Through ReFrame, participants as diverse as teachers, software engineers, college students, retirees, food service workers, CEO’s, farmers, hair-dressers, and assembly line workers are seeing the places God is calling them through the lens of his expansive Gospel and finding rich meaning in their everyday lives. We’ve collected some of their stories and testimonies to share with you.
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"It is not enough to have a reframed understanding of the Biblical story. We must be pulled through the frame and into the story, left breathless from our encounter with the living God."
—Bruce Hindmarsh (ReFrame Episode 7)
James Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology Regent College
"One of the wonderful things to me about the Bible is that there really are no heroes. They all do stupid things and they are still in the story. Nobody gets ejected, do you realize that?"
—Eugene Peterson (ReFrame Episode 4)
Professor Emeritus, Spiritual Theology Regent College
"As I work growing closer to Jesus, following him into my calling, what I discover is this joy that the world can’t take away. And so I don’t necessarily have success. I don’t necessarily have recognition. But I do have joy that nothing can take away."
—Andy Crouch (ReFrame Episode 10)
Journalist and Executive Editor Christianity Today
"Reframe helped our congregation not only press deeper into God’s story, but connect our work with God’s work in the world today... Reframe will challenge people to see their life and work differently, living as agents of God’s hope and reconciliation. "
Pastor of Christ Community Church, Made to Flourish Network
"Within the past while, we had occasion to show a segment of ReFrame to a group of holiday guests which included both expats and nationals from Uganda and Slovenia. Many Ugandans are comfortable with visual communication as opposed to text, so we were curious as to how they would respond to ReFrame. We were not disappointed. The viewers picked up things which we had not seen as strong cues and it became obvious to us that the producers of ReFrame had been very deliberate in which images they used to back up the text. Hurray for ReFrame! It generated good discussion and we left a study guide and the DVD in Kampala."
"The Respouse of our group was, 'I’ve been in the church my whole life, and I’ve never heard this before.' Everyone in our group (working folk, retirees, students) had a good experience because it is about the whole of life, not just work."
Harold & Martha Dawes
Adult Education Lay Leaders
"ReFrame has helped us love Christ more. I never get tired of someone helping me to understand Christ, Rikk Watts did that. When Rikk gave his talk, I started to weep. I don’t know whether I’ve ever understood Christ before in such a powerful way."
Rev. Dean Ward
"Let me just say how much I have loved this ReFrame course. There have been so many ‘Wow—I never thought of it that way before’ moments! To realize we are used by God to be a ‘foretaste’ of what he has in store for those who put their faith in him changes the way I think about my interactions with others. We carry with us the Holy Spirit so that people can have a glimpse, a taste, of who Jesus is. We are to be that taste of something so incredible that once people have tasted it they won’t be able to settle for anything else."
"Our church launched the ReFrame video series last Sunday with a group of about 40 young adults. Most enjoyed the video and found the group discussions thought-provoking and engaging, and they looked forward to future sessions. The video brought back many good memories of Regent for my wife Mag and I. I am glad to finally have a resource in my hands that allows me to share some of the knowledge and thinking I gained from those years at Regent, albeit in a compact and accessible way."
"The videos are very well done ... and I'm sure will be a huge blessing to many! "
President and CEO, World Vision International
"I have been running the ReFrame course with my group in the central business district of Sydney, Australia—it is going extraordinarily well. The short story is that we love it. It is brilliant."
"ReFrame has brought our community of students together and has opened up a space for dialogue about Christianity... Because ReFrame is geared to people in the workplace, parts of the curriculum weren’t entirely designed for students, but I found it quite easy to replace “situations in a secular workplace” with “situations in a secular college.” It has been deeply satisfying as a leader to host honest conversations about faith and eternal matters, and to see the students who are under my care grow in the faith and their understanding of who Jesus is. "
Carey Centre, University of British Columbia
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