Stories tagged:
Body

All Saints

On All Saints Day, Scott Erickson reflects on how we connect to God through our vulnerabilities and the shame we house in our bodies [Luke 7:36-39, 44-50]. Reflection In what ways do you feel on the outside of a religious gathering? In what ways are you “seen” by Jesus? Resources Book: Honest Advent

Delivered

Judy Peterson reflects on the feminine Epiphany of how Jesus arrived and what it means for our ability to view our own bodies more charitably [Luke 1]. Reflection What would it look like for us to step away from the dualistic thinking that says we are either holy or sinful and instead simply acknowledge that sometimes we are just human […]

Contemplation: Giving Consent

As we finish our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Gena Minnix reflects on what our bodies need in order to enter into a contemplative space [Matthew 26:39-42]. Reflection What do I need to know before I can consent to God’s healing action and grace within? Where and when can I include contemplation as part of my daily routine? Spiritual Practice […]

Fasting

John Chandler reflects on how the practice of fasting can actually integrate the soul and body instead of simply denying the body [Galatians 5:16-25]. Reflection What has been your understanding of the relationship between your spirit and your body? What might it look like for you to incorporate a regular practice of fasting? Resources Book: Spiritual Disciplines Handbook (Adele Ahlberg […]

Embodiment

Weylin Lee reflects on what Jesus’ resurrection into a physical body means for how we live in and out of our body here and now [Luke 24:36-48]. Reflection How are you invited to live from the vulnerability of your wounds? In what ways can you live a holistic life that integrates body and soul? Resources Book: From Brokenness to Community […]