Posts in Faith
EPISODE 27: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

In this episode we're discussing women, work, and faith as we hear from women in leadership at the OPEN Network conference 2016. 

PODCAST GUESTS (in order):

Marlee Walters, Jen Fisher, Carla Ewert, Mira Joyner, Laura Truax, Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, Jenny Morgan, Rachael McClair, Laura Buffington, Katie Hays, Cameron Trimble

For more information on "She Is Called" visit sheiscalled.com

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EPISODE 24: LISA SHARON HARPER

In this episode Lisa talks about how she fell in love with the idea of "Shalom", how it should inform how we live out our faith, and her new book "The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right".

Interviewer: Mira Joyner & Jen Fisher

ABOUT LISA

From Ferguson to New York to Germany, Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good as Sojourners Chief Church Engagement Officer.  Through preaching, writing, training, network development, and public witness Ms. Harper engages the church in the work of justice and peacemaking.

To follow more of Lisa's work, visit lisasharonharper.com

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EPISODE 19: BRIAN MCLAREN

In this episode Brian McLaren talks about his own spiritual migration from fundamentalism to  a just and generous Christianity, and the four places we should see the transformative kingdom of God breaking in: people, planet, poverty, peace.

Interviewer: Jonathan Williams and Jen Fisher

ABOUT BRIAN

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and a passionate advocate for "a new kind of Christianity" - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. His brand new book "The Great Spiritual Migration" is released on September 20, 2016 and Brian is one of the keynote speakers for Forefront NYC's "Faith, Culture, Questions" fall series.

To follow more of Brian's work, visit www.brianmclaren.net

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EPISODE 18: KENNETH TANNER

In this episode Kenneth Tanner talks about the power of Eucharist, church iconography and how the the humility and vulnerability of God should inform our worship of violence and gun culture.

Interviewer: Ben Grace

ABOUT KEN

The Rev. Kenneth Tanner is pastor of Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and seven children. He loves talking about Jesus, the best films of Woody Allen, and making salsa. His writing has appeared in PatheosHuffington PostSojourners, Books & Culture, National Review, Christianity Today, Behemoth, and Real Clear Religion.

He also publishes on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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EPISODE 15: DEREK FLOOD

In this episode Derek talks about his book "Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need to Learn to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did" unpacking how Jesus and Paul read the Biblical text.

Interviewer: Travis Eades

ABOUT DEREK

Derek Flood is an artist, writer, and a longtime voice in the post-conservative evangelical movement, focusing on wrestling with questions of faith and doubt, violence in the Bible, relational theology, and understanding the cross from the perspective of grace and restorative justice.

To get more info about Derek, visit therebelgod.com

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EPISODE 13: EASTLAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH

In this episode Ryan Meeks and David Lunsford of Eastlake Community Church in Seattle tell their story about becoming fully inclusive and talk about our relationship to our bodies, unhealthy habits of faith communities and how, for a time, the practice of their lives was better than their theology.

Interviewer: Ben Grace

ABOUT EASTLAKE

Eastlake is a church for the rest of us, an inclusive Christian community where faith is less about a story to be believed as it is a life to be lived.  What we share is a growing awareness that life is gift and what we do with it matters!

To get more info about Eastlake, visit eastlakecc.com

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EPISODE 9: FOREFRONT STAFF ON HOLY WEEK

In this special Holy Week episode the Forefront staff met to discuss our faith backgrounds and personal journeys in Holy Week.  We also reflected on our last year of wrestling and growth, talking about how the liturgical calendar and the conversation around midrash has shaped us.

Interviewers: Jonathan Williams, Ryan Phipps, Travis Eades, Mira Joyner, Jen Wills Fisher, Marlee Walters, and Ben Grace

ABOUT FOREFRONT

Forefront Church is an interdenominational faith community dedicated to cultivating a just and generous expression of the Christian faith in New York and around the world.

To get more info about Forefront, visit our website, forefrontnyc.com

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EPISODE 8: RABBI DAN ON JOB

In this episode our friend Rabbi Dan returns to teach us how to use midrash to explore the meaning of Biblical texts. Listen in as members of our community learn to read midrash together and explore the theology of the Old Testament book of Job. 

ABOUT RABBI DAN

Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Ph.D., is a scholar and educator who teaches at Hunter College and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. His dissertation, "Torah in the Trenches," examines the rabbinical military chaplaincy during World War II. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his family.

To learn more from Rabbi Dan, read some blog posts here

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EPISODE 4: RABBI DANIEL M. BRONSTEIN

What is midrash? In this episode, our friend Rabbi Dan helps us understand the Jewish process of "midrash".  Together we unpack why this word represents the kind of conversations we're having on this podcast.

Interviewers: Jonathan Williams & Jennifer Fisher

ABOUT RABBI DAN

Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Ph.D., is a scholar and educator who teaches at Hunter College and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. His dissertation, "Torah in the Trenches," examines the rabbinical military chaplaincy during World War II. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his family.

To learn more from Rabbi Dan, read some blog posts here

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EPISODE 2: SCIENCE MIKE MCHARGUE, PART 2

In this episode, our friend Mike McHargue talks severing the corpus callosum, embracing his atheism, and Jesus washing his feet on the seashore.

Interviewers: Jonathan Williams, Ryan Phipps, Travis Eades, and Marlee Walters.

ABOUT MIKE

Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author, podcaster, and speaker focused on the science behind spiritual experiences. Mike lost his faith via atheism as an adult, but rediscovered God in cosmology and neuroscience–a journey that lead to his life's mission: helping people reconcile their faith with modern science.

To get more info about Mike, visit his website, mikemchargue.com.

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EPISODE 1: SCIENCE MIKE MCHARGUE, PART 1

In this episode, our good friend Mike McHargue talks about science, faith, and losing his religion.

Interviewers: Jonathan Williams, Ryan Phipps, and Travis Eades.

ABOUT MIKE

Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author, podcaster, and speaker focused on the science behind spiritual experiences. Mike lost his faith via atheism as an adult, but rediscovered God in cosmology and neuroscience–a journey that lead to his life's mission: helping people reconcile their faith with modern science.

To get more info about Mike, visit his website, mikemchargue.com.

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