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What Does it Mean to Be Shaken?

As we enter the season of Advent, Gena St. David reflects on what is helpful for us to keep in mind and remember when things are being shaken loose inside us and how we can help one another hold onto hope [Luke 21:25-36]. Reflection What is being shaken loose inside you this advent season? How are you experiencing Christ in […]

I Am Anything

Sarah Berson reflects on the story of Hannah and her experience through the movements of I am nothing, I am something, and I am anything [1 Samuel 1:4-20]. Reflection What is your suffering stripping from you? What does your nothingness feel like? What belief grounds you in “I am something?” What space is created with your belief that I am […]

Confronting Oppression

Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to confront the different forms of oppression that Jesus warns about and how some may even be expressed by our own community [Mark 12:38-44]. Reflection What are the ways we can be consumed with ourselves? How might we be able to lay down power in exchange for mutuality? Who are the vulnerable […]

God’s Reign of Love

Christopher Mack reflects on what it means to no longer see ourselves and others as monsters and enemies and find ourselves on the border of more fully entering into and being transformed by God’s love [Ruth 1 & Mark 12]. Reflection What haunted ways are you tempted to view yourself or a challenging situation in your life? How does being […]

How Do We Take Refuge in God?

David Wallace reflects on our practice of prayer and our invitation to contemplative prayer [Psalm 34:1-8]. Reflection How might you see prayer as a relationship with God? What specific areas of life require you to seek refuge in God? Why does silent prayer seem inviting or fearful to you? Resources Vox Workshop: Introduction to Centering Prayer

The Point(lessness) of Pain

Nic Acosta reflects on pain and trauma and how we’re invited to explore and engage the tension and mystery that comes with it [Job 38]. Reflection How can we bring our full selves to the table, both our joy and our pain, and still seek connection? What does it look like to lean into the mystery of Christ, leading us […]

What Does it Mean to Be Saved?

Gena St. David reflects on the center of the Christ story and what it means to be saved. What are we saved from? How are we saved? What are we saved for? [Mark 10:17-31] Reflection How does your body respond to the image of nonviolent forgiveness in Jesus? What or who was Jesus trusting, and how did that trust enable […]