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A Community of Learning Centered on Discipleship

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Conversation with Casey Tygrett

12/4/2019
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In this “Things Above Conversation” James Bryan Smith chats with Casey Tygrett. Casey is the host of the “otherWISE” podcast, a place for gathering wise conversations about living well on the journey with Jesus. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation degree from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He […] The post Conversation with Casey Tygrett appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:56:16

Superstition

11/20/2019
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The “Thought from Above” for this episode is: “No more silly superstitions.” In a previous podcast James spoke about how worry is essentially superstition. We think by worrying we will actually have an effect on a situation we are concerned about. For example, when we worry about something and then that something does not happen, […] The post Superstition appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:19:37

Brother’s Keeper

11/13/2019
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The “Thought from Above” in this episode is: Include Jesus in all of your relationships. The relationships we have in our lives are amazing but also challenging. There are times where we want the other person in the relationship to make a change in their life. Even if we are well meaning in our advice, […] The post Brother’s Keeper appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:16:23

Conversation with A.J. Swoboda

11/6/2019
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In this episode, James Bryan Smith sits down with A.J. Swoboda for a Things Above Conversation. A.J. is the author of “Subversive Sabbath” which was Christianity Today’s Spiritual formation book of the year. This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic […] The post Conversation with A.J. Swoboda appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:53:21

Remember the Door

10/22/2019
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The thought from above for this episode is: Remember the Door. In this episode, James Bryan Smith recites a poem by Samuel M. Shoemaker titled, “So I Stand By The Door” Smith uses the poem to help explain his thought from above and how we too can, stand by the door for others. The poem […] The post Remember the Door appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:15:00

Act of Faith

10/16/2019
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The thought from above for this episode is: Faith is acting on what you believe. James uses a story about the Prussian missionary George Mueller to help explain this week’s thought from above. George was crossing the Atlantic in August 1877 when his ship ran into thick fog. He explained to the captain that he […] The post Act of Faith appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:15:21

Conversation with Jan Johnson

10/9/2019
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In this episode James Bryan Smith sits down for a Things Above Conversation with author Jan Johnson. James and Jan have known each other for many years and both were mentored by Dallas Willard. Jan is a a writer, speaker and spiritual director who has degrees in biblical studies and Christian spirituality. She has written […] The post Conversation with Jan Johnson appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:37:53

Open Your Eyes

9/25/2019
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In episode 51 titled “Adversity can be a Blessing” James Bryan Smith tells the story of his friend Tim’s biking accident. Tim’s story of healing is an amazing one but there is even more to this story. A few months after his accident, while Tim was driving home from church, he noticed a pair of […] The post Open Your Eyes appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:14:13

Adversity can be a Blessing

9/18/2019
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“When the clock of one’s own crisis strikes, the hour for believing in the benevolence of a greater mystery is near” (Adrian van Kaam) We all go through our lives and encounter times of adversity. In this Things Above episode, James Bryan Smith shares a story of a close friend who suffered a terrible injury […] The post Adversity can be a Blessing appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:12:29

Spiritual Mirror

9/11/2019
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In this Things Above episode, James Bryan Smith explains the concept of a spiritual mirror. Smith learned about the phrase “spiritual mirror” from George Macdonald, a great Scottish writer and preacher in the 19th century. James quotes from Macdonald’s book Creation in Christ to help explain the concept of the spiritual mirror. “When we think […] The post Spiritual Mirror appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:17:38

Conversation with Josh Larsen

8/28/2019
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Josh Larsen sits down with James Bryan Smith for a “Things Above Conversation” about Josh’s latest book “Movies are Prayers.” Josh is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, author of Movies Are Prayers, and editor and film critic at Think Christian, a website exploring faith and pop culture. He’s been writing and speaking about movies […] The post Conversation with Josh Larsen appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:57:13

Jesus Holds Everything Together

8/21/2019
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Anger and worry are two emotions we deal with on a daily basis. We worry because we feel like it will help us to fix whatever problem we are dealing with. We use anger to make others behave as we want but in the long haul, it is destructive. In this episode, James Bryan Smith […] The post Jesus Holds Everything Together appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:00:16:26

Conversation with William Paul Young

8/14/2019
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In this Things Above conversation, James Bryan Smith interviews William Paul Young. Paul is best known for his book The Shack which has sold over a million copies. Young is a native of Alberta, Canada and now lives in Washington with his wife Kim. He is also the author of The Crossroads, Eve and Lies […] The post Conversation with William Paul Young appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

Duration:01:17:29

Your Identity is in the Invitation

8/7/2019
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Duration:00:11:20

Conversation with Emily P. Freeman Part 2

6/19/2019
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Duration:00:37:41

Already Present

6/12/2019
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Duration:00:13:38

Conversation with Jen Pollock Michel

6/5/2019
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Duration:00:35:03

Christ Plus Nothing Equals Everything

5/29/2019
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Duration:00:12:17

Overcoming Temptation

5/22/2019
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Duration:00:12:34

Conversation with Chris Heuertz Part 2

5/15/2019
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Duration:00:19:51