How people pray greatly impacts what they believe. The early Church taught its people prayers and how to pray so that their faith would be correct and intact. It was one of the ways the Church discipled its people and encouraged them in their spiritual life and growth. Read more from Steven Bruns as he continues his series on discipleship in the early church.
"Thin places" are what the Celtic monks call places where the dividing line between the natural world and the supernatural realm of God's Spirit are so thin there is hardly any distinction. They are the holy places where God and man meet. Like Moses and the burning bush, Elijah and the still small voice, Andrew Eberhart tells of the thin places he experienced while in Ireland for a Spiritual Formation class.
Here prayer is put on its highest level—every prayer prayed in the spirit of Jesus is answered.
Let’s pretend for a moment that we knew the day we were going to die. What would we spend our time doing the night before? In today's post, Jake Andrews shares insights into the heart of Jesus from 3 things he asked for on his final night.
Welcome to the Threshing Floor. We talk with Pete Greig, founder of the 24/7 prayer movement and author. This conversation comes live from New Room 2016.
Jesus loves sinners and he is willing to walk right into the heart of sin, even if it looks bad; even if he gets accused of going soft on crime, because he loves sinners that much.
There is no more popular single word which summarizes the Christian faith than the word “gospel.” It comes from a word in the New Testament which means “the good message” or “the good news.”
In a world that is increasingly loud and hard, ministers can lead worship experiences of quiet where we find a soft place to land in the love of God through Christ Jesus. Read more today from Laura Beach on the importance of guided times of lament and grief in worship.
Sabbath prayer is like a tree in winter, resting as it remains planted near streams of living water. Coming out of Sabbath prayer is like a tree in spring, at the weakest point of the branches emerge the miracle of the bud. Laura Beach leads us through a Sabbath prayer.
Are you a human being, or are you a human doing? What about a human meeting? Duke Walker shares his thoughts on loving and being loved in Christ in the context of community, and how this more accurately reflects the Trinity.