In the season of hustle and bustle, there are a few things that just can't wait. Joy is one of them, and the third one discussed by Susan during her sermon on the Magnificat in Luke 1 on the third Sunday of Advent. Find out more about what Susan was talking about: Showing Mary by … Continue reading What Can’t Wait: Joy (Advent 3)
There are some things it is simple too taboo, too awkward, or too embarassing to talk about. And yet... in every question, there is a promise tucked away. Kris reflects on Malachi 3:1-4, and the prophets who are willing to help us look for the promises of God, even in our big, scary questions. Learn … Continue reading S3 E4: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Questions?
What stories have you heard about yourself, or told about yourself, that give glimpses of key elements of who you believe you are? Whether accolades and affirmation, or tales of infamy, it's amazing how quickly we attach labels to ourselves and others. Perhaps one way to capture the bigger, fuller picture of who we are … Continue reading S3 E3: You Is Kind, You Is Smart, You Is John the Baptist
God loves laughter. And joy. And like water in the desert, may give us exactly what we need -- even if it's not right now. Kris talks about temporal Hebrew grammar and The Force and pink crushed velvet Jesus and Psalm 126.
Paul and Pollyanna show up to help us understand that Christian identity has less to do with what warms the cockles of your heart and more to do with how you relate to the world and culture around you. Rejoicing always, praying without ceasing, and giving thanks in all circumstances is where they suggest we … Continue reading S2 E5: Joy Is Our True Home (Advent 3)
The baby donkey swinging on a hammock, or pictures of cute babies, or funny memes... these are some of the places we find bits of joy in our lives. In his letter to the Philippians (4:1-9), Paul describes a way we can shape our hearts with joy. Susan invites us to use our minds to … Continue reading Episode 76: Joy-Shaped Heart