It's hard to hear an unpleasant truth, but it's nearly impossible to hear a beautiful one. Why do we insist on making Christmas so tender and mild, and what happens if we let it speak to us an uglier truth? Kris delves into Jeremiah 33:14-16 in this Advent episode of the podcast. Check out Peter … Continue reading S3 E2: Scratch and Sniff Nativity, and Other Invisible Truths
What does the second coming of Christ look like to you? Is it more Armageddon or Hunger Games? Does the world go out with a bang or a whimper? Glimpses of God in the world aren't reserved to calm, quiet moments; sometimes God is present when it feels like our whole world is crumbling around … Continue reading S3 E1: A Starry Advent
What do you think about when you pass a hospital, pharmacy, or health clinic? What if we let our surroundings inspire us to find ways to create true healing - space for people of all ability levels in our community? Kris dives into Mark 5:21-43 and its practical implications for us today.
Whether it's out loud or in the quietest corner of your heart, at some point in your life, you've probably needed healing from something: medical, psychologiacl, relational, spiritual. So... have you gotten it? What does it look like? What do you need healing from now? Susan dives into the mysterious ways of Jesus in Mark … Continue reading S2 E45: More Than We Can Imagine
Thank you for your patience! We are still catching up from a summer of busyness. We are going to start posting more often in the coming weeks to play a little catch-up. Here's a Father's Day episode for your listening pleasure.... The gospel is not something you can win at! There is only the process: … Continue reading S2 E44: God Doesn’t Play Sportsball
Ever feel overwhelmed by political alliances and maneuvering that seem beyond your control? Well, you're not the first. Susan shares Ezekiel's words of hope to his people in Ezekiel 17: 22-24.
Ever noticed that people -- even religious people -- can take really stupid things seriously, and really serious things too lightly? Let's talk about blasphemy, baby. Let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Susan spends a little time interpreting Mark 3:20-35 for … Continue reading S2 E42: This Is Not the Savior You’re Looking For
How might your imperfections actually be places where you encounter God's grace in the world? Kris talks about an ancient Indian story, Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time, and Leonard Cohen through the scripture of 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 (The Message). Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time (paperback) on Amazon. **Note: if you're getting the audiobook version, get … Continue reading S2 E40: Crack Pot Religion
What if church really wasn't a thing we did on Sunday or a building we maintained, but who we choose to be every day of our lives? Kris talks about John 3:1-9, the idolatry of church, the movement of the Spirit, and the witness to the Word in her favorite Canadian musician and poet: a … Continue reading S2 E39: God’s Plan
The disciples are trying to fill an open position, and try to let God make the decision for them. How often do you think God works through the randomness? Susan talks about the enmeshment of your story, our story, and God's story with Acts 1:16-25. For more information about why the United Methodist Church condemns … Continue reading S2 E38: God’s Backside