• Mar 24
    Worn Clock Face

    I Can Have As Much of God As I Want

    by Karen Bables

    “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night” (Psalm 90:4; NIV). “With God, one day is as good...

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  • Mar 13
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    Cultivating Wonder

    by Karen Bables

    “The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.”  Psalm 65:8 (NIV) In his book Eyes Remade for Wonder,...

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  • Mar 10


    by Stan Harstine

    (This is the second blog of a three part blog on the Old Testament and Christian Spiritual Formation by Dr. Stan Harstine, Professor of Religion at Friends University – read his first...

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  • Mar 03

    Heavenly Reverie – Cultivating the Mind of Christ Jesus

    by James Bryan Smith

    Part Two – Sacred Worth  (Read Jim’s first “Heavenly Reverie” blog here) Heavenly Reverie A State of Being Pleasantly Lost in the Noetic Environment of Jesus “Let the same mind be in you...

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  • Feb 27
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    by Casey Tygrett

    Most of us want a world of either/or. But in the real world we live with brokenness and healing, grief and hope, fear and faith.  We cannot live in the world...

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The Apprentice Series aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God's kingdom. Throughout the series, Christians learn to discard the flawed narratives of our hearts and replace them with the truths God reveals in his word about himself, the Christian life and his Church.

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