This week Steve and Randy look at Jesus command to ‘reform yourself, not others’. Too often Christians have earned a reputation for doing the exact opposite of this command. This podcasts tries to clear up some of the confusion and raises some discussion about how we might do it better.
This week Randy and Steve look at our possessions and what hold they have on us. How do we negotiate the Simplicity of Jesus with the complexity of modern capitalism?
This week Randy and Steve discuss the concept of Humility and how it can be the opposite of Pride. CS Lewis descibed humilty as ‘the art of self-forgetfulness’. This week the guys suggest that focussing on others may well be the best strategy for living humbly.
This week Steve and Randy explore the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the idea of how to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’. As it turns out, it might be trickier than we thought…
This week Steve talks with Dave Andrews about his experience in sustaining our activism over the long haul. Dave has spent 40 years working the most marginalized communities and he has seen many people struggle with susutaining their involovement at the grassroots. This podcast closes our series on ‘monks, cheerleaders and activists’.
So you want to make a difference in the world but you aren’t sure where to start…This week Steve outlines a helpful process to work through what you you could get involved in, how to get started on the right track and how to find others who can work with you.
“The world is a sea of need and the reality is you couldn’t change it even if you tried”. Where do you begin making a difference when the job is too overwhelming to even begin? This week the guys look at what Jesus said when asked a similar question.
A story always works towards the end, even if that end is unexpected. As the lead character in our own lives we often have a veiw of what happens at the end. This week steve and Randy explore this idea of how our view of the end drastically changes how we act, (or dont act) in the present.
Following Jesus always ends up being a team sport. This week Steve and Randy explore the old teamwork phrase from MacDonalds, ‘none of us is as good as all of us’. What do you bring to the those around you.
This week the guys investigate the concept of hospitality in terms of cheering others on. They claim that making space in our lives for others is at the core of what it means to follow Jesus and belong to a Christian community.