On today’s podcast I discuss how we deal with the stress and busyness of being at home. How are we supposed to deal with being in one place for rest, work, socializing, and worship? Feeling frantic and overwhelmed? On today’s podcast I cover some practical steps you can take in this immediate moment. The second … More Faith and Formation Podcast: Ep.1 Stress and Busyness During COVID-19
by Alexei Laushkin Several years ago I was at a church retreat and each of us were asked to plot our spiritual lives on a graph from left to right and than to go around and share that graph with the group. Without fall most of these lifelong Christians drew a graph that had high … More How do you grow as a Christian?
One way Christians think about the New Years is how they might use their time to spend more time with God. Whether it’s reading more of the scripture, more time in prayer, or devoting more time to church, Christians think, this might be the year I develop a richer more lively relationship with things that … More New Years Resolution: Spend More Time with God
by Alexei Laushkin The case of Botham Jean has been on my mind and something I’ve tracked since the killing took place. Botham Jean was a worship leader at the Dallas West Church of Christ. Here was a young man pursuing Jesus and leading and contributing to the people of God. His unjust death on September 6 2018 was a shock … More The Botham Jean Case, Race, Justice, and Faith
by Alexei Laushkin The Exodus is a pivotal moment for the people of God. They are rescued from Egypt, where their lives were filled with slavery, toil, and oppression and they make it to the desert on the way to the promised land. And what do they encounter? They encounter their hearts which are filled with self-slavery, … More Living in Exodus
We live in an age that does not have a very good concept or grasp of Christian commitment when it comes to loving our neighbor as our self. We interpret these words to mean that we should treat each other well not that we should commit to each other whether the relationship is going well … More Relational Commitment
Christian spiritual formation can take on an other-worldly emphasis from time to time. The evangelical American subculture (true for Catholics as well) is filled with retreat centers and other places where participants are invited to come away from their day to day life and spend time with God. In and of itself these centers of rest … More Grounded Faith Formation