Breathing Under Water: Payback Time (Step 8)

How do we move away from navel gazing in the recovery process and move toward reconnecting with the world around us? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps, and discuss step 8: "We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Payback Time (Step 8)

Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

What comes first - grace or responsibility? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps with Step 6. The full step says "We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." Scriptures for this podcast include: Lamentations 3:21-22: But this I call to … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

Breathing Under Water: Accountability IS Sustainability (Step Five)

Do you have a person you trust with your secrets, with even the things you're most ashamed of? How does bearing each other's burdens help us experience the transforming power of the truth? Kris and Susan continue their sermon series on Spirituality and the Twelve Steps based on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water. See below for … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Accountability IS Sustainability (Step Five)

Breathing Under Water: A Good Lamp (Step 4)

We continue our sermon series on Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr with Step 4. Have you the courage to look at yourself in the light? What do you think you'll find there? Check out these scriptures: Psalm 51:16-17 James 3:14 Matthew 26:41

Breathing Under Water: Surrender

What can recovery teach us about faith? Well.... a whole lot, actually. Recovery, enlightenment, and salvation are all similar concepts and are deeply interrelated. Susan and Kris embark on a new series based on Richard Rohr's book _Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps_. This week is step 3: surrender, or giving up on being … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Surrender

Breathing Under Water: Powerlessness and Desire

What can recovery teach us about faith? Well.... a whole lot, actually. Recovery, enlightenment, and salvation are all similar concepts and are deeply interrelated. Susan and Kris embark on a new series based on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. If you're wondering... that tapping noise in the podcast is … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Powerlessness and Desire

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