Prayer, for many, is a means of projecting one’s thoughts outward— toward the heavens, toward the holy, toward something Other. We rush to say things to this Other in prayer–we spill words to God, to others, or to ourselves. We find comfort in hearing our own voices, in viewing prayer as a means of communication […]Read more "Prayer as Looking Within"
Have you ever said something so much or so often that over time it began to lose meaning? Maybe it happened slowly over time that you didn’t even realize it. Our words carry meaning but when we repeat something over and over it can be easy for us to lose the meaning. I realized a few […]Read more "Teach Us To Pray"
When it comes to prayer there are two things that I know are true. First, I know that we are broken. Brokenness is not something you need to sell me on. I see it everywhere and so do you. When I troll my way through Facebook posts, I hear the yelling of people wanting to […]Read more "Prayer Changes…"
I’ve heard people talk about their prayer journeys. It’s odd to me. Of course, I see a general trajectory in my own narrative. I don’t feel like I’m on a journey. People go on journeys with maps and packed bags and a general idea of where they are going and they often don’t take breaks […]Read more "The Prayers I Don’t Pray"
I’ve just spent an hour playing in the blizzard you’ve no doubt heard is attacking the Midwest. The snow is still pristine and white and blowing in such a way that makes you want to listen to Fleet Foxes’ White Winter Hymnal. Soon, thousands of people will trek out in their cars. Salt will mix with exhaust […]Read more "Living in the Grey"
Inaugural Podcast. Episode 1. 1-28-15 In this podcast, we meet the podcast team of Jacob, Justin and Liz. We also debut the recurring podcast segment, Worship Sans Worship. The segment “Thinking of You” features an unfortunate amount of discussion of the world’s largest poop, Chris Pratt considering Indiana Jones, and our conundrum over House of Cards. […]Read more "Inaugural Podcast."
Over the course of the last two weekends, I did something rare: I saw two movies… in theaters! Through some sort of planetary alignment, Liz and I found family to watch the kids and happened to have free time each of the last two Friday nights, so we cashed in for two old fashioned dinner […]Read more "American Sniper and Selma: different visions for America"
Nonpropria hopes to be a place where you can join the ecumenical discourse in a variety of ways. In our first year, we hope to deliver content and moderate discussion in couple of different mediums. Blog Posts Nonpropria will post original content on a weekly basis right here at Nonpropria home. Each of our team […]Read more "What We Do"
Welcome! We’re so glad you’ve stopped by our web home. Nonpropria seeks to provide a moderated voice of faith for people willing to look outside the walls of whatever church they call home. We aspire to provide content that is both open and bridging to people of all faiths, no faiths, injured faiths, thriving faiths […]Read more "Welcome"