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Encountering God: Loyal Love

The Practice Church Podcast

Release Date: 06/06/2022

The Liturgy of Politics: Scripture show art The Liturgy of Politics: Scripture

The Practice Church Podcast

In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way? This week, Nicole Howe helped us explore the counter-formational practice of scripture. (A note about the practice: In this service, our practice was a reflection on scripture readings in...

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The Liturgy of Politics: Community show art The Liturgy of Politics: Community

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In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way? This week, Jason Hitchcock helped us explore the counter-formational practice of community. (A note about the practice: In this service, our practice was a discerning conversation about who...

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Practice: Our Political Formation show art Practice: Our Political Formation

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 9.4.22. In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way? In this practice, we consider how we have been shaped by our culture of politics. We start with some reflective questions, then have a...

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The Liturgy of Politics show art The Liturgy of Politics

The Practice Church Podcast

In our culture, we are being shaped by our political engagement. We are tempted to find our identity in our political affiliation. We view those on the other side with contempt. We form opinions based on memes and talking heads rather than prayer and discernment. We give in to the way of power and control rather than the Christlike way of surrender and self-emptying love. But what if there is another way? This week Kaitlyn Schiess, author of The Liturgy of Politics, will help set the table for our journey.  If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a...

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Beloved: Sharing Belovedness show art Beloved: Sharing Belovedness

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Being loved by God is the foundation of our identity and the starting point of everything we do. That is why this summer we are soaking, resting, playing, and even breathing in God’s incredible, personal love for us.  This week, we turned our attention outward. Our formation is always for the sake of the world. We live into our belovedness so that we might share God's love with the world around us. In our time of practice, we considered with whom the Spirit might be inviting us to share the love of God this week. If The Practice Church has been meaningful in your journey, would you...

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Practice: Holding the Gaze of God show art Practice: Holding the Gaze of God

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 8.14.22. In this gathering, we stepped into a practice from Curt Thompson's book, Anatomy of the Soul. This practice of being known helps us hold the gaze of God and live into our belovedness. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at  

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Beloved: Holding the Gaze of God show art Beloved: Holding the Gaze of God

The Practice Church Podcast

Being loved by God is the foundation of our identity and the starting point of everything we do. That is why this summer we are soaking, resting, playing, and even breathing in God’s incredible, personal love for us.  This week, we stepped into a practice from Curt Thompson's book, Anatomy of the Soul. This practice of being known helps us hold the gaze of God and live into our belovedness. If The Practice Church has been meaningful in your journey, would you consider making a ?

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Practice: Being Seen by God show art Practice: Being Seen by God

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 7.17.22. In this gathering, we stepped into a time of extended practice of imaginative prayer. Beginning in Genesis 16, we placed ourselves in the presence of the One Hagar named "the God who sees me." How might we grow into a deeper attachment to God if we experience God as the One who sees us? A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at  

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Beloved: Being Seen by God show art Beloved: Being Seen by God

The Practice Church Podcast

Being loved by God is the foundation of our identity and the starting point of everything we do. That is why this summer we are soaking, resting, playing, and even breathing in God’s incredible, personal love for us.  This week, we stepped into a time of extended practice of imaginative prayer. Beginning in Genesis 16, we placed ourselves in the presence of the One Hagar named "the God who sees me." How might we grow into a deeper attachment to God if we experience God as the One who sees us? If The Practice Church has been meaningful in your journey, would you consider making a ?

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Beloved: Notes of Rest show art Beloved: Notes of Rest

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Being loved by God is the foundation of our identity and the starting point of everything we do. That is why this summer we are soaking, resting, playing, and even breathing in God’s incredible, personal love for us.  This week, our new friend Julian Davis Reid guided an extended time of contemplation. With music and thoughtful questions, we pondered the love of God demonstrated in our lives through Romans 8:31-39. You can learn more about Julian on his If The Practice Church has been meaningful in your journey, would you consider making a ?

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In this series, our desire is to soak ourselves in the character of God as it is described in Exodus 34:6-7. It’s our hope that we can have a real encounter with the compassion, grace, slowness to anger, loyal-love, and faithfulness of God in this season. This week, we contemplated God's loyal love and considered how we might live fully immersed in loyal love.