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.
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!
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.
Here's further material Dr. Elgendy recommends:
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.
March 13, 2020
Wednesday evening Think & Drink is back!
This week, we started our discussion around the film Just Mercy, the church, and our criminal legal system.
March 12, 2020
In this special episode of the Riverfront Podcast, Pastor Chelsea speaks to the current concerns about the Coronavirus.
For additional information and resources:
Click Here for the latest information from the State of Delaware.
Click Here for information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Click Here for information from the World Health Organization.
March 7, 2020
In this episode, Pastor Emma talks with Noelle Toscano, co-director of Ezer Rising, about the upcoming Ezer Conference (April 24 - 26)
The Ezer Conference, hosted by Ezer Rising, will be a time of teaching, worship, and encouragement - whether you are new to egalitarianism, consider yourself a seasoned egalitarian or Christian feminist, or are curious about Biblical equality of the sexes looks like - you will be encouraged, equipped, empowered, and (hopefully) make some new connections and friends!
Click Here to learn more about the conference and register.
Click Here for the Ezer Rising Facebook Page.
February 27, 2020
We just entered the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday.
Pastors Chelsea, Emma, and Edwin discuss the traditions and personal experiences surrounding these observations.
If you are interested in attending the screening of Just Mercy on March 8 at Penn Cinema, click here to RSVP.
February 15, 2020
We are excited to welcome Chelsea Spyres to the Riverfront team!
In this episode, Pastor Emma and Pastor Edwin have a discussion with Chelsea about her background, thoughts on ministry, and the significance of Superman.
A Note from Chelsea
Riverfront Church- I am so excited to join this team of amazing leaders of faith, grounded in the work in Wilmington. I join this team as a United Methodist, and am in the process of finishing seminary and seeking ordination in the UMC.
I am originally from Newark so in some ways this move from Washington, DC feels like coming home, but it also feels like a brand new adventure. I am loving getting to know a new city, and finding those spots in Wilmington that are already becoming home. I live just a few blocks from Grace United Methodist and love being able to walk to the office, meeting neighbors along the way.”
One thing that excites me about Riverfront is the partnership between so many different people who are looking to explore faith and life together. I often find the church to be a place where it seems like you have it all together to come to worship or a gathering, when in reality we all have a million questions, crazy stories, and messy lives.
I am excited to experience God and community with you all as we figure things out together. I look forward to meeting you and hope that you will come out once in these next few weeks so I can get to know some of your story and passion for Riverfront.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, please feel free to reach out, I'd especially love to meet one-on-one at your favorite Wilmington spot. Know that I am praying for you, and look forward to seeing you soon!
January 16, 2020
What is Epiphany? How is it recognized? Can we gain a new appreciation for both the holiday and the phenomenon?
Pastor Emma and Pastor Edwin explore these and other questions in this episode.