Ben and Matt discuss the difference between prayer as begging God to do something and prayer as “making a claim on reality,” and read from a prayer book that has been meaningful for both of them.
Ben and Matt discuss how difficult this has been for parents with young kids, and how easy it is to feel shame about that.
Ben and Matt discuss whether the “shelter-in-place” order from the government is a religious freedom issue or not, plus an imaginative exercise on what might actually be a religious freedom issue.
Ben and Matt discuss some implications and extra thoughts from the sermon yesterday, on what it means to be holy, how our view of the Old Testament sacrificial system play into that, and how all of that affects our picture of God.
Ben and Matt discuss why we gather on Zoom for our online worship gatherings, rather than recording or livestreaming a worship service.
Ben and Matt discuss the special “Doomsday” food items they’ve purchased during the pandemic that they never would have gotten otherwise.
Ben and Matt discuss a couple recent articles explaining why we all feel “Zoom fatigue,” along with some recommendations for coping with it.
Ben and Matt discuss how spiritual transformation often happens as we reflect back on suffering in our lives, and how trauma can block this essential process.
Ben and Matt discuss the pressures that coronatide has put on all of us, and what to do with the (sometimes ugly) stuff it reveals to us about ourselves.
Ben and Matt interview Joel Rockey, our Vestry’s Junior Warden and “Sexton Emeritus”, on how he and his family are grappling with “Coronatide” by cultivating creativity.