This episode is filled with so much good stuff and we’re excited for you to dive in. We have a question from Bella about how to talk about your faith without making other people uncomfortable. How do we disconnect sharing our faith from some people’s ideas about evangelising people.
We also queer this week’s passage from 1 Peter 2:2-10. We talk about what it means and feels like to be nourished by God’s word and how the experience of queerness and transness can be a touchpoint for the entire church. So stay tuned and enjoy this episode.
In this episode, we talk about:
- Brian talks about learning Danish and cooking [0:00]
- Fr. Shay talks about cooking monstastic soups [1:26]
- Shout out to a new Patreon supporter [3:14]
- A question from Bella about how to talk about your faith [4:04]
- Fr. Shay talks about the pressure to evangelize that he grew up with [5:11]
- Brian shares about how progressive folks sometime move too far in the other direction [6:15]
- Fr. Shay talks about disconnecting sharing from conversion [9:03]
- Invitation to Sanctuary Collective [10:33]
- We queer a text from 1 Peter 2:2-10 [11:06]
- Brian talks about the joy of being nourished by God’s Word [12:45]
- Fr. Shay talks about what it means to taste that the Lord is good [13:50]
- Brian delves into the power of learning to trust your body [14:35]
- Fr. Shay talks about the power of those rejected to build something incredible [15:16]
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1 Peter 2:2-10
Instead, like a newborn baby, desire the pure milk of the word. Nourished by it, you will grow into salvation, since you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Now you are coming to him as to a living stone. Even though this stone was rejected by humans, from God’s perspective it is chosen, valuable. You yourselves are being built like living stones into a spiritual temple. You are being made into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Thus it is written in scripture, Look! I am laying a cornerstone in Zion, chosen, valuable. The person who believes in him will never be shamed. So God honors you who believe. For those who refuse to believe, though, the stone the builders tossed aside has become the capstone. This is a stone that makes people stumble and a rock that makes them fall. Because they refuse to believe in the word, they stumble. Indeed, this is the end to which they were appointed. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people who are God’s own possession. You have become this people so that you may speak of the wonderful acts of the one who called you out of darkness into his amazing light. Once you weren’t a people, but now you are God’s people. Once you hadn’t received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
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