Stories tagged:
love

Lent: Learning to See

Gideon Tsang talks about how we can learn to see the kingdom of God here and now and how we can see as God sees [John 3:1-17]. Reflection: What does it look like to create space in this lent season? How can you live out of your worthiness this week?

Kindness to the Other

Jason Minnix explores how to respond to violence with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and difficult people in our lives and world [Matthew 5:38-48]. Reflection: What in my life needs kindness today? How can I extend compassion to the people who are difficult for me to love? Resources: Book: Rosenberg, Marshall. “Nonviolent Communication.”

Consent to Love

Gideon Tsang reflects on what it means to consent to where God is already at work in us and forming us this year [Matthew 3:13-17]. Reflection: What are we currently experiencing that we might need to consent to? What are some things we need to let go of? Resources: Video: This Year by The Mountain Goats Video: Trouble with Boys […]

What to Love

Jason Minnix explores how we can be more active in the filtering process of our spiritual experience [Luke 19:1-10]. Reflection What am I being invited to love today? What am I being invited to ignore today?

Values: Peculiarity

As we continue our series on our Vox Values, Weylin Lee explores why Jesus invites us into the peculiar practice of loving our enemies [Matthew 5]. Value of Peculiarity In the Sermon on the mount, Jesus gives us a picture of what our Christian communities should be striving towards. Holiness has been hijacked by rule based legalism/ fundamentalism. For us, […]

Good Conflict

Gena Minnix speaks about how disconnection be a crucial part of developing love for God and others [Luke 12:49-53]. Reflection: What issues prompted Jesus to wage good conflict? In what areas of life might God be calling me to nonviolent conflict? Resources: Video: Invisibilia – Disarming A Robbery Video: TED Talk – Jamila Raqib

Being Loved and Being Left

As we continue in the season of Easter, Gena Minnix talks about how to engage secure relational practices that Jesus models for us [John 14:23-29]. Reflection: How does presence and absence affect the way we grow in our relationships? How can we practice secure relationship with God and others in how we know, trust and love God and others? How […]