As we begin the season of Lent, Gena Minnix reflects on Jesus’ experiencing of fasting and speaks about how fasting impacts the needs and desires of our true self [Luke 4:1-13]. Reflection: When you consider your current level of intimacy with God and others, what feelings do you feel? If you believed you were fully loved, what would you do […]
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Mark Charbonneau speaks about our longing for home and how our journey here and now is perhaps the home we are searching for [John 14:1-7]. Reflection: When have you experienced homesickness and for what were you longing? What comfort do you find in how Jesus comforted his disciples? How do Jesus’ words “I am the way the truth and the […]
As we continue the Christmas season, Rachel Lee and Carol Lee share about their experience at the Ashish Centre in Dehli, India and reflect on how faith and community can be strengthened in the context of disability and vulnerability. [Psalm 147] Reflection: How do we perceive weakness and disability in ourselves and others? If everyone has weakness and vulnerability, how […]
On the first Sunday of Advent, Gideon Tsang discusses the importance of seasons of darkness in our spiritual journey, and the rhythms the church created in this season before Christmas. Reflection: Describe a time where you experienced a season of spiritual darkness. What were some lessons learned during that time? Which of the spiritual practices could you try during this […]
Jason Minnix speaks about how we read Scripture and the different seasons in our lives that may require different approaches and ways to engage Scripture. [Hebrews 5:11-14] Reflection: How do we approach a developmental way of reading Scripture? How can we engage a mystical, trail-marker, or story framework for engage Scripture? In what ways is God for us?
Jason Minnix speaks about the role that weakness plays in our spirituality. [2 Corinthians 12:2-10] Reflection: How do we practice true humility? Where is the deeper river running in my life? What would it look like to lean into grace this week?
Gideon begins a conversation on how to rediscover the early and historic church’s transcendent reading of the scriptures. [Heb 4:12-13] Reflection: What do you think of the Bible? How does scripture affect your soul in a trans-rational way? How are you living out scripture in active ways? Resources: 1. Book: The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture has made […]