In the season of hustle and bustle, there are a few things that just can't wait. God couldn’t wait to be love in the flesh, and we can’t either. Susan shares the urgency of the story in this Christmas Eve reflection. Read the Christmas story in the Bible: Matthew 1:18-25 Luke 2:1-20
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)
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
When it comes to the story of our faith, there is a lot we know, and there's even more that we know we don't know. Perhaps that's why Epiphany is not a single event in the church calendar, but a season and a series of encounters with the God who continues to open our eyes … Continue reading S2, E11: Livin’ that Magi Life
How are Christians, who believe in the Trinity, still able to call themselves monotheistic? Welcome to the world of scandalous theology. Your host, Kris, will share some of the radical ideas in the church about the nature of God, the nature of saints, and just why exactly you are one, too. Join us to learn … Continue reading Episode 83: Saints and Children
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?
"How dare you?" This is what the religious authorities said to Jesus when he had the audacity to offer minsitry outside of the status quo, and it's a question we all still answer today. How dare we offer grace today? Kris offers the Top 10 Secrets of Pastors in her discussion of Matthew 21:23-32. Links … Continue reading Episode 73: Top Ten Secrets of Pastors
What do Chinese food, pizza delivery, airports, fishing boats, and the Ten Commandments have in common? Susan describes what it means to love your neighbor during our discussion of Romans 13:8-14.
Your body is complicated and suprising and functional (and sometimes dysfunctional)... so it's a perfect metaphor for how we have to try to work together in Christian community. Kris wows us (and perhaps grosses us out) with fun facts about the human body and thoughts on Romans 12:1-8. To do your part and donate to … Continue reading Episode 64: Messy and Miraculous
Ever feel overwhelmed? Yeah, we thought so. Everyone does from time to time. So how do you hold on to your hope and maintain your perspective? Kris takes a look at Genesis 1:1-2:4 and offers a few simple guidelines for feeling grounded in the midst of chaos. Also, here is that promised link for Breath … Continue reading Episode 51: For When You Need Some Normal