Meeting God in Scripture (online) Coming January 7, 2019
Scripture is more than words on a page. It’s an account of real events of people interacting with God. You can join them in that interaction by studying the passage carefully (left brain) and then allowing the Spirit to guide you in understanding how God might be speaking to you today through that passage. This is the primary way God communicates with us. Don’t miss out!
8 week online course based on Meeting God in Scripture.
Why We Meditate on Scripture (benefits)
Exercise: Luke 15 Lost Sheep
Using the Imagination in Meditation; What Is Contemplation?
Exercise: Matt 14 Peter Walking on Water
Letting Go of Distractions and Staying Present with God
Exercise: Isaiah 11:1-9 The Good and Peacable Kingdom
Bible Study as a Partner to Meditation
Exercise: Psalm 91 Facing the Fearful Journey
Changing from the Inside
Exercise: John 15: Being Transformed into Christlikeness
You’re Not Just Making Stuff Up
Exercise: Mark 5:22-34 Jesus Healing Life’s Wounds & Hurts
Being Honest with God, Praying Scripture; Doing Lectio with a Group
Exercise: Luke 7:11-17 Stepping Out In Compassion
How to Meditate on Your Own
Exercise: Eph 3:14-21 Cooperating with the Power of God
Interact with the class on course page and private Facebook page.
Optional Add-ons: Group lectio via Zoom, individual spiritual direction session
Offered Spring 2018, mid-Februrary. Produced by Matt Rhodes and myself.
Life Without Lack Online Coming Fall, 2019
Matt Rhodes and I will be leading a 6-week course based on the content of Life Without Lack (assembled from my favorite set of Dallas Willard recordings).
Sign up here to receive an email when we enroll: lifewithoutlack.net/waitlist
Designed for individuals & groups.
You don’t have to be in the US. You can download sessions at any time.
Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer (online)
Online Course Available on-demand: Finding Rest & Direction in Contemplative Prayer
Based on the content of revised version of
Take it yourself, with a group you’re a part of, or form a new group.
8 10-15 min instructional videos
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS such as:
- Why Contemplative Prayer?
- Contemplative Prayer: Rooted in Truth (Scripture)
- Why Contemplative Prayer Is Not Boring
- What You Can Expect to Hear from God
- False Narratives to Watch Out For (committee members in your head)
EXERCISES such as:
- Experiments with Solitude & Silence
- Journaling as Conversation with God
- Naming your Committee Members
- Making Requests in a Contemplative Way
- Asking God Questions
Online Advent Retreat Starting December 3!
4 week online advent retreat based on the content of my advent retreat guide, Taste and See: Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas,
2 Levels Available: 2) leaders using it with groups; individuals on their own
Both levels: Interact with the class on course page and private Facebook page.
Produced by Matt Rhodes and myself.
Associate Adjunct Professor
Hope International University Reading for Spiritual Formation, Developing Spiritual Disciplines
Azusa Pacific University Contemplative Spirituality
Friends University Introduction to Spiritual Direction
RGU Spiritual Direction Certificate Program Hearing God and Discernment
Denver Seminary Care of Souls
Instructor & Spiritual Director
Apprentice Experience Wichita, KS
Renovare Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation Various locations
Lifesprings International School of Ministry Various locations in Europe & Asia
Lightstream Institute Melbourne, Australia
Souleader Holistic Immersion in Formation and Theology (SHIFT) Southern California