episode 3.8 in which our hosts learn about volleyball and hospitality

episode 3.8 in which our hosts learn about volleyball and hospitality

With episode co-host and interviewee, Sarah Jackson of Casa De Paz, Denver, Colorado.

We blathered and yacked (verb, past tense: trivial or unduly persistent conversation) about some of the following topics and ideas in the podcast. But for the most part, we got to know Sarah Jackson and life at Casa De Paz. Please look at the following links to learn about Casa de Paz and support the compassionate work of hospitality are hope.

episode 3.7 in which our hosts seek a daily apocalypse

episode 3.7 in which our hosts seek a daily apocalypse

As we get ready to jump into Epiphany, we look at the key themes of the season and grab onto an idea that helps us frame our conversations around the season.

Of the many themes that arise in the lectionary texts for this year in the lectionary, the epiphany theme of “revealing” and of “unveiling” emerge.  That which is being revealed is the light of God in Jesus of Nazareth.  With each week, a new story unveils a previously unseen aspect of God-with-us.

Episode 3.6 in which Christmas is almost here!

Episode 3.6 in which Christmas is almost here!

If you are not ready by now, well, I have news for you. It’s going to happen anyway. Christmas, once again, is sneaking up and ready to start. Yes. I said start. For many, Christmas Day feels like a finish line. For some, the finish line feels like relief that all the plans, purchases, and demands will now fade so that normal life may again resume.

Please, don’t leave Christmas so soon. We have twelve days to let the idea of hope, peace, joy, and love sink in a bit. For some, there are days of from work. For others, there are days off from school. And for some, there are no days off at all. So lengthen out the season, so that when Epiphany comes along on January 6th, Christmas can lift you into a season of seeing God show up in the simple and the subtle.

Season 3.2 in which our hosts begin a two week streak

Season 3.2 in which our hosts begin a two week streak

We talk more about Advent, focusing on the readings and themes of Week Two.  The second week of Advent often chooses peace as the theme around which to interpret the scripture.  But, we note, these are cries of the underdogs who seek justice.  Though peace sounds peaceful, this kind of peace may be unsettling. We also discuss two movies and three songs to help expand you Advent imagination. And soccer.

Season 3.1 ...in which our hosts try to remember how to

Season 3.1 ...in which our hosts try to remember how to

Codemaster Cody and Crash-test Craig decided to record their conversation.

After about two years of talking about podcasting and planning podcast episodes, we just decided to record.

So here it is.

What is different this time around:

  • It is just us on this recording. If we can get Christina to join us, or Justin, we’d be thrilled.

  • We are planning interviews, but there are not any on this episode.

  • Editing is a slow process and a pain in the neck. So we are playing around with technology that will shorten the time from recording to posting. The edits will be rough, or non-existent.

  • We will be talking about the themes and rhythms of the church year beginning with Advent this December.

Also, Craig introduces a new podcast he is developing based on stories about the church which may leave us flummoxed. If you have a story, happy or sad, funny or serious, humbling or heroic, send it to craig@themissionplace.org as an audio file. Use the recording app on your phone, Apple VoiceMemo, on Andriod Voice Recorder, or whatever you have.

See you next week.

#002 Unpolished & Incomplete: an in-between-isode

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

There is such a thing.  There is a week during which appreciation to truck drivers is to be shown.  This year (we just missed it, barely), Truck Driver Appreciation week went from September 11-17, 2016.   Remember it! If you missed it this year, put it on your calendar and be ready for 2017.  Just think, without these transportation officials, we'd have a tough time getting ice cream, beer, dog food, toilet paper, shoe laces, coffee, tires...... To learn more about National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, head to the America Trucking Association website

Mark Stauffer's office

Mark Stauffer's office

 

 

For this edition of Unpolished & Incomplete, Cody interviews a truck driver- because, what's more blue collar than that? In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week last week, Cody spoke with his own father, Mark Stauffer, a 40 year veteran of the industry who has logged nearly 3 million miles on the road. Listen as they talk the pressure of being an entrepreneur on the road; balancing days on the road with family and civic obligations; knowing when it's time to make a change; growing up and raising a family in VERY remote rural Idaho, and a whole lot more. We appreciate truck drivers at the All That's Holy Blue Collar Podcast, who keep the nation moving!