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Four young United Methodist Pastors, One Podcast; follow our exploration of ministry in a rapidly changing world.

November 15, 2017

The Mission Podcast Episode 006: Christian Mingle

This week Corey and Ethan delve into the strange bizarre world that is apparently the Christian Evangelical dating world of Christian Mingle. Will main character find the man of her dreams? Not without some heavy-handed preaching she won't. 

November 14, 2017

2.08 Hell Part 2 (with Matt Knonenborg)

This week we are joined once again by Matt Knonenborg as we discuss Hell, what is it, what's wrong with it, and where do we go from here. 

November 8, 2017

The Mission Podcast Episode 005: The Matrix

This week Corey and Ethan deconstruct the argument that The Matrix is a Christian movie. 

November 7, 2017

2.07 Hell Part 1 (With Matt Knonenborg)

This week we sit down with fellow Wesley grad, Matt Knonenborg to discuss Hell. We planned it being a single episode, but we found we had so much to say we needed to break it into two parts. 

November 1, 2017

2.06 All Saints

This week we discuss the church holiday, All Saints. We talk origins, practices, and everything in-between. So join us for this late episode and enjoy. 

October 31, 2017

The Mission Podcast Episode 004: The Exorcist

Things get spooky this week as Corey and new guest Kyle the horror correspondant discuss the classic 70s horror film, The Exorcist. Is it a good movie? Well of course, but we're not talking so much about that as about the "Christian" themes found within, and even those we soon discover are tenuous at best... 

Anyway, happy Halloween, see you next week with The Matrix.

October 25, 2017

The Mission Podcast Episode 003: The Case for Christ

Ethan and Corey get real sleepy this week as they watch and review the extremely boring Christian film, "The Case for Christ" based on the Lee Strobel books of the same name. 

October 24, 2017

2.05 Death and Dying

This week we tackle the difficult topic of death, something AhnnaLise is apparently obsessed with, we talk both big D Death and little d death, in other words, Death as a Power versus death as a thing we talk about. For more info on the topics we discussed check out The Order of the Good Death.

October 18, 2017

The Mission Podcast Episode 002: God’s Not Dead

This week we break into our first review of a Christian film, "God's Not Dead"... which goes about as well as you'd expect 

October 17, 2017

2.04 Sanctuary with Paul Perez

This week we are sharing a bit of an older episode... but it checks out. We are joined by Paul Perez, a deacon in the Michigan Conference who leads and works with JFON (Justice For Our Neighbors) a UMC-based advocacy group working to provide legal aid to undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers as well as a wide host of other services; in this episode we talk sanctuary churches, William Stringfellow, and we ask the question, just what is a deacon.