In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to find and be Home for Christmas in the gospel of Luke … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Search Terms (Christmas Eve)
Home for Christmas: Murder Mysteries and Jesus (Advent 4)
In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of Isaiah 9:2-7. Also … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Murder Mysteries and Jesus (Advent 4)
Breathing Under Water: Prayer and Posturing (Step 7)
Ever thought you knew exactly what God needed to do, and you kept telling God about, but it just wasn't happening? What's that about, eh? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps, with a discussion of Step 7, humbly asking God to remove our shortcomings. … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Prayer and Posturing (Step 7)
S2 E48: Party Platter, Herodian Edition
John the Baptist gets invited to a party in the worst possible way: by losing his head. King Herod's family dynamics might make yours look tame... but what does this have to do with us now? Susan serves up Mark 6:14-29.
S2 E47: Millennials Are Cereal Killers
Times change, trends come and go, and navigating the serially new world can be challenging. But change is hard! Susan talks about Jesus's tips for adapting in Mark 3:1-16.
S2 E45: More Than We Can Imagine
Whether it's out loud or in the quietest corner of your heart, at some point in your life, you've probably needed healing from something: medical, psychologiacl, relational, spiritual. So... have you gotten it? What does it look like? What do you need healing from now? Susan dives into the mysterious ways of Jesus in Mark … Continue reading S2 E45: More Than We Can Imagine
S2 E29: Punching the Bear
The story of Palm Sunday often gets whitewashed into a spontaneous, joyous, apolitical parade, which undermines its treasonous, gritty, satirical character. Join Susan as she talks about Mark 11:1-11 and how speaking the truth isn't always the safe choice. Enjoy the SNL sketch for Alexa Silver.
S2 Ep25: Idolizing Jesus
God often doesn't provide escapes from the snake-like problems in our lives, but instead offers us a way to heal through them. Could the same be said of the cross? What if Jesus on the cross wasn't the end-all-be-all of a life of faith? What if making the cross central is actually a scandalous way … Continue reading S2 Ep25: Idolizing Jesus
S2 E19: The Sticky Notes on God’s Bathroom Mirror
In the midst of all the highs and lows of life that sweep our emotions around, how do we keep hold of who we are? Susan talks about the wilderness between the promises of God and the fulfillment of those promises by God using Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15 (Noah's ark and Jesus's baptism, respectively). … Continue reading S2 E19: The Sticky Notes on God’s Bathroom Mirror
S2 E17: Holy Historical Markers, Batman
Ever had a "mountaintop experience"? Not everybody does, and not everybody who does knows exactly what to do with them. Susan discusses Mark 9:2-9, and how the messages from the mountain aren't really useful until you find yourself coming back down, anyway. Here's the movie Susan mentioned with the rollercoaster speech: Parenthood (1989). To learn more … Continue reading S2 E17: Holy Historical Markers, Batman