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Gathering Voices: Conversations from TheThoughtfulChristian.com, is a blog produced by TheThoughtful Christian - an ecumenical site dedicated to helping Christians and seekers understand, share, practice, and be challenged in their faith.
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Here are some discussion questions that can be used either individually or with a group after reading A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe by Ronald J. Allen. 1) What role does belief play in your life? Why does what... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Our March Book Club Pick is A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe by Ronald J. Allen! Quick purchase: click here (free shipping on book orders over $35!) Perfect for individuals and groups who want to: - better identify what... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Here are some discussion questions that can be done in a group setting or individually after reading Forgiveness: A Lenten Study by Marjorie J. Thompson. A study guide is also included at the back of the book for your use. 1. How do... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we'd like to share with you a prayer for civil rights from Prayers for The New Social Awakening. Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie delivered this prayer at the Memphis Civil Rights Museum Freedom Awards Banquet in... Continue reading
A Gathering Voices Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Happy (belated) 2015 everyone! For the first Freebie Friday of the year we're going to give away two copies of Marjorie Thompson's Forgiveness: A Lenten Study (to two lucky winners.) The contest is open now through 11:59 p.m. tonight. To enter, click below... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team This February we're going to read...(Drum roll please) Forgiveness: A Lenten Study by Marjorie Thompson! Quick purchase: click here (free shipping on book orders over $35!) Perfect for: - Individuals and groups who want to take a close look at our understanding of... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Here are some questions to use either in a group setting or individually after reading Love to Stay by Adam Hamilton. There are also suggestioned actions after each chapter that can be done individually or with your partner. 1. In Chapter 1 Hamilton... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Happy 2015! As you start off the New Year, please take a minute to say an extra prayer for our world. See below for New Year's prayer. And as always, feel free to customize the prayer to your personal needs (as well as... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team It's almost the New Year! To kick off 2015, we're going to read... Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment by Adam Hamilton! Quick purchase: click here (free shipping on book orders over $35!) Perfect for: - Individuals and couples looking for ways... Continue reading
A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Not only is it Friday, but today is the day that YOU could win one of two copies of Marjorie Thompson's Soul Feast - talk about a winning day! The contest is open now through 11:59 p.m. tonight. To enter, click below and... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Here are a few questions to use either in a group setting or individually after reading A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Christmas Stories by Katherine Paterson. 1. Several of the stories feature an encounter with or visit from a stranger, first an annoyance,... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team We're giving out two copies of C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian by Gregory S. Cootsona! Enter today for a chance to win one of them. The contest is open now through 11:59 p.m. tonight. Click below to enter the... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team 'Tis the season for reading! This December we will be reading... A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season by Katherine Paterson Quick purchase: click here (free shipping on book orders over $35!) Perfect for: - Individuals, families, and churches to... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team You could win a copy of Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty! The contest is open now through 11:59 p.m. tonight. To enter, click below and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Here are a few questions to use either in a group setting or individually after reading What We Talk about When We Talk About God by Rob Bell. 1. In chapter 1, Rob Bell says the three words that are key to how... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Today's the day that you can win a copy of Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty! The contest is open now through 11:59 p.m. tonight. Click below to enter and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com team It's time to announce our November book club pick! This November we will be reading... What We Talk about When We Talk about God by Rob Bell! Quick purchase: click here (don’t forget about quantity discounts + free shipping on book orders over... Continue reading
Save the Date - We are going to run another Freebie Friday promotion on 12/12 featuring Soul Feast!
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com team Happy Friday everyone! To celebrate the day we're giving away a free copy of Marjorie Thompson's Soul Feast (newly revised edition). First released in 1995, this spiritual classic continues to be a bestseller. Offering a framework for understanding the spiritual disciplines and instruction... Continue reading
A Post from TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Here's a prayer in honor of #WorldFoodDay from the book Prayers for The New Social Awakening. The prayer is written by David Beckmann of Bread for the World. For an End to Hunger God of Righteous Bounty, We are moved by your grace to work... Continue reading
A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Here are some suggestions on how you can show your pastor that you care and appreciate them: 1. Send a note or a card for no reason except to say “hello” or “thank you.” 2. Be gracious when... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi! To celebrate the day, our team compiled a list featuring 12 of our favorite St. Francis of Assisi quotes. Check out the list below and be sure to add some of your favorites in... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team What time is it? Raffle time! Enter our raffle today for a chance to win one of three copies of Every Valley: Advent with the Scriptures of Handel's Messiah. The contest is open now through 11:59 p.m. tonight and the winners will be... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Here are a few questions to use either in a group setting or individually after reading Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence by Kate Ott. 1. In the first chapter, Ott outlines the five common myths of talking... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by TheThoughtfulChristian.com Team Dorothy Day and other Catholic workers saw voluntary poverty as a “spiritual weapon” in the quest for peace. Voluntary poverty and pacifism are ways to resist or protest a culture invested in death. The choice to live on the margins, for them, was... Continue reading