Practicing Faith

Fall 2018 Series


  In this video, Katie is at the table to chat with Pastor Bo about the chapter in “Practicing Faith”  Honoring the Body is the topic and this 14 minutes is packed with thoughtful depth.      ...

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by John Espy This week at VHUMC we began a series on the book, Practicing our Faith edited by Dorothy C. Bass. What does it mean to practice our faith? If we consider “practice” as a customary activity, it is (generally speaking) our practice to eat three meals a day; it is a practice for (most?, some?, a few?) Christians to go to church on Sunday.  If we consider “practice” as a means of learning and developing a skill, one must...

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This past week, we started into a new series about Practicing Faith. The first week’s topic is “Times of Yearning” and I took the opportunity to have some fun talking about different ways of talking about desire. Here are 4 ways that I have heard desire talked about: God Shaped Vacuum You may be familiar with the famous quote by Pascal: “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied...

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Starting this Sunday we are going to turn our attention to ‘Practicing Faith’. So many times, the conversation is about great ideas or theories. They can be heady and inspiring – but sometimes they can seem like a list of ‘beliefs’ or doctrines. What we are hoping to do in our Sunday gatherings is turn the corner to where the rubber meets the road in real life. What does faith look like in practice? We...

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