There are many seasons of life that tend to be busy and stressful. Sometimes, it feels like every season consists of this. A lot of people associate being busy with being valuable, but it’s quite the opposite. In many situations in the Bible, Jesus reminds us of the importance of stopping and taking a moment to rest.Read More
Caesar Kalinowski has a new podcast, “The Lifeschool Podcast”, that explores how scripture and faith can be integrated into our every day, and not just be limited to Sunday mornings. Kalinowski believes in living with intentionality and allowing the gospel to touch all aspects of our lives, especially within our communities. This podcast can encourage us to weave our Christian faith into every area of life without feeling weird or uncomfortable about it.Read More
If you ask three people what prayer means, you’ll probably get four answers. Some may say it’s regular conversation with God; for others a spiritual emergency hotline. Many prefer practicing it in solitude while others like to be led communally through their congregation.
Centering Prayer, a contemplative approach popularized by Thomas Keating, gives us yet another facet in which to view our communion with Christ. Although Eastern Christian traditions have embraced similar styles of prayer, the West has started to incorporate this important approach into their spiritual rhythms.Read More
Hi, I'm Michael and I'm the Network Services Director. I'd like to share a little bit about habits.
Much ink has been spilled over developing healthy habits. Many sermons and self help books alike close with a call to adopt or grow in a particular spiritual discipline. Less Netflix, more prayer. Less social media, more intentional solitude. Most of understand the huge benefits these rhythms offer, but they seem distant and hardly attainable.Read More
Operating within a decentralized model brings many benefits to microchurches. You're small and agile, have the freedom to establish your own meeting rhythms, and can stitch together a meaningful liturgy that connects you with God.Read More
"What is my calling?" This is a question that's been asked for generations. No matter what life stage we're in, that nagging question often rolls around in the back of our heads.Read More
We decided to kick off The Narrative Network's first ever Podcast with the question, "What Is Narrative?" Are you a church? A bunch of small groups? A social justice center? We tackle these questions and more as we help explain what we're going for at Narrative.Read More