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Spiritual Practices: Creating Altars in the World

A sermon preached at Niles Discovery Church, Fremont, California,
on Sunday, April 6, 2014, by the Rev. Jeffrey Spencer.
Scriptures: Genesis 28:10-18a & Luke 10:38-42… 2,242 more words


The Shepherd's Voice

                Barbara Brown Taylor talked about sheep. She talks about how people normally see sheep as dumb animals, but in reality, they are not. Sheep knows that their shepherd voice. 191 more words

Opposite of Rich


                Barbara Brown Taylor, in “The Preaching Life, talks about the rich young ruler. She talks about how the man was “free of those particular concerns. He does not have to spend his days trying to make ends meet in this life he is free to pursue the good-life-to-come, secure in the knowledge that he is one of God’s chosen people.” The man asked how he should receive eternal life. 140 more words

Book Review- An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor

This is a wonderful book!  The thing I love about this book is how Barbara Brown Taylor emphasizes experiencing our spirituality through what are the ordinary physical activities of life in the real world.  475 more words

Book Review


Barbara Brown Taylor writes a chapter on “Worship.” Taylor describes worship as “the ongoing practice of faith, and not only the practice but the actual experience of it.” Taylor talks about how sacraments are a way of worship. 175 more words

The Bible

Barbara Brown Taylor writes a chapter on the Bible. She starts off by calling the Bible a “living word” because we get a different meaning to a passage each time we read a certain passage. 306 more words

Book of the Week - Learning to Walk in the Dark - Barbara Brown Taylor

Of the many spectacular writers we publish, Barbara Brown Taylor may be the writer I love the best and the one to whom I return most often. 519 more words