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An Experiment in Sabbath: Attachment

The Practice Church Podcast

Release Date: 10/17/2022

Surrendering Control of Ourselves show art Surrendering Control of Ourselves

The Practice Church Podcast

We have a tricky relationship with control. It is true God gives us agency, and we are responsible to steward that well. However, our agency is limited. We cannot control nearly as much as we would like. So we strive and cling to control, and when the illusion of our control is broken we either cling grasp all the more for power or we resort to deflated inactivity. This year in the season of Lent, we will experiment with surrendering control. If you were not with us last week, we invite you to make some time this week to listen to the and . This week, we looked at our tendency to grasp for...

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Surrendering Control of Others show art Surrendering Control of Others

The Practice Church Podcast

We have a tricky relationship with control. It is true God gives us agency, and we are responsible to steward that well. However, our agency is limited. We cannot control nearly as much as we would like. So we strive and cling to control, and when the illusion of our control is broken we either cling grasp all the more for power or we resort to deflated inactivity. This year in the season of Lent, we will experiment with surrendering control. If you were not with us last week, we invite you to make some time this week to listen to the and . This week, we looked at our tendency to grasp for...

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Surrendering Control of our Resources show art Surrendering Control of our Resources

The Practice Church Podcast

We have a tricky relationship with control. It is true God gives us agency, and we are responsible to steward that well. However, our agency is limited. We cannot control nearly as much as we would like. So we strive and cling to control, and when the illusion of our control is broken we either cling grasp all the more for power or we resort to deflated inactivity. This year in the season of Lent, we will experiment with surrendering control. If you were not with us last week, we invite you to make some time this week to listen to the and . This week, we looked at our tendency to grasp for...

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Surrendering Control: Crafting our Experiments show art Surrendering Control: Crafting our Experiments

The Practice Church Podcast

We have a tricky relationship with control. It is true God gives us agency, and we are responsible to steward that well. However, our agency is limited. We cannot control nearly as much as we would like. So we strive and cling to control, and when the illusion of our control is broken we either cling grasp all the more for power or we resort to deflated inactivity. This year in the season of Lent, we will experiment with surrendering control. In this video, we begin with an interview with pastor and author Mandy Smith. Mandy is the author of a wonderful book, that explores our obsession with...

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Walking in the Beginning (Genesis 4-11) show art Walking in the Beginning (Genesis 4-11)

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This is the start of a recurring series, in which we will be walking in the story of Scripture. As we slowly and reflectively walk through the story, we hope to experience scripture in a fresh way. We want to develop eyes to see the intricate work of God in creation and encounter our wonderful God as we walk with the story. This week, we continued the thread Dr. Walton began with Genesis 1 and the continuation with Genesis 2 and 3. Nicole guided our exploration of Genesis 4-11 and helped us see the cyclical rhythms. All throughout this opening of our story, we see the themes of garden, choice,...

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Walking in the Beginning (Genesis 2-3) show art Walking in the Beginning (Genesis 2-3)

The Practice Church Podcast

This is the start of a recurring series, in which we will be walking in the story of Scripture. As we slowly and reflectively walk through the story, we hope to experience scripture in a fresh way. We want to develop eyes to see the intricate work of God in creation and encounter our wonderful God as we walk with the story. This week, we continued the thread Dr. Walton began as we explored Genesis 2 and 3. We considered the choice before each of us to receive the gift of life and wisdom on God's terms or to take it on our own terms. Are we willing to trust God or will we depend control for...

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Walking in the Beginning (Genesis 1) show art Walking in the Beginning (Genesis 1)

The Practice Church Podcast

This is the start of a recurring series, in which we will be walking in the story of Scripture. As we slowly and reflectively walk through the story, we hope to experience scripture in a fresh way. We want to develop eyes to see the intricate work of God in creation and encounter our wonderful God as we walk with the story. This week, we start at the beginning in Genesis one. Dr. John Walton will help us reflect on the theme of order and disorder. This theme is carried all throughout scripture and is essential for us to understand.  For some additional resources, please visit our . If The...

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The Practice of Study: In Spirit and in Truth show art The Practice of Study: In Spirit and in Truth

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We don't often think of study as a spiritual practice, but it can be. Seeing study as a spiritual practice helps us to move beyond acquiring or accumulating knowledge so that what we learn leads us to wonder and worship. This week, our good friend, Carolyn Arends, encouraged us to see study and contemplation as 'fraternal twins.' Each is incredibly important, but they are much better together.  For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at  

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The Practice of Study show art The Practice of Study

The Practice Church Podcast

We don't often think of study as a spiritual practice, but it can be. Seeing study as a spiritual practice helps us to move beyond acquiring or accumulating knowledge so that what we learn leads us to wonder and worship. This week, Eric Case encouraged us to recognize truth is not an axiom, but a person. How will we respond to truth, when Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at  

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The Practice Church: A Simple Vision show art The Practice Church: A Simple Vision

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This week, we took time to explore the vision of The Practice Church. Many of us have been formed by our church expereinces to believe a vision should focus on big impact and influence, but what if God is inviting us to something simpler and much more important? For some additional resources, please visit our . If The Practice Church has been meaningful to your journey, would you consider a tax-deductible gift? You can give at  

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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 considered how Sabbath serves to deepen our attachment with God.

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