Susan talks about how our stories interact, through the lens of Acts 10:44-48 and the perspective of a parishioner who reported back to her congregation on the death prevention measures of the city of Reno for the homeless this past winter.
S2 E8: What Do You See? (Christmas Eve)
What we see often says a lot about us.... so what do you see? Do you see the mess in the world? Can you also see the presence of Christ in the midst of it? Kris spends her Christmas Eve sermon looking at Isaiah 9:2-7 and John 1:1-14 and pondering how we experience divine incarnation in the … Continue reading S2 E8: What Do You See? (Christmas Eve)
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 72: Imitate v. Impersonate
Ever heard a good Marlon Brando impersonation? Neither have we. But there is someone we can imitate and still be authentically who we are. Join Susan in diving into Philippians 2:1-13 and how we are called to imitate, not impersonate, Christ. Also, here's that book, Steal Like an Artist.
Episode 65: Recalculating… Recalculating…
What do you do when your expectations about your life, you relationships, your kids, your call, or even your Jesus... just aren't met? Susan gives us a glimpse of Peter's up close and personal look at what happens when we try to constrain God to our ideas of Should and Supposed To in Matthew 16:21-28. … Continue reading Episode 65: Recalculating… Recalculating…
Episode 39: Well, What Did You Expect?
Could things get any worse? It seems like the end of the world is always right around the corner, and we are terrified. But what if there was a different way? What if there was hope? Would anything change? Kris explores Matthew 28:1-10 through the lens of monster movies and suprising stories of reconciliation and … Continue reading Episode 39: Well, What Did You Expect?