29 results for tag: United Church of Canada


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.


Mini Episode: Death is Not the Last Word

April Fools! Guess what, Mary...he's not the gardener! Redemption can be found even in the darkest, the most broken, the most neglected and shattered of places. Music by Ainsley McNeaney.


Mini Episode: It Is Finished

Jesus is killed - violently and shamefully - on a cross. We now commence the mourning. Music by Ainsley McNeaney.


90s Passion: Jesus’ Final Days

Episode 7: 90s music tells the story of Jesus' journey towards execution on this special Holy Week episode. What if God was one of us?


Angry Jesus, Imperialism & Institutional Church

Episode 6: Jesus is super angry at the religious establishment. Lots of people are (rightly) super angry at the Church. Music by Ainsley McNeaney and Melanie Frade. Words by Kahlil Giban.


To Wear the Crown of Peace: We’ve All Been Told a Lie

Episode 5: Exploring Lent through the songs of Gordon Lightfoot. Jesus says he's gonna die and Peter is upset. The myth (lie, really) of redemptive violence. Music by Ainsley McNeaney.