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To Be Beloved: Mere Spirituality
Stepping aside to move forward has given me time to return to reading and study of essential books and spiritual guides that have shaped my lifetime and vocation. In this podcast I reflect on the work of Fr. Henri Nouwen and his central theme of “Being The Beloved.” ` Raymond Carver, just before he died, … Continue reading "To Be Beloved: Mere Spirituality" The post To Be Beloved: Mere Spirituality appeared first on From Silence+Something To Say.
Advent 3 Sermon: Joy Changes Everything
It was a great joy to preach this sermon at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Orlando today. I am deeply grateful to Fr. David Bumstead, Rector, for his kind invitation. May this “Joy Sunday” message bring you flourishing hope and encouragement. With you on the Journey, Rob+ The post Advent 3 Sermon: Joy Changes Everything appeared first on From Silence+Something To Say.
An Advent Sermon: Waking Up To The Coming Christ
Dear Friends, I have added a “Sermon Page” to my blog. I will be posting previous sermons and those I preach in the future from time to time. I hope they might be helpful for your journey and flourishing. First Sunday of Advent 2016 Fr. Rob Lord+ On The First Sunday of Advent, I sought … Continue reading "An Advent Sermon: Waking Up To The Coming Christ" The post An Advent Sermon: Waking Up To The Coming Christ appeared first on From Silence+Something To Say.
The Beatitudes: The Paradox Of Flourishing In The Face Of Suffering
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives his manifesto about the art of human flourishing. He joins the other rabbis and sages throughout history and answers life’s ultimate question, “how does a person live the good life?” Jesus’ answer to that question is so compelling that people have been writing, discussing, and wrestling over … Continue reading "The Beatitudes: The Paradox Of Flourishing In The Face Of Suffering" The post The Beatitudes: The Paradox Of Flourishing In The Face Of...
Episode# 5 What Is Your Aim? The Sermon On The Mount
Dear Podcast Friends: The Sermon on The Mount is concerned with the great theological and existential question of human flourishing. In this series of podcasts I will be looking at the key ideas of the sermon to highlight the most fruitful reading of the words of Jesus. This episode is centered on what I believe is … Continue reading "Episode# 5 What Is Your Aim? The Sermon On The Mount" The post Episode# 5 What Is Your Aim? The Sermon On The Mount appeared first on From Silence+Something...
Podcast Episode #4 Flourishing: Why It Is Good To Be You
To flourish in life, one must come to know and trust that it is good to be you. As Brian McLaren writes: “What we all want is pretty simple, really. We want to be alive. To feel alive. Not just to exist but to thrive….We want to be less lonely, less exhausted, less conflicted or … Continue reading "Podcast Episode #4 Flourishing: Why It Is Good To Be You" The post Podcast Episode #4 Flourishing: Why It Is Good To Be You appeared first on From Silence+Something To Say.
Podcast Episode #3 – The Gifts And Necessity of Solitude
Mark 6: 30-32 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the … Continue reading "Podcast Episode #3 – The Gifts And Necessity of Solitude"
What Is Your Practice? Being Present To Your Life
The theme of this podcast is that a human response to Jesus’s call to live in God’s Kingdom is not a one-time thing. Response to God’s invitation is in fact a lifelong task, involving various practices over time. And that takes a lot of practice—in fact, our whole life becomes one continual practice. That is why … Continue reading "What Is Your Practice? Being Present To Your Life"
Episode One: Cultivating a Flourishing Mindset
Welcome to my first episode: Cultivating a Flourishing Mindset! What if the the story of God is a story that is truer, better, and more beautiful than we have ever imagined? What if the story of Jesus is above everything else about inviting people into flourishing in God’s coming kingdom? Our minds (not our brains) … Continue reading "Episode One: Cultivating a Flourishing Mindset"