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?
Gideon Tsang reflects on how God is inviting us to clean our profane view of the other [Acts 11:1-18]. Reflection Who in your life is loving you into more expansive ways of seeing? Why do you think we are addicted to judging our distinctions? Spiritual Practice Commonality. Think of someone who you see as less worthy. What do you have […]
As we start the new year with our first liturgy in our new building, Gideon Tsang invites us to consider how we might need to expand our spiritual vision to see love in ourselves and others [Matthew 2:1-12]. Reflection What if God continued to expand our vision of love for ourselves and others? How can I welcome all parts of […]
Gideon Tsang continues our vision series on Rootedness by considering why we should be rooted with Christ and each other [John 15:4-8]. Reflection How is Christ inviting the disappointment of our exterior lives to deepen into our interior lives? What does it look like to root together with the Vox community this season? Resources Podcast: On Being (Kevin Kelly) MWG: […]
Jason Minix starts our vision series on Rootedness by reflecting on what it means to become more rooted to God and a spiritual community [John 15:1-4]. Reflection How am I being invited into rootedness now? What surfaces for healing in me now as I consider rooting? Resources MWG: Discussion Guide Spiritual Practice Vine Inventory. What vines am I attached to […]
Four seasons have passed through Austin since we last laid out a vision for Vox Veniae. We’ve seen some fire and felt some rain but now, in the long afterburn of a late Texan summer, as we look to our next stage of growth, perhaps we should first — like the original gardener in his original garden — sit back […]
2011-12 Purpose Statement [To see questions and feedback that were addressed to the Navigation Team in regards to this purpose statement, please click here. If you have any additional questions, please email us.] As Vox Veniae enters its 6th year of existence, the community has taken some time to both reflect on its past and prepare for its future. Our […]