Every person's story has something to teach us about what God is like and how God works. Susan breaks down one story in Acts 8:26-40 and invites you to consider your story, how you tell it, and what it might teach us. To see the adorable couple from New Zealand's story, click on Saving the … Continue reading S2 E34: What’s Your Story?
How many things do we miss because we haven't taken the time to process our reactions around them? Jesus's disciples get a taste of this after the resurrection, and Susan breaks it down in reference to Luke 24:36b-48. Just in case you haven't heard of Harry Potter because you've been, we assume, trapped under something … Continue reading S2 E33: Awesome and Awful
It’s difficult to continue to believe in things we haven’t seen for ourselves, whether we are people of faith or not. It may be up to people of faith to show what is possible so that people can believe it… including finding unity in diversity, and modeling generosity in the midst of scarcity. Kris takes … Continue reading S2 E32: Can You Believe It?
Ever found yourself caught off-guard, called into waters a little deeper than you were prepared for? Susan shares stories of beer league hockey players and traumatized disciples dealing with the same challenges as she discusses John 20:19-31 in this post-Easter episode of the podcast. See links from the episode below. For the story on Scott … Continue reading S2 E31: Put Me In, Coach!
We will often reach out to God in desperate moments to save us from whatever trouble we are in, but we don't often like God's methods. Jesus epitomizes this in Mark 11:1-11 in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, and Paul emphasizes it in Philippians 2:1-11. Join Kris as she considers what salvation … Continue reading S2 E30: Get Off Your Horse
The story of Palm Sunday often gets whitewashed into a spontaneous, joyous, apolitical parade, which undermines its treasonous, gritty, satirical character. Join Susan as she talks about Mark 11:1-11 and how speaking the truth isn't always the safe choice. Enjoy the SNL sketch for Alexa Silver.
Trees get through storms by preparing, adapting, and supporting one another. Humans survive our storms in the same way. Jesus teaches us a little about what that looks like in John 12:20-33 and Kris draws some connections between his call to be prepared, to not avoid the storms, and to be strengthened through them using … Continue reading S2 E28: For Such a Time as This
Life evolves! From grandmas learning to text, to tattoos that change in meaning, to contracts and relationships and even our understanding of who God is… we are each evolving, too! Why wouldn’t God? Susan unpacks Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33 and discusses the difference between being constant and being unchanging. Here are the lyrics. Hearing … Continue reading S2 E27: Covenantal Calesthenics
Between #FOMO and the talking heads on TV telling us we’re heading for the apocalypse, anxiety isn’t hard to come by. It can be difficult to believe who we are, what we have, and what we do is enough. Kris jumps into John 3:14-21 and a discussion of the light in the forest and the … Continue reading S2 Ep26: Reclaiming Hope
God often doesn't provide escapes from the snake-like problems in our lives, but instead offers us a way to heal through them. Could the same be said of the cross? What if Jesus on the cross wasn't the end-all-be-all of a life of faith? What if making the cross central is actually a scandalous way … Continue reading S2 Ep25: Idolizing Jesus