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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com.
Want to see the post-it note photo album? It's HERE on our Facebook page.
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?
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?
Greg Meyer, Melissa Lock, and Chris Tripolino reflect on some of the questions and concepts Greg raised in his message this week about God and, specifically, the Bible. Is it worth it to dive into the archaic, confusing, constantly misused collection of writings? Maybe it could be a place where we see God get real.