Fabric Podcast
The Gift Exchange: Give Up Your List, Receive…

The Gift Exchange: Give Up Your List, Receive…

December 8, 2019

What's on your list? It's everyone doing and being what suits you best. Sure, you don’t look at it that way. You just think people doing what you like is doing what’s right. Guess again. What if your list of what you want wasn’t getting what you want, but keeping you from getting it? Would you give it up then? And if you did, what do you think you’d get in return? In this episode, Greg Meyer asks us to consider (and try) that very thing.

Find related resources, including the outline for this message, on our website. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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The Gift Exchange: Give Up Naming, Receive…

The Gift Exchange: Give Up Naming, Receive…

December 1, 2019

We spend a lot of attention, time and smarts naming things. Naming the disease and the antidote; naming the poisonous versus the edibles; the ski runs green to black diamond. It is natural, human and helpful! But can we get too good at naming? What happens when we figure it all out, know how it is, sum it all up or boil it all down? In this episode, Melissa Lock asks us what we might receive if we gave up that kind of naming.

Find related resources on our website. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Hearing Voices: Hear My Voice, Listen to My Story

Hearing Voices: Hear My Voice, Listen to My Story

November 24, 2019

What's the value of being known? For some it can be the difference between being valued or harmed. But for any of us? What happens when our stories are known; first by ourselves and then by others? What do we risk and what do we gain? What might others gain? Sharing who you are is powerful and changes lives - yours and others. In this episode we welcome several of our community and friends as they invite us to listen. 

Find related resources on our website. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Hearing Voices: Expanding Your Growth Zone

Hearing Voices: Expanding Your Growth Zone

November 17, 2019

Every change starts with an idea, a change of heart, a shifted paradigm but unless it informs what we do it remains just an idea. Our focus on ‘Hearing Voices’ is not meant to make us more open-minded, but more open-lived. On Nov 17 we used our collective time, experience, energy and courage to each plan our own ‘What’s Next.’ Since that doesn't translate well to podcast, let this conversation between Greg, Melissa, and Chris fill that void as they dig in to some potential places to stretch your growth zone in this Hearing Voices conversation.

Hearing Voices: The Stories of Our Bodies

Hearing Voices: The Stories of Our Bodies

November 10, 2019

Diversity is our strength, not our weakness. But we’ve tried to tame and control it in ways that hurt some of us directly and limit us collectively. In this episode, Joanne Reeck, the Chief Diversity Officer of Augsburg University joins Greg Meyer to tackle the problem and possibility beneath what we can see.

Find related resources on our website. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Hearing Voices: A Different Kind of Listening

Hearing Voices: A Different Kind of Listening

November 5, 2019

In this scraps episode, Melissa, Greg, and Chris reflect on the kind of listening that the part of Fabric that gathered at Field Community School this past week experienced in unaccompanied group singing and in playing the game Story Stitch from Green Card Voices as part of the current conversation, Hearing Voices.

Hearing Voices: My Name Is Not “Those People”

Hearing Voices: My Name Is Not “Those People”

October 27, 2019

A week with Julia Dinsmore. Julia has stirred her listeners for years by giving voice to her experience and the experience of many others who have been voiceless and nameless. Her credentials as a poet, storyteller, singer/songwriter, and a poverty abolitionist across the country are strong, but what is important is her ability to draw us out of our closed off worlds and into a new space in which we see, hear and value one another.

To learn more about Julia and her work around equity, classism and all the other -isms, read her book, My Name is Child of God... Not "Those People": A First Person Look at Poverty, Julia K. Dinsmore, Augsburg/Fortress Press, 2007. To learn more about Julia's talk with our community, or for other resources relating to "Hearing Voices" contact us at info@fabricmpls.com

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Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices

October 21, 2019

The world is not the place you think it is. Your world has been carefully curated to present a certain story that has a lot to do with how life turns out for different people. Whether you’ve been aware of it or not, you have been advantaged or disadvantaged by that story. That isn’t the world Jesus told stories about nor that stands behind the unrealized dream of “All people are created equal.” This first of our six-week odyssey of listening to more stories from more voices; starts with your own.

Here's the link to Clint Smith's TED Talk shared in this message as well as Yehimi Cambrón's story from Green Card Voices

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Find the outline for this message and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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In-Between Conversations: Help Hearing

In-Between Conversations: Help Hearing

October 16, 2019

We've just spent roughly six weeks as a community in conversation around forgiveness. It's probably just what was needed as we prepare to dive into a conversation full of land mines, ruts, and some deep motivation to maintain the status quo. In this scraps podcast, Chris, Greg, and Melissa reflect on how "The F Word" helps prepare us all to have the capacity for Hearing Voices

Learning the F Word: F Life

Learning the F Word: F Life

October 13, 2019

Forgiveness is a lot of work. Especially when we live in a way that expects no problems and has to muster the courage to deal with them when they inevitably show up. What if we saw life differently? What if we assumed friction, problems and offenses were part of life together and used them to grow rather than hide from them? And what if forgiveness wasn’t a big event but a way of life?

Find the outline for this message and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Is the F Word Really a Big Deal?

Is the F Word Really a Big Deal?

October 6, 2019

We've acknowledged how forgiveness can be a dirty word. We ignore it, cheapen it, and try to escape from it, but are we just making too big a deal about it? In this episode, Melissa, Greg, and Chris step back and ask the question,  "Is the f word really a big deal?"

Learning the F Word: F Yourself

Learning the F Word: F Yourself

September 29, 2019

F'ing yourself, um, meaning forgiving yourself can be the hardest of all the forgiveness challenges. It is easier to write yourself off as unforgivable, or just forget about it and move on. But should you choose to do the real thing and realize, accept and deal with all the messed up stuff you are and have done, well, that will be a journey. Maybe the most important journey of your life. 

In this episode, Greg Meyer helps us see how there's forgiveness woven into the fabric of the universe and it's not only worth it, but possible, to offer it to yourself.

Find the outline for this message and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

 
 

Scraps of Forgiveness- Kali Pliego [Extended version]

Scraps of Forgiveness- Kali Pliego [Extended version]

September 28, 2019

We try to keep scraps conversations pretty bite-sized, but there are a lot of powerful pieces to consider. Here's the full conversation Melissa and Chris had with Kali, part of our Fabric family. 

 

Scraps of Forgiveness- Kali Pliego

Scraps of Forgiveness- Kali Pliego

September 27, 2019

Taking forgiveness seriously can start bringing up all kinds of hurt and considerations about complicated situations in our lives. In this scraps podcast, Kali Pliego, part of our local fabric shares about the "trauma trap" that systems and institutions can place on us. 

Learning the F Word: F Them

Learning the F Word: F Them

September 22, 2019

TV shows, movies, feel-good news clips and your Aunt Mabel have all told you that you just need to forgive someone whom you are angry and resentful with or hurt by. But why should YOU forgive THEM? They haven’t made up for it or changed! Why should you do them that favor and pay all the cost yourself? Or...maybe that’s not what forgiveness is about. Listen as Melissa Lock walks us through this difficult issue and helps us live into it.

Find the outline for this message and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Learning the F Word: Getting F’d

Learning the F Word: Getting F’d

September 15, 2019

That sounds horrible, but it’s really wonderful, if you realize that this F word is forgiveness. Getting forgiven means you have to say one of the hardest phrases in any language, “I’m sorry.” Asking someone you’ve hurt to forgive you may not seem like the highlight of your day but what if it was? What if it meant moving from the world you were enduring to one with wide open possibility? That’s worth talking about!

Find the outline for this message and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Learning the F Word: Why the F Word is Bad

Learning the F Word: Why the F Word is Bad

September 8, 2019

Why the F Word is Bad - You may have been raised not to say the F word. You were also probably raised not to use the other F word. Forgiveness. Sure, you’ve said it, you can define it, but the only people who understand it are the ones who have had their lives turned upside-down by it. Forgiveness isn’t for those who want revenge, the status quo or even justice, it’s for those who want a life they can’t imagine yet.

Find the outline for this message and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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3 Questions for the Fall

3 Questions for the Fall

September 2, 2019

It's Labor Day weekend which means the relaxed schedules of summer fade away as the routines of fall kick in. Before you get hip deep in what comes flowing at you, take time to decide what you will show up for. What you choose for the fall is up to you but this 3-stranded life of true self, others and that-which-is-beyond-us-all says that making those choices according to what truly matters to you is important. Join us at the Falls this Sunday for the beauty of Minnehaha Falls, the great music, people and a chance to sync yourself with what matters most.

Find related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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GODFLIX: The Hate U Give

GODFLIX: The Hate U Give

August 25, 2019

In this episode Melissa Lock reflects on the movie version of Angie Thomas' book, The Hate U Give, where Starr Carter embarks on an awakening no one would wish for when she witnesses the police-shooting of her childhood friend, Kahlil. True to her name, Starr shines a light for all of us on the complicated and costly realities of racism in the United States and what it looks like to choose the path of honor over hate.

GODFLIX messages are heavy on visuals, so be sure to watch the film, find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps and find others to reflect with!

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GODFLIX: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

GODFLIX: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

August 18, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World includes everything you’d expect from an animated film about warriors and dragons. There are characters coming of age, tension between good and evil, love, loss and leaving home. But the main theme of the story is the most difficult thing most of us will ever have to do in life. Andy Jolivette will say more.

GODFLIX messages are heavy on visuals, so be sure to watch the film, find the outline and related resources at https://www.fabricmpls.com/scraps and find others to reflect with!

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at https://www.fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!