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January 22, 2020  

Jason Miller - In week two, we looked at some of the stages and disruptions that often characterize the spiritual life.

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January 14, 2020  

Jason Miller - It’s a new year, and we’re talking about growth. How do we keep going when the things that brought us this far can’t take us further? (John 20, Hebrews 5, and Philippians 1)

We close by reflecting on our own spiritual journeys. Here are some of the questions from the guided meditation.

Movement 1: What are some beliefs or experiences that marked the start of your spiritual journey? 

Who are some people that impacted your journey at the time? 

What were some of the emotions, positive or negative?

Movement 2: What did your faith look like as you grew and matured?

What are some beliefs that were really important to you back then? 

What are some beliefs that have changed since then?

Movement 3: Was your faith ever challenged or broken?

What questions were you asking God, or about God?

Did your faith eventually go back to the way things were or are things forever different on this side? 

Movement 4: What are some things we can learn from the people who have helped us along our spiritual journey?

Are there any habits or practices or postures that would be good for us to try?

What are some ways we help others on their journey?

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January 13, 2020  

Jason Miller - In week 4 of Advent, we considered Isaiah 7, King Ahaz's problems, and Simeon's vision in Luke 2. We also introduced a new component of our global strategy - partnering with The Telos Group for peacemaking pilgrimages in 2020-2021.

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

January 12, 2020  

A conversation between Jason Miller and our friend Dave Armstrong, pastor of Redeemer Central Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Dave closes our gatherings with this benediction, an adaptation of the Prayer of St. Patrick:

May Christ protect you today

Against anger, against jealousy,

Against fear, against timidity,

So that His justice may flow through you 

and you may share in its reward.

Christ with you,

Christ before you,

Christ behind you;

Christ within you,

Christ beneath you,

Christ above you;

Christ to the right of you, Christ to the left of you;

Christ in your lying,

Christ in your sitting,

Christ in your rising;

Christ in the heart of all who think of you, 

Christ on the tongue of all who speak to you, 

Christ in the eye of all who see you,

Christ in the ear of all who hear you.

And may grace and peace be with you

[all together]

And also with you.

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December 17, 2019  

Jason Miller - In week 3 of Advent, we studied one of Isaiah’s texts of return, considered the sometimes inconclusive nature of the arrival of God, and wrestled with the temptations of politics and hope.

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December 10, 2019  

Jason Miller - This Advent, we’re learning to wait and hope with the prophet Isaiah. The text this week promises the peaceable kingdom, where the most vulnerable are made safe, but not without a prophetic disruption.

In this recording you'll catch the end of Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child and a refrain of Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. Find them both songs our growing Advent Playlist.

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December 3, 2019  

Jason Miller - This Advent, we're learning to wait and hope with the prophet Isaiah, who calls us to a future where our instruments of violence and destruction are transformed into instruments of peace.

To close the gathering, Zach sings Your Peace Will Make Us One by Audrey Assad. Find it on our growing Advent Playlist.

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November 25, 2019  

Jason Miller - In our final week of To Build an Altar, we hear from members of our community who have created tangible memorials to the goodness of God in their lives.

November 19, 2019  

Jason Miller - When you build an altar to recognize the gift you've received, the next question you might ask is: is this altar calling me to stay here, plant some roots, and resist the temptation to keep moving? Or is it compelling me to keep walking forward, trusting that the God who was good to me here can be good to me anywhere?

November 12, 2019  

Ryan Yazel - In week two of To Build an Altar, we find goodness in the mundane.

What are some ways we can challenge ourselves to recognize the goodness in the simple, unremarkable things around us?

James 1:17; Acts 17:24-29

Music for reflection: Ascent, Pt 1 by Hymns for the Architect

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