Pastors & Surgeons

June 26, 2017

Pastors and Surgeons Chris Lillehei, our site host and a seminary student, fits the pastor column. His dad, Craig, just happens to be a Pediatric Surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School. He practices science at it and that hasn’t made him give up on God or faith, it has clarified it for him. Listen in and hear what pastors and surgeons have in common.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. 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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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. 

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Galaxies & Big Stuff

June 18, 2017

Galaxies and Big Stuff No matter what you think, you have nooooo idea what big is. Big is… well, BIG! We’ll get to that in the message. But just realizing how unrealizable big big is isn’t a good enough reason to show up this morning, so we’re going to stop and think about what it means to be the puny things we are in this gut wrenchingly big universe. It’s actually good stuff. Really. So put on your safety goggles and lab coat and we’ll see what we can learn about us and the universe.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. 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.

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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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

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Science Class: Disease & Ideas

June 5, 2017

Science Class - Disease and Ideas

Science and Religion are at battle with one another. The funny thing is that God doesn’t know about it! Science isn’t the undoing of God, it’s understanding what God is about. This month we are going to science class to see some of the surprising insights that help us learn about ourselves and the world. Like what can we learn about how ideas spread from studying disease. We only want you to spread one of those, by the way.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. 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.

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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Life Cycles: More Than Remembering

May 30, 2017

LIFE CYCLES: MORE THAN REMEMBERING - Happy Memorial Day! This day is a time to remember those who died in active military service. As a nation we don’t do so well at it. We mostly use it as a 3-day weekend before summer kicks in. Birth, life, death. We have a lot of growing to do in all three parts of this progression, but death is the toughest for us. Today we celebrate the new lives of Elijah & Amelia, and gather around the table of life that connects us. We will look into what more than remembering there is around what we lose. They are more a part of the same thing than you might imagine.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. 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.

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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Life Cycles: Now It’s Your Turn

May 21, 2017

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN - Last week we explored the role of giving birth and letting go of what we created. This week we’ll explore what happens when you are the one released - when you discover it’s your turn to navigate life. This isn’t just a kid-become-adult thing, but the perpetual life cycle of being called to step up to the plate, take the baton, fill the shoes. Erin McGillivray, who has done her own “My turn now” discoveries and walked 100’s of Peace Corps Volunteers into their turns as changemakers, joined Greg in leading this conversation we all need

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. 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.

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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Life Cycles: Giving Birth & Letting Go

May 15, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! This is one of those complicated days celebrating what is most wonderful, and for some, most painful about life. But we share, at least, that we all have mothers. We also all share the rhythm of giving birth and letting go; another source of joy and pain. Today Jacob’s Well-ers, Erin Tripolino, mother & birth doula, and Justin Ley, father & entrepreneur, joined Greg in talking about this key life process and paradox.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. 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.

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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Square 1 - Back To Square 1 With Stuff

May 7, 2017

Back to Square 1 with stuff. Here’s a complicated question: What role do possessions play in your life? Here’s another: What role should possessions play in your life? Maybe the answers are so hard because they’re the wrong questions. Maybe this is a dead end in our lives that we need to work our way backwards from. Back at square 1 we can discover better questions. That won’t be easy either, but together we can take a look. Thanks for being part of the wrestling match with us

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. 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.

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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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.

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Square 1 - Back To Square 1 With Us

April 30, 2017

Back to Square 1 with US. Somewhere things got all screwed up. We human beings are one species in a big, lonely universe full of challenges, but we’ve worked our way into a deadend of being divided and opposed. Doesn’t make sense when you step back and think about it. We need each other. So whether you’re thinking global conflict, domestic politics, or the tension in your own office or home there is unlearning to do so we can get back to square one and relearn how to live with one another.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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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Square 1 - Back To Square 1 With God

April 23, 2017

The challenge of a maze is that when you get stuck you can’t just push on, you have to go back to where you turned wrong and start fresh. That describes our situation with God pretty well. Human beings got a few inklings of what God was like from what they could understand and ran with it. Now we’re in a corner with an image of God that just doesn’t work or make much sense. It’s time to back up to square one and explore again.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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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Am I? Easter 2017

April 19, 2017

We've snipped and clipped pieces of the message from Greg Meyer and Heidi Esposito that was woven throughout our Easter gathering and we stitched them together into a podcast to give a little sense of the wonder and fun that was going on with Jacob's Well this year and to prod you a little bit to reflect and own who you are and what you do! 

Find resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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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Show Up - Wherever You Are, Whatever You’re Doing, Whoever You’re With

April 9, 2017

April 9 –  So what happens when you would rather be elsewhere doing something else with someone else? It happens often to each of us. Circumstances aren’t ideal, they aren’t what we planned or expected, we wish things could be different. So what do we do and what would it look like to show up anyway? It’s worth thinking about because it might be the way you’ll spend the majority of your life.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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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Show Up - The Power of Being All There (Part 2)

April 3, 2017

Show Up - The Power of Being ALL There (Part 2) It’s not because people are lazy that they don’t show up with their whole selves. They avoid it because that real, raw person inside is fragile and sensitive. We all know what it’s like to risk something in public just to be criticized, judged or laughed at. Who wants that? How can we develop the strength to show up even when we know we might be somebody’s lunch? Let’s talk about how we can build up our worthiness to stand up to the fears that try to undermine it.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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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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. 

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Show Up - The Power of Being All There (Part 1)

March 26, 2017

The Power of Being ALL There (part 1) – It’s one thing, and it’s a big one, to just get where you are supposed to be. Yet there is something enormously different when you show up with your whole self. The world doesn’t need more mannequins, it needs more wholehearted people bringing their whole selves to the scene. Showing up that way is a lot harder than it might seem. It’s worth wrestling with. 

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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 or learn more about our March Giving Challenge here. Thank you!

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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

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Show Up - The Power of Being There

March 19, 2017

The Power of Being There – There is more to you than Jacob’s Well, and there’s more to Jacob’s Well than Sunday morning. But important things happen because we show up together. That’s just a small picture of the many ways and places your being there matters.

Here's the message outline. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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 or learn more about our March Giving Challenge here. Thank you!

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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. 

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