This exercise aims to encourage deeper engagement with the biblical text by contemplating the interpersonal dynamics of the passage in question. Similarly, the exercise also seeks to develop a general discipline: being able to see from the perspectives of others. Continue reading Listening for Different Voices Lesson Template
Written for a member at a church I served. Continue reading Prayer in the Midst of Illness
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be updating the blog, which is also a resource for other clergy or religious leaders, with resources I’ve created in the past year or so. Most of these were developed in the context of the First Baptist Church in Henderson, NC, where I served as a pastoral intern. Feel free to use any of the lessons, prayers, or liturgies with proper credit given. I’m all about getting good content out there for churches and not putting it all behind a pay wall that some smaller congregations can’t afford to get over.
The following lesson is an exercise in a process developed by the Benedictine folks who developed the St. John’s Bible. If you haven’t ever checked out the St. John’s Bible, you really should. It’s a beautiful work of art. The process that these Benedictine’s helped modernize they call Visio Divina, sort of remixing the popular contemplative method of Lectio Divina used by religious educators, contemplatives, and tons of other Christians. It aims to use art as a place for spiritual reflection and renewal in conjunction with Scripture. Continue reading “Seeing Peace Lesson”