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Life In The Spirit
By Jason Fowler on 08/28/2012
The first language of the church in a deeply broken world is not strategy, but prayer…Lament is a cry directed to GOD. Is it time for a ‘sackcloth and ashes’ revival?
Posted in Features, Life In The Spirit, Voice of One Calling | Tagged culture, Hope, Jesus, lament, mourning, revival, sin, spiritual awakening, spiritual disciplines, Whole-life Christian faith | 4 Responses
By Carl Peet on 04/10/2011
Within days of my salvation, I longed to spend time in nature, seeking GOD and seeing Him reflected through His creation. There were times when a major decision was required in my life, and the mountains and beaches were where I sought GOD’s response…
Posted in Features, Life In The Spirit, Prayer | Tagged ancient Christian faith, celtic christianity, creation, GOD's creation, Holy Spirit, intimacy with GOD, Jesus, pilgrimage, Prayer, spiritual practices, thin places | 1 Response
By Halden Doerge on 12/23/2010
We do better to simply cry out for God’s coming than to make peace with God’s absence by fixating on our celebrations, with all their traditions and trappings…It has always been meant to be something we simply look through, are helped along by, not something we look at, something we assign divine agency to, or hope in…
Posted in Features, Life In The Spirit | Tagged Advent, christian community, christian faith, Christianity, church calendar, Community and Ecclesia, GOD, Halden Doerge, Intentional Christian Community, Jesus, liturgical year, religion, Theology, traditions | Leave a response
By David Alan Black on 09/28/2010
We tried to imitate [Jesus] in the 1960s…When I was a teenager I thought this meant going barefooted and having long hair. Today I’m finding that the call to discipleship is more expensive. It demands that I turn a deaf ear to the seductive force of materialism and the ‘American Way’…
Posted in Features, Life In The Spirit, Society and Culture | Tagged american dream, American Empire, christian faith, Christianity, Christianity and culture, Consumerism, Dave Black, David Alan Black, discipleship, Jesus, Justice, kingdom of GOD, missional living, whole-life discipleship | 5 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 07/19/2010
Jesus calls us to…a spirituality that is incarnated…Will we go beyond the four walls of our comfortable Christianity and start living as disciples of Jesus? As Garrison Keillor has said: “Give up your good Christian life and follow Christ”…
Posted in Community and Ecclesia, Features, Life In The Spirit, Voice of One Calling | Tagged christian community, Christine Sine, churchianity, Community and Ecclesia, discipleship, ecclesia, ecclesiology, Jesus, missional, New Monasticism, radical faith, spiritual formation, Tom Sine, Whole-life Christian faith, whole-life discipleship | 2 Responses
By Peggy Kendall on 04/12/2010
I called the electric company and they informed me the power might be out for an hour or two. I couldn’t watch t.v., listen to music, read a book, or talk to anyone. I began to calm down and became accustomed to the quiet. I was alone with my thoughts for the first time in a long time. God had given me a gift…
Posted in Features, Life In The Spirit, Technology | Tagged Christian view on media and technology, listening to GOD, Peggy Kendall, Prayer, rhythm of life, solitude, technology and faith | Leave a response
By Jason Fowler on 03/19/2010
As I hear Neil Postman and Jacques Ellul’s voices ringing in my ear, and the Sabbath Manifesto folks calling us to reclaim sabbath and unplug- I am struck at how hard it is to escape from the tyranny of the Web we have woven.
Posted in Features, Life In The Spirit, Videos, Voice of One Calling | Tagged Christian faith and technology, internet, Jacques Ellul, Neil Postman, sabbath, Sabbath Manifesto, technology | Leave a response
By Carl Peet on 03/03/2010
Yahweh gave us a simple formula, Love Him and love people. And in our zeal we can over-complicate things and get out of sync with His direction and pace for our lives.
By Christine Sine on 02/06/2010
I spent a lot of time reading through the gospels specifically asking myself the question How did Jesus spend his time on earth? It was an enlightening study as I started to realize that Jesus really did have a very balanced life…
Posted in Features, Life In The Spirit | Tagged christian faith, Christine Sine, daily living, GodSpace, Jesus, monasticism, New Monasticism, Prayer, rhythm of life, spiritual disciplines, spiritual practices | 11 Responses
By Becky Garrison on 12/16/2009
I wasn’t expecting a book to connect with me on such a visceral level. Through Brennan’s story, I saw how I had veered off the path. For all of my talk about how we need to put the Greatest Commandment into practice, I wasn’t exactly practicing what I preach.