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Episode 1

The Reframing Story


ReFrame aims to help you live out faith in everyday life, encouraging you to encounter Jesus afresh and allowing his story to shape your own. This first session explores how a fragmented and complex world can tempt Christians to either withdraw from or assimilate to the culture around them. However, the true story of Jesus enables Christians to resist these temptations and live integrated and faithful lives.

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Episode Outline

  • Complexity—Modern life is getting more complex and fragmented.
  • Integration—We experience competing cultural messages and can find it difficult to integrate life with faith.
  • Assimilate or Withdraw—The complexity and challenge of living out one’s faith tempts Christians to assimilate or withdraw.
  • Example of Emmaus—Knowing the biblical story and being shaped by it helps us live integrated and authentic lives.
  • Jesus—The true story of Jesus makes sense of everything, bringing meaning and purpose to all of life.

Sample discussion questions

  • What types of complexity and fragmentation characterize modern life?
  • In what ways are our lives becoming more or less complicated?
  • What are some areas of life that Christians struggle to connect with their faith?
  • What questions are you currently wrestling with?

Featuring

Steven Garber

Steven Garber

Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership
Regent College

Craig Gay

Craig Gay

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Regent College

Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sally Lloyd-Jones

Author
New York

Susan S. Phillips

Susan S. Phillips

Executive Director and Professor of Sociology and Christianity
New College Berkeley

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

ReFrame Executive Producer; Research Professor, Marketplace Theology & Leadership.
Regent College

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