Former alumni of Bob Jones University and current members of the West-Ohio Conference, Rev. Jeff Mullinix and Steve Shamblin-Mullinix share their thoughts on the Special UMC General Conference, recalling their calling into ministry and forced removal because of their sexual identity.Read More
What does faithful living look like in the shadow of Christmas? Is there a difference between praise and gratitude? Are we allowed to wear hats to the dinner table?Read More
The Elephant in the Room according to Taylor MertinsRead More
If God is all things is Dr. Johanna correct in her 3rd-grade question, "is God in my poop?"
Lets talk about steep learning curves, the challenges of regular preaching, pastoral transitions, the intersection of politics and theology, faithful hospitality, proper boundaries, ecclesial whiplash, sleeping in church, and what it's like to work with the Tamed Cynic.Read More
Fred Rodgers invited all of to be his neighbor. Thanks, Fred but what does it mean to be someone's neighbor?Read More
What if I told you 1/123 people were displaced refugees?
What if I told you that means there are 65 million people displaced today?
Would that have an impact and change the way you think of refugees?Read More
In this episode, we break down the differences between Missio Dei and Missio Ecclesia.
In this episode, we break down the differences between missio dei and missio ecclesia.Read More
Either way you slice it, our polarization has had a negative impact on the way we view the world and one another. Theologians have an opportunity to work towards the de-polarization by engaging ideas they would not normally engage.Read More
What does it mean to be created in the image of God? Are we imitations of the Godhead? Of Christ?Read More
If Belinda Carlisle is right, and Heaven is place on earth, where is Hell? What is Hell?Read More
On wild and wonderful West Virginia, creation as conversation, reclaiming the darkness, faith as disruption, elevating the Spirit, names with definite articles, the violence of baptism, and John as the first hipsterRead More
Is Belinda Carlisle correct? Is Heaven a place on earth? Well according to St. Paul, Belinda might not be wrong.Read More
Taylor Mertins and I discuss Exodus 20.1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Isaiah 5.1-7, Philippians 3.4b-14, Matthew 21.33-46, and The West Wing.Read More
Dr. Brueggemann shares what it means to be a community of resistance, the challenge of sabbath, and his favorite curse word to use when describing the biblical encounter between David and Bathsheba. We also found out who Dr. Brueggemann would put his money on in a Brueggemann vs. Wright street brawl.Read More
We need to unlearn racism so that we can the ability, and willingness, to learn how to view the world without the lenses of racism on our spectacles.Read More
Just a day removed from the violence and terrorism displayed by the "Alt-Right" in Charlottesville, VA, Jason & I thought it would be worthwhile to gather some of our podcast friends to discuss what happened, the role church leaders should play, and what to do next.Read More