Riverfront Church Podcast
Episode 101 - let‘s talk about death

Episode 101 - let‘s talk about death

September 21, 2021

Pastor Chelsea and Pastor Emma talk with Gary Soulsman.

Gary Soulsman is a writer and former journalist, who, for 40 years, covered people and events in Delaware, often writing about religion and spirituality. To help people think about death and dying in a society that too often denies the importance of this topic, he teaches the "Mysteries of Living and Dying" at the University of Delaware's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

 

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Episode 100 - a look back at the first 99…

Episode 100 - a look back at the first 99…

September 11, 2021

Pastor Emma and Pastor Chelsea are joined by Pastor Edwin, Alan, and Ken as they look back at the past 99 episodes of the Riverfront Podcast - and offer up some ambitious ideas for the next 100 episodes.

 

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Episode 99 - A preview of our Think & Drink look at Baptism

Episode 99 - A preview of our Think & Drink look at Baptism

August 16, 2021

On Wednesday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30 in August and September (starting August 18) - all are welcome to join in on an exploration of baptism - where did it come from, why do we do it, what does it mean?

The discussions will take place at DE.CO (entrance at 10th and Orange Streets in Wilmington.

In this episode, Pastor Chelsea and Pastor Emma offer up a preview of what to expect.

 

Episode 98 - Scott Michels is throwing a party and you are invited!

Episode 98 - Scott Michels is throwing a party and you are invited!

June 22, 2021

Scott Michels is known throughout the region for encouraging people to do good - and now he's created a way to celebrate that goodness - and if you're reading this, you are invited to participate!

Click Here to sign up for the Do-Good-A-Thon

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Enjoy listening as Pastor Emma talks with Scott about doing good.

And here's a photo that will make a lot of sense when you listen to the interview:

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Episode 97 - Sharon Sable on music and community

Episode 97 - Sharon Sable on music and community

May 27, 2021

Sharon Sable is known throughout the mid-Atlantic region for her incredible voice - and she is now serving as Riverfront Church's Music Coordinator. In this episode, Sharon talks with Pastor Chelsea and Pastor Emma about the power of music and the great community we enjoy in the Wilmington area.

 

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Episode 96 - Amit Barak, founder of the Jerusalem Initiative

Episode 96 - Amit Barak, founder of the Jerusalem Initiative

May 1, 2021

JERUSALEMITES' INITIATIVE is a non-profit organization which began operating in 2018 to empower Arabic speaking Israeli Christians, of all denominations, who are proud of belonging to Israel and support the full integration of Christians in the country.

In this episode, Pastor Emma and Pastor Edwin talk with Amit Barak, founder of the organization, about life in Israel and the work of his organization with Arab-speaking Christians.

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Episode 95 - Seth Vogelman on life in Israel

Episode 95 - Seth Vogelman on life in Israel

February 14, 2021

Seth Vogelman is a trade representative for several states in the Middle East - he lives in Israel and served in the Israeli Army and has insights into not only trade and international relations, but also faith and community.

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This episode features a fascinating conversation between Vogelman, Pastor Emma, and Pastor Chelsea.

 

Episode 94 - Chanukah history with Rabbi Michael Beals

Episode 94 - Chanukah history with Rabbi Michael Beals

December 9, 2020

Our good friend Rabbi Michael Beals joins us in this episode to share some history and insights into the celebration of Chanukah and how playing the dreidel was originally a subversive act.

 

Also, Rabbi Beals is inviting everyone to celebrate with him and his congregants at Beth Shalom - go here and click on the appropriate link for each Chanukah gathering - https://www.bethshalomwilmington.org/worship/chanukah/ 

 

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Episode 93 - continuing civics conversation with Dr. Rick Elgendy (part 2)

Episode 93 - continuing civics conversation with Dr. Rick Elgendy (part 2)

November 3, 2020

Our conversation with Dr. Rick Elgendy continues (part one can be found on Episode 92) - this one starts with the use of headless chickens to determine leadership...

 

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Episode 92 - continuing civics conversation with Dr. Rick Elgendy (part 1)

Episode 92 - continuing civics conversation with Dr. Rick Elgendy (part 1)

October 30, 2020

Dr. Rick Elgendy, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, joins us for more discussion about faith and the civic space (check out episodes 84 and 85 for the first conversation).

This episode covers the first half of the conversation - looking at everything from role models of biblical involvement in politics to the rise and fall of empires.

 

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