Through questions, stories and everyday conversation, this podcast explores the messy intersections between faith, life and culture.
Cindy Keating is a writer, speaker, podcaster, question asker and fan of people and intentional conversation. Her greatest passion is to inspire and challenge this generation to live a faith that is honest, relevant and contagious.
She co-curates for ConfrontingNormal.com, an online community for those confronting what the church and culture tells them is normal. And she serves as co-founder for RedCarpetLife.com, a community for those putting love into action -1 day of service, 4 times a year.
Pushing Buttons & Asking Questions ft. Renae Kulhawe
We’ve learned to think of pushing buttons and asking questions as a bad thing. But perhaps we should embrace the spirit behind these attitudes as more about curiosity and adventure than about outright defiance.
The Poverty Of Isolation ft. Chris Glubish
Perhaps in the midst of our privileged communities, it’s time to think differently about poverty and see isolation as one of our culture’s greatest forms of it. Perhaps it’s time we go out of our way, like Jesus, to have dinner with the unlikely impoverished.
So often we feel like what we do is unimportant and insignificant, but what filter are we seeing this through? To human eyes, sure, it may seem and be deemed unglamorous and unsuccessful. But to God, our dedication and steadfastness is noticed.
Gripped ft. Bob Roxburgh
We belong to the Kingdom of God, and only until that really grips us can we cope with the kingdom of this world. Do we create space for our hearts to be gripped?
The Glory Of The Cross
Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him.” John 13:31
This isn’t exactly culture’s style of glory, is it? In a culture caught up with big shiny moments, rising to the top and high levels of achievement, it’s hard for the human mind to understand the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. Laying down one’s life for others is a stark contrast to the way we naturally live, but we mustn’t forget that it IS the call of every believer.
In today’s podcast episode, we’re talking about what glory actually looks like.
Jesus equated glory with doing the Father’s will and, through His example; He challenges each of us to live in the same way. But the cross doesn’t just challenge our way of life, it calls us to redefine our idea of glory.
Glory: to lay down one’s life so the Father’s will may be accomplished.
“What we do is very little. But it is like the little boy with a few loaves and fishes. Christ took that little and increased it. He will do the rest. What we do is so little that we many seem to be constantly failing. But so did he fail. He met with apparent failure on the Cross. But unless the seeds fall into the earth and die, there is no harvest.” –Dorothy Day
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He Is Enough
In a culture caught up with needing more and more, we tend to be oblivious in understanding when enough is enough. We hoard out of our need for security and control, but the manna the Israelites tried to stockpile went mouldy if they gathered too much because God was trying to teach them to believe He would provide for their daily needs.
On the podcast today I talk about manna and how it symbolizes God meeting our every need and how He’s always faithful to show up and provide.
Manna met the Israelites every single day because God is faithful.
How similar we are to the Israelites in doubting that God will show up, or that God will provide, or that we will have enough. But we learn from the Israelites that waking up everyday with a sense of trust, faith and anticipation is secure, right and true because He is secure, right and true.
God was with the Israelites for 40 years as they lived in the desert, but more importantly, He led them to the Promised Land while providing for everything they would ever need - because that’s Who He is, and that’s what He does.
The story of the manna and quail is a reminder to each of us that He is enough.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.” –Exodus 16:4a
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Mentioned In Today’s Podcast
Exodus 16: Manna and Quail