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Advent 2013 (2)

We continue looking at why we do Advent, expanding our discussion into some of the “how’s.”  Advent is a two-step dance, both feasting and the preparation that makes the feasting meaningful. Have a listen, Doug [Download mp3]

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Toxic Hurry: The High Price of the Unexamined Life (1)

We begin a new lesson today that will take several weeks. We begin with Jesus’ parable about a man who invited a bunch of people to the party of their lives, only to have them miss this golden opportunity because of pragmatic concerns in their lives. Unexamined lives led them to hurried, harried lives that couldn’t see opportunity when it was handed to them.

So it is when we miss reading to our children, miss seeing the mystery and beauty in our jobs, our people, our city, and the rocks and tree that travel on this planet with us.

This lesson is about why we drive ourselves into the blinding toxicity of hurry, and what we can do to step back from the impulses that push us there. Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Time Going to Church (conclusion)

Today, we conclude this lesson on the ancient exercises we do together on Sundays. We look at the exercise that includes stilling our hearts, becoming attentive, interpreting, and discerning.

This may be one of the only times you’ll ever hear a minister tell you to argue with him or her. Continue reading

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Soul-Training: The Welcoming Prayer

In this lesson we look at a very practical way to turn our prayer less into words, and more into awakening to the awareness of what God is already up to. It’s a contemplative practice for daily use called The Welcoming Prayer. Continue reading

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Aid-Worker Training for a Loneliness Epidemic (part 2)

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Aid-Worker Training for a Loneliness Epidemic (part 1)

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The Ancient Christian Practice of Spiritual Reading: “Contemplatio” (part 4)

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The Ancient Christian Practice of Spiritual Reading: “Contemplatio” (part 3)

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The Ancient Christian Practice of Spiritual Reading: “Contemplatio” (part 2)

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The Ancient Christian Practice of Spiritual Reading: “Contemplatio” (part 1)

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