Spiritual Discussions

Location: Belltower Coffeehouse & Studio (website)
525 S. Highland St., Memphis (directions) – Sundays 9:30am
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2020 Discussions

Introduction & book suggestion (Kevin)
Book: The Sin of Certainty – by Peter Enns
(note: eBook on sale $6.99 – link)

Song (Lisa):
I want to know Christ, and the power of his rising
Share in his suffering, conform to his death;
When I pour out my life to be filled with his Spirit,
Joy follows suffering and life follows death.
(no video link)
Aspects of Early Christians & a hybrid approach for today? (Dave)Link
Romans 12 Study – only vs. 1-2 this time (Lisa)Link
Impromptu Study (from Venice, FL)(no link)
From one fellow traveler to another; expand your horizons. There is so much to unlearn! (Lori) – Lori’s Text LinkLink
Romans 12 Study – continued (Lisa)Link
‘Love’ in scripture – understanding the original meaning (Dave)
Glenn’s 6 Page Dave PPT STEP Bible
November 8Having a Coffee with Greg (Greg)Link
November 15Romans 12 Study (part 3) (Lisa)Link
November 22How I’ve used the Enneagram to see myself, God, & His Word more clearly (Lori) Ref Website: https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

Introductory Video: link Ian’s Book: link
November 29(Kelbert) – Cain & Abel – Gen 4:1-8 – Why Can’t I do what is Right?Link
(Kevin) – Self Awareness (Kevin’s notes link)Link
(Big Dave) – Understanding the Prophets (26% of the books of the Bible!) Link to Dave’s PPTLink
ORCA Introduction (Greg) & Practice (Kevin) – Notes Link
Songs: The Prayer
ORCA Discussion & Practice (Lisa)No Link

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2021 Discussions

Inside the Accordion

January 3ORCA Discussion & Practice (Lori)Link
January 10ORCA Discussion & Practice (Dana)Link
January 17ORCA Discussion & Practice (Kevin w/ Dave)Link
January 24ORCA Discussion & Practice (Dana w/ Greg)Link
January 31ORCA Discussion & Practice (Lori w/ Little Lori)No Link
February 7(Big Dave) – Review of the book/principles in The Other Half of Church Link to Dave’s PowerPointLink
February 14Other Half of Church – Part II (Big Dave)
Pure Joy example video link
(joy really is in the eyes & safe place)
February 21ORCA Exercises – ‘O’No
February 28ORCA Exercises (postponed)No Link
March 7ORCA Exercises (postponed)No Link
March 14ORCA Exercises – ‘RC’No Link
March 21Welcoming Rachel ShankmanLink
March 28Catch-up and Spiritual Discussion around a variety of topicsNo Link
April 4Human-alityLink
April 11What is the difference between Spiritual ‘Aging’ vs. ‘Maturing’?Link
April 18New Series: Discussing Human Instincts
Handouts: PI – What are They? & PI – Real Life Example
April 25Discussing Human Instincts – Q: Why did I do that!?No Link
May 2Fun / Spirited discussionNo Link
May 9Mother’s Day – smaller groupNo Link
May 16Understanding / Working through ‘Mixed Emotions’No Link
May 23‘Mixed Emotions’ (continued)No Link
May 30Discussion about the Biblical understanding/usage of ‘Our Conscience’
Link of Possible scriptures
No Link
June 6Follow-up on Texts about ethics & continual learningPrivate Link
June 13Discussion about Dr. Claudia dinnerPrivate Link
June 20Meet and GreetPrivate Link
June 27Review of Instincts and Enneagram – Knowing People discussionPrivate Link
July 4Theme: Where to find our independence (and dependence) from?Private Link
July 11Instinct Week response/discussionPrivate Link
July 18Learnings/thoughts from the Sermon on the Mount – Introduction
Presentation Link Compare Matthew & Luke Chart link
July 25Sermon on the Mount – The Beatitudes
King Jesus Translation
August 1Sermon on the Mount – The Antithesis
Summary of 14 Triads Triads in Matthew
August 8Sermon on the Mount – The Lord’s Prayer
Lord’s Prayer as a Template
August 15Learning to Fish – Matthew 5:48Link
August 22Asking Questions – WWJA? Mark 9:14-29Link
August 29Personal Reflection on Unpacking a Results TestPrivate Link
Sept 5Modalities of Interacting with GodLink
Sept 12Mental Jails & ‘Worry/Anxious’ word etymology Link
Sept 19Fun discussion about ‘Topics of the Day’
Types of Sermons Document
Private Link
Sept 26The Genius of Jesus’ Teaching – Follow-up Discussion
4-Stages PDF 4-Stages Book Peter’s PDF Matthew Slide
Tyndale House Replay Links:
Part 1 – How Jesus Interacted
Part 2 – The Lesson on the Mount/Plain
Part 3 – Jesus’ Longest Parable
Part 4 – Echoes of the Old Testament
Oct 3Romans 8 – ‘Once Saved, Always Saved’Private Link
Oct 10The mind-blowingness of Ephesians 3
Link to the STEPBible
Oct 17Lori – Four stages of faith development?
Simplicity, Complexity, Perplexity, & Harmony
Brian’s YouTube Link Presentation
Private Link
Oct 24Lori – (continued)No Video
Oct 31Catchup TimeNo Video
Nov 7Lori – Follow-up to the Four Stages
New YouTube Video Interview
Private Link
Nov 14Thoughts about Turkey & the Bible
Mark’s: Turkey Book St. Nicholas Video Revelation Book
Main Website
Nov 21Catch-upNo Link
Nov 28Touring Turkey (Asia-Minor) – Part II
Mark’s: Exploring Ephesus (FREE!) video
Dec 192022 Plans and ‘Another View of Jesus’?!Link
Dec 26Some thoughts on FriendshipLink

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2022 Discussions

Jan 2The Value of Asking Questions – Is it Biblical?Link
Jan 9Some ‘Certainties’ in the life of a Christian?

Fox’s Book of Martyrs – Link
The Martyrdom of Polycarp – Link
Jan 16Priorities and Plans – James 4Link
Jan 23ORCA Practice
Jan 30