44 results for author: Bri-anne Swan
Episode 15: David exploits his power to rape Bathsheba, then kills her husband to prevent his power from being threatened. Brett Kavanaugh gets voted into the Supreme Court, and those in power can hold onto more of it. Patriarchy sucks, but we've all grown up in it. Music by MILCK and First Unitarian Congregation, Brooklyn
A letter signed by over 400 United Church of Canada ministry leaders addressed to the recently elected Premier of Ontario. Our Community Minister, Bri-anne Swan, is one of the signatories.
Episode 14: HAPPY PRIDE!! A short history of the harm churches have inflicted on LGBT communities and the hope that comes from mending relationships. The time I thought I was going to die on the Pacific Ocean. Jesus calms the storm. David finds comfort with Jonathan. Music by the brilliant choir of Eastminster United Church in Toronto.
Episode 13: Jeff Sessions and Sarah Sanders hurt Bri-anne's soul when they use scripture to justify horrific policy. Jesus shouldn't quit his day job. How do we know our kids aren't going to end up sociopaths? You are enough. Music by Mia & Jonah.
Son #1 has been in and out of the Emergency Room. Son #2 is sprawled across my lap in pain. The disciples keep asking the wrong questions. There is greatness in vulnerability.
Episode 10: Jesus is starting to sound like a broken record. LOVE ONE ANOTHER ALREADY! Music by Michigan Americana Duo Escaping Pavement. Poetry by Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore.
Episode 8: Jesus shows up and starts breathing funny. Thomas misses the whole thing. How do we demonstrate the value we place on people's lives? Music by Two Roads Home, Fruit and ursidae