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
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.
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
What's your learning style? The kingdom of God is definitely hands-on learning... and Kris discusses some of God's practicums in Acts 10:44-48 and her own church.
The call of Christians is to be loving community -- and being loving community takes work! We take a leaf (pun intended) out of the book of tree communities for the season of Lent, and discuss some methods for opening communication and self-reflection in ourselves and our own relationships. Kris brings the enneagram, trees, and … Continue reading S2 E20: How to Be a Superorganism
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
Everyone's doing it: most mammals, the Dutch, even skinny Santa Claus! So why do we have such a hard time forgiving? Maybe we make it too complicated, conditional, or transactional. Like voting and cleaning the carpet, Jesus calls us to forgive early and often. Kris runs down some stats and studies about the benefits of … Continue reading Episode 70: The Facts and Figures of Forgiveness
Church conflict is nothing new, but figuring out how to live together in peace might not have changed much in the last 2000 years. Susan breaks down 2 Corinthians 13:5-14 and Paul's side of the conversation as the church in Corinth struggles to keep the reconciling work of Christ central in their life together. Learn … Continue reading Episode 50: Church Conflict and Trinity Truces