January 7, 2018
Amateur theologian Jim Barton and Reverend Abby Conley discuss how they plan to tackle current events episodes in 2018.
December 25, 2017
Abby & Jim review the THREE stories about Jesus' birth found in the Bible, i.e., Matthew, Luke & Revelation. Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2017
Jim & Abby discuss the visitations that lead up to the birth of Jesus during the Advent Season. The twelve days of Christmas don't start until December 25, you know.
November 18, 2017
Jim & Abby discuss to prophets of the exile: Daniel & Ezekiel. Abby lobbies Jim to see these as not super boring.
November 11, 2017
Abby & Jim discuss some unsettling Biblical responses to troubling times.
November 4, 2017
Jim and Abby discuss the Biblical hero Elijah.
September 16, 2017
Jim & Abby consider a sampling of the stories concerning King David in Scripture. They discuss the three origin stories of King David, as well as his relationship with Jonahtan and Bathsheba.
September 10, 2017
Sermon deliverd by Jim Barton at Community Christian Church in Tempe Arizona on September 10, 2017. The sermon addresses the relationship between Christians and God's gift of Land, exploring sinfulness as to misuse of the land, and exploitation of marginalized brothers using the expulsion from the Garden and the murder of Abel as the key text. "Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground."
September 2, 2017
Abby & Jim consider natural disasters in the shadow of Huricane Harvey. Perhaps the origin of religion is an understand of natural disasters as a response of an angry god. Their perspective is a little different.
For those who want to contribute to the relief effort, we recommend Week of Campassion.
August 19, 2017
Jim and Abby discuss the most important figure in the Hebrew Bible for about 10 minutes. Scratching the surface is an undeterstatement!