Episode 9: A Second Call

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The Ragamuffin Gospel Discussion (SPUMCColumbus)
Episode 9: A Second Call
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Hosts: Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr.

In This Episode: There comes a time when we come to the point in our lives when we  ask, “Is this all there is?”    Brennan discusses three crises that precipitate us asking this question: Crisis of Hope, Crisis of Faith, and Crisis of Love.

Jesus insists that the Father is crazy with love for us.  He didn’t say that it would be nice if the Father loved us.  He said the Father does love us.

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Episode 8: Freedom From Fear

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The Ragamuffin Gospel Discussion (SPUMCColumbus)
Episode 8: Freedom From Fear
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Hosts: Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr.

People prefer the known to the unknown.  People tend to fear what they do not know.   The many “what if” questions we ask, as Manning describes, cause us to take a second mortgage out on our house of fear.   Fear denotes a feeling of punishment.  Freedom does not.  Fear holds many of us captive; yet, if we deny that we are held captive by fear, we will never be free from it.  Freedom in Christ is the freedom that comes from not having to be controlled by the “what if” questions of life.

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Episode 7: Paste Jewelry and Sawdust Hotdogs

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The Ragamuffin Gospel Discussion (SPUMCColumbus)
Episode 7: Paste Jewelry and Sawdust Hotdogs
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HOSTS: Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr.

Manning writes, “Counterfeit grace is as commonplace as fake furs, phony antiques, paste jewelry, and sawdust hotdogs. The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.” In our attempt to mask who we are to others, we unknowingly mask who we are to ourselves. This holds us captive.

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Episode 6: Grazie, Signore

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The Ragamuffin Gospel Discussion (SPUMCColumbus)
Episode 6: Grazie, Signore
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Hosts: Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr

What is a proper response to the cross? How should we properly respond to God’s completed work on the cross?

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Episode 5: Cormorants and Kittiwakes

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The Ragamuffin Gospel Discussion (SPUMCColumbus)
Episode 5: Cormorants and Kittiwakes
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Hosts: Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr.

At the end of his life, Abraham Heschel said, “Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and He gave it to me.” Could it be that the wonder of God is right there in the thick of our daily lives? What are the distractions preventing you from noticing the wonder of God’s grace and mercy?

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Episode 4: Tilted Halos

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The Ragamuffin Gospel Discussion (SPUMCColumbus)
Episode 4: Tilted Halos
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HOSTS: Tommy Bridges and John Fugh, Jr.

In This Episode: Manning writes that getting honest with ourselves does not make us unacceptable to God. It does not distance us from God. Rather, it draws us to Him as nothing else can. It opens us anew to God’s flow of grace. When we think we are better than we are, Manning would tell us that our halos are too tight.

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