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David Masland – Creating Space for Spiritual Pioneers

8/30/2018
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Join us for a conversation with David Masland, Director of New Faith Communities for the Upper New York Conference, as he shares about creating space for spiritual pioneers within stressed institutions. Hear him share about the discipline of dying and waiting for institutions wanting to do new things, the adventurous hope of the church planters … Continue reading David Masland – Creating Space for Spiritual Pioneers →

Duration:00:43:58

Nancy Raca B-Side: Church Buildings Make Life Complicated

8/22/2018
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Join us for a little more of our conversation with Nancy Raca of Sophia Community as she shares with us how church buildings are not the magic pill that many church planters think they are. To hear the rest of our conversation with Nancy and other spiritual pioneers like her, make sure to subscribe to … Continue reading Nancy Raca B-Side: Church Buildings Make Life Complicated →

Duration:00:11:18

Nancy Raca – Finding Sophia in Suburbia

8/15/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Nancy Raca, pastor of Sophia Community in Brighton, NY . Hear her describe her journey of cultivating community with women in suburban settings, the spiritual pressures that uniquely impact suburban women, why having a single-gender community is important, and how Nancy’s understandings of success have changed since she began … Continue reading Nancy Raca – Finding Sophia in Suburbia →

Duration:00:41:13

Carlos R-L B-Side: We Don’t Need Help, We Need Brothers and Sisters

8/9/2018
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Hear a little bit more of our conversation with Carlos Rosa-Liguer, as he shares about what it means to build cross-cultural relationships. You can hear the rest of our conversation with Carlos and with other spiritual pioneers like him by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts or by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier.

Duration:00:06:42

Carlos Rosa-Laguer – Building a Church, One Hot Dog at a Time

8/1/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Carlos Rosa-Laguer, most recently pastor of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Rochester, NY, as he shares about their fanatically relationship-focused approach to spiritual community. Hear him tell the story about running a hot dog stand in the most dangerous streets in Rochester, the importance of patience when engaging in … Continue reading Carlos Rosa-Laguer – Building a Church, One Hot Dog at a Time →

Duration:00:51:09

Erin Patrick B-Side: Spiritual Formation and Worship At the Road

7/27/2018
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Join us for a little bit more of our conversation with Erin Patrick of the Road, as she talks to us about spiritual formation and worship at the Road. To hear the rest of our conversation with Erin, or with other spiritual pioneers like her, make sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Google … Continue reading Erin Patrick B-Side: Spiritual Formation and Worship At the Road →

Duration:00:13:56

Erin Patrick – Love the People In Front Of You

7/25/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Erin Patrick of the Road in Syracuse, NY as she shares her journey from staffing a fast-food drive thru to gathering three unlikely groups of people together into one powerful spiritual community. Hear her describe how she befriended those who are homeless, those who are elderly, and those who … Continue reading Erin Patrick – Love the People In Front Of You →

Duration:00:38:23

Rebecca Priest and Chris Jewell – Mobile Meditation

7/18/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Rebecca Priest and Chris Jewell of Into Silence, a mobile meditation space that partners with businesses, non-profits, and churches to provide an on-site way for their members to learn how to enter into silence as part of their everyday practice. Hear them share about Rebecca’s first experience of centering prayer, … Continue reading Rebecca Priest and Chris Jewell – Mobile Meditation →

Duration:00:47:47

Darlene Hutto – Vocation Unbound

7/11/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Darlene Hutto, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Leadership Networks for the Forum for Theological Exploration, as she talks about discovering vocation on the margins. Hear her talk about her work sparking young people’s spiritual imagination as they consider vocation and the factors that influence how young people receive and … Continue reading Darlene Hutto – Vocation Unbound →

Duration:00:50:42

Ramsey Patton B-Side: Music Making in the FEAST

6/27/2018
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Here’s a little bit more of our conversation with Ramsey Patton, where she describes how the FEAST does communal worship and music making with people of different abilities. To hear the rest of our conversation with Ramsey and other spiritual pioneers like her, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or subscribe to us wherever … Continue reading Ramsey Patton B-Side: Music Making in the FEAST →

Duration:00:02:34

Dan Wolpert – the Spiritual Life of the Every-Pastor

6/21/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Dan Wolpert, co-founder of the Minnesota Institution for Contemplation and Healing (MICAH), and writer of “Creating a Life with God” about the spiritual life of the Every-Pastor. Hear Dan describe his own journey from contemplative practice into Christianity, the common spiritual contours of a typical pastor’s life, the stories … Continue reading Dan Wolpert – the Spiritual Life of the Every-Pastor →

Duration:00:55:41

Ramsey Patton – Cultivating Spiritual Community With the Differently Abled

6/13/2018
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Join us for a guest-hosted conversation with Rev. Ramsey Patton of Highland Park UMC, as she shares with us her experience of cultivating spiritual community with the differently abled through FEAST, a worship experience specifically designed for those disabilities and special needs. Hosted by Justin and Lisa Hancock, she explores the nuts and bolts of … Continue reading Ramsey Patton – Cultivating Spiritual Community With the Differently Abled →

Duration:01:00:27

Lisa and Justin Hancock [Updated] – The Spiritual Lives of a Differently Abled Couple

5/9/2018
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In our full re-release of our most-talked about episode of 2017, hear Justin and Lisa give us an update on their lives, a new book coming out in a few months, and their plans for guest hosting on Reports in a couple of weeks. After that, join us for a beautiful conversation with Lisa and … Continue reading Lisa and Justin Hancock [Updated] – The Spiritual Lives of a Differently Abled Couple →

Duration:00:57:11

Erin Martin B-Side: The Spiritual Lives of District Superintendents

5/2/2018
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Hear a little bit more of our conversation with Erin Martin, as she talks about the spiritual lives of district superintendents and Ben gets a sudden case of neo-monastic envy. You can hear the rest of our conversation with Erin and spiritual pioneers like her by checking out our Facebook page or by subscribing to … Continue reading Erin Martin B-Side: The Spiritual Lives of District Superintendents →

Duration:00:05:00

Erin Martin – The Life of a Methodist Monastic Superintendent

4/25/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Rev. Erin Martin, District Superintendent of the Columbia District of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church, as she shares about her life as a monastic Methodist leader. Hear her share her diagnosis of the spiritual dynamics of mainline institutional Christianity, the spiritual pressures of being a judicatory … Continue reading Erin Martin – The Life of a Methodist Monastic Superintendent →

Duration:00:46:04

Eilidh Lowery- Church in Table, In Neighborhood, In Place

4/11/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Eilidh Lowery, co-pastor of Sellwood Faith Community and Southeast Portland Parish, as she shares her experience of growing spiritual community in the Sellwood Neighborhood. Hear her describe how her dinner worship gathering has changed, what it’s like to share ministry with her husband, how their community tells stories to … Continue reading Eilidh Lowery- Church in Table, In Neighborhood, In Place →

Duration:00:50:12

Rabbi David Markus B-Side: Rabbi and Lawyer

4/4/2018
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Join us for a little more of our conversation with Rabbi David Markus, as he describes his call both to be a rabbi and a lawyer. You can hear the rest of our conversation with David and other spiritual pioneers by visiting our facebook page or subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:11:59

Rabbi David Markus: The Common Theographic Frontiers of Christianity and Judaism

3/28/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Rabbi David Markus of Temple Beth-El of City Island, NY, co-founder of Bayit, and judicial referee in New York Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, as we talk about the shared theographic frontiers in Christianity and Judaism. Hear David share about his call into to be both a rabbi and a … Continue reading Rabbi David Markus: The Common Theographic Frontiers of Christianity and Judaism →

Duration:00:46:04

Sean Peters B-Side – Theater of the Oppressed

3/20/2018
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Join us for a little more of our conversation with Sean Peters of Mosaic Palm Bay, where he talks about his dream to use Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed as way to cultivate spiritual community. Hear the rest of our conversation with Sean and other spiritual pioneers by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or by … Continue reading Sean Peters B-Side – Theater of the Oppressed →

Duration:00:06:35

Sean Peters – Embracing God’s Surprises

3/13/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Sean Peters of Mosaic Palm Bay, a diverse community that lives at the intersection of community, art, and justice. Sean shares about his surprising journey from the world of theater to the world of church planting, what it means to embrace the people that God sends to you, and … Continue reading Sean Peters – Embracing God’s Surprises →

Duration:00:45:42