The Rev. Dr. Leah Schade returns to “In Layman’s Terms” to pick up on the conversation we stared in 2021 about her book, “Preaching in the Purple Zone.” In this episode, she shares an issue guide designed to help United Methodists discuss LGBTQIA+ inclusion and the upcoming General Conference. Download the episode. Request access to…Read more »
The miracle of turning water into wine might seem trivial, but a closer look reveals how Jesus interacted with His mother as an adult while teaching us about transformation. The miracle also paved the way for Jesus’ first followers to buy into His ministry. Download the episode.
Todd shares the audio from a sermon he provided from his basement on the first Sunday in January 2022 — a cold, icy day in Lawrence, Kansas. Using the text from Ephesians 1, we explore how we are adopted into the family of God thanks to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Download…Read more »
Our short series on “The Redemption of Scrooge” concludes with an exploration of how our miserable miser of a character rediscovers joy. May we do so and keep Christmas all year round! Download the episode.
As we continue with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Present teaches our lead character three important aspects of love: Showing love by being part of a community, showing love by showing mercy to others, and showing love in true, genuine relationships with those closest to us. Download the episode.
Our advent series focused on redemption continues, as does our exploration of the classic story “A Christmas Carol.” In this episode, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, and the miser starts to recognize that his life doesn’t have to be as lonely and miserable as it has become. Scrooge is starting…Read more »
Advent is all about the anticipation of the arrival of the Christ child. But why did Jesus come to live among humans in the first place? To provide an opportunity for redemption for all of us. In this four-episode series, we explore our redemption by following the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge from the classic tale,…Read more »
Todd concludes a special three-part series on showing gratitude to God during the week of Thanksgiving 2021 with a study of how Jesus gave thanks. Unlike many of us, Jesus didn’t just give thanks for what already had happened, but He also thanked God prior to performing miracles and before willingly dying for humankind —…Read more »
Our special three-part series on giving thanks to God continues with an examination of how King David showed his gratitude toward God: Looking back at what God already had done for him and the Israelite people. Praising the traits and truths of God. Understanding God listens to our prayers. Having faith that God will answer.…Read more »
In a special three-part series the week of Thanksgiving 2021, Todd studies how to show gratitude to God. The series starts with lessons from the prophet Daniel, who showed that we should give thanks to God when things are going really well for us, but also when times are tough. Download the episode.