Photography as Spiritual Practice

My journey into photography as a spiritual practice began in Poudre Canyon, northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado.  I traveled this gorgeous river canyon at a time when I was facing a major crossroads in my life.  The joy of photographing Poudre River allowed me to let go of my concerns and struggles in decision making. …

Formation in the Digital Age

BeADisciple’s Director of Social Media Communications, Shannon Sigler, had the recent opportunity to talk with Seedbed about the power of online initiatives in Christian formation, as well as the growth of Wesleyan resources. Here is an excerpt from the conversation. Learn more about Seedbed’s online initiatives here. Why is taking to the internet so important for training and formation in today’s world? Well,…

The Freedom of Simplicity

As I’m writing the note, a dozen things are clamoring for my attention.  Each seems important and probably needs to be done, whether meeting with a friend, editing a writing project, or weeding the garden.  When pressured like this, up to now, my inclination is to speed up and try to get everything done extra…

The Power of Ordinary Liturgies

I am sitting quietly, at the end of a busy day, on Good Friday evening. Part of me wonders – did I miss it? Did I miss Lent? This year, my personal progression through the journey of Christ has been a different one. A few years back, I graduated from seminary and departed from a…

Sixth Friday in Lent

For the season of Lent, we are taking a break from our usual Lingering Leaves posts in order to focus a bit more on contemplation. Each Friday we will offer a Visio Divina exploring a scripture and image that will help draw us into the Story of Christ’s Life, Death, & Resurrection. Journey with us…

Musical Reflections: The Stand

This post is part of a series of Lenten reflections using worship songs to engage the journey of Lent. Each reflection involves meditation on one song and a portion of scripture from the Gospel of Luke. These reflections are a part of the senior project of Southwestern College student Mallorie Coffman. Graphic design by Maggie…