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About

The word Oratio comes from the Latin word "to pray." One of the four main steps of the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina, Oratio is the moment in the contemplative practice where you begin to intimately dialogue with God about what God has revealed to you in Scripture. It is space created to have honest conversation about what weighs on your heart, what the invitation of God is for your life, and how you might be a part of what it is that God is accomplishing in the world. 

This Sermoncast seeks to ground us all back in the biblical narrative in a way that is affirming, loving, transformational, and compelling. Guided by the rhythm of the Revised Common Lectionary, we hope that you experience God in a new way with us: a way that is full of goodness, love, and justice. 

 

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Join the Brave Commons team by following along our studies, and diving into the texts with your own group, or for solo study. Click here to see what books we're reading, and what questions we're asking.

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Episodes

19: No Stone Shall Remain

To find the text version of this Oratio, click here.

18: The Radical Love of Jesus

To find the text version of this Oratio, click here.

17: Where You Go, I Will Go

To find the text version of this Oratio, click here.

16: The Last Shall Be First

For the text version of this Oratio, click here.


15: Christ-Centered Ethic for Activism at The Reformation Project

For the text version of this Oratio, click here.

14: Interrogating Wealth

 

13: For the Sake of Our Rage

For the text version of Episode 13, click here.

 

12: Who do we believe?

For the text version of Episode 12, click here.

11: Until the Children Are Well

For the text version of Episode 11, click here.

10: Disarming the Cross

Find the text version of Episode 10, here.

9: What Are We Afraid to Challenge?

Find the text version of Episode 9, here

8: Letting Go

Find the lectionary readings, here.

 

7: Interrogating the Ways We are Shaped

Find a shorter text reflection for this week, here

6: Are We Living to Survive or Thrive?

Find the text version of Episode 6, here.

5: Waiting

Find the text version of Episode 5, here

 

4: What Are We Searching For?

Find the Text version of Episode 4, here

 

3: Who Belongs?

For the text version of Episode 3, Click here.

 

2: Who is a Child of God?

 

1: Who Shall Ascend?