Mon, 31 August 2009
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that our real sacred text is "...life passed through the fire of thought." In other words, we find the holy when we share and process our stories with each other. This Sunday, we will explore the ways storytelling and storyhearing let us cross barriers of difference and allow us to meet each other in our deepest humanity.
Direct download: The_Stories_We_Tell_Ashley_Horan_August_30_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am CDT
Mon, 24 August 2009
This I Believe: Holding Onto Doubt — Richard Foushée
During the past year I have struggled with two of the central issues of religion. Join in the exploration and personal reflections on faith and doubt and what they mean to our lives.
Direct download: This_I_Believe_-_Holding_Onto_Doubt_Richard_Foushee_August_23_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02am CDT
Thu, 20 August 2009
In his book A Path with Heart, Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield writes, "...it is not by moving rocks that we find happiness and awakening, but by transforming our relationship with them." When we suffer, it is often because we are defining ourselves by a life story that we have come to believe as absolute truth. We define ourselves by this narrative because in many ways it is easier than the work that is required to create a new story. Changing our story requires a faith that many of us as religious liberals struggle to define. How do we do the hard work of transformation when we may not have faith in a higher power? Where is our source of comfort?
Direct download: Defying_Gravity_Jenny_Wilson_August_16_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am CDT
Mon, 10 August 2009
When we tie our words together as if making nets large or small, what is it that we hope to catch? What is the power of poetry and story, of naming and metaphor, to catch or to carry that which is beyond words? How do we use these tools of language in matters of faith?
Direct download: The_Surprise_Catch_of_the_Day_Karen_Hering_August_9_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT
Mon, 3 August 2009
It’s a small world. Our tendency to shuffle life’s debris around rather than confront the mess is not without its consequences. From the broken toasters in the city landfill to the children in our broken foster care system, worship leader Kerri Meyer and Worship Associate Steve Harper explore the geography of human responsibility.
Direct download: No_Such_Thing_as_Away_Kerri_Meyer_August_2_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:22pm CDT