This episode is all about the joyful practice of giving - with a story about how Kris' fatal gift giving flaw leads to lots of laughs - and a reminder that God gets just as much excitement out of giving us gifts as we do out of giving gifts to each other. Check out this … Continue reading Practicing Joy: Giving (Advent 2)
Christmas is right around the corner so we're getting in spiritual shape by practicing JOY all month long! This week, we rearrange a Christmas tree, build some LEGO, and watching a Christmas animated classic as we discuss the spiritual practice of Imagination and Isaiah 61. Check out: LEGO Masters The Great British Bake Off (or … Continue reading Practicing Joy: Imagination (Advent 1)
We have talked about how we relate to money: remembering, releasing, reimagining our stories, and now, restoration! In the uncertainty of “what’s next?” Jesus’ disciples try to go back to their familiar, ordinary lives… but perhaps that’s where the miracles are always hiding. We talk about saints, fishing, an episode of The Office (US) and … Continue reading Money Stories: Catching Turtles and Restoration
Happy Halloween, a few weeks late! What do Cruella DeVil, a group of humble Christians singing praise songs, and you all have in common? Well, probably a lot more than nothing, but for today’s purposes, we’re talking about how we re-write our own stories, and how we use our imagination to do it! We have … Continue reading Money Stories: Myths, Villains, and Reimagining
As we go through wildernesses and promised lands, there come endings and beginnings – times to rethink which parts of our story we will carry forward, and what we need to let go of. As we consider our Money Stories, some of the things we need to release may be causing us pain or shame, … Continue reading Money Stories: Preemptive Promised Lands and Releasing
How can loving God and loving your neighbor be the same thing? And why on earth would it taste like chicken? Kris dives into Luke 10:25-37 and finding what is holy on the ground. Learn more: What is the Shema, you ask? Well. Have a click 🙂 Prooftexting: Kris said Jesus prooftexted the Hebrew Bible. … Continue reading The Golden Rule Tastes Like Chicken
And perhaps manners are not Jesus' first priority when it comes to you living a fully awakened, fully loving, fully engaged life? Just a thought. Susan tackles the tale of the ten lepers from Luke 17:11-19, and what OTHER things (besides saying "please" and "thank you") might be working in this story and in our … Continue reading Jesus Ain’t Your Sunday School Teacher
Biblical math never makes a whole lot of sense to us, but this time Jesus really goes over the top when he teaches Peter about forgiveness. Susan helps us sit with Matthew 18:21-35 and consider what forming this kind of forgiveness habit means for people of faith. Here's our previous episode about Rejection.
What do Chinese food, pizza delivery, airports, fishing boats, and the Ten Commandments have in common? Susan describes what it means to love your neighbor during our discussion of Romans 13:8-14.
Like mastering a musical instrument, excelling in a sport, or any other thing that requires steady discipline and practice, becoming a more Christ-like person is an ongoing challenge for Christians. So, let's practice! Kris offers Romans 12:9-21 and a tool called the Rule of Life to help organize your spiritual chaos as you engage in … Continue reading Episode 66: Spiritual Fake It Til You Make It