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What happens when missionally minded folks, who are also into sports and athletics, combine their passions for reading, cooking, and preaching and spend time talking together? Hopefully a thoughtful conversation with unexpected connections: NFL draft and the nature of the Holy Spirit; preaching as outlined in baking recipes; batting averages, what triple-doubles have to do with what it means to be a church of mutual accountability. We are allergic to big words, but not big ideas. DISCLAIMER: ...
 
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Enjoying the Days of Christmas following Kate Bowler’s Facebook page - The Catalonian poopper Pet Peeves about New Year's? Bringing in the New Year vs Ringing in the New Year Best year in review show: Death to 2020 on Netflix Rotten Tomatoes rating is only 29%, which tells you more about me, I suppose. Trailer https://youtu.be/veUqfcyZ_Bo Theologic…
 
"Make these messes matter, make this chaos count" Cody and Craig discuss the Christmas star and Covid on eyelids, as well as a lot of other meaningless and profound things. Cody talks about story while Craig bakes bread. We discuss stories and Christmas preparations; Christmas and church life; and turns toward ranting about seasonal pet-peeves. Cra…
 
We covered some of our favorite topics in this latest podcast. We talk about Lifetime TV, listen to singing livestock, discuss how we will continue to miss hockey, and the challenges racial injustice what we need to hear that arising from critical race theory, and the horror of being in a luxury hotel for several months if you are a millionaire (i.…
 
Cody and Craig have a winding conversation with New York Times photo-editor, Greg Kendall-Ball. Greg perspective on the world is not limited to a viewfinder. Having grown up in South Africa and coming the States in order to attend college, Greg might not see life in the United States the way others do. We dip into the world of cricket (the sport, n…
 
Cody Stauffer and Craig Morton sit down for a relaxed conversation with Thomas Jay Oord. Tom is a creative theologian, bringing a vital message of God’s ongoing love and relationship with creation. As an open and relational theologian, we make good use of Tom’s time by talking about celebrity pastors, photographing very old pianos, the Center for O…
 
And through the miracle of time, we review a couple Advent resources and ideas. We highlight the resources from the Presbyterian Church USA and from Godspace. Godspace has published, Lean Toward the Light This Advent and Christmas which follows the Celtic Advent calendar which adds about two more weeks to Advent, beginning on November 15th. The PCU…
 
Sarah Jackson joins our conversation. Sarah is entrepreneur of compassion and hospitality. With a heart for the immigrant community, Sarah and her team at Casa de Paz in Denver, Colorado, serve individuals and families who have suffered immigration detention. Our conversation is wide ranging, including information on Sarah’s favorite type of televi…
 
Cody and Craig take time to do two interviews: Craig and Cody. After all the time talking to each other and with guests, we’ve never taken time to interview each other. A part of these interviews was to test out the five questions we ask almost every guest. The questions are: What are you drinking? What are you watching? What are you reading? What …
 
Mark Gregory Karris is one of those deconstructionists that like to help people put things back together again. We wanted to learn about his recent book, Religious Refugees: (De)constructing Toward Spiritual and Emotional Healing after our church, Emmaus Christian Fellowship, had read his earlier book, Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer with the Unc…
 
Topics: Fasting; Time management; Lent; Country music; return of the sun and gardening; and Hockey, or soccer, or badminton. Check out the links below, or go to https://www.themissionplace.org/allthatsholybluecollar/ to review the lists of books, articles, music, movies, and other resources. Some of these might be great to worship resources, but mo…
 
Liturgical SeasonsTransfigurationWhy is this the “entry point”/transition in to Lent?Divinity gazing at humanity gazing at divinity (Mutual gaze of humanity and divinity)Was Peter an idiot? OR a genius?Ash WednesdayWhy ashes? Why the forehead? Why is it an “imposition of ashes”? Who does it?What is said? Focused on sin or focused on humility and mo…
 
Episode 3.10 IN WHICH OUR HOSTS DISCOVER THEIR SIGNATURE SOUND We’re still in one of the longest seasons after Epiphany, but it is not too soon to think about Ash Wednesday coming up, and the season of Lent. There’s all kinds of symbolism and tradition mixed in with this season. Also, baseball begins (https://www.springtrainingonline.com/reporting-…
 
We have an episode co-host and interviewee, Sarah Jackson of Casa De Paz, Denver, Colorado (Note: take a look at the photo, by Anthony Camera on the podcast page, I love the netting on the volleyball net and the ball that looks like a globe - cool!) We blathered and yacked (verb, past tense: trivial or unduly persistent conversation) about some of …
 
As we get ready to jump into Epiphany, we look at the key themes of the season and grab onto an idea that helps us frame our conversations around the season. Of the many themes that arise in the lectionary texts for this year in the lectionary, the epiphany theme of “revealing” and of “unveiling” emerge. That which is being revealed is the light of…
 
Please, don’t leave Christmas so soon. We have twelve days to let the idea of hope, peace, joy,and love sink in a bit. For some, there are days of from work. For others, there are days off fromschool. And for some, there are no days off at all. So lengthen out the season, so that whenEpiphany comes along on January 6th, Christmas can lift you into …
 
We go to the school of love with our special co-host, The Outlaw Theologian of Love, a.k.a. Dr Thomas Jay Oord. Tom helps us understand the broader theological themes of love and the different types of love described in the Bible. As we go through the lectionary texts for Advent Week 4, Tom helps us see themes of love in selected texts. See show no…
 
Not everyone, all the time, experiences the season of Advent and Christmas with the same feelings of joy and celebration. Some days may be better, some days may be difficult. There might be gaps in the family circles where broken relationships, distance, or death are broken bonds. Disappointment, regret, and sorrow are often magnified. Feelings of …
 
Cody and Craig have put together a bunch of resources for you to peruse and get more background on the topic of joy and happiness. Articles, research, books, movies, and music are here for you to dive into to bring all the joy you can muster. These are not bible studies, commentaries, or history on the bible. Just stuff about happiness, well-being,…
 
Codemaster Cody and Crash-test Craig decided to record their conversation. After about two years of talking about podcasting and planning podcast episodes, we just decided to record. So here it is. What is different this time around: * It is just us on this recording. If we can get Christina to join us, or Justin, we’d be thrilled. * We are plannin…
 
Our second episode includes Cameron McCown from the Bread of Life Deli as our guest. Cameron shares the mission and vision behind the non-profit sandwich shop, and Justin, Cody, and Craig talk Bernie Sanders, NHL (don't worry, 66% of the hosts don't care for it), a personal history of eating steaks, a missed opportunity to be a good neighbor, and m…
 
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