If you're honest, you may be hard-pressed to see how God is at work in the mundane of your everyday life. God seems distant, a Being you consider on Sunday morning but who isn't a part of the other 98% of life. What would it look like to encounter God not just in a very few ecstatic worship experiences but in the routine, the ordinary... real, actual life? Join us on Sunday mornings in July as we learn how to encounter God in every part of life by embracing A Liturgical Life.
What is liturgy? And what is liturgical worship? Liturgy may mean more than you think, and liturgical worship may be more important than you know. Listen in to discover how you're a liturgical being, always being formed and shaped by practices of the heart and how regularly gathering for corporate worship shapes you in surprising ways.
Liturgy of Community
In a culture that elevates individualism the signs, symbols and actions of church liturgy can help us understand and cultivate a sense of community. If we allow the ancient liturgies to penetrate our modern lives we might see more of God than we had imagined possible.
Liturgy of Rest
n our busy world it's essential that we discover a liturgy of rest. Our own life depends on it. Our love for neighbor depends on it. Our love of God depends on it. It might be one of the most important and most counter-cultural liturgies we can engage. Listen in as we talk about spiritual practices like sabbath, silence, solitude, and stillness: what prevents us from practicing these liturgies and how we can discover spiritual riches in these practices.
Liturgy of Vocation
We all have jobs to do. Some of us enjoy what we do, some of us are just “trying to pay the bills”, others just want work that is “decent” and still others are looking to “find themselves” through their occupation. How do we understand work as a gift, and divine responsibility from God when it doesn’t meet our expectations and when it does? Listen in as we wrestle with understanding work as a vocation, or calling, of immense importance to God, the church and the world.
Liturgy of Devotion
If loving God with all of our heart is the most important commandment, then one of the most important things we can do is cultivate love for God. But what does that even mean? And how do we go about cultivating love for God? Maybe you've tried the whole "Quiet Time" thing and you've only experienced boredom and dullness. Listen in to discover rich ancient practices for our modern world that might breathe fresh life into your love for God.