Body± Transitions 2

July 15, 2018

On July 15, we were fortunate to have Angie & Mike Sonrode join us from the Mid Drift Movement (check out that podcast here). Intern Pastor Paul Rosenwinkel also shared some thoughts (and a challenge) related to the transitions our bodies go through, the scars that are part of us, and the wholeness and perfection our bodies still have. 

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Body± Transitions

July 15, 2018

Like it our not, our bodies change over time. Sometimes that comes from a specific event, like childbirth, surgery, or an injury, and sometimes that change just comes from time.  How can we learn to love our changing bodies, instead of just tolerate them? Angie and Mike Sonrode from the Mid Drift Movement spoke about the transitions our bodies undergo, and the wholeness and perfection they still have.

The Mid Drift Movement is an inclusive movement with a focus on postpartum (after birth) body image. The Sonrodes reference this video (and you can hear a portion of it), which gives a good sense of what they're about.

Find related resources at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Excerpt-TerryEsau on Bodies, Love & God

July 10, 2018

Back in April of 2014 Terry Esau shared a message as part of our "Real & Ideal" series. Real and Ideal has a lot to say about our attitudes to our own bodies and our health. Listen to this particularly poignant story Terry told us. It fits the Body± from this past week well. Want to hear Terry's whole message? Here's a LINK.

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Body± Health

July 8, 2018

Everyone wants to be more healthy. However, most of us don’t have a solid idea of what ‘healthy’ actually means. Does it mean running a 5 minute mile? Having a toned physique? Being able to get out of bed? This week we will be talking with Farrah Frye, yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, about bodies and what ‘healthy’ means for each of us.

Find related resources at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Science, God, & Aliens

July 4, 2018

Paul Rosenwinkel talks about some of the things people are hung up on and ask him when they find out he's a pastor...you know, things like science, God, and aliens. 

Find related resources at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Relationships: Fit the Mold

June 24, 2018

One size fits all. That always works right? While “fitting the mold” may seem desirable on the surface, inevitably, there can be friction when our definition of the mold doesn’t match that of society and culture. Sometimes too we run into spaces in life or parts of ourselves that don’t seem to fit the mold.  So, what do we do? When this happens it seems like we have two options: either pretend and just try as hard as we can to “fit the mold,” or pretend like the molds don’t really exist and that we don’t really care about the molds that have been presented to us. There has to be a third way in all this that allows us another option in relationship- that is where we are going this week.

Find related resources at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Relationships: Put Your Kids in the Corner

June 17, 2018

Every parent wants what's best for their child. There are whole industries telling parents what parenting techniques to use, what schools to go to, what toys to buy, what books to read, all with the goal of raising a child that is happy, healthy, and wealthy. This father's day we're providing some clarity to all this mumbo jumbo, and presenting an argument for why you should put your kids in the corner.

Find the message outline and related resources at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Relationships: Getting Along in a Small Space

June 10, 2018

It only makes sense to reflect on nature when we are at a beautiful park like Minnehaha Falls. But nature isn’t only in parks, it’s everywhere and there are some problems with our relationship with it. We human beings are like a bad date for the planet; it all seemed so perfect, and then we made everything about us and it got ugly. The fact is we are connected with all things and it’s time to back out of our stuck ways and start looking for Third Ways.

Find related resources at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Relationships: Three-Stranded Living

June 3, 2018

In this episode, Greg brought Jacob’s Well rockstar, Heidi Esposito, to the table to talk about and demonstrate the core piece of DNA guiding what we do among our kids, youth and all you grown-ups. That’s ROPE; weaving and knotting the three strands of self, others and God. Heidi also shared about her coming sabbatical pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago!

¡Buen camino!

Find the message outline and other resources at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Leftovers: Play

May 29, 2018

Play? Really? There's got to be more to it than that! Check out this conversation from Melissa, Greg, & Paul about their experiences and perceptions of play and how that all played out (yuk yuk) this past week! 

 

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Third Way Relationships: Play

May 27, 2018

Much of the time, our relationships are based on proximity: you become friends with your co-workers, classmates, or fellow parents. This is great when it works, but how do we start intentional relationships, rather than just accidental ones? What does starting a new friendship or romantic relationship even look like? Even if you couldn't be there in person, take this opportunity to consider the role that play has in your relationships!

Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Relationships: Who Will Go First?

May 20, 2018

Last week we talked about all the great hopes we bring to our relationships that turn into unwelcome expectations when handed over to others to fulfill for us. It’s a stuck place we all create from time to time, but there is another way. Not just an alternative, but a Third Way. It’s possible if we are willing to make one of the biggest and most important moves we human beings are capable of, and perhaps that defines us as human beings; the move from Me to We.

Find the outline to go along with Greg's message on page 2 of the Sunday Paper and other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Relationships: I vs I

May 14, 2018

May 13 was Mother’s Day; a day with all sorts of baggage, good and, well, not-so-good. But at the heart of motherhood is something that applies to everyone, all the time, everywhere. It’s relationships. And if there is anywhere we get stuck over and over again that’s it. So for the next handful of episodes we will be exploring Third Ways for our world of relationships. What better way to honor moms, kids, and just plain people than to find a way to grow and bloom with those we love, live, work and play.

Find the outline to go along with Greg's message on page 2 of the Sunday Paper and other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Having

May 7, 2018

The writer of the book of Ecclesiastes 1000s of years ago reflected on having wealth that exceeded anyone on earth and using it to have anything and everything and noted, “It all adds up to nothing.” Now I might like to verify that for myself… but I think I already know the answer. Having stuff or not having it isn’t the issue. Those are the stuck positions we get trapped in. It’s time to escape the trap and discover an alternative. Ready to take a Third Way look at ‘having’? Hope so...

Find the outline to go along with Greg's message on page 2 of the Sunday Paper and other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Change

April 29, 2018

We love the social movements of the past, because they are convenient, and match what we already believe. We also love significant positive changes in our past, because we have all the benefit with little pain. What does this mean for social and personal change today? In this message, Paul Rosenwinkel explores change with a "third way" posture. 

Find the outline to go along with Paul's message on page 2 of the Sunday Paper and other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Third Way Believing

April 22, 2018

Do you believe in God? Maybe you’ve got a resounding “Yes!” or “No!” to that question, but more and more people report that their answer doesn’t quite fit in either category. If you are one of those people it probably doesn’t mean that you ‘sort of believe’ or ‘half-way believe’. It probably means that there is a better question, a Third Way to look at this topic that is more complex than a check mark in Box A or Box B shows. Let’s take a look at what a Third Way approach to believing looks like!

Find the outline to go along with Chris Lillehei's message on page 2 of the Sunday Paper and other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Leftovers: Third Way & Traffic Circles

April 17, 2018

There is no doubt that the Third Way is more important and more complicated than most of us think. After the message on April 8 we got some great feedback from folks that got us talking. So Melissa and Greg decided to dig in deeper to this Third Way thinking. 

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Third Way Being

April 9, 2018

You’ve been there… you know, that place where you are sure you were right, dug your heels in, stood your ground, maybe even belittled the other side. And... you were going nowhere. Stuck. What is so great about being right AND stuck? There must be something because we spend a lot of time that way. There is an option, however. It isn’t just another position, but a different way of being. A Third Way.

Find the outline to go along with Greg's message on page 2 of the Sunday Paper and other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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April Fools!

April 1, 2018

It couldn’t be more perfect for an irreverent church like Jacob’s Well than to have Easter fall on April Fools' Day. Miss Manners says to ignore April Fools', it’s not holy like Easter. But our instincts run a different direction. Sometimes truth is found in funny places and we think this is one of them. Enjoy! 

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Thoughts and Prayers: Entering the Space

March 25, 2018

If you could talk naturally to anyone, wouldn’t it be someone who knows you inside and out? And whatever God is, wouldn’t God know you that way more than anyone or anything else? Yet we think talking to God is hard, it has to be done a certain way, it can only be about certain things, or that we aren’t good enough at it. Does that make sense? What if…we saw prayer as a space that we could enter more fully, unfiltered, more ourselves than anywhere else?

Find the outline to go along with Greg's message on page 2 of the Sunday Paper and other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for our regular "Leftovers" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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