w.t.Hell pt 1

 Dr. Mike shares traumatic stories about the way the idea of Hell has scared him, scarred him, & subjected him to bad theater, as we begin looking at different Christian views on Hell: Is it a bad place for bad people? Is it the sad fate of unbelievers? It it the threat of fading away when you die? Why are some people so obsessed with it?  

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Ground Rules #2

We finish up GROUND RULES for divisive topics, and look at some moments in Christian history for clues for how we can be aware when we slip into out of love into CRUSADER MODE. Dr. Mike also confesses why he hates when people find out he is a pastor, the room gets rowdy, and we gear up for whats next…

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Michael Petrow
Hello Neighbor

Continuing The Good Samaritan, we talk about what it means to be a neighbor, and who we are supposed to love. Dr. Mike talks about his worst neighbors, and how his grandfather's bad behavior led to there always being an extra seat at the dinner table. 

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SAMARITAN

We ask who our personal "Samaritans" are--the people that we think are just plain WRONG, geographically, religiously, sexually, politically--as we discuss the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Dr. Mike also reveals why he picks up hitchhikers! 

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Holy-day Presents

We continue discussing our new callings for 2018, & Charles Dicken’s Christmas Carol--which Dr. Mike insists is really a NEW YEAR's story! This week we discuss how the Spirit meets us IN THE PRESENT,  reveal one or two details form the story you probably don’t know, including the reason Dickin’s wrote it in the first place! Also Christmas present mishaps and shenanigans. 

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Haunted Holidays

Have you ever been haunted by the past? Dr. Mike uses one of his favorite stories to discuss how  holidays and holy days work, especially Christmas (his fav) and New Years (his least fav)--reflecting on the past in the present to change the future. 

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