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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
Relationship Status For the session to be discussed on February 12, 2017 Matthew 5:21-37 What does this rather harsh passage say to us about the way God values relationships? What can we learn about God through relationship with God and others, and what do we learn...read more
Salt and Light For the session to be discussed on February 5, 2017 Matthew 5:13-20 We take a look at a popular passage that calls for Christians to be "salt and light" in the world. What can we learn about living a faithful life by looking more closely at the nature...read more
What God Wants For the session to be discussed on January 29, 2017 Micah 6:1-8 This episode focuses on one of the most well-known passages from the Old Testament, where Micah calls on the faithful to "live justly, love mercy and walk humbly" with God. What does it...read more
Stubborn Hope For the session to be discussed on January 22, 2017 Isaiah 9:1-4 We welcome Daniel back to the podcast! Our discussion revolved around what it means to have hope, how our faith affects hope, and whether or not it is a sin to despair. The Isaiah text...read more
Called for a Purpose For the session to be discussed on January 15, 2017 Isaiah 42:1-9 Nikki, Bert and David share stories about the ways we often feel comfortable choosing who is acceptable or unacceptable to God — in spite of the fact that this and other scriptures...read more
What is Justice Anyway? For the session to be discussed on January 8, 2017 Isaiah 42:1-9 Nikki, Bert and David share stories that might help us connect to the sense of exile felt by the readers of this passage from Isaiah. What does it mean to work for justice? How...read more
Turn, Turn, Turn! For the session to be discussed on January 1, 2017 Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 We take a look at this famous passage from Ecclesiastes, wondering how best to interpret the rhythms of life and our faith. What does it mean that there is a time and a season for...read more
Generous Giving For the session to be discussed on December 25, 2016 Titus 3:4-7 What does it mean to truly be generous? How might our faith and our experiences of generosity shape us? Why are we looking at a passage from the book of Titus on Christmas? On...read more