Episode 25: Desolations and Consolations of 2020: our laments and praises from this year
Starting off with some talkback, the pastors respond to a listener thinking through communal repentance. The pastors explore the power of community in the work toward wholeness and reconciliation, how being seen is important in the work of restoration.
Next up, the big topic! A little like the Daily Examen by Ignatius Loyola, a process involving looking over your day and praying about it with God, the pastors do a Yearly Examen, recounting the year’s desolations and consolations. From the tragedy of police shootings and isolation to the miracles of Birthday Parades and baptisms, they dive in to ponder this roller coaster of a year and all the things to lament and praise.
To wrap up the time, some Show and Tell: Evan Mawarire and his revelations in jail, Michelangelo’s Pietà, Andrew Yang’s music, returning to the invitation of Advent every day.
Spiritual Show and Tell
- Ben Shared: For the Life of the World – Ignore These Walls – Faith that Leads to Freedom in Zimbabwe / Evan Mawarire & Miroslav Volf
- Julie Shared: Michelangelo’s Pietà
- Rachel interacting with Daily Prayer
- Jonny Shared: The Heavens Praise by Andrew Yang
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Resist and Restore is a podcast by Circle of Hope. We’re extending the table of our dialogue! Tune in bi-weekly as the Circle of Hope pastors—Rachel, Ben, Julie, and Jonny—sit down to dialogue about faith, God, Jesus, the spiritual life, and everything in between. Available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.
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