For the last year, we’ve been experimenting with a new kind of gathering at Willow Creek. On Sunday nights, The Practice community meets in the chapel to worship, engage the scriptures, receive communion, and learn how to put Jesus’ words into practice. It’s a grand experiment in many ways–and we don’t really know what we’re doing–but I can honestly say that it’s one of the most exciting adventures I’ve ever been a part of.
Since one of our core values is to learn from other Christian traditions, we invited my spiritual director–a Catholic Priest–to teach the historic practice of The Examen. Fr Michael Sparough graciously agreed, and guided us in a beautifully holy night of worship and prayer. We still talk about that April gathering.
In a desire to share this experience, we’ve turned the live recording of Fr Michael into a full New Liturgy—fleshing it out with an evocative musical score and three original songs. We hope it helps you connect with God in a deep and daily way. Learn more here… Anewliturgy.com
So whether this becomes a resource for your quiet time, a soundtrack as you pray on the way to work, or a guide for your small group, may A New Liturgy No 6: The Examen help you create holy space wherever you find yourself.
Grace and peace,