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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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Episode 91 - voting stories

Episode 91 - voting stories

October 21, 2020

We are just days away from Election Day - a great opportunity for Pastor Chelsea, Pastor Emma, Pastor Edwin, Noelle, and Barbie to share some of their most memorable voting experiences and share some thoughts on voting as well as some tips for those who plan to vote in Delaware, Maryland, or Pennsylvania.

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Episode 90 - talking movies with Michael Hock

Episode 90 - talking movies with Michael Hock

September 14, 2020

As we begin our faith and Film Series, we thought it would be interesting to talk with a true film aficionado - fortunately Michael Hock was willing to join us to share his insights on a wide variety of films.

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You can read Michael's film reviews and more at BadShakespeare.com

And here's just some of the films we're covering in this sermon series and that we discussed in this episode:

 

  • Breakfast Club
  • Forrest Gump
  • A Knight's Tale
  • Selma
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Joe versus the Volcano
  • Hamilton
  • Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
  • Trolls: World Tour
  • The Croods
  • The Goonies
  • The Way

 

Episode 89 - Addressing racism in our churches

Episode 89 - Addressing racism in our churches

August 25, 2020

Chris Burton is Director of Equity and Inclusion at The Stony Brook School and Founder of Di Baddest Consulting, providing insights about equity and inclusion for Christian schools and clergy.

 

Pastor Emma and Pastor Edwin talked with Chris about ways to address racial issues in our churches and society.

 

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Chris is also preparing a workshop on race - to learn more, connect with Chris through any of the following:

Di Baddest Consulting on Facebook

email: dibaddestconsulting@gmail.com

Di Baddest Consulting on Instagram

Episode 88 - The Biblical call to protest - with Kristin Kumpf

Episode 88 - The Biblical call to protest - with Kristin Kumpf

August 17, 2020

Is protest Biblical?

 

This week, we talk with Kristin Kumpf, director of Human Migration and Mobility for the American Friends Service Committee, and someone who has been involved with several protests.

 

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Episode 87 - Special crossover with enneagram discussion

Episode 87 - Special crossover with enneagram discussion

August 9, 2020

This is a special crossover episode - we're sharing the most recent episode of the Artist for Joy podcast where Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez interviews Pastor Chelsea about the upcoming workshop they are holding on the Enneagram - click here to learn more about the workshop and sign up to participate.

 

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Episode 86 - Spiritual practice while socially distancing

Episode 86 - Spiritual practice while socially distancing

August 4, 2020

COVID-19 has shifted much of our work, our worship, our relationships online. None of us expected to still be online almost 6 months after COVID-19 began, and yet here we are.

 

In this podcast episode Pastor Chelsea talks with Alison Gillmeister on spirituality in the midst of COVID.

 

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Alison is a Catholic and teacher in Washington, D.C.. She’s grateful to all the people God has used to mold her faith over the years, especially those she met while she was a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Atlanta. These last few months she has been celebrating the grace received through the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius while adding a new practice alongside Pastor Chelsea.

 

Tune in for this conversation between two good friends, staying connected through distance and a global pandemic thanks to prayer, music, and Zoom!

 

 

Episode 85 - Faith and Civics with Dr. Rick Elgendy - part 2

Episode 85 - Faith and Civics with Dr. Rick Elgendy - part 2

July 28, 2020

This week we continue our discussion with Dr. Rick Elgendy, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary.

 

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Here's further material Dr. Elgendy recommends:

 

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
Civil Religion in America by Robert N. Bellah
HOW PROTESTING BLACK BODIES ARE IMAGINED AS A THREAT TO NATIONAL PRIDE
Episode 84 - Faith and Civics with Dr. Rick Elgendy - part 1

Episode 84 - Faith and Civics with Dr. Rick Elgendy - part 1

July 21, 2020

This week we begin a discussion with Dr. Rick Elgendy, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary.

 

 As a public theologian, he draws on sources in systematic theology, political theology, social ethics, and critical theory. His work has appeared in journals such as Political Theology, the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Studia Patristica, and he is the co-editor of and a contributor to the volume, Renegotiating Power, Theology, and Politics (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). He is working on a book that outlines a Christian theology of power by means of a comparison between Karl Barth and Michel Foucault. As Wesley's Academic Director of Public Theology, Dr. Elgendy advises masters students who specialize in public theology and non-degree students working toward the Certificate in Faith and Public Life. In addition to WTS, he has taught at Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago.

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