WHAT IS IN A PRAYER? A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN I IMAGINED. How many times have we said the prayer? How many times have we heard the prayer? How many times have we felt the prayer? The Lord’s Prayer, as it is known, stands as a rare instance where Christ
CHRIST COMPELS US TO EXPERIENCE OUR FAITH IN COMMUNITY, not solely as an individual. We find that there is strength and power in the prayer life of the community experience and the ‘work of the people’ beyond our individual experience. We are going to explore the traditions of Liturgy in
GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP, NOT JUST A TALKING HEAD. Many times we observe prayer as this moment when someone “prays” to God and does all of the talking. If our friends did all the talking we would not consider them to be good friends. If we did all the talking
I didn’t want to like this painting. Unfortunately, it really seems to sum up the sacred space experience so far here in Sacramento. The more I stared at these three equally beautiful ladies the more I realized it. The sacred space at Sacramento has been a BFF experience. At Purdue
It’s true. While we all frittered away the hours on worship and prayer and learning and fellowship and GOD, of all things, a broken-eared concrete donkey brayed for companionship, to no avail. It was on Craigslist, here in West LaFayette. It came with a small pull-behind wagon, all for free.
One of the places in our sacred space that I’ve spent the most time is our prayer wall. It’s a simple affair; just a table with a hand-painted butcher block paper sign above it with those familiar words: “Lord, hear our prayer.” On the table are sticky note pads and
The challenge I’ve always found in contributing to an event like Youth 2011 is finding a feeding balance that makes the thing worthwhile. Sometimes you find it in new relationships, sometimes in meaningful worship, and sometimes in some time alone with family. I’m blessed this go ’round to have my
Our morning prayers this AM were scheduled for 8 o’clock sharp. Because this is a youth event and because the dorms are about 3 days journey from the event buildings, at eight Gavin, Josh (our musician) and myself found ourselves quite alone. After we prayed, we left Josh to his