What can recovery teach us about faith? Well.... a whole lot, actually. Recovery, enlightenment, and salvation are all similar concepts and are deeply interrelated. Susan and Kris embark on a new series based on Richard Rohr's book _Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps_. This week is step 3: surrender, or giving up on being … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Surrender
We will often reach out to God in desperate moments to save us from whatever trouble we are in, but we don't often like God's methods. Jesus epitomizes this in Mark 11:1-11 in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, and Paul emphasizes it in Philippians 2:1-11. Join Kris as she considers what salvation … Continue reading S2 E30: Get Off Your Horse
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.
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 tends to flip our paradigms of power upside down. It's true in the birth, life, and death of Jesus, in the beatitudes Jesus shares, and in the lives of the saints through the centuries. Susan reflects on Matthew 5:1-12 and some of our historical saints: immigrants, teetotallers, prudes, feminists, slaves, a slave trader, pirates, … Continue reading Episode 82: The Power of All Saints