S3 E2: Scratch and Sniff Nativity, and Other Invisible Truths

It's hard to hear an unpleasant truth, but it's nearly impossible to hear a beautiful one. Why do we insist on making Christmas so tender and mild, and what happens if we let it speak to us an uglier truth? Kris delves into Jeremiah 33:14-16 in this Advent episode of the podcast. Check out Peter … Continue reading S3 E2: Scratch and Sniff Nativity, and Other Invisible Truths

S2 E8: What Do You See? (Christmas Eve)

What we see often says a lot about us.... so what do you see? Do you see the mess in the world? Can you also see the presence of Christ in the midst of it? Kris spends her Christmas Eve sermon looking at Isaiah 9:2-7 and John 1:1-14 and pondering how we experience divine incarnation in the … Continue reading S2 E8: What Do You See? (Christmas Eve)

S2 E2: God Is Not Your Superhero

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

Episode 70: The Facts and Figures of Forgiveness

Everyone's doing it: most mammals, the Dutch, even skinny Santa Claus! So why do we have such a hard time forgiving? Maybe we make it too complicated, conditional, or transactional. Like voting and cleaning the carpet, Jesus calls us to forgive early and often. Kris runs down some stats and studies about the benefits of … Continue reading Episode 70: The Facts and Figures of Forgiveness

Episode 60: The One About Charlottesville

In the story where Jesus walks on water, the disciples have normalized the storm, and the truly scary thing is seeing that there is hope beyond it. Hope doesn't let us cower in the boat, but calls us, also, to step out onto wild waves and rough waters. The day after the white supremacists marched, … Continue reading Episode 60: The One About Charlottesville