34 results for tag: United Church of Canada


If Together is All That We’ve Got

Episode 18: Risk and Enmeshment - Ruth clings to Naomi. Love your neighbour because you ARE your neighbour. Vote Nov 6th. Music by Christa Couture and The Sun Harmonic.


God is Here (and so are we)

Episode 17: Xenophobia wins an East Gwillimbury election. Jesus tells us to go out into the World. Prayers for the friends, family and community of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg. Music by Agency, Jessica Allossery and Carolyn McDade.


No Time to Get Distracted

Whether Elizabeth Terrell-Tracey ends of trustee is not the point. The real work is in addressing how people voted for her in the first place.


When Xenophobia Wins an Election

Partisanship is not okay, but we are called to name injustice where we see it.


Find Somewhere to Go (Because we Grow Where We are Needed)

Episode 16: Jesus facepalms his way through Mark's gospel as the disciples keep missing the point. So does the Church. Who are we called to follow? How do we stay salty? Music by Raïssa Simone and The Sweet Maries. Words by Kahlil Gibran.


Born This Way: Risking the Waves & Calming the Storm

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.


The Constant (Awful) Gardener

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.


What Do We Have That They Should Want?

Episode 12: Jesus' family thinks he's crazy. The religious leadership thinks he's evil. Challenging the status quo is always risky. Music by Clementine and Anäis Mitchell. Words by Rumi. Righteous indignation by Bri-anne.


Love is an Action

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.


God will Hunt You Down: Psalm 23, 90s Rap and Children’s Stories

Episode 9: Psalm 23. God not only follows but is ready to hunt us down. Bunnies. Music by Colleen Costello, Postmodern Jukebox and Coolio. Sort of.