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The Apprenticeship Way with Marc Alan Schelske

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Spiritual vitality following the Jesus way.

Spiritual vitality following the Jesus way.

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Spiritual vitality following the Jesus way.

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@Schelske

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English

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Episodes

Pentecost, Breathing & George Floyd (TAW032)

6/4/2020
Episode 032 - Pentecost, Breathing & George Floyd This is the air I breathe! My heart broke open this week as I watched the events unfold around the murder of George Floyd, and the protests and riots that followed. At the same time, I was studying the lectionary passages for Pentecost. This is an edited version of the sermon I preached at Bridge City Community Church. Let me be clear: In this sermon I am a white preacher speaking to white Christians about a topic that white people have to...

Duration:00:38:03

COVID, Suffering & Jesus (TAW031)

5/29/2020
Episode 031 - COVID, Suffering & Jesus How are you doing with this COVID-19 thing? Are you afraid? Are you angry? Are you confused by all the different information about what to do? Are you just ready for it to be over? I get it. I’ve been all those things, and my feelings change from day today. Part of that is because this is a big deal, but part of it is because you and I—we’re just not that good at dealing with suffering. Show Notes COVID-19 should not have been a surprise. It's a direct...

Duration:00:31:24

Faith Isn’t Certainty (TAW030)

5/11/2020
Episode 030 - Faith Isn't Certainty Faith is at the very heart of Christianity. It’s crucial. Without Faith, scripture says, it’s impossible to please God. But more than any other part of the spiritual life, faith is misunderstood. When we get this wrong, we set ourselves up for an ugly, painful crash. (And if faith isn't certainty, then what is it?) Show Notes A commitment to certainty is a real threat to our life of faith.Doubt and evaluating our beliefs is a necessary part of growth.That...

Duration:00:28:11

The Trip is the Point (TAW029)

4/13/2020
Episode 029 - The Trip is the Point What are you gonna be when you grow up? What college do you want to go to? What are you gonna do when you graduate? Where are you going on your vacation? How soon do you think you can retire? You’ve been asked those questions, or questions like them, right? What do they all have in common? A destination. Our culture is absolutely infatuated with the destination. And that kind of thinking will wreck your spiritual life. It's also why I've stopped asking...

Duration:00:15:39

Low-Stress Knowing God’s Will (TAW028)

3/4/2020
Episode 028 - Low-Stress Knowing God's Will I grew up in a church community where finding out God’s will was a big deal. Imagine the horror of living your whole life and then discovering you had missed God’s will? So, we spent a lot of time and energy trying to get clear on God’s will for us. I don’t think our urgency was warranted. Today I want to share with you my stress-free guide for finding God’s will. Show Notes Six principles for knowing God's will without feeling stress about it:...

Duration:00:22:43

In You I Remain (TAW027) (Anchor Prayer, Part 7)

2/12/2020
Episode 027 - In You I Remain So what’s the main goal of Christianity? What is it that we’re all about? Is it about becoming better and better people? Is it about becoming more and more theologically correct? Is it to get us and everyone we love to heaven? If you said yes to any of those, I’m going to disagree. But before you bail, or dismiss me as a heretic, let me tell you what I mean. Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You'll find a few key bullet points,...

Duration:00:18:49

I Hear in Faith (TAW026) (Anchor Prayer, Part 6)

1/30/2020
Episode 026 - I Hear in Faith I’ve been to some very busy places. Giant concerts surrounded by the press of people. City Wide Festivals. Time Square, Grand Central Station. Places where there is so much noise, so much going on, just overwhelming sensory input. But even having been in those kinds of places, I think the busiest place in the world is inside: The human mind. All that busyness, all that noise in our hearts, makes it hard to really hear the spirit of God. Let's talk about how to...

Duration:00:18:12

I Walk by Faith (TAW025) (Anchor Prayer, Part 5)

12/9/2019
Episode 024 - I Rest in Faith Recently I was without a car for a few days. So for one appointment, I took a rideshare car to get there. The driver pulled up. I got in the car. Once I was buckled in, he asked me a question. “Where ya headed?” That question is, honestly, one of the most important questions any human can be asked. Do you know where you are headed? Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You'll find a few key bullet points, any scriptures references, as...

Duration:00:14:16

I Rest in Faith (TAW024) (Anchor Prayer, Part 4)

11/19/2019
Episode 024 - I Rest in Faith I have been addicted to an illusion, a false belief. It made me feel better, and so I keep running back to it. But it's not real. My illusion? I am in control. Part of growing up, part of maturing spiritually, has been learning this obnoxious, even painful truth. I am not the final say. I'm not in charge of the universe, or the weather, or other people. I am not without limits. Remembering this is key to spiritual growth. Show Notes Show notes will not be a...

Duration:00:21:23

Time to Listen to Survivors of Sexual Trauma (TAW023)

10/14/2019
Episode 023 - It's Time to Listen to the Survivors of Sexual Abuse One of the easiest ways to fail to love well is to assume that YOUR experience is canonical and that others have had the same experience you've had. We often do this with survivors of trauma. In this episode Mary DeMuth, author and advocate for sexual abuse victims, speaks to the issue of how Christians and Church Leaders often fail the survivors of trauma and how we can do better. Show Notes Show notes will not be a...

Duration:00:37:51

We’ve got Glory Upside Down (TAW022)

10/1/2019
Episode 022 - We've Gotten God's Glory Upside Down I grew up learning a Christian story that the most important thing was God's glory. We gave God glory by what we believed, how we behaved, and how we talked about God to other people. Good Christians and Good churches would focus on giving God glory above all else. To kick off season 2 of the podcast, I'm going to share with you how I'm learning we may have misunderstood God's glory. Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least...

Duration:00:24:41

What is the Anchor Prayer? (TAW021) (Anchor Prayer, Part 3)

6/17/2019
Episode 021 - What is the Anchor Prayer? Our church building roof has rock climbing anchors installed on it. It's a very steep and high roof. Doing maintenance and repair work up there is risky. Those anchor points allow people working on the roof to anchor themselves so they can go about their work and not fall off. In this series, I'm sharing with you a prayer that has become a similar kind of anchor to me in my life. Along the way, we're touching on how our brains work, how "abiding in...

Duration:00:17:19

Is Memorized Prayer the key you’ve been missing? (TAW020) (Anchor Prayer, Part 2)

5/20/2019
Episode 020 - Is Memorized Prayer the key you've been missing? Today I’m going to make a recommendation that is honestly surprising to me. My spiritual life has been deeply impacted by a practice that I looked down on for most of my life. I’m learning I’m not as smart as I thought I was! Hopefully, my learning can be a benefit to you. Oh, and in case the title doesn't grab you, this is about mental habits, how we can really experience abiding in Christ, and a prayer that has changed my...

Duration:00:18:52

How Abiding is Possible (TAW019) (Anchor Prayer, Part 1)

4/26/2019
Episode 019 - How Abiding is Possible Jesus told us to live connected to the vine. We often refer to that as the Abiding Life. If you grew up in the churh you probably heard about that a lot. Well, I wonder... Do you have an ongoing sense of Jesus’ presence in your life? Do you even believe that’s possible? Would you think I'm crazy if I suggest that we really can have a persistent sense of the Divine in our lives? And what if I suggested this had to do with your mental habits? Show Notes...

Duration:00:23:03

4 Clues You Need Emotional Growth (TAW018)

4/9/2019
Episode 018 - 4 Clues You Need Emotional Growth I went through a major crash that was the result of emotional immaturity and brokenness. But it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. There were clues that I ignored. Maybe some of these clues are in your life as well? Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You'll find a few key bullet points, any scriptures references, as well as any other books or resources referenced. Looking back on my life I can now see that there...

Duration:00:17:35

Emotional Growth is Not A Niche! (TAW017)

3/26/2019
Episode 017 - Emotional Growth is Not a Niche! - (And Audiobook Launch!) Today is the day! Today is the day when you can pick up the Audio Book for The Wisdom of Your Heart! I am so excited about this, and to celebrate we’re having a short bonus podcast episode. I’ve got a quick story to tell you. Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You'll find a few key bullet points, any scriptures references, as well as any other books or resources referenced. Growing in our...

Duration:00:10:22

The Inner Work Imperative (TAW016)

3/19/2019
Episode 016 - The Inner Work Imperative I wrecked my church. I'm not proud of it, and it's still painful to talk about. But I want to tell you the story because maybe I can change the course of your life. You need to know about the inner work imperative. Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You'll find a few key bullet points, any scriptures references, as well as any other books or resources referenced. We are made in God's image. One thing that means is that we...

Duration:00:16:40

Are you doing the hidden inner work? (TAW015)

3/11/2019
Episode 015 - Are you doing the hidden inner work? I like trophies. Credits. Accomplishments. Stuff that I can point to, Stuff that shows my hard work is paying off. Maybe you like that stuff too? But today I want to tell you about something that matters far more. And its something you’ll never get an award for. I hate that… but it’s true. Whatever experience other people have of us will not be rooted in our accomplishments but in the hidden inner work. So, are you doing it? Show Notes Show...

Duration:00:13:49

God wants you emotional. (TAW014)

2/27/2019
Episode 014 - God Wants You Emotional There is a crucial element of our lives that many of us are ignoring. The wreckage of our denial is visible all around us. Our inner life, and particularly our emotional life, is a crucial part of our spiritual growth. Time we started paying attention! Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You'll find a few key bullet points, any scriptures references, as well as any other books or resources referenced. Many people are content...

Duration:00:21:18

The Spiritual Discipline of Minding Your Own Damn Business (TAW013)

2/15/2019
Episode 013 - The Spiritual Discipline of Minding Your Own Damn Business There’s an important spiritual practice you might be overlooking. Lots of people are. But this one little thing can bring you a lot of peace. And I know you and me both could use more inner peace. That practice? Minding your own damn business. This is a key that opens the door of spiritual growth. Show Notes Show notes will not be a transcript. At least not now. You'll find a few key bullet points, any scriptures...

Duration:00:15:28