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October 31, 2021-Mark 12:28-34 (Pentecost 23-Year B)

Naming the most important truth of faith is hard to do. Jesus' words in Mark 12 make clear what that truth must be for Christians. Our most important truth is love. Beyond being in love, Jesus calls us to embody…

October 17, 2021-Job 38:1-7, 24-41 (Pentecost 21 -Year B)

Our longing for justice from God can be wrongly motivated. We want justice for others but sometimes. not ourselves. In this week's episode, we come face to face with the God of justice. Instead of wielding the gavel, this God…

October 10, 2021-Job 23 (Pentecost 20-Year B)

We have a heightened sense of justice these days. Knowing what is fair and not fair are closely held virtues for every human being. Often our sense of justice is uninformed and lacks nuance. We are eager to see black…

October 3, 2021-Job 1:1, 2:1-10 (Pentecost 19-Year B)

Learning to ask the right questions is one of the hardest skills we have to learn as people. There are times when our grief, pain, and suffering overtake us and we ask, “Why me?” The Book of Job may not…

September 26, 2021-James 5:13-20 (Pentecost 18-Year B)

This episode explores the marks of a what it means for Christians to live in a faithful and mystical community of prayer. Prayer, at its core, is about being in communion with God and with one another. The closing verses…

September 12, 2021-James 3:1-12 (Pentecost 16-Year B)

Words have power. During these days of pandemic, political challenges, and social media words have power in new ways. The capacity to bring life and to deal death with what we say is unrivaled. This week's episode explores how God's…

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September 5, 2021-James 2:1-13 (Pentecost 15-Year B)

Have we made too much room in our world for judgement? This episode from James helps us understand the dangers of judgment in the form personal favoritism. Christian community has an antidote for this world of judgment. The antidote to…