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
There are some things it is simple too taboo, too awkward, or too embarassing to talk about. And yet... in every question, there is a promise tucked away. Kris reflects on Malachi 3:1-4, and the prophets who are willing to help us look for the promises of God, even in our big, scary questions. Learn … Continue reading S3 E4: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Questions?
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
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
Why do we react so strongly to opinions or facts that contradict our worldview? With a little help from science, psychology, and spirituality, we can address and even abate our own reactivity that amplifies anxiety and conflict. Kris suggests we practice intentional gratitude and encouragement for one another as a way of creating communities of … Continue reading Episode 77: Ubuntu
Ever get distracted? Perhaps during prayer, or important moments or events in your life, or just doing your everyday routine? (Squirrel!) Good news -- after much research and biblical study, we've decided you're completely normal. Susan digs into Matthew 11:28-30 and John 4 to help us find some centering in our restlessness.