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S4 Ep 3B | Interview with Reverend Dr. Kurtley Knight on Mark 4

March 02, 2022
00:00 32:20
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Kurtley is an Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation at Portland Seminary and a Senior Teaching fellow at the Renovare Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation in Denver. He is also an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of North America and serves as an Assisting Priest at Church of the Vine in Newberg, OR. Take a few minutes to listen to the experience podcast doing Lectio Divina on Mark 4 and then listen in as Kurtley and I talk about his experience in this passage. A few notes: Kurtley spent his time meditating on the Message translation of this passage. The verse he references says, “he told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. Jesus reprimanded the disciples: “Why are you such cowards? Don’t you have any faith at all?” (Mark 4:39-40, MSG) We talk about the truth that Jesus us always with us in the boat. And in hard times, Disney faith isn’t enough. We talk about what Spiritual Formation is and how it is taught at the seminary level. We talk about praying the Daily Office, exactly what the Daily Office is, and how it can connect us to other believers around the world. Kurtley’s book recommendations are The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner Reaching Out by Henri Nouwen Spiritual Formation by Henri Nouwen The exact verses read in this podcast are Mark 4:35-41 in the NIV. You can also find Kurtley here

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Jodie Niznik is a seminary-trained lover of God’s Word who has served in vocational ministry for over twelve years. She helps people create space for God in their lives through her Scripture meditation podcast and equips them to take another step with Jesus through her Real People, Real Faith Bible studies and teaching. You can connect with her at
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