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.
Guest Speaker, professor and church planting coach David Fitch shares his wisdom on Eucharist as a training ground for Mission. Learn how the postures we assume at The Lord's Table shape us for Mission at the tables in our daily lives.
Guest speaker and beloved friend of The Practice, Jonathan Martin, shares a powerful message on who is welcome at The Lord's Table - inviting us to consider the radical table practices of Christ himself, and how it should influence our own.
Dr. Scot McKinght kicks off our new series on "Eucharist and Mission" with a foundational theology of The Eucharist. Scot explores the deep connections between Eucharist and Passover, inviting us into the liberation that takes place around the table.
John Perrine leads us through the Lenten theme of Dying to Self, exploring Jesus’ invitation to take up our crosses and follow him. Includes a guided Examen on putting off the old self and putting on the new.
Kellye Fabian explores the beauty of Psalm 51 as a model for our own repentance in this season of Lent.
Fr Michael shares his wisdom on the season of Lent and leads us through The Examen as a practice to help us prepare for Easter.
Jenna Perrine closes our series at The Practice on The Lord's Prayer in her message, "Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil." Jenna explores this section of The Lord's Prayer as an invitation to surredner and a prayer for God's leadership through the trials, temptations and testing that are sure to come in our faith.
Guest Speaker Deirdre JVR returns for our series on The Lord's Prayer to unpack the second half of the phrase, "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us." Deirdre shares a helpful process for forgiveness and leads us through a time of prayer as we explore who we may need to forgive before God.
Guest Speaker Deirdre JVR brings her wisdom and experience from years of counseling and reconciliation ministry, to share with us what it means to really know God's forgiveness. Only those who have experienced forgiveness can learn what it means to become a forgiver.
Guest Speaker Jonathan Martin joins us for our series on The Lord's Prayer. In this wonderful message he invites us into what it means to ask and be content with THIS daily bread. This podcast also includes our time of practicing with a guided prayer and response led by Jonathan.
Guest Speaker Steve Carter joins us for our series in The Lord's Prayer to unpack the complexities of "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done As It Is In Heaven," especially in light of the reality of the now and the not yet.
Aaron Niequist kicks off the beginning of our series on The Lord's Prayer, unpacking the familiar words, "Our Father Who Art In Heaven."