Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Episode 12 | Building on a Better Foundation


Welcome to episode 12 of the Grace Cafe Podcast. Let's talk about sameness, conformity, community, and building our lives on a better foundation. Religion equates sameness with community. It tells us that if we're all the same, believing all the same things, and acting out life in all the same ways, life is good. But when we start to think independently of that reasoning and the Holy Spirit starts us on a different journey, causing us to re-think what we used to assume was correct, we become a threat to those who equate sameness with community and we find ourselves outside of the group we used to be a part of.

Genuine community requires honest conversation in an environment that is safe to express differences and changes in our own journey, while being allowed to be ourselves and openly question what was once assumed.

Other topics we explore in this episode:

  • The forgiveness of sin
  • Conviction
  • Am I simultaneously justified and a sinner? Is there a part of me that is still in sin? Who am I in Jesus?
  • Resting in Jesus' finished work
  • Reading Scripture in context
  • Old Covenant/New Covenant
  • Moralism
  • Spiritual fruit
  • Sermon application
  • Tenderness
  • Star Trek

Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Episode 11 | Living in the Quiet


Welcome to episode 11 of the Grace Cafe Podcast! In the previous episode, we re-aired our conversation from January, 2016 with Allison Stanley. We called it Living in the Wait because her life seemed to be on hold as she waited to see where things were going to land in the midst of a divorce. This episode is our follow-up conversation with Allison that we recorded yesterday, Feb 6, 2018. 

Far from emerging as a Christian superhero following a trial, what most often happens is that in his love, the Father brings us into a quiet place - a normal place where we just get to slow down life's pace and know him better, experiencing his kindness. We think you'll be encouraged by our conversation with Allison and we explore her story of moving from living in the wait to living in the quiet.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Episode 10 | Living in the Wait



Welcome to episode 10 of the Grace Cafe Podcast. We've crossed over into double digits with this episode. Yay! This episode is one from our old Chief Sinner Podcast from January, 2016 where we had a conversation with a good friend of ours, Allison Stanley. One of the reasons we're reposting it here is because we'll be doing a follow-up conversation with Allison that will be posted next week. This episode will give you some background and context for the new one.

When we talked with Allison two years ago, she was in the middle of a divorce and she talked openly and frankly with us about her experiences and what was going on inside and with others around her. You'll hear her describe the uncertainty of that time and what hope meant in the context of that uncertainty. She described it as living in the wait. We think you'll be encouraged by what you hear and if you're in similar circumstances, know you're not alone.


Enjoy!