What stories have you heard about yourself, or told about yourself, that give glimpses of key elements of who you believe you are? Whether accolades and affirmation, or tales of infamy, it's amazing how quickly we attach labels to ourselves and others. Perhaps one way to capture the bigger, fuller picture of who we are … Continue reading S3 E3: You Is Kind, You Is Smart, You Is John the Baptist
How might your imperfections actually be places where you encounter God's grace in the world? Kris talks about an ancient Indian story, Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time, and Leonard Cohen through the scripture of 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 (The Message). Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time (paperback) on Amazon. **Note: if you're getting the audiobook version, get … Continue reading S2 E40: Crack Pot Religion
The disciples are trying to fill an open position, and try to let God make the decision for them. How often do you think God works through the randomness? Susan talks about the enmeshment of your story, our story, and God's story with Acts 1:16-25. For more information about why the United Methodist Church condemns … Continue reading S2 E38: God’s Backside
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.
Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and Parkland students all have something in common: they’re not willing to let their stories be silenced any longer. Kris talks about the importance of listening to each other’s stories and not being barriers to grace through the stories in Acts 8:26-40 and 1 John 4:7-21. Learn more about person-first language: People … Continue reading S2 E35: That One Time Twitter Worked Right
Every person's story has something to teach us about what God is like and how God works. Susan breaks down one story in Acts 8:26-40 and invites you to consider your story, how you tell it, and what it might teach us. To see the adorable couple from New Zealand's story, click on Saving the … Continue reading S2 E34: What’s Your Story?
Back from vacation, Susan leads us down on a wild goose chase for flaming tongues, brisk winds, and worship tricks as we talk about the Pentecost story in the Acts 2:1-21. We search out the Holy Spirit as both comfort and cattle prod in the biblical story and in our own lives. For more on … Continue reading Episode 48: Pentecost Acts Now