"Not all who wander are lost," according to Tolkein. What's your journey? Join us as Susan discusses all the ways we discover God along the road, including in the relationships we form and let go of as we travel, in the story of Ruth and Naomi. Some other things you might enjoy: If you are … Continue reading Journey, Week 2: Connections and Intersections
What Can’t Wait: Love (Advent 4)
In the season of hustle and bustle, there are a few things that just can't wait. Love is one of them, and the fourth and final one discussed by Susan during her sermon on Matthew 1:18-25 on the fourth Sunday of Advent. See below for links to stories discussed in the episode. Church Unveils Nativity … Continue reading What Can’t Wait: Love (Advent 4)
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: 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: 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)
S2 E47: Millennials Are Cereal Killers
Times change, trends come and go, and navigating the serially new world can be challenging. But change is hard! Susan talks about Jesus's tips for adapting in Mark 3:1-16.
S2 E36: Close Encounters of the Spirit-Led Kind
Susan talks about how our stories interact, through the lens of Acts 10:44-48 and the perspective of a parishioner who reported back to her congregation on the death prevention measures of the city of Reno for the homeless this past winter.
Episode 83: Saints and Children
How are Christians, who believe in the Trinity, still able to call themselves monotheistic? Welcome to the world of scandalous theology. Your host, Kris, will share some of the radical ideas in the church about the nature of God, the nature of saints, and just why exactly you are one, too. Join us to learn … Continue reading Episode 83: Saints and Children
Episode 73: Top Ten Secrets of Pastors
"How dare you?" This is what the religious authorities said to Jesus when he had the audacity to offer minsitry outside of the status quo, and it's a question we all still answer today. How dare we offer grace today? Kris offers the Top 10 Secrets of Pastors in her discussion of Matthew 21:23-32. Links … Continue reading Episode 73: Top Ten Secrets of Pastors
Episode 69: Accounting for Forgiveness
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.