S3: Rollercoaster Faith

Ever felt like you were too little and too scared to really make a difference? Here's why Christ the King Sunday is for you! Kris and Susan discuss Luke 1:5-25, 57-79, rollercoasters, and angels who get fed up with us just not believing them.

Breathing Under Water: What Comes Around Must Go Around (Step 12)

Everything that is alive breathes... both in, and out. When we limit one of those movements, we suffocate. The same goes with a healthy spiritual life and a life of recovery -- we have to keep drawing breath into ourselves, and we have to share our breath with others. Kris and Susan wrap up the … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: What Comes Around Must Go Around (Step 12)

Breathing Under Water: An Alternative Mind (Step 11)

Prayer isn't just a telephone line to God; it's a zoom lens, a trip to the beach, an alternative operating system for your everyday life. When we are in the process of living into a healthier, more mature self, this kind of meditative practice can help us find a new way through the mazes and … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: An Alternative Mind (Step 11)

Breathing Under Water: Is This Overkill? (Step 10)

If making amends is the most well-known step in the recovery process, step 10 is probably the most overlooked. How do we take ongoing personal inventory without driving ourselves crazy with criticism? Kris and Susan continue to explore the themes of addiction, recovery, and salvation based on Richard Rohr's book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and … Continue reading Breathing Under Water: Is This Overkill? (Step 10)

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: 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┬áBreathing 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: 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

S3 E7: Blue Christmas

Sometimes it's okay not to be okay. In the midst of big moments of grief, we often want to rush the healing process. But like babies growing up, like Jesus maturing before he began his ministry, we have to let the healing work of God have time to bloom in us. The waiting can be … Continue reading S3 E7: Blue Christmas

S2 E41: Who Are You?

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?