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

July 18, 2017

37 End Season One

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.

July 11, 2017

36 Corey Simon: Homecoming

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.

June 27, 2017

34 A Dollop of Danny

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.


June 20, 2017

33 We Got the Band Back Together

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.

June 13, 2017

32 Bad Math (Trinity Time)

This week Corey, Ashley, and Jeff do what you shouldn't do in a sermon and spend too long discussing and describing the Trinity. However we also talk about community and Corey shares a story from Annual Conference.


June 6, 2017

31 Annual Conference (apparently) Trumps Pentecost

On this week's episode we discuss Annual Conference, what it is, what we hope to achieve, and what we're looking forward to. Oh, and two of us miss Pentecost while going to Conference, though one of us get's commissioned on Pentecost... so there's just all sorts of fun things happening. 

What's exciting about AC for you? What do you hope to accomplish? Or even what makes you nervous or less excited about AC?

May 30, 2017

30 Fancy Lines with David Hayward

On this episode we share in an engaging conversation with David Hayward (aka, the naked pastor) and Charlie Baber (creator WesleyBros). We talk about art as ministry and art as therapy as well as the work of creating engaging and introspective art and dialogue about difficult issues related to spiritual, mental, and physical life. 

This is an exciting conversation, one you don't want to miss.

David can be found at nakedpastor.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also find his books at Amazon.

Charlie can be found at www.wesleybros.com and on Facebook.

May 23, 2017

29 Pastoral Ethics with Sondra Wheeler Part 2

This week is the second and final part of our discussion with Dr Sondra Wheeler in which we continued our discussion on moral theology. This time though we turned our focus more toward personal pastoral ethics and what it means to be a pastor and spiritual director at such a time as this. We talk a bit about self-care and what makes for effective preaching. 

Like last week there were a few issues, but less than last time, so please enjoy. 

Her book can be found on Amazon, please check it out if you're interested in learning more. 

Also, we should be hitting 1k downloads this week, so that's exciting, thanks everyone for following us this far, we're excited for the next thousand downloads and hope you are too!

May 16, 2017

28 Moral Theology with Sondra Wheeler Part 1

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Sondra Wheeler, professor of ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary. We talked a bit about her new book, The Minister as Moral Theologian, as well as the danger pastors and religious professionals can quickly find themselves in. 

Admittedly this episode had some audio problems that we either weren't aware of at the time or were unable to fix. But! If you listen through with a little patience, we promise a great episode is in store.

Her book is available at Amazon and most anywhere else books can be found.

May 9, 2017

27 Marketing the Unicorn with Teer Hardy part 2

In which we finish our two part episode with Teer Hardy. We talk a bit more about marketing as well as practical ways we seek to connect with our congregations.