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Exclusion vs. Embrace - Kyle Hanawalt

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Exclusion vs. Embrace - Kyle Hanawalt

Sharing from his own life regrets and from the work of Dr. Mirsolav Volf, Kyle encourages us that the magnetic and powerful life Jesus leads us into is found in choosing embrace over exclusion, in choosing self-sacrifice over others-sacrifice, and in resisting the power our in-group loyalty tests have over us.

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Discerning God's Voice - Nader Sahyouni

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Discerning God's Voice - Nader Sahyouni

BLV’s resident Spiritual Director gives us a crash course in hearing God’s voice by sharing from his life and unpacking three different historical perspectives on how to listen to God: Protestant, Catholic, and Charismatic.

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Asking the right questions of the Bible - Kyle Hanawalt

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Asking the right questions of the Bible - Kyle Hanawalt

Kyle continues our series unpacking the helpfulness of the Bible when it’s approached thoughtfully. This week: why we don’t read poetry like its prose, why we shouldn’t read the first 11 of chapters of Genesis like a history textbook, and how the various writings in the Bible come alive when we ask the right questions of them.

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Connection: A Non-Siloed Existence - Vince Brackett

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Connection: A Non-Siloed Existence - Vince Brackett

Connection with people different from us is something we think matters immensely if we want the deep, full life Jesus modeled and taught. But how is that is even possible in today's world without ending up "standing for nothing"? We think it's by standing for the Respectful Conversation.

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Fighting Us vs. Them - Kyle Hanawalt

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Fighting Us vs. Them - Kyle Hanawalt

In its more innocuous forms, tribalism is a Cubs fan's dislike of White Sox fans.  But tribalism is the story of us all in much more high stakes ways.  How can we fight the tendency to see the world as "us vs. them" (and help curb its horrible consequences)?

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