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 the nativity scenes … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Getting Ready, Old School and New School (Advent 3)
Ever found yourself caught off-guard, called into waters a little deeper than you were prepared for? Susan shares stories of beer league hockey players and traumatized disciples dealing with the same challenges as she discusses John 20:19-31 in this post-Easter episode of the podcast. See links from the episode below. For the story on Scott … Continue reading S2 E31: Put Me In, Coach!
While the other three gospels all start with some variant of birth story, the gospel of Mark requires us to wrestle with a wild man in the desert before we are allowed to see Jesus up close. And what does the wild man want? Like Isaiah, he tells us to prepare a way for the … Continue reading S2 E4: Love Sharpens the Axe
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