kellye Fabian guided us in the truth that Jesus' passion was the greatest act of compassion the world has ever known.

Feb 26, 2018

On 2.25.27, Ashlee Eiland guided us into the agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Feb 12, 2018

Last night, Father Michael led us in a contemplation to help us prepare for the season of Lent. We imagined ourselves at the foot of the cross and asked:

How is God inviting you to deepen your practice of prayer during Lent?

What might God be inviting you to fast from to experience greater freedom in Christ?

How is God inviting you to express solidarity with the poor and suffering face of Christ in the world?

 

Feb 12, 2018

On 2.11.18, Father Michael led us into the third movement of the Spiritual Exercises and prepared us for the season of Lent.

Feb 8, 2018

This is the final contemplation in a series of imaginative prayer resources written by and recorded for The Practice community.

Imaginative prayer is way of meeting with the Lord by using our imagination to enter a Gospel story. Using our imagination to experience the sights and sounds of the scene helps to bring our whole selves into the presence of Christ. The purpose of this prayer is to meet Jesus face-to-face and grow in intimacy with Him.

Jan 29, 2018

This is the ninth contemplation in a series of imaginative prayer resources written by and recorded for The Practice community.

Imaginative prayer is way of meeting with the Lord by using our imagination to enter a Gospel story. Using our imagination to experience the sights and sounds of the scene helps to bring our whole selves into the presence of Christ. The purpose of this prayer is to meet Jesus face-to-face and grow in intimacy with Him.

(Jesus in the Storm by Gustave Dore)

Jan 29, 2018

On 1.28.18, Frederica Mathewes-Green introduced our community to the Eastern Orthodox practice, the Rite of Forgiveness.

Jan 22, 2018

This is the eighth contemplation in a series of imaginative prayer resources written by and recorded for The Practice community.

Imaginative prayer is way of meeting with the Lord by using our imagination to enter a Gospel story. Using our imagination to experience the sights and sounds of the scene helps to bring our whole selves into the presence of Christ. The purpose of this prayer is to meet Jesus face-to-face and grow in intimacy with Him.

(Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt)

Jan 22, 2018

On 1.22.18, Gail Donahue led us through an exploration of the hospitality of Christ. Hospitality is essential because it is the heartbeat of God.

Jan 15, 2018

This is the seventh contemplation in a series of imaginative prayer resources written by and recorded for The Practice community.

Imaginative prayer is way of meeting with the Lord by using our imagination to enter a Gospel story. Using our imagination to experience the sights and sounds of the scene helps to bring our whole selves into the presence of Christ. The purpose of this prayer is to meet Jesus face-to-face and grow in intimacy with Him.

 

Jan 8, 2018

This is the sixth contemplation in a series of imaginative prayer resources written by and recorded for The Practice community.

Imaginative prayer is way of meeting with the Lord by using our imagination to enter a Gospel story. Using our imagination to experience the sights and sounds of the scene helps to bring our whole selves into the presence of Christ. The purpose of this prayer is to meet Jesus face-to-face and grow in intimacy with Him.

(The final words to consider were written by Tim Keller, and the concluding prayer is from Return To Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray by Christine Sine.)

Jan 8, 2018

On 1.7.18, Ashlee Eiland shared how we might move away from experiencing God's will as a formula to solve and build a foundation based on the example of Christ.

Jan 1, 2018

This is the fifth contemplation in a series of imaginative prayer resources written by and recorded for The Practice community.

Imaginative prayer is way of meeting with the Lord by using our imagination to enter a Gospel story. Using our imagination to experience the sights and sounds of the scene helps to bring our whole selves into the presence of Christ. The purpose of this prayer is to meet Jesus face-to-face and grow in intimacy with Him.

(artwork by Daniel Bonnell)

Dec 26, 2017

This is the fourth contemplation in a series of imaginative prayer resources written by and recorded for The Practice community.

Imaginative prayer is way of meeting with the Lord by using our imagination to enter a Gospel story. Using our imagination to experience the sights and sounds of the scene helps to bring our whole selves into the presence of Christ. The purpose of this prayer is to meet Jesus face-to-face and grow in intimacy with Him.

 

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