In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Kat Cannon, who has just written her ninth Bible study called More than Mindful: What God Tells Us to Remember.
In the Old Testament, one of the first instances of remembering is when God asks for all to remember his name. Kat and Kristin discuss the importance of names and the naming stories in their own lives.
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Kat Cannon, who has just written her ninth Bible study called More than Mindful: What God Tells Us to Remember. She is a passionate student of scripture and an energetic communicator, with an incredible gift to connect God’s truth to the real and everyday world we live in. Kat conducted a word study on how many times in the Bible God said to remember something, as a means of simplifying often quite scholarly studies, books and sermons. Kat explains how the Bible contains verses on what God wanted his people to remember, followed very closely by a description of how they should remember through action or attitude.
An example in scripture that Kat describes is Jesus asking to be remembered for his sacrifice by instituting communion, which is drinking wine and eating bread in community. In the Old Testament, one of the first instances of remembering is when God asks for all to remember his name. Kat and Kristin discuss the importance of names and the naming stories in their own lives. Kat has created her Bible study in community with other people and God, and she hopes to create conversation around God’s word. Her questions are very open ended and, for example, allow for people to describe how they feel when called by name in order to understand truth from many people’s perspectives.
Living in the information age, knowledge is often equated to power, and Kat explains that she sees this creep into the church. Some people believe that if they study harder and go to seminary, it will help them know God better, but that only lets a person know about God. Kat explains how truth can be knowing a person rather than a body of facts, which is what can change the world. Simply remembering God’s name and that Jesus says to love him and one another, but doing so in a more than mindful way, will get us pretty far. It is not about how much you know; it’s about remembering and acting in line with what little you do know.
Key Takeaways in Today’s Episode:
- 7:30 The Hebrew concept of remembering is closely tied to action and obedience.
- 14:03 God introduces himself with his personal name when he speaks to Moses, which translates to “I am”.
- 36:00 Together we know God better than any of us could on our own.
- 39:40 Community means carrying each other’s burdens.
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In this video, Kristin shares a winsome story of what God revealed when she looked up the meaning of her name.
More Than Mindful Giveaway!
Here’s some fun news … Kat has given me an entire Bible Study set to GIVE AWAY. So, be thinking about who you want to invite to join you at The Turquoise Table for her More Than Mindful Bible Study. Kat’s given us a Bible Study guide, a journal, and access to SIX teaching videos.
To enter, just answer this question in the comments below. The winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway closes on October 28, 2019 at midnight CST. The lucky winner will be announced Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
Now It’s Your Turn!
What does YOUR name mean?