In the Beginning . . .

June 12, 2017

Sermon from Chalice Christian Church member and recent University of Evansville graduate, James Barton III.  James has a BFA in creative writing and a minor in Anthropology, which you may be able to detect in his message.


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 22 Environmentalism)

June 3, 2017

Rev. Abby and Jim consider the Biblical implication of caring for the planet and how failing to care for it impacts the poor.  They also briefly revisit corporate sin and how to pronounce Appalachia.


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 21 God)

May 22, 2017

This is a Jim only episode discussing briefly the images of God found in the Bible and proposing one new idea.


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 20 War)

April 29, 2017

Jim & Abby struggle with the Bible's ambivalent teachings on war.


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 19 Matthew 27:50)

April 15, 2017

Abby & Jim explore the need for grief as it springs from the end of Christ's life recorded in Matthew 27:50, "And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit."  Read more at Abby's blog here.


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 18 Balaam)

April 2, 2017

Jim & Abby discuss the totaly nuts story of Balaam and his talking donkey.  If you don't believe us, it's in the Bible here


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 17 Budgets)

March 19, 2017

With budget proposals in the news, Jim & Abby discuss the impact of faith on budgets--both personal and national.  Didn't Jesus say the poor would be with us always?


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 16 Leviticus)

March 5, 2017

Abby & Jim discuss Leviticus, particularly chapter 12, and whether it is really helpful at all.  Also, how it intersects with themes from the Vagina Monologues.


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 15 Refugees)

February 18, 2017

Jim & Abby talk about the Bible & the refugee crisis.  In so doing, they start but do not end with Leviticus 19:34, "You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God."  


Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 14 Job)

February 5, 2017

Abby & Jim talk about one of the most interesting pieces of literature in the Bible, the book of Job.  Features, "When I asked why there were only one set of footprints, Jesus replied, 'Because the sandpeople walk in single file to hide their numbers.'"  You can also check out some of Jim's blogging on this here.