Spiritual Process Groups
Unit 1 Links and Resources
Weekly Log in
Holding Space For Our Stories
"Being heard is so close to being loved that for
most people they are almost indistinguishable."
READING: The Reflective Listening & Reflective Practice Pages in the Welcome Packet (PDF found Above the Theraplatform Link) Helping, Fixing or Serving?
“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the losses; you’ll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the losses you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: PODCAST: Jeff Chu - Grief As A Biblical Practice
Loss & Lament
“Lament will not allow us to revert to easy answers."
― Soong-Chan Rah,
READING: Prophetic Lament
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: My Dear Sister - To the Church: A Call for Lament
Doubt & Faith
“I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me — that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.”
- Anne Lamott
READING: Rethinking Doubt by Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow , 9 Reasons why Faith Does not Equal Certainty by Gregory A. Boyd
Podcast: 4 Stages of Faith; An Interview with Brian McLaren on his book Faith after Doubt - I don’t think doubt is the enemy of faith; I think doubt is the best friend of faith. I think doubt is the enemy of authoritarianism.” @brianmclaren
Prophetic Imagination -
“Dignified or not, believable or not, ours is a God perpetually on bended knee, doing everything it takes to convince stubborn and petulant children that they are seen and loved. It is no more beneath God to speak to us using poetry, proverb, letters, and legend than it is for a mother to read storybooks to her daughter at bedtime. This is who God is. This is what God does.”
― Rachel Held Evans, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: : Rachel Held Evans - Reading The Bible Creatively
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