The disciples are trying to fill an open position, and try to let God make the decision for them. How often do you think God works through the randomness? Susan talks about the enmeshment of your story, our story, and God's story with Acts 1:16-25. For more information about why the United Methodist Church condemns … Continue reading S2 E38: God’s Backside
Ever found yourself caught off-guard, called into waters a little deeper than you were prepared for? Susan shares stories of beer league hockey players and traumatized disciples dealing with the same challenges as she discusses John 20:19-31 in this post-Easter episode of the podcast. See links from the episode below. For the story on Scott … Continue reading S2 E31: Put Me In, Coach!
Jesus finds himself stuck between the Temple and the Emperor, and we often are, too. So how do we live in both an earthly nation and a heavenly one? How we invest ourselves and our money is often the truest picture of our values. Kris shares Matthew 22:15-22 and talks about collaboration, subversion, and stewardship. … Continue reading Episode 79: Dual Citizens – Earth, Heaven, and Holding the Tension
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
When pioneers were taking stagecoaches to travel the great West, there were three kinds of tickets they could buy - and one meant that when there was trouble, it was their task to get out and push. Susan tells us about Jesus' return to his disciples after the resurrection in John 20:19-31, when he lets them … Continue reading Episode 40: Stagecoach Faith