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Ryan Klinck – Encountering God In Unlikely Neighbors

12/5/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Neighborhood Animator and Iconographer Ryan Klinck, of the Missional Wisdom Foundation and SOCE Life, as he shares what it means to encounter unlikely saints in the people around us. Hear him share about how a dream sent him to Mexico when he was a young adult, the hard practice of … Continue reading Ryan Klinck – Encountering God In Unlikely Neighbors →

Duration:00:57:32

Patreon Update and Michael Whitaker B-Side: Turkey Leg Serendipity

11/26/2018
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Join us for a little more of our conversation with Michael Whitaker, where he shares a remarkable story of God-induced serendipity during his pilgrimage, which prominently involves a turkey leg. Also, there are only *48* hours left in our Patreon campaign, so if you’d like to hear more conversations from us in 2019, click on … Continue reading Patreon Update and Michael Whitaker B-Side: Turkey Leg Serendipity →

Duration:00:12:52

Michael Whitaker – The Pilgrimage of a Church Planter

11/20/2018
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Join us for a conversation with United Methodist church planter Michael Whitaker, as he shares about his experience going on pilgrimage to twenty new churches in two months. Hear him share about the generosity of the people he met, the fear and excitement of the church planting journey, the importance of the Wesleyan Covenant prayer, … Continue reading Michael Whitaker – The Pilgrimage of a Church Planter →

Duration:00:46:16

Wendy Hudson-Jacoby – The Freedom of A Truth-Telling Church

11/14/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Wendy Hudson-Jacoby, pastor of Two Rivers Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as she shares with us about the freedom of being a truth-telling church. Hear her talk about what drew her to this ministry, the ghosts of Charlestown, what it means to be a visibly anti-racist and inclusive church, … Continue reading Wendy Hudson-Jacoby – The Freedom of A Truth-Telling Church →

Duration:00:47:05

Andrea Lingle – Staying At The Table For One More Minute

11/8/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Andrea Lingle of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, as she shares about how conflict can be a means of grace. Hear her share about how true community can be exhausting, what it means to thirst for righteousness rather than thirst for rightness, and first steps that communities can take to … Continue reading Andrea Lingle – Staying At The Table For One More Minute →

Duration:00:50:04

David Masland B-Side: Into Silence Revisited and Celebrating a New Partnership!

10/24/2018
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Join us for a little more of our conversation with David Masland, when he talks about Into Silence from his perspective. We’re also celebrating that David and the folks in the Upper New York Annual Conference are joining us as sponsors for our 2019 season of Reports! You can find the rest of our conversation … Continue reading David Masland B-Side: Into Silence Revisited and Celebrating a New Partnership! →

Duration:00:03:10

Sam Yun – Embracing What God Offers You

10/17/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Sam Yun of Embrace Church of San Fransico. Hear him tell about his surprising journey from reluctantly leading a small group of people who had left the church to planting a church that reaches out to those with no Christian background in the East Bay area of California, including … Continue reading Sam Yun – Embracing What God Offers You →

Duration:00:41:30

Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass – Sexual Assault, #whyididn’treport, and Good Allies

10/4/2018
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Join us for a conversation with United Methodist pastor Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass, co-host of Instructions For Living a Life, as she shares her story of being sexually abused, the most common techniques used by abusers and the powers-that-be to minimize and silence abuse victims, what it means to be a good ally to someone who has … Continue reading Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass – Sexual Assault, #whyididn’treport, and Good Allies →

Duration:00:57:54

Tyler Sitt: New Churches That Grow New Cities

9/27/2018
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Join us for a conversation with Tyler Sitt, pastor of New City Church, as he talks about cultivating a new church formed by and re-forming a neighborhood. Hear him share about the painful experience of hearing “Yes, but…” to his original vision and the necessity of being obedient to your community, about creating genuinely multicultural … Continue reading Tyler Sitt: New Churches That Grow New Cities →

Duration:00:44:26

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