Stories tagged:
community

Transforming Problems

Chris Morton reflects on how we navigate problems in our lives and how it is connected with our worship and community [John 4:1-26, 39-42]. Reflection Do I know what I have and don’t have to give to God? Does my worship bring life or death to myself and others?

A Call of Love

Matt Inman reflects on the love we have been given and are called to live from [Ephesians 4:1-16]. Reflection What barriers to love exist in your life currently? Who in your life is helping you grow in love? Resources Video: Missouri vs Kansas Football Video: TED Talk – Play is Fundamental (Stuart Brown) Spiritual Practice Does gentleness, humility or patience […]

To The Ecotone of Authenticity

Marlon Hall facilitates an ecological conversation about diversity and reflects on the invitation towards cross-pollination and authenticity [Genesis 1:1-3]. Reflection -What if the gritty spaces we are socially and racially in are an invitation to grow a new culture? -Is diversity an end or a means to the end of a new cultural authenticity? Resources Folklore Films Spiritual Practice -Meet […]

Compassion

Jason Minnix reflects on the way Jesus lived out compassion and what that means for how we show compassion in our lives [Mark 6:30-34, 53-56]. Reflection What are some of my needs that I am being invited to care for this week? Who am I being invited to shift from empathy to compassion for? Resources Film: Eighth Grade Spiritual Practice […]

Abiding Love

Abiding Love Gena Minnix explores what it means to abide in love, especially when we’re hurting [John 15:9-17]. Reflection With whom am I currently practicing abiding in love? What do I want to remember the next time I lose joy in that relationship? Resources Video: Turtle Flip Podcast: Notes from a Public Typewritter MWG: Discussion Guide

The Tree and the Branches

Tim Brosnan explores what it means to be and remain in connection with God and others [John 15:1-5]. Reflection What specific courage can we take today in this union of the vine and branches expressed as the blood and body of communion? What specific pruning in your life might bring about a healthier branch and tree? Resources Video: Vox Retreat […]

Embodiment

Weylin Lee reflects on what Jesus’ resurrection into a physical body means for how we live in and out of our body here and now [Luke 24:36-48]. Reflection How are you invited to live from the vulnerability of your wounds? In what ways can you live a holistic life that integrates body and soul? Resources Book: From Brokenness to Community […]