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The work of the people. Our weekly rhythm of being together as a larger community to WORSHIP and CONFESS, to engage SCRIPTURE and PRAYER, to celebrate EUCHARIST, and to be sent back into the city with a BENEDICTION each and every week.

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The work of the people. Our weekly rhythm of being together as a larger community to WORSHIP and CONFESS, to engage SCRIPTURE and PRAYER, to celebrate EUCHARIST, and to be sent back into the city with a BENEDICTION each and every week.

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Grateful for these messages

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Great team of preachers that consistently deliver thoughtful sermons in the implications of faith and life.

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Grateful for these messages

By Watsonopolis - Aug 24 2018
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Great team of preachers that consistently deliver thoughtful sermons in the implications of faith and life.
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Vox Veniae Podcast

Latest release on Sep 17, 2020

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Rank #1: Waiting

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Weylin Lee reflects on what God is inviting us into during our season or experience of waiting.  Kelli Knight and Kristy Robinson also share their reflections on this text [Acts 1:6-14].

Reflection

  • How can we participate in unexpected ways during our season of waiting?
  • What might be some things we’re invited to let go of as we wait in loss?
  • What could be some meaningful practices of prayer as we wait?

Spiritual Practice

  • Welcome Prayer.  Welcome, welcome, welcome. I welcome everything that comes to me today because I know it's for my healing. I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions. I let go of my desire for power and control. I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure. I let go of my desire for survival and security. I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition, person or myself. I open to the love and presence of God and God's action within.  Amen.

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May 27 2020

26mins

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Rank #2: Advent: Time

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As we begin the Advent season, Gideon Tsang reflects on what we are invited to spend time on and what we can use this season for [Romans 13:11-14].

Reflection

  • How can you rest in knowing that your awakening will find you in time without your own willpower?
  • What parts of you are being made whole in this season of Advent?

Spiritual Practice

  • Waking from sleep.  What parts of your life are still asleep?  What parts of your life are recently awakened?  What parts of your life are disorienting right now?
  • Examining our wholeness.  What are our current exoskeletons?  What parts of us are learning to stand on our own, connecting to Christ in us, the hope of glory?

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Dec 05 2019

31mins

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Rank #3: Grateful

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Gideon Tsang reflects on how full we are of gratitude and what questions we can ask that lead us to gratitude [Psalm 103].

Reflection

  1. How has God healed us?
  2. How does contentment work in my life?
  3. What does it mean that God's love is steadfast and expansive?

Resources

  1. Video: Obama Dropping Off Malia for College

Spiritual Practice

  1. Consider a friend in the pit. Offer them tender mercy. Observe their experience.  Consider that’s God’s gift to our woundedness
  2. God, grant me the grace to be in the space between impulse and action.  God, grant me the space to be in the grace between impulse and action

Oct 03 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: On Earth as It Is in Heaven

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Gideon Tsang reflects on how we can slowly practice getting out of the hell of our minds and into the experience of heaven that’s at hand.  Christina Cotham and Judy Peterson also share their reflections on this text [Acts 7:54-60].

Reflection

  • What does heaven on earth feel like for you?
  • How can you cherish the moments when you're at home without shame in this world?

Spiritual Practice

  • Contemplative Prayer. Breathing in, I calm my body.  Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.

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May 13 2020

37mins

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Rank #5: Close to Home

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Gideon Tsang reflects on what we might find in God’s home, which is us [Psalm 84].

Reflection

  • How is God inviting you into yourself this week? 
  • Where are you in your pilgrimage to find your own strength?

Spiritual Practice

  • Reflect on how comfortable we are with ourselves.  Are you comfortable with yourself? What parts are you not comfortable with?  What parts are you comfortable with?
  • Reflect on your pilgrimage.  What part of this pilgrimage are you on?  What is your valley? Do we trust that we’ll find springs in the valley?

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Feb 05 2020

31mins

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Rank #6: Delivered

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Judy Peterson reflects on the feminine Epiphany of how Jesus arrived and what it means for our ability to view our own bodies more charitably [Luke 1].

Reflection

  • What would it look like for us to step away from the dualistic thinking that says we are either holy or sinful and instead simply acknowledge that sometimes we are just human and that's more than alright?
  • Is it possible that the hidden, vulnerable or even shame-filled part of your life or story might just be the exact portal through which God wants to be delivered into this world?

Feb 13 2020

40mins

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Rank #7: Doorway to Presence

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Gideon Tsang reflects on how we’re invited to dwell in our present moment.  Danielle Dalsey Kimball also shares her reflections on this text [John 14:15-17].

Reflection

  • Are you present to what's alive in you?
  • What practices can bring you back to the present moment this coming week?

Spiritual Practice

  • Contemplative Prayer. Breathing in, I calm my body.  Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.

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May 20 2020

22mins

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Rank #8: Contemplation: Noticing Deeply

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As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Gideon Tsang reflects on why it might be helpful to notice our lives more deeply [Matthew 8:18-22].

Reflection

  • What does it look like to contemplate the ways we divide in life?
  • How can we contemplate finding home within ourselves?

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Spiritual Practice

  • Consider the sides we experience.  What if contemplation helps the crowded other side, slowly depopulate?  Perhaps overtime we’ll realize there are no other sides within us either.  Then perhaps slowly, maybe one day, we’ll realize there aren’t sides.
  • Consider our home.  Where are you most at home?  With whom are you most at home?  Where are you least at home? With whom are you least at home?
  • Centering Prayer.  Sit for 10 minutes and use a sacred word, phrase or image to center and allow yourself to move into a posture of surrender and openness to God.

Sep 25 2019

47mins

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Rank #9: Rootedness: Forming Roots

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Gideon Tsang continues our vision series on Rootedness by considering why we should be rooted with Christ and each other [John 15:4-8].

Reflection

  1. How is Christ inviting the disappointment of our exterior lives to deepen into our interior lives?
  2. What does it look like to root together with the Vox community this season?

Resources

  1. Podcast: On Being (Kevin Kelly)

Spiritual Practice

  1. Examine your interior and exterior life.  What disappoints you about your exterior life?  Embrace the disappointment. Receive your invitation to Christ IN you.
  2. Stake your claim in our collective soil through the new building: Ask, Donate, Volunteer

Nov 01 2018

36mins

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Rank #10: Contemplation: Creating Space

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As we start our fall vision series exploring contemplation, Weylin Lee reflects on how creating space for contemplation actually involves letting go of things in our lives [Matthew 16:24-26].

Reflection

  • What are the things we are hesitant to let go of because it’s how we protect ourselves and preserve our way of living?
  • Where do our loyalties lie and how do we end up losing sight of God’s vision for our life when we’re so tied to our loyalties?
  • What's the frantic and anxious work that we’ve been devoting our energy to and how can we create space for rest instead?

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Spiritual Practice

  • Be Still Prayer.  “Be still and know that I am God.  Be still and know that I am. Be still and know.  Be still. Be.” Sit in a posture of letting go. Pause and reflect after each phrase is read until you’re left with “Be”.
  • Prayer of Examen.  Review your day and recall moments you experienced God’s presence.  Reflect on the loyalties in your life that you’re tied to. Consider how you can discern God in all aspects of your life.

Sep 11 2019

32mins

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Rank #11: What's Alive

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Jason Minnix reflects on how challenging the structure of our life and faith helps us explore the meaning behind them [Luke 20:27-38].

Reflection

  • Do the rules and structure of my life support my "why" or have they replaced it?
  • What's alive in me today? How can I carry it with love this week?

Spiritual Practice

  • Refocus on your why. Refocus on where you’re going. What is my sense of purpose and meaning now?

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Nov 20 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: Advent: Preparing the Way for Peace

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As we continue in the Advent season, Jeff Chu reflects on how we are invited to experience and practice peace in the middle of the wilderness [Matthew 3].

Reflection

  • What in your life needs to die?
  • What are you trying to cultivate in your life this season?

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Dec 11 2019

40mins

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Rank #13: Transforming Problems

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Chris Morton reflects on how we navigate problems in our lives and how it is connected with our worship and community [John 4:1-26, 39-42].

Reflection

  1. Do I know what I have and don’t have to give to God?
  2. Does my worship bring life or death to myself and others?

Sep 19 2018

32mins

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Rank #14: Learning Love - Luke 10

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Jason Minnix reflects on how we are when it comes to loving people [Luke 10:25-37].

Reflection

  • Where do I sense empty love in my attempts to care for others?
  • How can I receive mercy in those places?
  • Where am I waking up to love's invitation now?

Spiritual Practice

  • Empty Love.  Where do I sense empty love in my attempts to care for others? What fuels it? 
  • Practice of Love.  What empty ideas of love need to go?  What is my body telling me about love?

Jul 18 2019

30mins

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Rank #15: Advent: Expectations

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As we continue in the Advent season, Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to respond when our expectations of God don’t line up with reality [Matthew 11:2-6].

Reflection

  1. How can we practice curiosity around our unfulfilled expectations of God and our circumstances?
  2. Where and who are the margins in our life that we have overlooked?
  3. What expectations do we need to let go of?

Spiritual Practice

  • Practice curiosity around your expectations.  Think of something that might be disappointing, frustrating, or confusing for you right now.  Reflect on how this disappointment might be tied to an expectation that we have of God. Be curious about the source of that expectation.
  • Observe the margins.  Who are the people in the margins of our life?  How can we observe that God is already present in their lives?  

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Dec 19 2019

27mins

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Rank #16: Here it Comes

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For Kid’s Sunday, Gideon Tsang reflects on the story of Mary and Martha and how we can be present here [Luke 10:38-42].

Reflection

  • How can you invite God into your mess this week?
  • What does it look like to practice your preferred posture of presence?

Resources

Spiritual Practice

  • Welcome Your Mess.  Invite someone into your home without cleaning it.  Sit in the discomfort of being accepted in your mess.
  • Learn to Idle.  Sit for 10 minutes in a room with a friend.  Do nothing. Share your observations.

Jul 24 2019

27mins

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Rank #17: Lens of Humility

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Weylin Lee reflects on how the lenses that we use to see ourselves and others might be helping or hurting our posture of humility [Luke 18:9-14].

Reflection

  • How have we devalued others through our lens of contempt?
  • Does our lens of comparison lead us to competition or curiosity?
  • How can we put on a lens of mercy toward ourselves and others?

Spiritual Practice

  • See without judgment.  Think of someone you see with contempt.  Objectively observe what you dislike about them.  Consider how you may have been conditioned to dislike those things.  Search for treasures buried in this person.
  • See with curiosity.  Meet with someone you compare yourself with.  Hear their story with curiosity. Discover what their life has to teach you.

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Oct 30 2019

28mins

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Rank #18: Freedom and Community

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Matt Inman reflects on how we can grow in our freedom and what freedom means in community [Galatians 6:1-4].

Reflection

  1. Do you believe that God is for your freedom? If so, what does that freedom look like?
  2. How might freedom grow for us as a community at Vox?

Resources

Spiritual Practice

  1. Journal. Where does criticism run wild in your mind? Who might you be able to join in a more loving way if you quieted that critical voice?
  2. Reflect. Explore what is “ours” and who is “we”? How have you narrowed that in at times and what might it look like to start widening it back out?
  3. Write a reminder to yourself.  Base this reminder on your own personality, story and what your work requires of you.

Jul 09 2019

25mins

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Rank #19: Contemplation: Seeing the Space Between Us

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As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Jason Minnix reflects on contemplative practices that show us how to see and bring healing to our sight [John 9:1-7].

Reflection

  • What am I holding tightly to that is filtering my enjoyment of life?
  • Where do I sense an invitation to practice resting my mind?

Resources

Spiritual Practice

  • Practice Contemplation.  Set aside 5-20 min a day, and/or perhaps an hour or two once a week.  Choose something that gives you space to disengage from thoughts and emotions.  Expect some disruption at the start.
  • Contemplative Practice.  Body Scan. Walk through each part of your body and the reflections that come to the surface.
  • Seeing Our Filters.  What filters serve me now? (filtering judgment, shame, social media, etc.)  What are my filters that keep out life? (filtering love, grace, joy, peace, receiving)

Sep 18 2019

39mins

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Rank #20: Contemplating Community

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Chris Seay reflects on what it looks like for us to be in community and what we can learn from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer [1 Corinthians 12:7-20].

Reflection

  • What are some ways we experience or contribute to scapegoating in our lives?
  • What does it look like to listen well in community?

Oct 08 2019

31mins

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