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 — 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]
When you think of family… What do we think of when we hear the phrase healthy family? Whether or not our natural families measure up to our ideal, I’m sure we can think of an ideal. I love you no matter what. I have your back. No matter your decisions I love you and I … Continue reading Church family? Or maybe we just call it family?
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]
Just a quick Phil Rice health update Hey all! This is a little off the beaten path of my normal writing, but I thought I would take a moment to give a personal health update, as I do from time to time. It helps me to know that people are aware of this piece of … Continue reading Ulcerative Colitis Health Update May 2018 — Phil Rice
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]
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?
Hey all! I'm currently in the process of finishing up the content for my online meditative retreat, the Simple Retreat — think online class... but meditative. Here's how you could help me out! I would LOVE your feedback on what content to include in these retreats [if y'all enjoy it, I'll do more!]. So, I … Continue reading I could use your help…
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]?
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]