Lori here. Welcome to our first episode of the Upside Down Podcast! In this episode, you'll hear the backstory of how this podcast came to be, how we landed on the name Upside Down, and how the five of us met! You'll also be introduced to each of us more personally, hear what three fictional characters we think best reflect who we are (or who we want to be), and be encouraged to do one thing, right now to bring the kingdom come right where you are.
When we think of what it means to follow Jesus, we can't help but consider that the King of the universe chose to enter our world in the very opposite way that we would expect a king to arrive. He came as a brown skinned baby, born to a virgin woman in a filthy barn. His father was a Jewish carpenter who would pass on his trade to his son who would eventually deconstruct every thing the world ever believed about the kingdom of God and their Messiah.
Jesus flipped the entire world on its head with every word He spoke, every parable He taught, every person He touched, every law He fulfilled and every law He abolished. Jesus came that we might follow Him into the margins of society and live counter culturally to everything the world is preaching at us.
This is the upside down kingdom and this is the more you will be invited to consider in this episode.
So glad you're here!!