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! 



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. 


Leftovers: Make A Dent…Fill-in?

March 1, 2018

Chris and Melissa have some questions about Greg's recent fill-in of "fill-in" as they share thoughts about leadership, delegation, synergy, and how that can be seen in Jacob's Well. 


Leftovers - Why Check Your Baggage?

January 23, 2018

We've been digging in to huge issues that affect our life and relationships lately. Why do we do stuff like that? Here's a little bit of a taste of our approach to digging in to big things like this as a community. If you are trying to figure out how to broach those difficult conversations within your own community, it's worth it! Share comments on this episode or reach out to us through our website!


Why Listening is So Hard

December 14, 2017

An excerpt from "Everybody Loves A Baby: A Special Gift" by Greg Meyer. You are called to make a difference. What you may not be aware of is that listening deeply and openly to others may be the way you can make the biggest difference. Greg Meyer explores two of the obstacles that keeps us from truly hearing others so that understanding can happen. Listen in.

Hear the entire message from Dec 10, 2017 HERE.

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‘Tis the Season to Change Men’s Behavior Towards Women

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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Humanize Leftovers: Commentary on Mark 6.30-44 Feeding the 5000

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




Humanize Leftovers: Cardboard Signs

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. 


Well-Lopsided Leftovers

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.


Leftovers - Charlottesville

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. 


What Else Can You Do?

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


Slipping on Banana Peels - Leftovers Podcast

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. 


Science & Religion - Leftovers Podcast

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


Dead Ends and Getting back to Square 1

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.


Show Up - Leftovers

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. 


Show Up -Aligning what you do with who you are

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


Creating a Community with a High Care IQ

March 13, 2017

Chris Tripolino, Melissa Lock, and Greg Meyer talk about discovering the need for raising Jacob's Well's Care IQ. 


Wisdom From The Wasteland: Practices

March 12, 2017

Andy Jolivette shares some basic practices that he has found helpful amidst his personal, vocational, relational, and mental health struggles. 


Leftover Wisdom from the Wasteland

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.


Free Money: Shame Busters

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.