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

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. 

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June 5, 2018

32 Flint Recovery with Greg Timmons

This week during Michigan's Annual Conference Corey was fortunate enough to sit down with Greg Timmons, the Recovery Coordinator in Flint, Michigan who deals with water distribution and community rebuilding efforts on a daily basis. Greg shares his perspective as Corey listens in and asks the questions we're still wondering about when it comes to Flint. Did you know the United Methodist Church is the only church involved in Flint recovery at a denominational level? Hear about this and other details on the ground in Flint from someone living it. 

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May 22, 2018

31 Man Enough with Nate Pyle

Does our Jesus look more like the Americanized rugged individual or the oppressed person of color? More like a mighty warrior or a lamb who was slain? A killer of his enemies or a mother hen calling her chicks home? This week Corey and Danny were fortunate enough to sit down with Nate Pyle, author of Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood, and don't worry, it's not what you think it is. We talk in this episode about toxic masculinity as well as about what redemptive masculinity and redeemed humanity actually might look like. 

You can find Man Enough over on the Amazon page.

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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

 

 

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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.

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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/ 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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