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)

Episode 82: The Power of All Saints

God tends to flip our paradigms of power upside down. It's true in the birth, life, and death of Jesus, in the beatitudes Jesus shares, and in the lives of the saints through the centuries. Susan reflects on Matthew 5:1-12 and some of our historical saints: immigrants, teetotallers, prudes, feminists, slaves, a slave trader, pirates, … Continue reading Episode 82: The Power of All Saints

Episode 53: Somebody Should Really Do Something

"Somebody should really do something about ________...." Well, how about you? The work of the church is many, varied, and only sometimes successful, but the result should always be healing and liberation. Kris talks about Matthew 9:35-10:8, how the church has lived up to and failed to live up to its permanent homework assignment from … Continue reading Episode 53: Somebody Should Really Do Something

Episode 51: For When You Need Some Normal

Ever feel overwhelmed? Yeah, we thought so. Everyone does from time to time. So how do you hold on to your hope and maintain your perspective? Kris takes a look at Genesis 1:1-2:4 and offers a few simple guidelines for feeling grounded in the midst of chaos. Also, here is that promised link for Breath … Continue reading Episode 51: For When You Need Some Normal