Episodes

Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

What comes first - grace or responsibility? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps with Step 6. The full step says "We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." Scriptures for this podcast include: Lamentations 3:21-22: But this I call to … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

Breathing Under Water: Accountability IS Sustainability (Step Five)

Do you have a person you trust with your secrets, with even the things you're most ashamed of? How does bearing each other's burdens help us experience the transforming power of the truth? Kris and Susan continue their sermon series on Spirituality and the Twelve Steps based on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water. See below for … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Accountability IS Sustainability (Step Five)

Breathing Under Water: A Good Lamp (Step 4)

We continue our sermon series on Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr with Step 4. Have you the courage to look at yourself in the light? What do you think you'll find there? Check out these scriptures: Psalm 51:16-17 James 3:14 Matthew 26:41

Breathing Under Water: Surrender

What can recovery teach us about faith? Well.... a whole lot, actually. Recovery, enlightenment, and salvation are all similar concepts and are deeply interrelated. Susan and Kris embark on a new series based on Richard Rohr's book _Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps_. This week is step 3: surrender, or giving up on being … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Surrender

Breathing Under Water: Powerlessness and Desire

What can recovery teach us about faith? Well.... a whole lot, actually. Recovery, enlightenment, and salvation are all similar concepts and are deeply interrelated. Susan and Kris embark on a new series based on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. If you're wondering... that tapping noise in the podcast is … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Powerlessness and Desire

S2 E51: First Street Gospel – Everyone Loves a Parade

What can parades teach us about what we value, who we are, and how we relate to one another? Well, a whole lot. Kris talks about Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, Mark 11:1-11, and Reno's LBTGQ Pride Parade. To read more about Joan Williams and the Pasadena Rose Parade debacle of 1958, check out this article from … Continue reading S2 E51: First Street Gospel – Everyone Loves a Parade

S3 E7: Blue Christmas

Sometimes it's okay not to be okay. In the midst of big moments of grief, we often want to rush the healing process. But like babies growing up, like Jesus maturing before he began his ministry, we have to let the healing work of God have time to bloom in us. The waiting can be … Continue reading S3 E7: Blue Christmas

S2 E49: First Street Gospel – Construction Zone

Construction zones are rampant, annoying, and ultimately incredibly important for how we live together in safe community. Kris analyzes Amos 7:7-9 and Psalm 85:8-13 for a look at how God's work and construction work can be painful and also essential for how we build strong. Here is a link to read "Atlas" by U.A. Fanthorpe. … Continue reading S2 E49: First Street Gospel – Construction Zone

S3 E6: Fig Trees and Falling Ash

Turns out, most things shouldn't surprise us. If we're paying attention, we will notice and be able to respond compassionately to the warning signs around us. Kris spends a little time thinking about death, disaster, and the lessons of Pompeii as we look at Mark 13:24-37. Curious about Pompeii? Check out this article: Actually, It … Continue reading S3 E6: Fig Trees and Falling Ash