Podcast: The Risk and Mystery of Worship

In this All Saints podcast, Connie and Brock talk with Brad Kilman, the worship pastor at Our Lord’s Community Church. Brad has been leading worship for more than 20 years, ever since he encountered God as a teenager. In the conversation together, we explore the risk and mystery of worship — and talk about what Brad would say to a roomful of young worship leaders.

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Podcast: The Prophetic—Why Is It Central?

In this podcast, we talk about the spiritual gift of prophecy — the kind described in 1 Corinthians 14 where Christians “speak to other people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation” (verse 3). Prophecy is based on who God is: One who speaks and communicates, whose written word begins and ends with His speech. Because prophecy is based on who God is, pursuing it starts not with the gift itself, but with relationship and communion with God.

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Podcast: The Philokalia — A First Look

“The Philoka …what?” That’s what many people might say when they hear the word philokalia. It’s a Greek word that means “love of the beautiful or good.” The Philokalia is a collection of writings from within the Orthodox tradition written from the 4th to the 15th centuries by 35 different monastic authors. You could call these their “best of” spiritual classics. They instruct people on prayer and the life of Jesus — and are surprisingly applicable to our modern world.

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Podcast: Inviting Pentecost

Because the celebration of Pentecost is coming soon, we wanted to take space to invite God to bring “Pentecost” into our lives.  When we pay attention to special days like Pentecost, not only do we remind ourselves of what God has done in sending His Spirit, we remind ourselves that the Spirit’s coming on Pentecost is not merely history, it is a practical and present reality in our daily lives.

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Podcast: What is (Christian) Spirituality? Part 2

As we saw in our previous podcast, Christian spirituality is quite different from a vague, generic spirituality. When we talk about spirituality, we mean “life in the Holy Spirit.” In this All Saints conversation, we’re going to learn about spirituality from two people from our Christian heritage: Jeanne Guyon and John Cassian. Though from different countries and different eras, they both have something to teach us about a life lived with the Holy Spirit.

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