Earlier this Fall, Dwight Zscheile, a professor at Luther Seminary authored an article/blog post titled "Will the ELCA be around in 30 years?" That article features some research the reveals the dramatic decline of the ELCA projected from 2017 to 2050. In this episode of the Everyday Spirituality Show we sit down, via a telephone, with Dwight and ask him to unpack this article in greater depth.
We enter into the new version of the Podcast with it’s emphasis on Everyday Spirituality
In this episode, I announce changes to the focus of this podcast, and play the interview with me conducted by the 2 Bald Pastors.
Episode 35 we talk with Emily Swanson of Holy Cow Consulting about their work using the Congregational Assessment Tool aka the C.A.T. How congregations can learn a more accurate picture of themselves so they can make better plans for the future.
Margot Leitman is a Moth Storytelling Hour Champion, author and the keynote speaker at the 2019 New England Synod Assembly.
How Luther Became the Reformer is the title of her new book. In this episode we talk about the ways Martin Luther has been depicted in modern society, and how that impacts our notion of him as a reformer.
In this episode we sit down with Pastor Tim Keyl of Bethesda Lutheran Church in New Haven, CT and talk about his many and varied experiences as a Pastor from his history in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to companionship in the Holy Land to Yale Divinity School neighbor.
Poppy Champlin, Comedian, Screenwriter, Producer and Teacher of Stand Up sits down for a conversation about her life and work, as well as tips around the use of comedy in public speaking. We also update you on changes to our website and the progress on our new book Everyday Spirituality.
This episode includes both the sermon I preached this week for the Renewal of Ordination Vows for Lutheran and Episcopal Clergy gathered at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Pawtucket, RI, as well as some commentary by me on the sermon.
In this episode, Episode 29, I talk with Kim Bergstrand and Sara Anderson about this opportunity for congregational renewal. Forward Leadership Community is the renewal strategy for congregations in the New England Synod.
Episode 28 with Mike Girlinghouse who serves as the Bishop of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod. We talk about his new book Embracing God's Future without Forgetting the Past which will be released this summer by Fortress Press.
In this catch up episode I explain the new project I’m working on - a book and curriculum on Everyday Spirituality, plus a recording of a sermon I preached last weekend On Genesis 15, which I call “400 Years of Slavery.”
Rebecca is a Pastor, a comedian and a storyteller. We discuss the different ways these tools can be used in ministry.
Grace Pomroy works for Portico Benefit Services as an educator in the field of financial planning. In this episode we discuss stewardship, financial planning and the FIRE movement. SPECIAL NOTE: I apologize for the audio quality of this episode. We had technical difficulties.
Episode 24 We talk with Pat Speer who is a Community Organizer with the Christian Activities Council in Hartford, CT. In this episode, we discuss Pat's early life and the events that shaped him and then beginning around the 18-minute mark we dive into the core principles of organizing. You can learn more about the work of the CAC at www.christianactivities.org
In this episode of the podcast we talk about sabbaticals with Pastor Kirsten, who currently serves Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
Richard and I discuss the work of conflict mediation in congregations through the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, which he directs.
Phoebe Morad of Lutherans Restoring Creation is our guest this episode
Matt Wilhelm, member of Concordia in Concord, NH. I loved this conversation about service. Plus, he is now running for office in New Hampshire. Check it out.