Breathing Under Water: Skillful Means (Step 9)

How do you make amends for a past injury without retraumatizing yourself or someone else? Making amends is important in every life and relationship. Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps. Scriptures for this podcast include: Jesus' Sermon on the Mount -- Matthew 5-7 Proverbs … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Skillful Means (Step 9)

Breathing Under Water: Payback Time (Step 8)

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)

Breathing Under Water: Prayer and Posturing (Step 7)

Ever thought you knew exactly what God needed to do, and you kept telling God about, but it just wasn't happening? What's that about, eh? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps, with a discussion of Step 7, humbly asking God to remove our shortcomings. … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Prayer and Posturing (Step 7)

Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

What comes first - grace or responsibility? Kris and Susan continue their series on Richard Rohr's Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps with Step 6. The full step says "We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." Scriptures for this podcast include: Lamentations 3:21-22: But this I call to … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Ansel Adams and Axe-Throwing (Step 6)

Breathing Under Water: Accountability IS Sustainability (Step Five)

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)

Breathing Under Water: A Good Lamp (Step 4)

We continue our sermon series on Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr with Step 4. Have you the courage to look at yourself in the light? What do you think you'll find there? Check out these scriptures: Psalm 51:16-17 James 3:14 Matthew 26:41

Breathing Under Water: Surrender

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

Breathing Under Water: Powerlessness and Desire

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. If you're wondering... that tapping noise in the podcast is … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Powerlessness and Desire

Episode 68: Awake, My Soul

The way people talk about salvation often seems to come with a lot of fire and brimstone baggage... but is that what salvation is really about? Kris digs into Romans 13:8-14 to talk about healing, making space, and building holistic lives with stories about racism, churches responding to the floods in Houston, and busy lives that … Continue reading Episode 68: Awake, My Soul

Episode 39: Well, What Did You Expect?

Could things get any worse? It seems like the end of the world is always right around the corner, and we are terrified. But what if there was a different way? What if there was hope? Would anything change? Kris explores Matthew 28:1-10 through the lens of monster movies and suprising stories of reconciliation and … Continue reading Episode 39: Well, What Did You Expect?