The Other 99 - Equipping The Church for Community, Discipleship, and Mission
About This Show
Across all denominations, pastors make up only 1% of Christians in America, yet they are expected to do the bulk of the work of the church. Every other week, David, Bethany, and Guy will have a conversation that aims to equip the other 99% - normal church folk - to do the work of the church.
Welcome to The Other 99, a podcast to equip the church for community, discipleship, and mission.
Most Recent Episode
012 - Silence & Solitude: God's Cure for Your Hurried and Busy Life
Episode 2 of our series on spiritual disciplines/means of grace/holy habits. In this episode, we discuss the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude. We're new to these disciplines, but we want to share what we're learning and why they're edifying for your discipleship. We discuss: What we would eat if we could only have one food for the rest of our life; Silence and solitude as ways to counter the hurriedness and business of life in the 21st century; Another reason to practice silence and solitude? Jesus did it #Jesusjuke; Silence, solitude, Elijah, and YHWH; SOME REASONS TO PRACTICE SILENCE AND SOLITUDE: Allows you to listen to God in prayer; Allows you to seek God's will in prayer; Helps you be physically and spiritually and emotionally and every other -ally restored; SOME PRACTICAL WAYS TO PRACTICE SILENCE AND SOLITUDE: Intentionality is key; The point of silence and solitude is not to develop a meditative attitude, it's to actually be silent and solitude-nt (?); Designate a specific time and place for silence and solitude; David talks about "thin places" without mentioning hunting YAYYYY; Make an effort to do silence and solitude daily; Using a centering prayer; Trade off responsibilities with roommate or spouse to be able to practice silence and solitude; YET-TO-BE-NAMED RECOMMENDATION STATION SUBSTITUTE For this series, we will be re-tooling everybody's favorite segment. Rather than offering recommendations of things to read and watch and listen to, we will be recommending/charging/challenging you to practice each episode's discipline in some way, shape, or form. Stay tuned in two weeks for what we decide to name this segment... Guy: Using long car trips (1+ hours) as opportunities for silence and solitude ("Something happens in that 8th hour of silence and solitude that doesn't happen when you're just doing it for 30 minutes" - probably John Mark Comer); Bethany: Using your commute to work as an opportunity for silence and solitude; David: E. Stanley Jones' "listening post" practice and making your whole morning routine a place for silence and solitude; ADDITIONAL RESOURCES We want to be honest and say that we are not experts in any of these disciplines. W