Leftovers - God? Get Real. Week 1

November 29, 2016

Greg talks with Melissa Lock and Chris Tripolino about the continuum of belief in God that he laid out in week one's message. What number are you?  

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God? Get Real 1: God, Just a Good Idea?

November 27, 2016

God, Just a Good Idea? Christmas is cool, it’s full of great things that bring out the best in people. (Ok, some of our not-so-great traits too, but we’ll overlook that for the moment.) Christmas being about God and Jesus and all that stuff, however… not so cool. One could say that claiming God’s presence in the world has become the territory of fanatically religious people and if you don’t want to be one of them, then you are left with God, the Good Idea. Are those really the only two choices? Or are we trying to answer the wrong question. Thanks for listening!

More resources can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers,including the outline to this message on the back of the Sunday Paper and the GroupLife discussion guide. 
 
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The song used for the writing prompt at end of podcast is "Real" by Nichole Nordeman. Listen HERE. If you write something to the prompt please share it with us at info@jacobs-well.net. Thank you!
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Leftovers - Better Than Compromise 3

November 21, 2016

This podcast is an experiement! We love those.

Listen in as Greg Meyer and Melissa Lock discuss some insights about 'The Journey to Better Than Compromise' on Monday morning that didn't make it into Sunday's message. They are exploring how creating the sort of relationships we need for BTC rely on strong social capital*, and what that is and how it happens. They also link it to our Jacob's Well ideas about creating a Growth Zone between our Comfort and Danger Zones**.

Listen in and leave us your thoughts: Right here in the comments, email us at info@jacobs-well.net or on our Jacob's Well Minneapolis Facebook page.

*Hat tip to Robert Putnam's book, Bowling Alone, NY Simon & Schuster, 2000.

**More on the Comfort/Growth/Danger Zones at PrecariousPastor.net.

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Better Than Compromise: The Journey to Better than Compromise

November 21, 2016

November 20 – The Journey to Better than Compromise starts with you, but moves quickly beyond you. It has one tool that it cannot travel without. This week we’ll learn about and practice that tool. It is one you already own and are familiar with, but you probably don’t realize that it works at times when you’ve been relying on another tool. There is something better than compromise, something that brings dignity, possibility and hope to us. It is not easy, but the destination is worthy of the journey.

More resources can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers,including the outline to this message on the back of the Sunday Paper and the GroupLife discussion guide. 
 
You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you.
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Better Than Compromise: A Commitment to The Big Win

November 13, 2016

A Commitment to The Big Win

That’s what it takes. It’s the win that understands that everything on the table, including what you brought, isn’t as good as it could be. You won’t realize that if you are still seeing the world from your perspective. So what does it take to see the world the way someone else does? Or the way God does? And not only see it, but value it that way? When that happens, then ‘The Big Win’ becomes something you’d do anything for, even though you’re still just discovering what it is.

More resources can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers,including the outline to this message on the back of the Sunday Paper and the GroupLife discussion guide. 
 
You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you.
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Better Than Compromise: What’s Wrong with Compromise?

November 6, 2016

What’s Wrong with Compromise? Tuesday we elect a new president, members of congress, governors, and more. Predictions are that half of us will be winners and half losers. But if we look at it that way we are actually all losers. There is another possibility… if we so choose, we can turn this and every situation into one in which we are all winners. There is something better than winning and losing, and it isn’t compromise. It is a wholly new creation that takes more than we have right now. Ready to discover what’s better than compromise? Great! Thanks for listening.


More resources can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers, including the outline to this message on the back of the Sunday Paper and the GroupLife discussion guide. 

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/giveThank you.


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