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Beloved: Sharing Belovedness

The Practice Church Podcast

Release Date: 08/23/2022

What Kind of God? Encountering God in the Waiting show art What Kind of God? Encountering God in the Waiting

The Practice Church Podcast

The season of Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation. We prepare our lives to receive God: in the reality of the incarnation, in this present moment, and in the age to come. In our Advent series, we will explore how God comes into the lives of various people in the story, and we will prepare ourselves to encounter God in similar ways in our lives today. I am really excited about how this series has come together, and I cannot wait to engage this holy season with you. This week, Dan Crumrine guides our exploration of Isaiah and how we can prepare to encounter God in the waiting. Dan...

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Practice: Slowing to Hear God show art Practice: Slowing to Hear God

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 11.20.22. In this gathering, we seek to cultuvate a conversational intimacy with God through silence and listening prayer. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at   

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Hearing God: Slowing to Hear God's Voice show art Hearing God: Slowing to Hear God's Voice

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Cultivating a conversational intimacy with Jesus is essential in our desire to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world. And yet, many in the church today are convinced that either God doesn't speak to them, or they cannot hear God. Our prayer for this series is for each of us to have a greater sense of how we most often hear God so we might grow into a deeper life with God. What if we cultivated a life in which we listened to God in the midst of our ordinary day so we might deepen our friendship with God? This week, Alan Fadling encouraged us to slow down to hear God's...

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Hearing God: The Good Shepherd show art Hearing God: The Good Shepherd

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Cultivating a conversational intimacy with Jesus is essential in our desire to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world. And yet, many in the church today are convinced that either God doesn't speak to them, or they cannot hear God. Our prayer for this series is for each of us to have a greater sense of how we most often hear God so we might grow into a deeper life with God. What if we cultivated a life in which we listened to God in the midst of our ordinary day so we might deepen our friendship with God? This week, Holly Bosier guided our contemplation on hearing God. We...

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Practice: Hearing God show art Practice: Hearing God

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This guided practice was a part of our  on 11.6.22. In this gathering, we seek to cultuvate a conversational intimacy with God through silence and listening prayer. A tax-deductible gift can be given to The Practice Church at   

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Hearing God show art Hearing God

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Cultivating a conversational intimacy with Jesus is essential in our desire to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world. And yet, many in the church today are convinced that either God doesn't speak to them, or they cannot hear God. Our prayer for this series is for each of us to have a greater sense of how we most often hear God so we might grow into a deeper life with God. What if we cultivated a life in which we listened to God in the midst of our ordinary day so we might deepen our friendship with God? This week, we explored God's desire to partner with humanity and,...

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An Experiment in Sabbath: Attachment show art An Experiment in Sabbath: Attachment

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In a culture dominated by busyness, the Christian practice of Sabbath cultivates an important and counter-cultural rhythm orienting our whole lives around the presence and kingdom of God. A Sabbath rhythm is woven into the fabric of creation and creates space for connecting with God, ourselves, and one another. When we intentionally rest from work, productivity, and striving, we open ourselves to God’s profound and personal love. What if a regular rhythm of resting from all the ways we try to earn love is the best way to learn and know deep in our souls that God loves us? This week, we...

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An Experiment in Sabbath: Engaging show art An Experiment in Sabbath: Engaging

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In a culture dominated by busyness, the Christian practice of Sabbath cultivates an important and counter-cultural rhythm orienting our whole lives around the presence and kingdom of God. A Sabbath rhythm is woven into the fabric of creation and creates space for connecting with God, ourselves, and one another. When we intentionally rest from work, productivity, and striving, we open ourselves to God’s profound and personal love. What if a regular rhythm of resting from all the ways we try to earn love is the best way to learn and know deep in our souls that God loves us? Last week we...

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An Experiment in Sabbath: Resting show art An Experiment in Sabbath: Resting

The Practice Church Podcast

In a culture dominated by busyness, the Christian practice of Sabbath cultivates an important and counter-cultural rhythm orienting our whole lives around the presence and kingdom of God. A Sabbath rhythm is woven into the fabric of creation and creates space for connecting with God, ourselves, and one another. When we intentionally rest from work, productivity, and striving, we open ourselves to God's profound and personal love. What if a regular rhythm of resting from all the ways we try to earn love is the best way to learn and know deep in our souls...

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

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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, 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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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.

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