Down to Earth Podcast Episodes
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This is a show where we want to make deep theology easily understood and applied to our real lives. Here we discuss the importance of story, kingdom theology of mission, the table of Jesus, becoming fully human, and more. We’re Joyce and Jess. And we’re friends, pastors, and speakers. We thought perhaps we could work on this project together and have a little fun. Our goal is to talk about things we have passion for, connect with others about what matters to them, and together impact our world and honour God.
||CleanBecoming Fully Human: Feasting||In our current series on becoming fully human we’ve explored rest, the theology of work, the theology of the body, friendship, and creativity. In this episode we’re talking about feasting. Many of us Christians haven’t thought about foo||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming Fully Human: Creativity||In our current series on becoming fully human we’ve explored rest, the theology of work, the theology of the body, and friendship. In this episode we’re talking about how creativity is part of an abundant life. As children we all have creativ||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming Fully Human: Body Theology||In our current series on becoming fully human we’ve explored rest, the theology of work, and friendship. In this episode we’re talking about theology of the body. It’s easy to compartmentalize, but we’re integrated beings: body, m||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming Fully Human: Friendship||In our current series on becoming fully human we’ve explored rest and the theology of work. In this episode we’re unpacking friendships and their importance in light of our Christian faith. We tend to view friendship as trite and gloss over i||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming Fully Human: Theology of Work||In our current series on becoming fully human we’ve explored rest and what it looks like to flourish. In this episode we’re flipping the script by tackling the theology of work. We tend to compartmentalize, keeping our spiritual life to spiri||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming Fully Human: Rest||This episode is the first in a six-part series on becoming fully human. We’re kicking off our dialogue on this topic by talking about rest as an essential component of what it means to be human. Through this series we want to answer the question of||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuffering, Part 3||This episode is the third in a three-part series on suffering. Something to keep in mind is our lives are made up of seasons—beautiful ones as well as winter seasons. And no season lasts forever. You may be in a great season right now, and while yo||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuffering, Part 2||This episode is the second in a three-part series on suffering. It’s important to prepare for suffering so we’re not surprised when it happens, because everyone suffers at some point in life. Our North American approach to suffering is escapi||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuffering, Part 1||This episode is the first in a three-part series on suffering. Today we’re focusing on answering the question, what is a healthy theology of suffering? We all face suffering and loss at some point. Some of us are prepared for it but for most the bo||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunion||A few episodes back we talked about hospitality and how it’s a lost art in our modern church. Today we’re talking a topic that goes hand-in-hand with hospitality—communion. There’s something about the table of Jesus that’s c||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLament||In our last episode we talked about bringing worship in song as an effective way to engage our hearts. Today we’re talking about how we can authentically worship in healthy and communal ways. We tend to prefer happy over sad and see happiness as th||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch: Worship||Do you have questions about church and why we do certain things in the church? Today we’re talking about why we sing in church as well as the bigger, arching idea of worship. Music isn’t used in North American culture like it was in Bible tim||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch: The Worship Gathering||Why does church exist? Why do we gather? Continuing the discussion from our last episode, we’re talking about church and looking in particular today at the worship gathering—the structure, why we gather, and where it comes from. Last time we||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch: Belonging||There’s a predominant thought in our culture that while people really like Jesus they’re not sure about church, especially the church as an institution. In general, our society outside the church mistrust’s authority and this has dissem||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustice, Part 4||Justice is a huge topic and while we’ve unpacked a lot of ideas in previous episodes, today we’re talking about some of the most common questions we get asked when we teach on justice. While there is tremendous brokenness in this world, there||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustice, Part 3||We all know on some level that God’s call is for us to be kind to marginalized people. And not just be kind but do justice. But knowing in our head and knowing in our heart are two different things. And actually doing something about it is worlds a||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHospitality||Christian hospitality. What is it? When most people hear the word “hospitality,” they think it’s something reserved for senior citizens or those from “hospitable cultures.” In order to think about hospitality from a biblical||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustice, Part 2||In our last episode, we talked about discerning the bad news people live with and then bringing a good news announcement in contrast, as an act of justice. We also talked about not just looking at the needs but at the gifts in the people we’re serv||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustice, Part 1||There’s a lot we can say about justice, but today we’re focusing on looking at justice from the lens of kingdom theology (our topic last time). Caring for underprivileged people isn’t restricted to people who have a calling or spiritual||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingdom Theology of Mission||What’s God’s mission in the world? Known as kingdom theology, this doesn’t just refer to heaven in the general sense. Jesus equated the gospel with the kingdom come (Mark 1:14-15). When we talk about kingdom theology, we want people to||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGospel Transformation||God isn’t interested in making you a better person. He’s interested in making you a new person. In this episode we’re talking about the idea of gospel transformation—the idea that the gospel and God’s highest and best for hu||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNarrative Theology||Imagine opening a novel and starting in chapter five. You’ll miss the premise of the whole book. Then why do so many people start their Bible study in the New Testament? Today’s discussion is about narrative theology, or meta-narrative. Meta-||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Story||Stories are all around us—but many of us believe they’re are just for kids. Today we’re discussing the importance of story from a Christian perspective. People have limited attention spans and story helps focus our mind. We relate to st||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDown to Earth: Pilot||In our pilot episode, we discuss how conversation can change the trajectory of people’s lives. When we allow deep conversation to happen, it enables us to get a vision of what our lives could be. Storytelling is of particular importance in conversa||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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