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Benjamin Vineyard
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Lectio Divina and How We Read the Bible (from Henri Nouwen)

“Lectio Divina means reading the Bible with reverence and openness to what the Spirit is saying to us in the present moment. … Most important is how we read — not to understand or control God, but to be understood and formed by God.” — Discernment, p. 11
Lectio Divina (Henri Nouwen)
Lectio Divina (Henri Nouwen)
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Disciple Formation and Raw Spirituality by Tom Smith (a Book Review)

Raw Spirituality is written by Tom Smith, a South African minister whose heart has been formed to truly care about discipleship in the Christian community. He’s seen “discipleship” used as a sales pitch and drives us away from that in his book. He’s given…
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Seasons and Ted Kooser’s The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book (A Book Review)

The Wheeling Year has been a study in writing the seasons. But, before writing comes noticing and with noticing comes a metaphor. This is Kooser’s gift and it’s a gift he’s sharing with me in these pages. The gift doesn’t transfer exactly. I don’t see…
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I started reading The Divine Conspiracy, Continued this morning and as I read the co-author’s introduction, I mentally traveled back to Friends University in Wichita, 2010 or ’11. I’d gone to an “Apprentice” gathering held by James Bryan Smith; Dallas was…
Remembering Dallas Willard
Remembering Dallas Willard
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Slow Church by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison (A Book Reaction)

“We are impatient, anxious to see the whole picture, but God lets us see things slowly, quietly. The Church [has] to learn how to wait.” – Pope Francis, quoted in Slow Church. Slow Church, written by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison (IVP, 2014), is…
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I'm intrigued by the Chicago Music Exchange -- had to check it out.
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"When an old man dies, a library burns down." –African proverb
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