Spiritual Practice: Centering Prayer
On Discipline and Water Pitchers
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.
5 Resources for Better Scripture Study
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.
The Calling Lab
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.
Episode 1 - The Narrative Network Podcast
"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.
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.