On this podcast I reflect on multiple years of experience in racial understanding and action work and what that has taught me about the current moment that we are in. That experience has taken me into Evangelical, Mainline, Non-Denominational, and Roman Catholic spaces. If you are not a person of color, you can ignore the … More How We Sin When People Aren’t Like Us
On this podcast in the midst of the grief and crisis befalling our country, I try to help fellow white Christians and people of conscience begin to reflect on what might they do and how might they carry themselves from years of experience in racial understanding, dialogue, and work towards justice. I cover three primary … More I’m White, What Do I Do?
On this podcast I offer some observations on the current moment we are in as it relates to the murder of George Floyd and the resulting demonstrations. I take a look at the words of Pontius Pilate in the Gospel of John when he says, “what is truth?” Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “I … More George Floyd and Protests
On this podcast I offer some observations of how COVID-19 is changing attendance at churches, virtual fatigue, and my observation that Houses of Worship in the liturgical traditions are offering less at home resources. I offer three practical areas of focus for Christians in light of some of these realities Being Present with Others: How … More How COVID-19 Will Change Church Attendance
On this podcast I offer some observations from the Gospel of Mark the 8th chapter when Jesus warns about the yeast of Herod and the Pharisees. What do we do with wickedness and a lack of integrity and what that might mean for a Christian thinking about their vote in 2020. You won’t want to … More What a Christian Should Consider Before Their Vote in 2020
On today’s podcast we cover how we ought to anchor our focus as we pursue faith formation. We talk about the beatitudes in Matthew 5, Psalm 71, Psalm 15, and Luke 14. We talk about the choice that Jesus offers us as we count the cost before we go along the way, a way that … More Keeping a Kingdom Focus, While Pursuing Faith Formation
On today’s podcast I discuss the liturgical patterns of Holy Week in the Western and Eastern Christian Church. This year, Eastern Orthodox Easter is celebrated April 19 2020. From the forerunner themes of Monday and Tuesday, to Spy Wednesday and the betrayal of Jesus, to Maundy Thursday with its focus on the last Supper, the … More The Liturgical Patterns of Holy Week
On today’s podcast I discuss the origins of the Week of Prayer of Christian Unity (context article below) and the theme for 2021 ‘abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit (cf. John 15: 5-9). The theme comes from the community of Grandchamp, a monastic community that brings sisters from different churches and countries. They … More Origins on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity + the Theme for 2021
On today’s podcast I discuss the things that slow us down in spiritual disciplines. Mainly two aspects in particular: excessive effort and lack of adequate preparation. When we feel like we should start to work on our life of faith we may feel a lot of guilt and anxiety. What role does grace and the … More Things that Slow Us Down in Spiritual Disciplines
by Alexei Laushkin Several years ago I was at a church retreat and each of us were asked to plot our spiritual lives on a graph from left to right and than to go around and share that graph with the group. Without fall most of these lifelong Christians drew a graph that had high … More How do you grow as a Christian?