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David Petty and video game church

David Petty and video game church

November 24, 2020

Pastor David Petty joins the pod to talk about CrossFire Gaming, a project he helped create, that seeks to provide alternative spaces and opportunities for people to connect with God and with one another.

Dwight Zscheile and the future of mainline churches

Dwight Zscheile and the future of mainline churches

November 3, 2020

Amidst the disintegration and decline, Dwight Zscheile believes the mainline church has an opportunity to rediscover its identity.

https://faithlead.luthersem.edu/decline/

DL Mayfield and the Myth of the American Dream

DL Mayfield and the Myth of the American Dream

October 27, 2020

DL Mayfield joins the pod to talk about her book The Myth of The American Dream and the problems with white, middle class, evangelical theology.

Jay Bakker and Celebrity Pastors

Jay Bakker and Celebrity Pastors

October 20, 2020

Jay Bakker talks about trauma, suffering, celebrity pastors and more totally random questions that Loren sprung on him! A really great conversation you need to check out. Props to Jay for being willing to answer questions off the cuff!

Natalie Wigg-Stevenson and Ethnographic Theology

Natalie Wigg-Stevenson and Ethnographic Theology

October 13, 2020

Dr. Natalie Wigg-Stevenson joins the pod to talk about what it is Ethnographic theology and why pastors and church leaders would benefit from putting it into practice more often.

Nikki Frontz and innovative ministry

Nikki Frontz and innovative ministry

October 6, 2020

Rev. Nikki Frontz of Solomon's Porch talks about innovative ministry in a time of intense disruption. 

Ally Henny and messy church

Ally Henny and messy church

September 29, 2020

Author and activist Ally Henny talks openly and honestly about the pain, hurt, and heartache caused by church--and why she still believes in church.

Nancy Pittman and the future of theological education

Nancy Pittman and the future of theological education

September 22, 2020

Seminary President Dr. Nancy Pittman joins the pod to talk about how Covid is hastening change and reshaping in theological education and why pastors and church leaders should continue to invest in it.

Eric Law and Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World

Eric Law and Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World

September 15, 2020

Pastor and Author Eric H.F. Law joins the pod to talk about is book, "Fear Not: Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World." He shares how others seek to manipulate our fears to suite their needs, whereas Jesus shows us how to manage our fears to help us grow.

Carol Howard Merritt and Healing Spiritual Wounds

Carol Howard Merritt and Healing Spiritual Wounds

September 8, 2020

Pastor and Author Carol Howard Merritt talks about what religious trauma is and how theology and structures can perpetuate harm against our most vulnerable.

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