Everything that is alive breathes... both in, and out. When we limit one of those movements, we suffocate. The same goes with a healthy spiritual life and a life of recovery -- we have to keep drawing breath into ourselves, and we have to share our breath with others. Kris and Susan wrap up the … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: What Comes Around Must Go Around (Step 12)
Every person's story has something to teach us about what God is like and how God works. Susan breaks down one story in Acts 8:26-40 and invites you to consider your story, how you tell it, and what it might teach us. To see the adorable couple from New Zealand's story, click on Saving the … Continue reading S2 E34: What’s Your Story?
We love superheroes! Love them! But it occurs to us they only ever really fix the problems they have also created, and we cannot depend on them to sweep in and fix all the day to day stuff that breaks our hearts. This Advent, as we await God's breaking into the world again, it's important … Continue reading S2 E2: God Is Not Your Superhero
God is invisible, ineffable, and untouchable. So... how do we love God? Jesus faces off with his religious authorities in Matthew 22:34-40, and Kris ties it into the Protestant Reformation, dinosaurs, erotic poetry, contemporary praise music, South Park, and pot roast... like you do... all to answer that timeless question: how do we love God? … Continue reading Episode 81: Jesus Is My Boyfriend?
Sometimes, when you're going about your every day business, you unintentionally spark off something you could never have foreseen. As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther accidentally sparking the Protestant Reformation, Susan shares some words about 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 and how we keep our faith in the love of God which is constantly … Continue reading Episode 80: Playdoh Protestants
Paul writes a letter to a church in Thessalonica to encourage them, and the same words apply to each congregation seeking to authentically live out God's call to love and serve. St. Paul's UMC in Reno, Nevada celebrated 60 years of service with a sense of humor on October 22, 2017, and we give thanks … Continue reading Episode 78: Context, Call, and Character — 60 Years at St. Paul’s UMC in Reno