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018: If Together is All That We've Got: Risk and Enmeshment

11/4/2018
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Risk and Enmeshment - Ruth clings to Naomi. Love your neighbour because you ARE your neighbour. There's an election coming up so if you're listening in the US, help the rest of us out. Music by Christa Couture and The Sun Harmonic.

Duration:00:41:26

017: God is Here (and so are we)

10/28/2018
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Xenophobia wins an East Gwillimbury election. Jesus tells us to go out into the World. Prayers for the friends, family and community of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg. Music by Agency, Jessica Allossery and Carolyn McDade.

Duration:00:41:22

Mini Episode: Wisdom Cries Out

10/21/2018
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Wisdom is crying out in the streets and she's pissed. Sound familiar? Bri-anne is pathetically sick. Music by Rod MacDonald and Jump Little Children.

Duration:00:18:50

016: Find Somewhere to Go (because we grow where we are needed)

10/14/2018
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Jesus facepalms his way through Mark's gospel as the disciples keep missing the point. So does the Church. Who are we called to follow? How do we stay salty? Music by Raïssa Simone and The Sweet Maries. Words by Kahlil Gibran. Mark 9:38-50

Duration:00:29:28

015: Come Healing: A Lament for Survivors

10/7/2018
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David exploits his power to rape Bathsheba, then kills her husband to prevent his sin being exposed and his power threatened. Brett Kavanaugh gets voted into the Supreme Court, so those in power can hold onto more of it. Patriarchy sucks, but we've all grown up in it. Music by MILCK (www.milckmusic.com) and First Unitarian Congregation, Brooklyn (www.fuub.org).

Duration:00:38:38

014: Born This Way: Risking the Waves & Calming the Storm

6/25/2018
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HAPPY PRIDE!! A short history of the harm churches have inflicted upon LGBT+ communities, and the hope that comes from mending relationships. An introduction to my father in law and the time I thought I was going to die on the Pacific Ocean. Jesus calms the storm. David finds comfort with Jonathan. Music by the brilliant choir of Eastminster United Church in Toronto.

Duration:00:44:58

013: The Constant (awful) Gardener

6/17/2018
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Jeff Sessions and Sarah Sanders hurt Bri-anne's soul when they use scripture to justify horrific policy. Jesus shouldn't quit his day job. How do we know our kids aren't going to end up sociopaths? You are enough. Music by Mia & Jonah www.miaandjonah.com.

Duration:00:42:40

012: What Do We Have That They Should Want?: Tearing Down Walls

6/12/2018
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Jesus' family thinks he's crazy. The religious leadership thinks he's evil. Challenging the status quo is always risky. Music by Clementine and Anäis Mitchell. Words by Rumi. Righteous indignation by Bri-anne.

Duration:00:34:29

When Babies are Sick: Strength in Vulnerability

5/27/2018
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Son #1 has been in and out of the Emergency Room. Son #2 is sprawled across my lap in pain. The disciples keep asking the wrong questions. There is greatness in vulnerability.

Duration:00:24:34

011: In the World and of the World: Badass Women of the World Unite

5/13/2018
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Jesus offers a prayer for the protection of his friends. Mothers have been calling for the cessation of violence for, like, ever. Music by Bri-anne and Ava Wild. Words by Julia Ward Howe.

Duration:00:34:53

010: Love is an Action

5/6/2018
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Jesus is starting to sound like a broken record. LOVE ONE ANOTHER ALREADY! Music by Michigan Americana Duo Escaping Pavement. Poetry by Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore.

Duration:00:32:52

009: God will Hunt You Down: Psalm 23, 90s Rap and Children's Stories

4/23/2018
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Psalm 23. God not only follows but is ready to hunt us down. Music by Colleen Costello and Postmodern Jukebox and Coolio.

Duration:00:26:38

008: Nowhere but Somewhere to Hide

4/16/2018
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Jesus shows up and starts breathing funny. Thomas misses the whole thing. How do we demonstrate the value we place on people's lives? Music by Two Roads Home, Fruit and ursidae.

Duration:00:40:10

Mini Episode: Death is Not the Last Word

4/1/2018
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April Fools! Guess what, Mary...he's not the gardener! Redemption can be found even in the darkest, the most broken, the most neglected and shattered of places. Music by Ainsley McNeaney.

Duration:00:18:11

Mini Episode: It is finished.

3/29/2018
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Jesus is killed - violently and shamefully - on a cross. We now commence the mourning. Music by Ainsley McNeaney.

Duration:00:16:23

007: 90s Passion: What if God Was One of Us?

3/25/2018
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90s music tells the story of Jesus' journey towards execution on this special Holy Week episode. What if God was one of us?

Duration:00:54:53

006: Angry Jesus, Imperialism & Institutional Church

3/4/2018
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Jesus is super angry at the religious establishment. Lots of people are (rightly) super angry at the Church. Sometimes the lectionary sucks. Whose voices is the #metoo movement missing? Music by Ainsley McNeaney and Melanie Frade. Words by Kahlil Giban.

Duration:00:44:06

005: To Wear the Crown of Peace: We've All Been Told a Lie

2/25/2018
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Things had been going so well, but then Jesus starts calling Peter names. Exploring Walter Wink's idea about the myth (lie, really) of redemptive violence. Music and elements taken from a "Lent with Gordon Lightfoot" service at Sharon-Hope United Church. Additional music by Ainsley McNeaney.

Duration:00:40:46

004: Never Again: A Change of Many Hearts

2/18/2018
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God gets violent but then has a change of heart, Michael Coren thinks about Jesus and then has a change of heart, Bri-anne has a change of heart and climbs off her soap box (at least for a little while). Music by Jake Tavill and Ainsley McNeaney. Poetry by Kahlil Gibran.

Duration:00:40:59

003: It is Good For Us to Be Here

2/11/2018
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Things are crazy, LET'S BUILD SOMETHING! Bri-anne gives birth. The real work is in the grind. Featured Musicians = The Killer Queens and Wool & Howl. Poetry by Star Blossom Goddess.

Duration:00:37:57