Secrets have great power over us. We’ve seen the damage that happens when they remain in the dark. Sometimes revealing them can be liberating. Other times, they can take you down. They either hold you back or launch you forward. On the show, we sit down with Kris Lowen the author of the upcoming book, Hidden: a book about secrets. Kris is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to launch his new book. Kris is an avid blogger, speaker and serves as a pastor for Walla Walla University Church. Join us for an intimate conversation about the things we try to hide and a different way to live.
Upsidedown world? Bizarro world? Topsy turvy? Down the rabbit hole? All these don’t quite encapsulate the level of crazy that we find ourselves living in. Now, I could deal with the regular crazy, but they keep bringing Jesus into the mix. And in my snarky notebook, that’s a big no-no. Let’s talk about how the Rodney Howard-Browne’s, Jim Bakker’s and Steven Bannon’s and try to control the Christian narrative and mission. It’s nuts. It’s sick. It’s got nothing to do with Jesus. It’s a big orgy of crazy. We need to be awake and aware of this insanity and speak out against it. If Christianity is all about politics at the moment, we need to be vigilant to return it to its roots. We must be the ones who are the prophets and priests that return Christianity to its roots. Are you willing to stand up and say this is a line we won’t cross? Are you willing to say no more? For too long, the industrial American Christian complex has wielded its power over this rich and deep faith tradition. It’s time to end the Christian crazy.
Come along for the ride as we skewer through life, culture, and spirituality in the face of a changing world.
• Life happens, especially when you have kids. It’s rarely expected, often embarrassing, but ultimately you just have to laugh. Take this example of a rogue kiddo as he interrupts a weatherman mid-broadcast to offer his own weather prediction, “There are farts everywhere. And toots!!” Someone hire this kid pronto. I want him to give me the weather every day.
• As a parent, we’ve always had those moments when the kiddos crash the party, interrupt a phone call or say something inappropriate (that they learned from us). This instance of a kid-tastrophe happened live during a BBC interview. I definitely believe this deserves to be in the parenting hall of fame. Hats off to Professor Robert E. Kelly, of Pusan National University in South Korea for keeping it together. Bonus points for his wife for cleaning up the hilarious carnage. We’ve all be there.
• Say hello to Madison, the newest viral video star. After winds swept through the state of Ohio last week, they had power outages and mass destruction. The winds were even enough to make four-year old, Madison Gardner fly.
• Can twenty-one kids take on Trump and the fossil fuel industry? I truly hope so.
There’s a showdown a-brewin’ in the courts that has Trump taking on a group of organized and motivated young people from the advocacy group, Our Children’s Trust. Per their website, “Our Children’s Trust elevates the voice of youth to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for the benefit of all present and future generations.”
From Mashable: “If successful, this first-of-its-kind lawsuit could force even a skeptical government to curb carbon dioxide emissions and help communities adapt to the effects of global warming.”
A rundown on the topic of social justice, movement, and how to make change. Join us as we continue our conversation from the previous week about how faith should inform advocacy. Is there hope that faith can inform action in a way that doesn’t get muddled within politics and power grabbing? We think so.
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A rundown on of the topics of Pokemon Go and the Black Lives Matter movement. In the midst of the insane whirlwind of the current political season, we talk about advocacy and social justice in the face of technology and the religious posturing. Is there hope that faith can inform action that exists outside the realm of politics? We think so.
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A little while back, I had the pleasure of talking with LGBTQ activist, advocate and United Methodist pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer. This exclusive interview is part of a Snarky Faith Radio show on why dialogue, not debate, is needed more in the church today. To listen to the show, click here.