Betwixt Podcast at the Intersection of Faith & Culture
About This Show
Holding space for the margins,
the breath between words,
the kern between letters,
the rest between notes.
The Betwixt podcast is devoted to the space where faith and culture converge. Conversations with fascinating guests will coax us out of our ideological trenches with betwixing stories from the middle space.
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Most Recent Episode
11 Jared Boyd: How Imaginative Prayer Helps Children Connect with God (& Parents)
Jared Boyd discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. Imaginative Prayer helps children connect with God and helps parents to connect with their kids. Jared noticed that while most parents desire for their kids to learn to love God, it’s hard to have meaningful conversation with our kids about spiritual things and to facilitate real spiritual experiences.
“When we lead our children through guided times of imaginative prayer, they can experience a connection with God that transcends mere Bible knowledge or doctrinal content. As you do so, you may find yourself connecting more closely with your child, and your own formation as a parent will deepen into greater awareness of God's work in your lives.”
This episode explores how imaginative prayer can help parents and churches cultivate the work of spiritual formation in the lives of children. Because the imagination has been held with both awe and suspicion, we explore the history of imaginative prayer in the church and why it sometimes meets with resistance.
Jared is a pastor and sits on the board of directors for Vineyard USA. He’s also a spiritual director, teacher, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century. He is the author of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life and his latest book, Imaginative Prayer. Jared and his wife Jaime have four daughters, and are planting Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, OH.Read more »