Info

The Practice Podcast

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.
RSS Feed
2018
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
June
May
April
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: general

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.

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.

 

Dec 17, 2017

This is the third 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 Mural “Adoration of the Magi” was painted by a group of Benedictine monks from Conception Abbey.)

Dec 11, 2017

On 12.10.17, Jason Feffer reflected on the scandalous mystery of the incarnation.

Dec 11, 2017

This is the second 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.

(painting by James Jacques Joseph Tissot)

Dec 4, 2017

This is the first 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 Patricia Brintle www.patriciabrintle.com)

Dec 4, 2017

On 12.3.17 Father Michael introduced us to the second movement of the Spiritual Exercises and led us in the Call of Christ the King meditation.

Nov 20, 2017

On 11.17.19 Ashlee Eiland guided us in a reflection on God's great mercy and our call to forgive.

Nov 6, 2017

On 11.5.17, Phileena Heuertz helped us explore the Ignatian perspective of sin and practice the discipline of welcoming prayer.

Oct 23, 2017

On 10.22.17, Jason Feffer introduced the Ignatian concept of indifference and led a practice to help us surrender our whole selves to the loving will of God.

Oct 9, 2017

On 10.8.17 Joan Kelley joined us to teach and lead us in a gratitude practice. When we open ourselves in gratitude, we are in a posture to more fully receive God’s love. 

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.

1 2 3 Next »