How do we move away from navel gazing in the recovery process and move toward reconnecting with the world around us? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps, and discuss step 8: "We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Payback Time (Step 8)
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)
What's your learning style? The kingdom of God is definitely hands-on learning... and Kris discusses some of God's practicums in Acts 10:44-48 and her own church.
The terrible beauty of the Bible is not whether or not the stories actually happened, but that they continue to happen. Guest preacher Devin Gardner breaks open the story of Jacob in the context of the queer rights movement, church inclusivity, thriving after domestic abuse, and his own struggle with claiming his identity in the … Continue reading S2 E41: Who Are You?
How do you know if the nudge you're feeling is God speaking? Kris's advice: look to see if there are any demons on the run. We dive into Mark 1:21-28 and Deuteronomy 18:15-20 in this episode, and we talk about the prophets of God, when exploitation can be a good thing, and how privilege and … Continue reading S2 E15: Demon Repellant
So... do the demons freak you out in the Bible? No worries. There's lots of ways to understand what those are, and in all of those understandings, the truth holds that Jesus' mission is to liberate us from the worst things that grip us: our guilt, shame, fear, and bitterness. Susan takes a look at … Continue reading S2 E14: Demons on the Daily
Biblical math never makes a whole lot of sense to us, but this time Jesus really goes over the top when he teaches Peter about forgiveness. Susan helps us sit with Matthew 18:21-35 and consider what forming this kind of forgiveness habit means for people of faith. Here's our previous episode about Rejection.
Church conflict is nothing new, but figuring out how to live together in peace might not have changed much in the last 2000 years. Susan breaks down 2 Corinthians 13:5-14 and Paul's side of the conversation as the church in Corinth struggles to keep the reconciling work of Christ central in their life together. Learn … Continue reading Episode 50: Church Conflict and Trinity Truces