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Fred Rodgers invited all of to be his neighbor. Thanks, Fred but what does it mean to be someone's neighbor?
What if I told you 1/123 people were displaced refugees?
What if I told you that means there are 65 million people displaced today?
Would that have an impact and change the way you think of refugees?
If you've been with us since the pilot episode, you know that there have been some hiccups along the way. Remember none of us have a background in audio engineering. Three of us studies theology while Johanna studied the dictionary.
In this episode, we break down the differences between Missio Dei and Missio Ecclesia.
In this episode, we break down the differences between missio dei and missio ecclesia.
Does liturgy really mean work of the people? Does liturgy have anything to do with guilt or shame? We tackle this and more as we talk about LITURGY on (Her)Men*You*Tics
What was supposed to be a conversation about Luke, turned into a conversation about laughter. We cover divine humor, a few potty jokes, and even talk about not-so-funny Christian comedians.
Rev. Sarah Condon joins the podcast to talk about progressive Christianity, hitting television preachers with cafeteria trays, and explains how she's experienced God's grace while serving as a hospital chaplain.
I love you but I don’t like this or understand it so you need to stop it. I love them but they need to _________. Love the sinner hate the sin provides us with what we think is a shield to protect ourselves from what view as sin, but this half truth places our self-righteousness on full display.
What we proclaim is unmerited and irresistible new life and that we are not the source of that new life. There is nothing we can do to help ourselves corporately or individually experience the unmerited and irresistible new life given to us by through the promise of Christ and by the Holy Spirit.
While we might want to think of ourselves as Joey saving Ross, more often than not we are Joey saving his sandwich
Whether you drive a Jeep or a Prius, whether you eat processed grains or are an organic vegan, the risen Christ invites you to come through the gate and join the flock.
In our endless conflict over relevancy, which essentially has become how do we get millennials to walk through our doors we are moving like the walking dead. Not quite dead but not quite living. Not quite living because we have forgotten that the one who called us and sent us was not concerned with relevancy. Christ himself was concerned with two things: loving God and loving each other.
The unbelief of the disciples that we frown upon during Eastertide creeps up for many of us before the lilies and tulips of Easter Sunday go dormant for another year.
April 8, 2018 - Mount Olivet UMC
Year B, Easter 2
The ending of The Gospel of Mark does not fit the new life, new hope feeling we enjoy each year as we use Easter to signal the return of new life in spring. On a day when we expect to feel the overwhelming presence of the risen Christ, the ending of Mark’s Gospel is entirely underwhelming.
To challenge the empire, to be the counter-cultural voice, to put on a piece of political street theater, requires you to be willing to enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere while it lasts because if you challenge things enough if you push the empire enough the empire will push back
Because there is so much going on in this story, and the writer of Mark wrote such a condensed account of the ministry of Jesus, and on top of that uses misdirection, we miss it. The people in the synagogue did not miss it. Yes, they were astounded by the spirit being cast aside but they knew what was going on. They saw something different happening.
Andy Root thinks the church's obsession with growing young might be misguided. Joined by Rev. Drew Colby, Jason and I interviewed Dr. Andy Root of Luther Seminary and author of Faith Formation in a Secular Age: Responding to the Church's Obsession with Youthfulness on the latest episode of Crackers and Grape Juice.