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

June 30, 2019

3.05 A Bit More Beloved

Corey recently attended a week of summer camp, however this camp may be a bit different from other camps you've attended. Yes, it has smores, and campfires, and outdoor activities, but it's also a camp focused on supporting LGBTQ+ teens and their allies.

Camp Beloved just wrapped its fifth year with its largest summer yet at Lake Louise Christian Community in Boyne Falls, Michigan. In this episode Corey sat down with Mark Thompson, one of the founders of Camp Beloved and together they talk vision, mission, and hope for the future.

June 3, 2019

A Q&A with the MI Bishop

So friends this isn't an episode so much as it is a spare place to upload audio from the Michigan bishop, David Alan Bard's Q&A session on June 1, 2019. Youre fully encouraged to skip if you're just looking for a usual episode.

May 7, 2019

3.04 More Than You Can Handle with Nate Pyle

In our second conversation with Nate Pyle, AhnnaLise, Corey, and Danny sit down to talk about suffering, evil, and the question of God's presence in the feeling of absence. 

Nate serves as pastor of Christ's Community Church is Fishers, Indiana. He is the author of Man Enough and blogs regularly at natepyle.com. Nate and his wife, Sarah, have three children. You can find More Than You Can Handle in bookstores now.

April 25, 2019

3.03 Transitions

This week we took some time to talk Notre Dame and transitions, how we move from one phase of life to another. We take some time to consider what it means to be a pastor moving and what it means for a church to experience both a pastor leaving and a pastor coming, all at the same time. 

April 17, 2019

3.02 Interruptions and Sex

This week we spend some time talking about disruptions during sermons and responses to the tough topics we so often have to preach on. Following this line we take a side step for a time into the topic of sex and how it is that the Church can find its moral and relevant voice. 

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.