The Defeat of Evil

The final collection of the Psalms looks ahead to the day evil will be conquered through an unlikely power: God’s love. Brandon explores Psalm 107 and how the biblical view of God’s love is much more expansive than a mere feeling of admiration for another. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/The_Defeat_of_Evil.mp3 Podcast: Play in new Read more…

Our God Reigns

After the turmoil of book 3, the collection of Psalms in book 4 resets us to fundamental realities about ourselves, the world and God. Brandon explores the most ancient Psalm and its wisdom for how we live our lives each day. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Our_God_Reigns.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Read more…

Hope for the Future

In one of the bleakest periods, the Israelites recommitted themselves to the reality that God is a safe place to hide in times of trouble. Brandon explore the second collection of Psalms and how we can “be still” in our crazy lives and world. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Hope_for_the_Future.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window Read more…

A Call of Faithfulness

The first collection of Psalms called the Israelites then, and us today, back to following God in all areas of our lives. Brandon explores Psalm 19 to discover how we see God moving in the world and in our lives. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/A_Call_to_Faithfulness.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Read more…

Learning How to Sing

The Psalms have been read, prayed and sung over thousands of years. Don introduces us to this prayerbook of lament, song and praise, to discover how we root ourselves in God no matter our present circumstances. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Learning_How_to_Sing.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Read more…

Gluttony vs. Moderation

Not only can we overindulge in food and drink but also with technology and any of the fads that arise. Brandon explores Jesus’ challenge to focus on what truly matters in life through the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Gluttony_vs_Moderation.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Read more…

Greed vs. Generosity

Of the 43 parables, stories with a lesson Jesus shares, 27 of them are about wealth and money. Greed has the power to completely consume us. Brandon explores Jesus’ teachings on generosity and the rom-com It Could Happen to You. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Greed_vs_Generosity.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Read more…

Wrath vs. Patience

Anger, in and of itself, is not sin; how we respond and manage it can lead to good and bad outcomes. Don dives into the Scripture and the film What about Bob? to learn how God expects us to practice patience in our lives. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Wrath_vs_Patience.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window Read more…

Envy vs. Contentment

We live in a world where we want other people’s friends and jobs and families and houses and stuff. Brandon explores the connections between Cain and Abel and Toy Story as God seeks to build contentment in all of us. https://media.blubrry.com/legacyumc/p/content.blubrry.com/legacyumc/Envy_vs_Contentment.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Read more…