Holy Shenanigans

Hearts Ablaze

May 23, 2023 Tara Lamont Eastman Season 4 Episode 27
Hearts Ablaze
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Holy Shenanigans
Hearts Ablaze
May 23, 2023 Season 4 Episode 27
Tara Lamont Eastman

This Pentecost, as I think about the mighty, rushing wind that invoked the followers of Christ to speak and live lives of love - real love; I am on the lookout for signs of this love today - hearts ablaze for the sake of love.

I think what is needed to not simply revive the Church to love - but reorient our focus, to Christ"s starting place to love.  This Pentecost season, how can the "Church"  live in ways that embody the parting words of Christ…"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another."

Discussion Questions:

If you are sharing this podcast episode with a small group or church community, here are some questions to ask about Pentecost, the "church" and Christ's call to love:

1. Is the church and “Christians” known by the way we love well? Why or why not?

2. Are our hearts ablaze with the Holy Spirit to live into this call to love? Where have your witnessed this "fire" of love?

3. When your friends hear the word “Church", what is their/your response?

4.  As you learn about God as the original  hearth-tender - how might your/and our your community engage in practical hearth-tending where you are?

(You can find the account of Pentecost in the Bible in the book of Acts, Chapter 2.)
 
Song "Cleansing Fire" copyright T.L. Eastman 2019

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Wild Goose Festival is a transformational community grounded in faith-inspired social justice. Wherever we come together we learn and grow by co-creating art, music, story, theater, and spectacle, engaging in a wide variety of robust, courageous conversations with each other and with thought leaders and artists from other communities. Listeners of Holy Shenanigans Podcast can use the discount code a-tle24 for a $50 discount off the price of an adult weekend ticket!


Support the Show.

Pastor Tara Lamont Eastman is an Ordained Minister of Word & Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She has pastored ELCA and PCUSA churches throughout New York State. She was a contributing writer to the Collaborate Lutheran Student Bible and the Connect Sunday School curriculum, published by Sparkhouse.

Show Notes

This Pentecost, as I think about the mighty, rushing wind that invoked the followers of Christ to speak and live lives of love - real love; I am on the lookout for signs of this love today - hearts ablaze for the sake of love.

I think what is needed to not simply revive the Church to love - but reorient our focus, to Christ"s starting place to love.  This Pentecost season, how can the "Church"  live in ways that embody the parting words of Christ…"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another."

Discussion Questions:

If you are sharing this podcast episode with a small group or church community, here are some questions to ask about Pentecost, the "church" and Christ's call to love:

1. Is the church and “Christians” known by the way we love well? Why or why not?

2. Are our hearts ablaze with the Holy Spirit to live into this call to love? Where have your witnessed this "fire" of love?

3. When your friends hear the word “Church", what is their/your response?

4.  As you learn about God as the original  hearth-tender - how might your/and our your community engage in practical hearth-tending where you are?

(You can find the account of Pentecost in the Bible in the book of Acts, Chapter 2.)
 
Song "Cleansing Fire" copyright T.L. Eastman 2019

Send Tara a Text Message

Wild Goose Festival is a transformational community grounded in faith-inspired social justice. Wherever we come together we learn and grow by co-creating art, music, story, theater, and spectacle, engaging in a wide variety of robust, courageous conversations with each other and with thought leaders and artists from other communities. Listeners of Holy Shenanigans Podcast can use the discount code a-tle24 for a $50 discount off the price of an adult weekend ticket!


Support the Show.

Pastor Tara Lamont Eastman is an Ordained Minister of Word & Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She has pastored ELCA and PCUSA churches throughout New York State. She was a contributing writer to the Collaborate Lutheran Student Bible and the Connect Sunday School curriculum, published by Sparkhouse.