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Our Faith Communities For the session to be discussed on May 7, 2017 Acts 2:42-47 What does it mean to live in Christian community? How do our individualistic "ears" hear this more communal-sounding passage? We look at the ways this passage challenges our ideas about...read more
Thanksgiving and Service For the session to be discussed on April 30, 2017 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Have we lost the ability to share the stories of faith in our lives? How have more manipulative expressions of testimony sometimes discouraged us from genuine witness and...read more
Sheol and the Pit For the session to be discussed on April 23, 2017 Psalm 16 It's our 100th episode! For this special edition of the podcast, we take a look at a Psalm that calls us to fidelity with God — to a steadfast way of worship and service and love that seeks...read more
Grace Abounds For the session to be discussed on April 16, 2017 Jeremiah 31:1-6 For this Easter session text, we discover we are in... Jeremiah! Why would we be in Jeremiah for Easter? We discuss the resurrection theme that is offered not only in this Old Testament...read more
Everybody Loves a Parade For the session to be discussed on April 9, 2017 Matthew 21:1-11 Palm Sunday paints a rich image of a grand entrance into Jerusalem by Jesus. Even though we know how the story ends, the hopes and expectations present with this "parade" lead us...read more
Alternate Reality For the session to be discussed on April 2, 2017 Romans 8:6-11 What does it mean to live "in the Spirit" as opposed to "in the flesh"? How do we pay attention to the Spirit in a world full of distractions, notifications and noise? What habits can...read more
Exposing Darkness For the session to be discussed on March 26, 2017 Ephesians 5:8-14 Paul uses rich imagery of "light" and "darkness" to describe the way Christians should live. We discuss our experiences with light and darkness, as well as the power of light to...read more
Non-Reactionary Love For the session to be discussed on March 19, 2017 Romans 5:1-11 What do we learn about God's love in this passage — is it earned, do we deserve it? The team discusses this interesting text where Paul writes to Roman Christians about several...read more
Trusting the Promises For the session to be discussed on March 12, 2017 Romans 4:1-17 We discuss the ways across time that Christians have "drawn the circle" for who is included and excluded. What motivates us to make such judgments, and how does God's promise free us...read more
Changing the Story For the session to be discussed on March 5, 2017 Romans 5:12-19 How has the way the church spoken about sin and grace changed over the years? Which is more powerful — sin or grace? We enjoy a wide-ranging conversation from the flu to Lady Gaga to...read more
The Mountain is Calling For the session to be discussed on February 26, 2017 Matthew 17:1-13 We share about mountaintop experiences and this text about the transfiguration of Jesus. Can — or should — we want to stay on the mountaintop? What draws up to mountains and...read more
Subversive Action For the session to be discussed on February 19, 2017 Matthew 5:38-48 How should we understand Jesus' difficult command to love our enemies and turn the other cheek? We take a look at the power of Jesus' way of standing up to injustice and what it...read more