Mike’s Friday Rumblings – 08-12-22

This is an audio version of Mike Murphy‘s Friday rumblings. This is a regular post on Facebook that I’ve turned into a podcast. I decided Mike’s words needed a wider audience. You may agree or disagree with what he says, but there is certainly much food for thought contained here. You can friend Mike on Facebook for the printed version or read it below.

Rumblings. 8.12.22  

Rumble 1. “When setting out on a journey do not seek advice from those who have never left home.” ~ Rumi

We do it all the time. We seek the advice of those who aren’t in the know. I can never get rid of the image of a pillow manufacturer advising the White House on COVID strategies while real scientists were given the cold shoulder. Things like that happened a lot back then. Let’s not make the mistake of allowing it to happen again. 

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Lectio Divina 12 – Luke 7:11-17

This is a weekly release of the spiritual practice Lectio Divina. I hope you’ll listen and ponder the scripture passage offered and let me know your thoughts. My email address is 

producer@anitalustrea.com. Also, feel free to share this podcast on your social media or tell a friend about it. 

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Mike’s Friday Rumblings – 08-05-22

This is an audio version of Mike Murphy‘s Friday rumblings. This is a regular post on Facebook that I’ve turned into a podcast. I decided Mike’s words needed a wider audience. You may agree or disagree with what he says, but there is certainly much food for thought contained here. You can friend Mike on Facebook for the printed version or read it below.

Rumblings. 8.5.22 

Rumble 1. “Listening does not grant the other side legitimacy. It grants them humanity—and preserves our own.” ~ Valarie Kaur

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.” ~ James, MSG

“Author Esther de Waal describes how in Benedictine spirituality there is an inherent connection between listening and responsive action:  To listen closely, wit…Read More

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Lectio Divina 11 – Luke 6:6-11

This is a weekly release of the spiritual practice Lectio Divina. I hope you’ll listen and ponder the scripture passage offered and let me know your thoughts. My email address is 

producer@anitalustrea.com. Also, feel free to share this podcast on your social media or tell a friend about it. 

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Melinda Schmidt – episode 330

 

Is scripture relevant for now? Melinda Schmidt joins me on the podcast as we answer that question and dig in to thinking more broadly about how that looks? As we look at being deeply formed instead of shallowly formed, what does lament look like? And how to we access scripture in a way that is relevant for today?

If you’ve been struggling lately, we’ll take you on a journey to discover the rawness of scripture and also the hope that is ours in scripture.

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Mike’s Friday Rumblings – 07-29-22

This is an audio version of Mike Murphy‘s Friday rumblings. This is a regular post on Facebook that I’ve turned into a podcast. I decided Mike’s words needed a wider audience. You may agree or disagree with what he says, but there is certainly much food for thought contained here. You can friend Mike on Facebook for the printed version or read it below

Rumblings. 7.29.22 

1. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

This is why so many needed initiatives struggle to get passed in Congress. Follow the money and you’ll see who legislators are really beholden to and why they aren’t willing to change the rules of engagement. It’s nothing new. You’d think the quite obvious existential threats to our planet might force a change but mo…Read More

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Lectio Divina 10 – Luke 2:22-32

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This is a weekly release of the spiritual practice Lectio Divina. I hope you’ll listen and ponder the scripture passage offered and let me know your thoughts. My email address is 

producer@anitalustrea.com. Also, feel free to share this podcast on your social media or tell a friend about it. 

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Mike Murphy’s Friday Rumblings – 07-22-22

This is an audio version of Mike Murphy‘s Friday rumblings. This is a regular post on Facebook that I’ve turned into a podcast. I decided Mike’s words needed a wider audience. You may agree or disagree with what he says, but there is certainly much food for thought contained here. You can friend Mike on Facebook for the printed version or read it below

Rumblings. 7.22.22 

1. “Christian nationalism is a religion that believes it needs a political party, president, supreme court and nation to ensure its own survival. 

Christianity is a religion that believes it needs radical love for God and neighbor to ensure the survival of the most vulnerable among us. ~ Rev. Ben Cremer

Christian nationalism is fear based. Let’s take care of ‘them’ before ‘they’ come after ‘us’ is one of the battle cries. 

Plain ol…Read More

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Lectio Divina 9 – John 1:1-8

This is a weekly release of the spiritual practice Lectio Divina. I hope you’ll listen and ponder the scripture passage offered and let me know your thoughts. My email address is 

producer@anitalustrea.com. Also, feel free to share this podcast on your social media or tell a friend about it. 

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Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley – episode 329

 

Seismic shifts are underway in the church and one of the important underlying questions on the table is “Will future generations find a church worth fighting for?” Decades-long ministry leader, Nancy Beach, along with her daughter, Samantha Beach Kiley, have penned the recent book Next Sunday:An Honest Dialogue About the Future of the Church. They join me on this week’s podcast to help name some of the things that have marked evangelical Christianity for far too long.

If you’ve been invested in the church, or wondering if it’s worth sticking around, this conversation is for you!

Find Nancy in the following places:
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Find Samantha in the following places:
• Website
• Instagram
 

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