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 15:9 [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]?

On Expressing God — Matthew 5:13 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men (Matthew 5:13, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). We are called to be salt … Continue reading On Expressing God — Matthew 5:13 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Have we entered the conversation? Light of the world — Phil Rice

The start of a conversation I have had the incredible opportunity to participate in Yoga Instructor Training with a group of amazing humans — all from different backgrounds and different religious [or not] perspectives. Our training includes a mixture of practicum, anatomy, and philosophy. A few months into our training, as we were discussing a … Continue reading Have we entered the conversation? Light of the world — Phil Rice

On Expressing God — John 17:15 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. (John 17:15, prompted from Devotional Sessions - Phil Rice). Take some time to quiet your mind and your thoughts. Go for a walk or just … Continue reading On Expressing God — John 17:15 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

3 thoughts on friendship with God and where to go from there — Phil Rice

Friendship with God. I wrote an article on Bonheoffer’s perspective of the meditative life last July called, connectedness over time — meditation. The theme has come up several times in conversation and in my own thoughts these last few months. So, I thought I would elaborate on the subject of friendship with God through meditation … Continue reading 3 thoughts on friendship with God and where to go from there — Phil Rice

On Experiencing God — Matthew 5 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Matthew 5 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]