Embracing the Lantern, Enduring the Storm - [Let's Suffer Well]

Why do you get out of bed in the morning? And why do bad things happen? Or, a better question, how do we interact with the inevitable suffering that is so often out of our control? Inspired by Viktor Frankl, here is our conversation that seemed rather timely in lieu of the mass shootings this weekend, one of which was rather close to our home. Because those first two questions might be quite related.

We Can't Stay Here - [How We Change - On Making a Transition]

We begin with embracing this Divine Responsibility. Then we acknowledge that the world isn’t static. But we can’t stop with setting a destination — we have to transition our external infrastructure to align with the direction we truly desire to go.

Here’s how we make the transition with an object reflection by Josh Kolasinski.

A Concert of Announcements - [Things Are Changing Around Here]

What do generosity, lateral leadership, and a new season for a staff member have to do with our future? Well, quite a bit.

A concert? Because we played a bunch of tunes.

But also because we sang forth some important announcements about who we are, what we do, and where we are going. We are in a season of changing (what we described as milk and honey), so here’s everything you need to know.

Two Resurrection Manifestos

What do we do with Resurrection?

The question is not whether or not you will go to heaven when you die.

The question is whether or not you will bring heaven to earth while you still live.

With a special reflection on our brother, Chris Sominski, we also explore salvation, shalom, the resurrection of the dead, why Jesus is unrecognizable, the importance of who encounters Resurrection first, and how to begin living out why the last hasn’t been spoken and that the story still continues.

Let's Not Stay Where We Are

What causes us to stay where we are? Why should we embrace the tension of what is possible?

We talk about walls of water versus mud, gratitude, imagination, Resurrection, creation, Douglas Mawson, a story from Tracy York on rethinking sticks and stones, and, of course, a special appearance by our friend Don Schiewer to discuss the best way to embrace transformation.