S2 E51: First Street Gospel – Everyone Loves a Parade

What can parades teach us about what we value, who we are, and how we relate to one another? Well, a whole lot. Kris talks about Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, Mark 11:1-11, and Reno's LBTGQ Pride Parade. To read more about Joan Williams and the Pasadena Rose Parade debacle of 1958, check out this article from … Continue reading S2 E51: First Street Gospel – Everyone Loves a Parade

S2 E44: God Doesn’t Play Sportsball

Thank you for your patience! We are still catching up from a summer of busyness. We are going to start posting more often in the coming weeks to play a little catch-up. Here's a Father's Day episode for your listening pleasure.... The gospel is not something you can win at! There is only the process: … Continue reading S2 E44: God Doesn’t Play Sportsball

S2 E24: Reclaiming Brokenness

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 E18: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Every moment, every decision, is an opportunity to let the worst of us get the better of us, or to let the best of us meet the worst of the world and transform it. Using Mark 2:23-3:6, Kris shares how Jesus dealt with his own crisis moments, and how he shows us what the evidence … Continue reading S2 E18: Pitfalls and Possibilities

S2 E16: Coming to a Baptismal Font Near You

The mystical, magical, majestic love of God is something we can't quite get a full hold on, but we try. One of the ways we try is through baptism! Susan expounds on Isaiah 40:21-31 in this most recent episode about an outward sign of an invisible grace. Here's some more about what baptism means to … Continue reading S2 E16: Coming to a Baptismal Font Near You

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 71: Mirror, Mirror

"What does the Bible say about...?" Well... that all depends. We all see scripture and see ourselves reflected in scripture very differently from one another, and even from ourselves at different points in our lives. Susan demonstrates by helping us self-reflect in ten different ways through Jesus' parable in Matthew 20:1-16. Check out Pastor Steve … Continue reading Episode 71: Mirror, Mirror

Episode 55: Your Story Matters

Church is not full of people who are perfect; church is broken people trying to choose love and doing it imperfectly. And what changes you for the better, may change someone else... but only if you can tell them your story.  Kris reports in on what Kimmy Schmidt, the Theology of I Don't Feel Like … Continue reading Episode 55: Your Story Matters

Episode 50: Church Conflict and Trinity Truces

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