December 12, 2017
Listen to this excerpt of the message from Dec. 10, 2017 ("Everyone Loves a Baby: A Special Child"). Greg Meyer deals with an issue that we need to talk about; the wave of accusation and truth telling around sexual misconduct and assault that is sweeping up so many men today. Believe it or not, this reflects the Christmas season in which we welcome God breaking into our world to change things, not leave them the same. We all need to own the role we play in condoning and promoting this behavior that has victimized women for centuries and needs to change.
Hear the entire message HERE.
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September 30, 2017
This excerpt from Sunday's message (9/24/2017) doesn't pretend to give us any answers for how to have compassion when the needs are too many, too far away, and too demanding, but it does show us a rhythm of compassion Jesus had that made him someone the world has never forgotten. Greg Meyer gives us some insights into one way to hear this story from Mark 6.30-44 of Jesus "feeding the 5000."
The entire podcast is available HERE.
You can find the Completed Outline to the message on page 2 of this pdf. LINK
September 21, 2017
Melissa, Chris, & Paul pick up the conversation from Sunday as we think about how compassion moves us toward action. We start this conversation with what our community does when we see people holding cardboard signs on the side of the road.
September 5, 2017
Melissa, Greg, Chris, and our new pastor intern, Paul Rosenwinkel dig into this pull toward balance and what it might mean to be well-lopsided for us as individuals.
August 15, 2017
True confessions this week: We're still finding our way in how we address conversations about race and justice and we think we missed something big by letting Charlottesville get squeezed out of our conversation as a community. It's too important to not address together, so we're taking another crack at it in hopes of returning to conversations that we've had many times and finding new places that need addressing within the Jacob's Well community and well beyond it. Thanks for being the kind of community that can have these sustained conversations that are transforming how we see the world.
July 12, 2017
In this Leftovers Podcast, we talk about competence and what it may look like to step out from beneath its shadow and grow in the places where we lack it! Melissa Lock, Greg Meyer, and Chris Tripolino dive right in to this conversation inspired by this week's conversation with our friend Eddie Hamilton.
For more on Eddie, check out his website here: EddieHamiltonArt.com
June 20, 2017
Melissa Lock and Chris Tripolino go bananas for some of the ways that we can get beyond the "single story;" the simplistic view of the people around us that inspires little more than judgement and annoyance. Don't judge a...banana by its peel. You might find something truly amazing.
June 13, 2017
As you keep up on politics, news, art, and culture, have you gotten the sense that science and God or religion or the Bible are irreconcilably opposed? We want to challenge the idea that you have to line up behind one of those 2 sides. There is a new depth and richness that can be found when science and religion play their respective roles well.
In this episode, Melissa, Greg, and Chris talk about some of the pitfalls and opportunites before us when science and spirituality share space.
Click here for the previous podcast mentioned in this episode
May 5, 2017
Melissa Lock talks with Greg Meyer and Chris Tripolino to help us identify those stuck places in our life so that we can grow.
March 28, 2017
In this leftovers episode, Melissa Lock, Greg Meyer, & Chris Tripolino poke at the question of what it looks like to really show up.
March 21, 2017
Greg Meyer, Melissa Lock, and Chris Tripolino check in about schedules, priorities, and choosing which is in the driver's seat after starting the conversation this past week about what it means to show up.
For more about the practice mentioned in this episode, The Daily Examen, listen to this podcast.
March 13, 2017
Chris Tripolino, Melissa Lock, and Greg Meyer talk about discovering the need for raising Jacob's Well's Care IQ.
March 12, 2017
Andy Jolivette shares some basic practices that he has found helpful amidst his personal, vocational, relational, and mental health struggles.
March 6, 2017
Andy Jolivette joins Melissa Lock and Greg Meyer to talk more about Andy's experiences of struggle, anxiety, depression, gratitude, and more and pick up from questions asked at a March 5 gathering of Jacob's Well.
February 27, 2017
Should churches be groups that talk about money? Jesus sure talked a lot about it. Maybe rather than adding to the shame churches can deconstruct shame and helping us work together to use the money that's been entrusted to us to help shape the world around us in life-giving shame-free ways.
February 21, 2017
What's your least favorite subject to hear a pastor talk about? Well shave off some of the crazy fringes and money probably at least makes the short list. Greg Meyer and Chris Tripolino talk about why it is that we dive into the subject of money as a church regularly.
February 7, 2017
Greg Meyer, Melissa Lock, & Chris Tripolino try to bring a little wisdom to the whiplash we get swinging between the hollow rewards and powerless predicaments we find ourselves in as we reach for growth, not only in ourselves, but in others too!
February 6, 2017
During our Feb 5, 2017 gathering everyone could write a healthy affirmation about their real & ideal to put on their mirror. It's a reflection of the person God sees in each of us. We also invited them to text them in - and they did! We put them all up on the screens so we could read them together... And here it is! Enjoy.
Feel free to adopt any of these for yourself, or make up your own. And if you do, feel free to send it on to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to see the post-it note photo album? It's HERE on our Facebook page.
January 30, 2017
Melissa and Chris pick Greg's brain about how to engage really difficult passages of the Bible like the ones we've been hovering around in our time in Deuteronomy during New Grooves. Is it really worth it to read the Bible?
January 19, 2017
How would you view change differently if you knew you'd be okay? Heidi Esposito shares a powerful story about growing in a sense of "okay" with Melissa Lock and Chris Tripolino as an extension of the conversation Chris Lillehei started this past week. What does okay mean anyway?