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
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.
Welcome to the first episode of the brand new podcast, The Mission Podcast. Each week Corey and Ethan discuss "Christian movies" and religious themes in movies. This week we take on the one of the most pretentious of recent films discussing Christian faith and theistic thought, Batman v Superman.
Give us a listen, see what you think, respond and come back for more.
This week our conversation focuses on guns, gun control, and the problem of violence and power, really it's a lot. So if you're looking for an absolute answer for what to do and what we should say, well maybe you should look elsewhere, but if you're looking for an honest response that we have to work for, this is the place to hear it.
Taking a knee, what is it good for? Well, ticking off the president for one, and in some cases confusing the original message of the "take a knee" protest. Joined by the newest member of our C, I family, we have the incredible AhnnaLise who is among the talented staff serving at Aldersgate UMC in Alexandria, VA.
Welcome back to Colloquy, Interrupted. We're returning with a discussion on theodicy, aka, the problem of evil in the world.
The image from David Hayward we discussed can be found over at the Naked Pastor.
Rick and Morty, Game of Thrones, Serial: each of these are series that have something in common, they're divided by seasons. We here have realized that it's time for us to end our season, that we've reached a point in the summer where recording a weekly episode is more of a hinderance than something that provides a worthwhile listening experience. And so rather than continue to publish subpar episodes mixed in with quality conversations, we wanted to take some time away, get some good episodes together, and start off new and excited in the Fall.
Thanks for following us this far, we hope you'll go with us a bit further.
This week we begin a new series which will update intermittedly in which we interview our hosts because, let's face it, some of you don't know who we are and we talk a lot about testimony in churches so maybe it's time we actually do them. So this week we talk with Corey, or as Danny refers to him, A Boy in a Man's Shoes (whatever that means).
Thanks for listening as always, we hope you enjoy.
This week we talk itineracy and the moving process, appropriate as so many of us are moving this time of year, Danny offers us his perspective as he's currently in the process of moving and entering a new church.
So tell us, do you think itineracy is a worthwhile part of the modern church or is it a relic that we should rethink in the years to come?
To learn more about the event we'll be heading to in August check out The School for Congregational Development.
It's with the announcement of a new baby girl that we welcome Ethan Shearer onto the show along with Nick McMichael. In this episode Corey interviews Ethan and Nick about their impending arrival as first-time pastors in their various charges. We talk a bit about fears and joys surrounding the impending appointment, and we chase more than a few fuzzy squirrels as we talk about William Stringfellow, Philis Tickle and some other theologians. All in all this was a fun episode to record and we hope you enjoy.