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spiritual growth

Jesus’ Vulnerability

As we enter Lent, Matt Inman explores the temptations of Jesus and what that means for how we engage our own temptations and vulnerability this season [Luke 4:1-13]. Reflection What role does shame play in your current temptation? Where might your vulnerability in life right now lead you to acts of courage and love? Resources Podcast: Inefficiency Video: SNL – […]

Our Struggle for Hope

As we near the beginning of Lent, Gideon Tsang invites us to consider what we hope for in our maturity and transformation [2 Cor 3:12-18]. Reflection What are your hopes for Lent? Who allows you to be fully who you are when you are with them and what does that feel like? Resources Book: A Hidden Wholeness (Parker Palmer) Video: […]

Rethinking Incarceration

Dominique DuBois Gilliard explores the history and foundation of mass incarceration. And, reflects on how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles. [Acts 16:16-40] Reflection What is our relationship to the good news when it comes at a cost to our ability to offer participation? How can you take a step in using your privilege to hold systems and […]

Turning Our Hearts

Kelly Cutbirth reflects on how it’s easy to lose heart and our connection with who we really are, and invites us to look at what it means to turn our hearts towards God and reconnect. [Jeremiah 17] Reflection How are we hiding our hearts from ourselves, God, and each other? When was the last time your heart felt nourished by […]

Our Nets

Chris Morton encourages us to look at the nets we are caught in and to consider the nets we can weave together of love and abundance. [Luke 5] Reflection What net are you caught in? What net do you want to be caught up in? How can we weave a net together? Resources MWG: Discussion Guide

Near Love

Jason Minnix invites us to acknowledge our need for love and how receiving it helps us to see others as they are. [1 Cor 13] Reflection What am I being invited to receive today? What younger places in me need love this week? Spiritual Practice Acknowledge our Need and Receive: Name an area where you get stuck in your thought […]

Our Bodies As Christ’s Body

As we celebrate and give thanks for our new home, Gideon Tsang invites us to consider how we are all an indispensable part of Christ’s body, both in our strengths and weaknesses. [1 Cor 12] Reflection How can you remind yourself this week that your being is pre-approved? What does it look like to embrace your limitations in order to […]