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02 Meditatio = Meditation

 

After reading the passage (Lectio), the second step in Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) is to think through what the chapter is teaching (Meditatio).

What does it mean?.

How should it be understood?.

How should the passage be interpreted?.

Is it primarily indicative (helping us to see something) or...

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SF 38- College, Double-Reading, and the Call (George’s Story, part 2)

George was determined he was going to be a swimming coach, and that he was definitely NOT called to be a pastor. In this talk we go back to his early swimming days (the day we recorded this podcast, he woke up at 4am in order to swim 6,000 yards).

Then we discuss the early days at the University...

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01 Lectio = Read

 

When you open the Keystones book, you’ll notice that there’s a two-page spread for each chapter of the Bible. The left side contains three Reflection steps; the right side contains three Respond steps.

Over the next few posts, we’ll discuss each of the six steps, as...

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SF 37- Conversion (George’s Story, part 1)

podcast spiritual growth Sep 12, 2019

Revelation 12 tells us that we overcome the enemy by two things: the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony (12:10). So, we decided to pull back the curtain for a few weeks and talk to George about his story.

Turns out, George grew up in a highly moral home- one where right was always...

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An introduction to the Keystones

 

In the Scottish Reformed tradition, a modified version of the Medieval devotional practice of Lectio Divina, had long been practiced. This was originally a four-step approach to studying the Scriptures…

—> first, Lectio or reading.

—> second, Meditatio or thinking.

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SF 36- Why discipleship matters

Ultimately, discipleship always points people to something beyond themselves AND even beyond the person doing the discipling.

Throughout the New Testament, Paul repeatedly said, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”

That is, “Look at me, yes. I’ll show you how to do some of...

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Word Play: Verbing

words Sep 02, 2019

Verbification, or verbing is the common practice of transforming nouns into verbs. This is often a very natural and useful linguistic development. Verbing has long been a feature of everyday English—think of mail, strike, salt, switch, sleep, ship, train, stop, drink, cup, lure, mutter, and...

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SF 35- How discipleship works

 

Discipleship works best when it’s imparted through relationships and not mere words. That is, it involves a transfer of heart and soul mores than just facts and data.

In this talk we discuss one of the fundamental nuances of HOW we were created. Namely, we were made for...

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Thomas Chalmers and the Recovery of the Parish

chalmers church Aug 26, 2019

The great Scottish pastor, social reformer, educator, author, and scientist Thomas Chalmers was born on March 17, 1780 at Anstruther on the Fife coast. His father was a prosperous businessman in the town and Thomas grew up as the sixth in a large family of fourteen children—he had eight...

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SF 34- What discipleship is

In episode 34 of the Standfast-Cast we begin a new series about discipleship- what it is, how it works, and why we do it.

In this talk, we discuss the WHAT.

Discipleship is a word that’s tossed around church circles- a lot. People are for it. They think we need more of it. But, few of us...

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