Ever noticed that people -- even religious people -- can take really stupid things seriously, and really serious things too lightly? Let's talk about blasphemy, baby. Let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Susan spends a little time interpreting Mark 3:20-35 for us in this episode on irreverence and remembering that even Jesus' own family thought he was a little crazy at least once.
How might your imperfections actually be places where you encounter God's grace in the world? Kris talks about an ancient Indian story, Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time, and Leonard Cohen through the scripture of 2 Corinthians 4:5-12.
Back from vacation, Susan leads us down on a wild goose chase for flaming tongues, brisk winds, and worship tricks as we talk about the Pentecost story in the Acts 2:1-21. We search out the Holy Spirit as both comfort and cattle prod in the biblical story and in our own lives.
The farewell speech of Jesus to his disciples has been used to claim the exclusive truth of Christianity for a long time, but is that what Jesus really meant to leave people with? Kris talks Imposter Syndrome, trusting God, and trusting that God is bigger than religion's hubristic mistakes.
Where exactly does God live? Is there a blueprint? An address? Jesus confuses his disciples with his own Venn Diagram image of the dwelling-place of God in this flashback to his talk with them before his crucifixion in John 14.