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

May 16, 2018

30 50 Years of United Methodism with Charlie Baber

We were lucky enough to sit down with Charlie Baber, author and artist of The Wesley Bros, a Methodist webcomic, for a third time, this time talking about the anniversary that just sort of snuck by, the 50th anniversary of the UMC. We take some time to talk about the good things the UMC has done, the fearful place we seem to find ourselves in, and of course, we spend some time talking about what gives us hope. 
Hey, did you know we're doing an annual conference BINGO contest? Follow the link below, download the image and you can be entered for a chance to win a prize tailored by us. 

Annual Conference BINGO



May 8, 2018

29 Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians with Brandan Robertson

This week AhnnaLise and Corey got to sit down with Brandan Robertson, pastor at Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diago California and author of the new book, Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians. We spend some time talking about the book, a collection of essays, as well as some time to talk about the current state of the church and what we can learn from the far-right takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention.  

The book can be found over at the Amazon store page.

May 1, 2018

28 Christ on the Psych Ward with David Hosey

This week Corey and AhnnaLise meet with David Finnegan Hosey, author of Christ on the Psych Ward a book detailing his experience in the mental health system as well as how Christian theology is lived out therein. 

You can find his book over at Christ on the Psych Ward Amazon Page

And the book's website over at https://www.christonthepsychward.com/ 

April 24, 2018

27 #MeToo

In what might be one of our most important episodes we are joined by Rev Cara Rockhill from the Episcopal Church as well as fellow UM pastor, JillAnn Knonenborg to discuss the #MeToo Movement as well as sexual violence both inside and outside the church and how we as pastors, and especially we male pastors like Danny, Corey, and Jeff, should be responding and raising awareness to the issues of rape, assault, and violence perpetrated against women, children, and men and how the church has often been silent on this issue. 
So if you've ever wondered how you can be a better ally, how to talk about this issue, this episode might be a good starting place or way to continue the conversation. 

*Content Warning* We discuss matters that may be uncomfortable and potentially triggering for some, so if you find yourself bothered by discussions of this variety, please consider this your warning. 

April 17, 2018

26 The Easter Letdown

This week we talk about the post-Easter slump and the almost inevitable letdown we all face when we go from a full church to maybe even a quarter of the regular attendance in the week after. We include a bit about evangelism in here as well. 

April 11, 2018

25 Extension Ministry

Well we have to be honest, we had a rough Holy Week, so forgive us as this episode comes out a little late. This week we talk extension ministries and what they look like for us and for churches we've encountered. 

March 27, 2018

24 Easter

This week we hone in on Holy Week and Easter, talking about our plans, hopes, and expectations, we also lay out in explicit detail our plans for April Fools being as Easter conveniently falls on it this year.

March 21, 2018

23 Commissioning

This week AhnnaLise, Corey, and Danny have a followup conversation on Corey's commissioning interview, we talk what it looks like in the various conferences and the nervousness that goes into it and follows it. A good place if you're nervous about what's coming. 

March 14, 2018

2.22 Youth Ministry II

This week we're joined once more by Patrick Landau, youth leader and pastor at National UMC in Washington DC. Our conversation continues into just what youth ministry means, what it looks like, and why it's important. One not to be missed.

March 7, 2018

2.21 Youth Ministry

AhnnaLise, Corey, and Danny are joined by Patrick Landau to talk youth ministry in a two-week youth-focused special. We're uploading this a little late because Corey was too busy going for commissioning interviews and forgot to upload it.