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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.

Nov 5, 2019

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.

Oct 29, 2019

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.

Oct 14, 2019

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.

Oct 14, 2019

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.

Oct 8, 2019

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.

Oct 8, 2019

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?

 

http://www.practicetribe.com/10-6-19-invitation-to-stillness/ 

Sep 23, 2019

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.

 

http://www.practicetribe.com/9-22-19-invitation-to-find-solidarity-with-one-another/ 

Sep 18, 2019

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.

  • What narratives and slogans have shaped my life?
  • What fears have authored my story?
  • What is the deeper Exodus story behind my roles, titles, degrees, successes, losses, joy, etc.    How did I get from somewhere to somewhere else?
  • Where have I had moments when I felt the Spirit descend on me and affirm me in a calling or direction? (Matthew 3:13-17)
  • When was I in a time of testing and tempted to take control of my life rather than trust God?  (Luke 4:1-13)
  • What are my wilderness seasons?  How did God work in these for my good?  My growth?  And His glory? (Luke 4:1-13)
  • Where have people figuratively tried to throw me off a cliff? (Luke 4:14-30)
  • What are my mounts of Transfiguration? (Mark 9:2-10)
  • Where have I experienced betrayal? (Matthew 26:14-16, 47-50)
  • When have I had mini-gardens of Gethsemane? (Matthew 26:36-46)
  • When have I died on my own mini-crosses? (John 19:16-37)
  • What are resurrection moments in life? (John 20:1-18)

http://www.practicetribe.com/9-15-19-invitati…arity-with-jesus/

Aug 13, 2019

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 

Use the promo code PRACTICETRIBE to receive the meditations for free.

Casey Tygrett - https://www.caseytygrett.com  

As I Recall - https://www.amazon.com/As-Recall-Discovering-Memories-Spiritual/dp/0830846522 

Becoming Curious - https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Curious-Spiritual-Practice-Questions/dp/0830846271 

Jul 18, 2019

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 

Jun 10, 2019

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.

Jun 3, 2019

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. 

May 21, 2019

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.

 

May 7, 2019

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.

Apr 30, 2019

On 4.28.19, Chris Heuertz guided us in an examination of why we engage contemplative practices and led us in a lovingkindness contemplation.

Apr 16, 2019

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.

https://wp.me/p5LsbB-11M 

Apr 1, 2019

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/.

Mar 25, 2019

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?

Mar 12, 2019

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 

Mar 11, 2019

On 3.10.19, Kimberly Pelletier guided us through an examination of repentance. What unique invitation to repent might Jesus be extending to us this Lenten season?

Mar 9, 2019

On 3.2.19, The Practice co-hosted a conference with Renovaré to help us cultivate a listening life and live more fully in God's presence.

This is the final talk of the day, Listening in Our Tears.

For more information about the conference, including an individual and group reflection guide visit http://www.practicetribe.com/listening/

Mar 9, 2019

On 3.2.19, The Practice co-hosted a conference with Renovaré to help us cultivate a listening life and live more fully in God's presence.

This is the third talk of the day, Listening Where We Live. 

For more information about the conference, including an individual and group reflection guide visit http://www.practicetribe.com/listening/

Mar 9, 2019

On 3.2.19, The Practice co-hosted a conference with Renovaré to help us cultivate a listening life and live more fully in God's presence.

This is the second talk of the day, Listening in Our Longings. 

For more information about the conference, including an individual and group reflection guide visit http://www.practicetribe.com/listening/

Mar 9, 2019

On 3.2.19, The Practice co-hosted a conference with Renovaré to help us cultivate a listening life and live more fully in God's presence.

This is the first talk of the day. Due to some technical issues, the first few minutes were not captured. Before you listen, you will find it helpful to read Deuteronomy 6:4-9

For more information about the conference, including an individual and group reflection guide visit http://www.practicetribe.com/listening/

Mar 4, 2019

On 3.3.19, Trevor Hudson and Lacy Borgo guided an exploration into the gift of presence. It will be helpful to engage the practices in this podcast with a clementine and a friend.

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