Trees are huge failures; and, probably, so are you, beeches. That’s okay. Life is a struggle in which we try to love ourselves, love others, and love God, and often fall short of the mark. We can be paralyzed by shame, or we can let grace in and compassion stir us to action once more. … Continue reading S2 E24: Reclaiming Brokenness
S2 E4: Love Sharpens the Axe
While the other three gospels all start with some variant of birth story, the gospel of Mark requires us to wrestle with a wild man in the desert before we are allowed to see Jesus up close. And what does the wild man want? Like Isaiah, he tells us to prepare a way for the … Continue reading S2 E4: Love Sharpens the Axe
Episode 53: Somebody Should Really Do Something
"Somebody should really do something about ________...." Well, how about you? The work of the church is many, varied, and only sometimes successful, but the result should always be healing and liberation. Kris talks about Matthew 9:35-10:8, how the church has lived up to and failed to live up to its permanent homework assignment from … Continue reading Episode 53: Somebody Should Really Do Something
Episode 41: #FOMO
Do you ever wonder if other people are more spiritual than you? It's possible you are just a different spiritual type than they are. Kris discusses Dr. Corinne D. Ware's study on Spiritual Types and the story of Doubting Thomas in John 20:19-31.