Journey 1: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

"Not all who wander are lost," according to Tolkein. What's your journey? Join us as Susan discusses the journey of the magi from Matthew 2 in this Epiphany message, and continues to meditate on the image of journey for the next six episodes. Here are some other links for your pleasure! Enjoy Robert Frost's "The … Continue reading Journey 1: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Home for Christmas: Search Terms (Christmas Eve)

In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to find and be Home for Christmas in the gospel of Luke … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Search Terms (Christmas Eve)

Home for Christmas: Murder Mysteries and Jesus (Advent 4)

In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of Isaiah 9:2-7. Also … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Murder Mysteries and Jesus (Advent 4)

Home for Christmas: Getting Ready, Old School and New School (Advent 3)

In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of the nativity scenes … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Getting Ready, Old School and New School (Advent 3)

Home for Christmas: Peace (Advent 2)

In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of Isaiah 11:1-10 and … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Peace (Advent 2)

Home for Christmas: Hope (Advent 1)

In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of Isaiah 2:1-5 and … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Hope (Advent 1)

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)

S3 E4: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Questions?

There are some things it is simple too taboo, too awkward, or too embarassing to talk about. And yet... in every question, there is a promise tucked away. Kris reflects on Malachi 3:1-4, and the prophets who are willing to help us look for the promises of God, even in our big, scary questions. Learn … Continue reading S3 E4: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Questions?

S2 E38: God’s Backside

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