The Place sermon collection
Spiritual Formation for Children 4 - Habits of Heart & Mind
We explore some principles of 'being the boss inside'. Children need to guided in habituating their emotions and desires to love the truly good and the reject what is not good, and in the minds they need to learn to think about 'what they are thinking about'. This is just the habit of becoming responsibly self aware of your inner life, and taking spiritual control of it as you grow. This is also Rob's final podcast as pastor.
Spiritual Formation for Children 3 - Habits of Speech
Learning to control and discipline our speech is among the most important habits we can form in life. We explore useful subjects such as which bad habits to avoid, a couple of really tough ones even for adults, and finally the spiritual value of inner truthfulness.
Spiritual Formation for Children - Podcast 2 - habits of heart and body
We look at the tradition of virtue formation in children, forming habit of desire, emotion and willing. Good character formation is being habituated to desire and affirm the good and to reject and disaffirm the bad. Children will also have to learn to be the boss over their own bodies.
Spiritual Formation for Children - Podcast 1
An introduction to the principle of forming authentic faith in the Christian tradition, but principles designed for progressive post-evangelicals who want to protect their children from fundamentalism while still grounding them in orthodoxy and orthopraxy.
Romans 16 Podcast
The final chapter of Paul's letter to the Romans, with its long list of names and goodbyes, contains some gems of ancient history such as the mysterious female apostle. And more....
Romans 15 Podcast
Paul begins summarizing his core teachings as he heads toward the end of this letter, mainly his continued hope that Christians would defer to one another faith and conscience to keep unity and peace in the community.