In view of Easter, this Sunday begins a five week journey called "Stories of Resurrection: Cultivating Eyes to See & Join God’s Redemption Everywhere." This Sunday, our very own Aaron Niequist led us into the vision and invitation of this good news, and set us up with a framework for the journey ahead. This podcast includes a reflective practice time of having eyes to see resurrection in our lives and the world around us.
This Sunday, Jenna Perrine invites us into a practical vision for how we can make lament a part of our daily lives, before leading us through a holy workshop in the practice of 9 steps to writing our own lament before God. Friends, this is where the rubber meets the road. This is where we learn how to put the idea of lament into practice.
In week two of our exploration of lament in Lent, Curtis Miller helps us answer the key question, "What Is Biblical Lament?" sharing both a biblical framework and a vulnerable insight into the power of this practice. This podcast includes a practice of lamenting with pictures led by Kellye Fabian, which you can follow along with using our handout.
Beloved guest of The Practice, Jonathan Martin kicks off our corporate exploration of the Lenten theme and practice of lament, exploring why this often forgotten practice is so important for our Spiritual lives. This podcast also includes a full Lectio Divina of Psalm 6 led by our dear friend Fr. Michael.
Our dear friend Mark Scandrette is back to help us discern what practices might help us personally create space for God to lead us into a deeper engagement with the season of Lent. Mark invites each of us to craft a personalized plan for lent that meets us in our deepest needs as we prepare for Easter together.
To finish our exploration of vocation, Jenna and John created a liturgy to carry us through the whole story of God's work in the world and our invitation to join Him. From Creation to Fall to the Redemption and Restoration of all things--through music, story-telling, scripture, silence, spoken word, and prayer - immerse yourself and explore your contribution to God's Kingdom. This Podcast includes our Redemption and Restoration movement, including a powerful testimony of vocation from beloved friend of The Practice, Katie Ro.
John Perrine leads us through the story of vocation to show us how our vocations are part of God's original good and his plan for redeeming and restoring paradise. Includes a guided practice time of imaginative prayer to see our vocations through the eyes of Christ.
Steven Garber kicks off our Visions of Vocation series by exploring the profound truth that our vocations are integral, not incidental, to the Kingdom of God. This podcast includes both Steven's message and a time of Q & A unpacking a theology of vocation.
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.
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.
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.
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.