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

March 12, 2019

3.01 Recovering From Hell

We are back! In this inaugural episode of season three, we kick off with a followup to General Conference, checking in with our personal lives and trying to get a gauge on where exactly we go from here. 

Do you have a question for us? Clarification on something we got wrong (we can do that)? Anything you want to add that we could mention next week? Please comment or hit us with a message and we'll try to get it on the next episode. 

Quick correction, we made the claim in the episode that there are 700 new reconciling churches when in reality it was 700 new individuals who had joined the Reconciling Ministries Network, although in the time since this was recorded the count has jumped to 2,000.

February 26, 2019

Voices from Conference: Laura Young

Corey tracks down Laura Young, on leave clergy in the West Ohio Conference.

February 26, 2019

Voices from Conference: Carol Cook Moore

Carol Cook Moore, former Wesley professor and current pastor in Oklahoma sat down with Corey to offer her take on the day.

February 25, 2019

GC Day 2: The Kingdom is Colorful

At this second day of the Special General Conference in St Louis, Corey, Ethan, and Nick talk about our disappointments, our joys, our anxieties as we look forward towards tomorrow.

February 24, 2019

Holy Humor at General Conference

Corey, Ethan, and Nick discuss day one of General Conference in St Louis as they wait in their hotel lobby to find out if they can get back in their room tonight (they can't).

They end up talking about holy conferencing, the place of humor in these settings, and the hope that we can actually pray about what this conference is about.

August 20, 2018

37 Naming the Powers with Rick Elgendy

Corey had the recent pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Rick Elgendy, professor of ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary. In this conversation, they discuss the powers and principalities and finally share their mutual love and admiration for William Stingfellow. It's a conversation that spans idolatry, ethics, the nature of evil and sin, and a great deal more. 

You may have noticed our schedule has been pretty wonky of late, we apologize as the summer has been a bit more chaotic than we would have liked, but we'll be back again soon with our regularly scheduled weekly episodes, hold tight!

August 6, 2018

36 A Sin by Any Other Name with Rob Lee

This week AhnnaLise and Corey are fortunate enough to sit down with Rob Lee, writer, speaker, public theologian, and (perhaps, at present, most notably) great (etc) grand nephew to Robert E Lee. A year out from Charlottesville, we discuss what it means to speak prophetically about racism and about oppression and injustice. Rob brings his perspective on speaking out against racism after having lost his position in his church as a result of his speaking out. 

Give us a listen, respond, question, and we'll see you back next week.

July 20, 2018

35 Money, Sex, Power with Dr Walter Brueggemann

After a very exciting turn of events, Corey was fortunate enough to sit down in person with Dr. Walter Brueggemann, one of the 20th (and 21st) centuries' leading biblical scholars. 

What does the current state of American politics mean for being prophetic and preaching the Word in our modern world? What does it mean to preach and proclaim spiritually rather than historically? We discuss these topics and a great deal more in this episode. 

June 22, 2018

34 Be Here Now with Bishop Karen Oliveto

This week Corey is joined by friends Nick and Ethan who welcome Bishop Karen Oliveto, Bishop of the Mountain Sky Conference who is also the first openly gay bishop in the United Methodist Church. During this episode, we discuss what it means to be an openly gay bishop as Bishop Karen tells us her call story, as well as what it means to be a United Methodist and a Christian in our modern world. It is an incredible episode and one you do not want to miss. 

June 14, 2018

33 Sanctuary! with Jill Zundel

While at Michigan's Annual Conference Corey got a chance to sit down with Jill Zundel, pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Detroit, one of the, unfortunately, few churches involved in the modern sanctuary movement, a movement centered on housing undocumented immigrants and immigrants under threat of deportation. Jill recently completed a walk from Detroit to Lansing to raise awareness for the movement and for the refugees and families currently housed at Central UMC.