In the first part of our 8th Practice, John shares his thoughts on the differences between the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament, by underlining the important concept of serving God, and others, generously.
Our friend, trustee and former CLC Luton member, Rich, shares his reflections on the Practice of Giving Our Lives to God through the lens of the Bible.
Sam introduces Eunice and Lahna sharing their experiences of what it means to give our lives over to God. The questions they were asked to reflect on (and that followed in the discussion) were as below:
- Can you tell us briefly about a time in your life when you decided to let go and give some aspect of your life to God?
- What did that involve, why did you decide to do it?
- ooking back now, what do you think about it?
Laura facilitates some reflection on creating spaces to encounter God through the lens of experience. There's also a copy of the Examen we used at the bottom - enjoy!
Jane leads some reflection on Bible stories where people encountered God. This is followed by an Imaginative Contemplation from the Gospel.
Abby shares some reflections on three Jesus stories about healing. Enjoy!
John P shares his reflections and experience on Learning and Changing through the lens of experience.
Lucie and Dan talk about two different models of Learning and Changing in the Methodist and the Twelve Steps movements.
Sam takes a look at examples of learning and changing in the Bible: what are the marks of Jesus-centred change?
Lucie shares some short reflections on Jesus' birth at our Christmas meeting. Unfortunately, we didn't get Lucie's talk recorded but here are her notes.
Fiona takes a look at the story of Naomi and Ruth in exploring what intentional community looks like in the Bible.
Our friend Stephen Hoyland takes a look at the Christian tradition of intentional community. Enjoy!
Our good friend Luke Larner takes a look at a variety of examples of a shared life from the history of Christian tradition and asks some provocative questions.
On this particular Sunday we asked members to bring along an object that spoke of the experience of sharing life (either as part of CLC or elsewhere). Here is the audio of members' contributions.
John takes a look at the precedence of a shared life within the Bible and the life of Jesus.
Lucie takes us through the second part of the introduction to our series #howwedo with a look at our practices; why we are focusing on practices and what they are.
Lucie introduces us to the new series #howwedo all about the practices of our church community and how these can be explored through the lenses of scripture, tradition and experience.
Jane takes us on a three-level exploration of Daniel and the way his life points to Jesus. Enjoy!