Faith Like A Child
Pursuing Child-Like Faith As A Family
July 31, 2022 • Lindsey Apple
As this series comes to a close, Pastor Lindsey interviews two Newsong families and explores their stories of wonder, discovery and passion in pursuit of child-like faiths through the stages and phases of life within their families.
Cultivating A Faith of Passion
July 24, 2022 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
NOTE: There were some technical issues with the livestream so there are a couple of places where the recording drops out. We apologize for the inconvenience! Building on the points of the series so far, we talk again about what "passion" is in a childlike faith by taking a look at the story of Samuel's calling from the Bible. We see from his story some key points to understanding what passion (or vocation, or calling) looks like, and use those, alongside our own stories, to begin our own wonder-filled discovery of recovering and re-embodying the passion God has entrusted in us.
Passion: Seeing Differently
July 17, 2022 • Lindsey Apple
Children see the world differently. In our journey of faith, the Biblical Prophets, Jesus, Saul, and the Everyday Peacemakers among us, continue to urge us to see differently, inviting us to see that every extraordinary life matters. As we wonder and discover faith like a child, we will fuel passion for God’s Kingdom here on Earth that will radically transform the way we love and live our lives.
July 10, 2022 • Dave Romoser, Lindsey Apple, Grant Romoser-Claunch
Pastor Dave, Pastor Lindsey and Pastor Grant pick up from last week's talk on the priority of "Discovery" as a playground for the pursuit of child-like faith and our "Living Room" is transformed into a "Discovery Room" as we explore the practice of discovery together!
Designed For Discovery
July 3, 2022 • Dave Romoser
Jesus keeps insisting that the experience of life in the kingdom is reserved for those who have the capacity, in some way, to be like a child. But what does that mean? What are the qualities, lenses or practices that are natural to the ways of a child? How does someone who's grown recapture them?
Cultivating A Faith of Wonder
June 26, 2022 • Lindsey Apple
Wonder, as a playful, imaginative and creative experience and expression of spirituality, must be cultivated. When perception, productivity, performance and prestige go unaddressed, we become awe-deprived and our faith suffers. Our Creator has given us the gift of a playground so that we can play, discovering and cultivating a faith of wonder that’s inspiring and beautiful.
In The Family of Things
June 19, 2022 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
The experience of Wonder is meant to give us a sense that things are bigger than our perception allows us to see... it gives pause and points to something beyond itself. Wonder is meant to reveal again and again to us our place in the family of things.
June 12, 2022 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
For many, it seems obvious that to become spiritually mature means to leave childhood behind. But what if this actually leads to an anemic faith - a faith lacking a necessary vitality? What if the Jesus Way, and the reality of the Kingdom here and now, requires a childlike faith to see it, to enter it, and live from it?