Episodes

In this exploration of what Jesus called "The Kingdom of God," Ronnie talks about how the love of Christ can indeed change the world.

Session 2: Ronnie McBrayer’s 2020 Winter Bible study explores Jesus’ major parables, parables that seem like harmless stories at first. But if we pay close attention to these stories, we see that Jesus subversively but radically shatters our tidy, well-packaged ideas about spirituality and faith. Jesus’ parables are status quo-breaking tales that invite us to participate in his Kingdom come to earth.

Session 1: Ronnie McBrayer’s 2020 Winter Bible study explores Jesus’ major parables, parables that seem like harmless stories at first. But if we pay close attention to these stories, we see that Jesus subversively but radically shatters our tidy, well-packaged ideas about spirituality and faith. Jesus’ parables are status quo-breaking tales that invite us to participate in his Kingdom come to earth.

Ronnie disassembles the traditional story of the "Three Wise Men," and puts it back together in his talk from Epiphany. 

In this post-Christmas edition, Ronnie talks about exchanging - and rejecting - certain gifts that are offered. Particularly, the gifts of anger, troubling-making, and toxicity: These must be left unopened, as setting boundaries with poisonous people is an act of well-being and spiritual health.

In this timely talk, Ronnie talks about the lack of peace in our current society, and its source as the lack of peace within each individual. There is so little peace in the world, because we have so little peace within us.

In the Advent talk that focuses on John the Baptist, Ronnie address how we must wait - sometimes a long, long time - for God's purposes to be fulfilled. While we wait, we work, doing all we can until the Kingdom of God arrives.

(Sorry this took Ronnie "forever," but technical difficulties and travel prevented him from posting new material.)

Taking the Lectionary reading from the book of Job, Ronnie speaks on the faith of the patriarch, a faith unlike what most of us have today. Job's was a faith in complete darkness, a faith untamed.

For All Saints Sunday, 2019, Ronnie speaks from Ephesians 1 on how all believers are rightly called "saints." It is a message of hope and a challenge to live defiantly in a dark world.

"What Can You Do?" was the question put to Jesus by the crowds in John 6. They were interested in Jesus for only the benefits he brought - not who he was.

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