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April 2, 2020  

While our gatherings are suspended due to COVID-19, we’re bringing one of our most cherished practices to the podcast: the open floor. This episode features responses to our March 29 teaching on holiness, picking up the theme “set apart” and asking ourselves “for what purpose?” and “to what extent?” The prompts offered for response were: 

Consider how you can create some beauty or goodness for the world in this unsettled time, let us know what you did and how it went.

Return to some practices this week: prayer, meditation, almsgiving, the examen, or another favorite. Let us know how that goes.

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

March 28, 2020  

Ryan Yazel - Matthew 8, Matthew 5:13-16 

As we continue our lenten series on holiness, we pick up the theme "set apart" and begin to ask ourselves "for what purpose?" and "to what extent?" The church has taken many approaches through the centuries, regarding how distant or engaged it has been with the world around it, with some approaches looking more like the example of Jesus than others.

At the end of this week's episode (and future episodes while our gatherings are suspended), you'll hear some questions for response. Call 574-387-2151 and leave a voicemail response. Then, on Thursday, April 2, we'll release an [OPEN FLOOR] episode featuring your responses. Here are those questions: 

Consider how you can create some beauty or goodness for the world in this unsettled time, let us know what you did and how it went.

Return to some practices this week: prayer, meditation, almsgiving, the examen, or another favorite. Let us know how that goes.

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

March 27, 2020  

While our gatherings are suspended due to COVID-19, we're bringing one of our most cherished practices to the podcast: the open floor. This episode features responses to our March 22nd teaching on holiness as a communal project, along with a general check-in on how people are coping with everything surrounding the pandemic. 

March 21, 2020  

Jason Miller - In this unexpected moment of social distancing and quarantines, we're considering the power of holiness as a communal project. It's not just a private, personal thing. It's an "us" thing. In that spirit, we're also bringing one of our favorite features from our in-person gatherings to the podcast -- the open floor. At the end of this week's episode (and future episodes while our gatherings are suspended), you'll hear some questions for response. Call 574-387-2151 and leave a voicemail response. Then, on Thursday, Mar 26, we'll release an [OPEN FLOOR] episode featuring your responses. 

How are you doing with all the COVID-19 disruptions? What's been especially difficult with everything going on? What's helping you adapt to this unexpected season? How are you coping?

Where in your relationships have you seen holiness as a communal project? Where have you known the presence of God in the space between people?

Who in your life has helped you grow in holiness, wholeness, or being present to the presence of God? How have they done that?

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

March 15, 2020  

Jason Miller - Our in person gatherings are suspended in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, but we're continuing our Lent teaching series on holiness. You might have heard the word holy defined as being "set apart", but that raises all sorts of questions. Set apart from what? For what? And what could it possibly mean when God is described as set apart, if God also fills everything everywhere? 

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible

March 4, 2020  

Jason Miller - This week we explored holiness as being present to the presence of God. Ephesians 5, Matthew 25, Matthew 5, Galatians 3

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

February 27, 2020  

Jason Miller - During Lent this year, we'll be considering the problems and power of holiness. This pre-lent introduction raises some questions about the word "holy" and sets a trajectory for our journey through this season.

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

February 27, 2020  

Jason Miller and Josh McManaway - Bonus episode! In the last week of our series on The Anatomy of Spiritual (R)Evolution, we looked briefly at the kenosis hymn in Philippians 2. In this conversation, Jason talks with SBCC community member and theologian Josh McManaway for a deeper dive into the meaning of the hymn.

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

February 20, 2020  

Jason Miller - In the conclusion of our series about spiritual growth, we considered the challenge of being a community for people in different places or stages of faith. It’s a conversation for our church, but also any marriage, family, or friendship where people are growing in their own ways. Philippians 2

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

February 12, 2020  

Shannan Martin - This week we heard from author Shannan Martin on the power of living close to the ground and close to our neighbors, following Jesus by loving the people and places in our ordinary, every day lives.

She closed our gatherings with this moving benediction:

May you go out into this cold day
warmed by the fire in your own bones.
May you come to see walking shoes, soup spoons,
mini vans, and wrinkled hands as worthy tools for the kingdom.
May you crave low places—the messy, the boring,
the overlooked, the complicated.
May you grow comfortable with grit in your teeth.
May you see God’s presence in the moon,
God’s glory in the clouds,
and God’s goodness in the faces around you.
And may you find your shelter in the untamable garden of community,
God’s kingdom on earth, right where you are planted.
Grace and peace be with you.

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If you’re a part of the growing digital SBCC community, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note letting us know how you found us and what keeps you listening at: info@southbendcitychurch.com.

You can also support the ongoing work of SBCC by giving at: southbendcitychurch.com/give. Just select the “podcast” option from the drop-down menu to let us know how you’re participating in the life of SBCC. South Bend City Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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