Should we set goals like reading our Bible in a year, or working on our sanctification? It's that time of year when we all think about new year, new us, new goals.
In this 2nd episode in the 2-part discussion on marriage, Katie and Gretchen discuss forgiveness in marriage. Where does it come from? What does it mean? What doesn't it mean? While both comforting and painful, forgiveness in marriage comes from…
In this episode, we bring on Katie's husband, Dallas, and Gretchen's husband, Knut, as we start talk about marriage and how poor theology can lead to unhealthy expectations.
Gretchen and Katie, two women who are married with kids, sit around and talk about singleness. hey unpack the false idea that it is in marriage that we find our sanctification and fulfilled Christian life.
n this episode, Katie and Gretchen talk about how law and gospel distinctions affect relationships we have at church and in ministry.
In the final episode on the 3 parts of friendship, Gretchen and Katie talk about what it means to bear one another burdens.
This episode focuses on healthy expectations of people, as well as our own insecurities going into friendships.
Gretchen and Katie are starting a new series on how law and gospel theology effects relationships.
Discipleship as a spiritual discipline can be a means of hearing the gospel repeated like a wave washing over you, bringing to mind the reality of God's faithfulness consistently.
Meditation is part of what C.S. Lewis calls the "baptism of the imagination." In Christ, we belong to him, all the parts of us--even our brain.
Sometimes the guilt in us manifests itself in different ways. Whether it's a weight or sadness, anger or venting, blame or defensiveness, we see it in ourselves and we see it in our relationships.
When we approach the Bible from a hyper-individualistic viewpoint, the burden to be in it daily is on our individual shoulders, the burden to interpret and understand it is all on our individual shoulders, and we can end up sitting…
Whether it is the awkwardness of praying aloud in a group, starting a prayer journal and then forgetting about it, using prewritten prayers, or having notecards, we often feel like we aren't that good or consistent in prayer.
Today Gretchen and Katie talk about the spiritual discipline of rest.
In this episode, Katie and Gretchen get sidetracked and talk about food and the routines of farm life. That's mainly because eating is something we love to do every day. They address questions like: when are liturgies helpful, and when…
What "should" daily devotions look like for a Christian?
It's easier to wrap our heads around independently performing for God, rather than understanding that as we were under the law, dying because it was to heavy for us, we couldn’t hold it, Christ set us free, completed the law…
In this episode Gretchen and Katie start at the beginning. In this episode they each share a bit about their faith, and why the law and gospel mean so much to them.
Welcome to Freely Given, hosted by Gretchen Ronnevik and Katie Koplin.