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Contemplating Community

Chris Seay reflects on what it looks like for us to be in community and what we can learn from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer [1 Corinthians 12:7-20]. Reflection What are some ways we experience or contribute to scapegoating in our lives? What does it look like to listen well in community?

Contemplation: Seeing the Space Between Us

As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Jason Minnix reflects on contemplative practices that show us how to see and bring healing to our sight [John 9:1-7]. Reflection What am I holding tightly to that is filtering my enjoyment of life? Where do I sense an invitation to practice resting my mind? Resources Podcast: On Being (Gordon Hempton) […]

Rough Ways

As we continue the Advent season, Jason Minnix reflects on the invitation to interior preparation to get ready for eventual peace and a return to who we really are [Luke 3:1-6]. Reflection What would it look like to let go of who I think I am (unworthy, selfish, controlling, etc.) and reconnect with my deep self? (loved, compassionate, curious) How […]

Dealing With Pain

Matt Inman reflects on the ways and approaches that we use in dealing with pain in our lives  [Lamentation 3:22-33]. Reflection Are you currently working through pain in your life? What does that process look like for you? When you believe your pain or patterns are too much for God, what does that do to your sense of belonging? Resources […]


Sarah Berson reflects on how being present helps us hear God [1 Samuel 3:1-10]. Reflection How do you build space for presence with yourself? With God? Who in your life can you depend on to help you hear God? Spiritual Practice Consider how you can create space for presence this week. Try to spend time in it every day. Consider scheduling […]

Listening to Scripture

Gideon Tsang speaks about how the church that has a high view of Scripture should be known most for their ability to listen well. [James 1:19-25] Reflection: How do we show that we have a high view of Scripture? What is our ratio of listening to speaking when we engage scripture? How are we using Scripture to allow us to […]


Jason Minnix speaks about Jesus’ habits of listening to himself, God/wisdom, and other people. Often times we only listen in one or two of these areas of our lives, yet spiritual discernment is fostered as we dabble in all three. [Mark 1:35-39] Reflection: Where am I being invited to listen/empathize more deeply – with my self, with God/wisdom, or with […]