What about me? Church as Family. A conversation for the outliers.

What about me? [Church as Family] In my article, Church family? Or maybe we just call it family?, I spoke mainly to those who find themselves within a more typical church structure — gathering on Sunday to worship together and to hear a message, meeting on Wednesdays for small groups. But there are also followers of … Continue reading What about me? Church as Family. A conversation for the outliers.

Friendship with God — Matthew 4:4 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — Freedom From Expectation But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). What a helpful addition to our journey into this topic of Friendship with God. … Continue reading Friendship with God — Matthew 4:4 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — John 15:10 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — The Value of Responding from Love …If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love (John 15, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). Read through this scripture several times, take note of what impacts you as … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:10 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — John 15:9 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. (John 15:9, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). This is such a profound statement found in scripture. So, let’s not move past it too quickly. Jesus says that in the same way … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:9 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Authentic Church. Is this really about structure?

A Conversation of Authentic Church. We can begin here. Authentic church. I have had some really helpful and insightful [along with some challenging and difficult] conversations around the topic of church. Some of these conversations are based on articles I've written, if you missed them the first time around, here are a few you're welcome … Continue reading Authentic Church. Is this really about structure?

Religiously Disillusioned [Or Spiritually Tired]?

Who are the Religiously Disillusioned [or Spiritually Tired]? I’ve been using this language lately, the religiously disillusioned [or spiritually tired]. I thought it would be a helpful way forward for us if I defined my terms. So in 800 [ish] words, this is the individual I’m describing when I say the religiously disillusioned and this … Continue reading Religiously Disillusioned [Or Spiritually Tired]?

Friendship with God — John 15:15 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you (John 15:15, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). Take … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:15 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]