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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.