This Common Life
This Common Life Podcast
welcome to the "this common life" podcast!
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welcome to the "this common life" podcast!

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Friends, I am so glad to share with you the latest initiative of the “This Common Life” project: a collaborative podcast offering Scriptural meditations on the “common,” the “good,” and our life together.

The purpose of this podcast is to provide you all—the subscribers of This Common Life—with short, weekly devotionals created by a team of contributors from across the country. As you’ll see, these podcasts are not highly produced or edited. Instead, they are an invitation into the lives and meditations of the various weekly contributors. 

Each podcast will be under five minutes and include a prayer, a reading from Scripture, and a brief meditation on that reading.

After this week, the weekly newsletter will still release on Tuesday morning, and audio podcasts will release on Thursday morning.


An expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

But wanting to vindicate himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and took off, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came upon him, and when he saw him he was moved with compassion. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, treating them with oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him, and when I come back I will repay you whatever more you spend.’

Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” — Luke 10:25-38

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This Common Life
This Common Life Podcast
Reflections, interviews, and conversations about the "common," the "good," and our life together.