Isaiah 53.13-53.12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10.16-25, John 18.1-19.42; Is there such thing as a bad Good Friday service? Why is Fleming Rutledge so good at messing with our minds? Can we pole-vault over the cross? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Teer Hardy.
Exodus 12.1-14, Psalm 116.1-2, 12-19, 1 Corinthians 11.23-26, John 13.1-17, 31b-35; Should we uncover our feet in worship? How can we see one another through Jesus? Have we lost our sense of Christian intimacy? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Teer Hardy.
Isaiah 65.17-25, Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24, 1 Corinthians 15.19-26, John 20.1-18; How can you add to proclamation by subtraction? Are there hymns we shouldn’t sing on Easter? What does joy look like through the lens of the resurrection? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warm with guest Joanna Marcy Paysour.
Psalm 118.1-2, 19-29, Luke 19.28-40; How crazy is our faith? What’s so joyful about joyful obedience? Should we give palm branches to children? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Joanna Marcy Paysour.
Calvin said the human heart is an idol factory. Augustine said our hearts are restless until they find rest in God. DZ of Mockingbird Ministries and the author of the new book, Seculosity, says we’re more religious than ever before we’re church “in church” in different ways (love, politics, parenting, technology, fitness) searching for “enoughness” from gods that, without the promise of grace, cannot bestow it. Check out his work at http://www.mbird.com and grab a copy of his book over at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Isaiah 43.16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3.4b-14, John 12.1-8; Is it possible to be bored to death? Can you whittle the Bible down to one sentence? What is the myth of progress? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Grace Han.
Jerry Herships joins the podcast to talk about his newest book, ‘Rogue Saints: Spirituality for Good-Hearted Heathens.’ In this episode, we talk about what exactly Jerry means by “shitty church,” if you are looking for a church how you can avoid one, and if you are a pastor how you can avoid pastoring one.
More on the book: The world is full of good-hearted heathens, those who love people and those who want to do good in the world. They’re not against God–they just have little use for church. Church is boring and hypocritical. Plus, who wants to sit through a sermon every week? But while organized religion doesn’t appeal to them, these heathens long for a connection to something bigger than themselves: meaning, community, mission.
Jerry Herships is the founding pastor of After Hours Denver, a faith community of rebels and misfits that meets in dives and pubs to talk God and the Holy over drinks while making PB&Js to pass out to the hungry and homeless of downtown Denver. A former bartender turned comedian, Herships was drawn into ministry after realizing that the connections and conversations he had with his customers were deeper and more real than anything he’d ever experienced in church. He is the author of Last Call: From Serving Drinks to Serving Jesus.
Joshua 5.9-12, Psalm 32, 2 Corinthians 5.16-21, Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32; What does the burden of pastoral responsibility look like? Who gives us permission to move on? What’s the most counter-cultural aspect of Christianity? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Grace Han.