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Why Do We Leave Home?

During this season of Lent, David Wallace reflects on our journey of wanting to be on our own and how God continually invites us back home [Luke 15:11-32]. Reflection Where are we being lured in our lives by Henri Nouwen’s “three human lies” (I am what I have, I am what I do, I am what other people say or […]

Solomon and the Quest for Wisdom

Naomi Jackson reflects on the life of Solomon and why God gave him what he asked for and what he didn’t ask for and how that impacts our understanding of wisdom [1 Kings 3:6-14]. Reflection What do we learn about the character of God from their response to Solomon? How does wisdom frame the relationship between humans and God? How […]

The Hidden God

James Alison reflects on how we might be scandalized and what our response would be to the presence of Jesus [Mark 6:1-6]. Reflection What are you scandalized by and what does your scandal stop you from seeing? What does it mean to be scandalized by Jesus? Why are prophets likely to give scandal?

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Gideon Tsang reflects on how we can slowly practice getting out of the hell of our minds and into the experience of heaven that’s at hand.  Christina Cotham and Judy Peterson also share their reflections on this text [Acts 7:54-60]. Reflection What does heaven on earth feel like for you? How can you cherish the moments when you’re at home […]

Close to Home

Gideon Tsang reflects on what we might find in God’s home, which is us [Psalm 84]. Reflection How is God inviting you into yourself this week?  Where are you in your pilgrimage to find your own strength? Spiritual Practice Reflect on how comfortable we are with ourselves.  Are you comfortable with yourself? What parts are you not comfortable with?  What […]

Contemplation: Noticing Deeply

As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Gideon Tsang reflects on why it might be helpful to notice our lives more deeply [Matthew 8:18-22]. Reflection What does it look like to contemplate the ways we divide in life? How can we contemplate finding home within ourselves? Resources Song: Love More (Sharon Van Etten) Spiritual Practice Consider the sides […]

Pilgrimage

Gideon Tsang speaks about how our experience of faith should reflect a journey of discovery rather than developing and defending ideology and propositional truths. [Matthew 2] Reflection: How are we invited into the process of healing in our own lives and not simply focusing on the macro level of injustice in the world? What is our version or experience of […]

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