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Contemplative Life

Spiritual Formation During a Pandemic

Are you looking for ways to grow in your relationship with God during this pandemic season (or any season for that matter)?  You are in the right place!  We have collected some of Coracle’s resources and offerings that deal with that question for you to easily access and share with others who might need them.  We hope they are a blessing to you!

If you are looking for a spiritual companion to accompany you through this season, we recommend exploring our Spiritual Direction page.


 

Good Reads

10 WAYS TO TURN YOUR HOME INTO A RETREAT SPACE

Since the at-home-retreat might be with us for a while, Karla Petty offers some valuable, practical suggestions for helping you retreat wherever you are.

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BEING REALLY "HONEST TO GOD"

Bill Haley delivers a sermon exploring the connection between raw honesty and deep intimacy in the context of one of the most difficult passages in Scripture, Psalm 137.

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FILLING EVERY (COVID) MOMENT WITH LOVE

Bill Haley shares deep wisdom derived from Christians in seasons of tremendous crisis throughout the centuries.

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PILGRIMAGE IN PLACE

Karla Petty shares some tips (and some empathy) with those who are getting restless as we stay home.

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CHRISTIAN LOVE IN A TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

Drew Masterson reflects on Christian responses to pandemics of the past in order to help us reframe our current situation and know what steps we can take in faith.

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PROTESTS, PANDEMICS, AND THE TRINITY

 

We hear all the time about being “created in the image of God,” but how often do we stop to consider what that means? Drew makes the case that a distorted understanding of the imago Dei has contributed to many of the problems in which we’re currently immersed and that a renewed understanding of the imago Dei could be the remedy that our culture needs.

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LOOKING FOR QUARANTINE LOOPHOLES?

Drew Masterson reflects on why it’s so hard for us (or at least him) to follow orders and guidelines.

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A VISIBLE PRESENCE

Rev. Mary Gardner shares some quick and creative ways to be a blessing to our neighborhoods this season.

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4 REDEMPTIONS OF COVID-19

Bill Haley shares four crucial “silver-linings” he sees for Christians during this time.

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Soundings Seminars Recorded for You

COVID-19 IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD: A GLOBAL IMPACT

Nate Bacon, Coracle’s mission partner in Guatemala, offers a picture into how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting marginalized communities in a majority world context.

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SELF-CARE FOR LEADERS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Bill Haley shares 4 self-care strategies that should stay top-of-mind for Christian Leaders amidst the disruptions of COVID-19.

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RESILIENT FAITH: A THEOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY THAT CAN HANDLE GREAT HARDSHIP

Bill Haley expands upon three crucial steps for cultivating resiliency in our faiths amidst trying times.

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HANDLING SHORT AND LONG-TERM GRIEF

Barabara Ryan shares hard-earned wisdom about ways to cultivate gratitude and intimacy with God when life just hurts.

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EDUCATION IN A TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

Two long-time educators share creative strategies for transitioning to a “learning from home” world with faith and hope.

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“Simple Soundings” Devotional Videos

JESUS AND HIS FRIEND with Rev Bill Haley

GOD'S LOVE IN FALLING LEAVES with Rev Bill Haley

BONFIRE OF THE CANOPIES with Karla Petty

ADVENTURE AS AN ANTIDOTE TO DESPAIR with Rev Ken Wettig

WHAT IS TIME IN A PANDEMIC? with Drew Masterson

THE TRUE MEANING OF SABBATH REST with Krista Cocozello

DISCOVERING THE STORY YOUR HOME TELLS with Margot Eyring

"TRUE CORRECTION" AND A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE with Karla Petty

PATIENCE IS NOT OPPOSED TO ACTION with Rev Ken Wettig

FILLING EVERY (COVID) MOMENT WITH LOVE with Rev Bill Haley

A SIMPLE PRAYER TO RECEIVE A "HUG FROM GOD" with Margot Eyring

WHY WE RETURN TO BELOVED STORIES with Drew Masterson

TRUE-SELF, FALSE-SELF, COVID-SELF with Karla Petty

MAKING OUR ANXIETIES WORK FOR US with Rev Bill Haley

REDEEMING "SHELTER IN PLACE" with Rev Bill Haley

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