Research, Themes of JTT
I have always been a bit hesitant to refer to anything as my “calling.” It seems like such a loaded word to use. This author, Jimmy, writes it better than I could with four simple realities about “calling.” It’s worth the read if you wonder about that for yourself, the way I have for myself.
4 things to remember when you’re not sure what you’re supposed to do with your life.
Source: So You Have No Idea What Your ‘Calling’ Is | RELEVANT Magazine
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Journey to the Table, Research, Themes of JTT
I have been fascinated recently by questions about things that identify us. For me, this is a pretty comprehensive list of the types of things I would answer when people ask me about myself. Particularly this week, this is a good reminder of whose I am.
Examining the many identities we take on and the only one that truly matters.
Source: 21 Things That Don’t Define You | RELEVANT Magazine
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Journey to the Table, Research, Themes of JTT
How to survive with an intellectual faith in an emotional church.
Here’s a gem of an article that I read a couple years ago while forming thoughts about how Journey to the Table could be accessible for people with different spiritual styles. At first, I resonated personally with the writer of this article. I too have struggled trying to have a more “emotional” faith, or a more “contemplative” faith, as if I am supposed to have those kinds of faith. Over time, I’ve started to appreciate this article (and the subtle influence it has had on JTT) more for how it embraces different expressions of faith as equally beneficial. My intellectual faith grows immensely from the occasional dose of a contemplative spiritual practice. I imagine people who have a more emotional or contemplative faith occasionally grow in faith from a good intellectual study, or other practice that isn’t their normal, as well. I hope JTT gives space for all of these. I hope it gives space for people to grow from something that is close to their normal spiritual mode, and also grow from trying a new thing or two. And most importantly, I hope it’s a place where people of different spiritual modes can meet and share. After all, my favorite conversations about faith are the ones where I get to understand someone else’s point of view, and hopefully see things in a slightly new way. I hope you will enjoy those too. Source: Faith Involves Your Brain, Too
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