The Prayer of Examen is a spiritual practice of reviewing the day to retune ourselves to the sacred in ordinary life. Usually lasting 15–20 minutes and done in the evening, the prayer prompts us to remember God’s presence, express gratitude, reflect on the day, and prepare for the day to come.
Ruth Padilla-DeBorst encourages us to be open to witnessing the Spirit and being transformed by the good news in unexpected ways.
David Emmanuel Goatley preaches on the Lord as our light and salvation, in whose presence we can rest assured amidst the suffering and struggle in our life and in the world.
Wendy Masias preaches about our seasons of uncertainty and waiting, learning to be joyful in every circumstance, and the promise of God’s coming restoration.
Brad Strawn reflects on a psalm of lament and on how disorientation—in community and with God—is a crucial part of our journeys of faith and of our time in seminary in particular.
David Emmanuel Goatley encourages us to look to the things of God amidst the pervasive negativity that surrounds us, knowing that God’s peace guards our hearts and minds.
Mark Labberton explores how the church can walk alongside and into people’s lives for the purpose of holistic formation on a personal and societal level.
David Wang shares findings from his empirical longitudinal research on spiritual formation to highlight three observable indicators of spiritual maturity in adults—differentiation of self, intercultural competence, and religious quest.
After her son’s battle with pediatric brain cancer, Kristin Young (MDiv student) returns to seminary with a hunger to know God more deeply and a passion to help others discover hope as they walk through valleys.
Alesia Starks, instructor in the practice of marriage and family therapy, shares lessons she’s learned from her children about Christlikeness, faith, and humility.
Janna Louie preaches a message of hope about the abundant mercy and compassion God offers.
Andrea Cammarota preaches about God’s call for us be active, responsive, and embodied doers of the word.
Cindy Lee reflects on the beautiful dependence we have on God and on one another as we live through life’s mysteries and unknowns.
N. T. Wright discusses the importance of practice and discipline in the development of Christian virtues.
Kevin Doi, preaching on the Parable of the Sower from Mark’s Gospel, has us consider what we will do with the grace God has given us.
Tony Hale discusses spiritual practices that can ground artists in safety through difficult creative processes.
Rebecca Baer, drawing parallels from her research on joy, reflects on both distorted and positive forms of gratitude.
Robert Emmons discusses gratitude in spiritual contexts and how gratitude directed toward God can be formative to who we are.