What we think about God determines how we approach life with God. James Bryan Smith, author and professor at Friends University, talks with Nathan Foster about those God-narratives and about how to approach spiritual formation holistically.
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So, is Christianity hard or easy? Is there a part of yourself that you never want to lose in your Christian walk? How do we reconcile becoming fully ourselves while losing our lives in the with-God life? Jon Bailey introduces this classic C.S. Lewis piece about “embracing utter abandonment to God.”
Today, Chris Hall asks a pointed question: If God is really beyond knowledge, then how can it be that the whole Christian church talks so readily about “knowing” God? How do we move from having the right sources of information about God to a sense of knowing him? Chris leads us further in.
Renovaré Board Chair, Ministry Team member, and “serial entrepreneur” Jon Bailey joins us this week as guest editor. Today he introduces a piece from Dallas Willard about the call to service that lies at the heart of every vocation and the responsibilities specifically incumbent upon the merchant.
How we need this Friday message from our guest editor Richella Parham! Enter in fully, friends, to this invitation simply to rest—sometimes, seemingly, the hardest discipline to practice. Richella gently bids us to listen not only to our bodies but to our souls, and give both the rest they so need.
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“Fun ahead saith the Lord.”
Members of the Renovaré board and ministry team retreating together in Colorado.