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The ChurchNext Podcast is the audio ministry of ChurchNext: we produce online learning experiences that shape disciples Founded in Detroit, ChurchNext launched in August 2013 with 28 online classes on various aspects of faith. Since then, more than 25,000 people from 30+ countries have taken one of ChurchNext’s 300+ courses, which have feature instructors like Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Parker Palmer, Phyllis Tickle, Stanley Hauerwas, and Nadia Bolz Weber; just to name a few.

The ChurchNext Podcast is the audio ministry of ChurchNext: we produce online learning experiences that shape disciples Founded in Detroit, ChurchNext launched in August 2013 with 28 online classes on various aspects of faith. Since then, more than 25,000 people from 30+ countries have taken one of ChurchNext’s 300+ courses, which have feature instructors like Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Parker Palmer, Phyllis Tickle, Stanley Hauerwas, and Nadia Bolz Weber; just to name a few.
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The ChurchNext Podcast is the audio ministry of ChurchNext: we produce online learning experiences that shape disciples Founded in Detroit, ChurchNext launched in August 2013 with 28 online classes on various aspects of faith. Since then, more than 25,000 people from 30+ countries have taken one of ChurchNext’s 300+ courses, which have feature instructors like Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Parker Palmer, Phyllis Tickle, Stanley Hauerwas, and Nadia Bolz Weber; just to name a few.

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Introducing the Psalms with Isaac Everett

7/22/2019
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The book of Psalms may be the most widely read book in the world. And for good reason. Musician and composer Isaac Everett argues that there is no more human book in the Bible than the Psalms, which means they have a way of touching us like no other. Everett has been immersed in the psalms for years, and has even written a psalter of his own.

Duration:00:27:55

Everyday Spiritual Practices with Keith Anderson

7/15/2019
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"Part of the rhythm of God is the rhythm of our daily lives," says pastor and author Keith Anderson. He is convinced that the quest for God begins within, and involves more intentionally examining who and where we are. Keith's fascination led him to author a book on the subject, and to sit down and talk about it in this episode.

Duration:00:22:11

Walk in Love 5 - The Trinitarian Life

7/8/2019
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What makes Episcopalians unique among other Christians? The basics may be similar, scripture, tradition, practice, etc., but there are certain nuances that make Anglican Christians different. Episcopal priests Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe unpack them - here are some of their topics: This episode is ideal for those who are new to the Episcopal faith as well as veterans looking to brush up on their knowledge.

Duration:00:29:02

Walk in Love 4: The Church

6/17/2019
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What makes Episcopalians unique among other Christians? The basics may be similar, scripture, tradition, practice, etc., but there are certain nuances that make Anglican Christians different. Episcopal priests Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe unpack them in these four insightful video presentations that make up Part 4 - The Church:

Duration:00:29:43

Walk in Love 3: Basic Beliefs

6/10/2019
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What makes Episcopalians unique among other Christians? The basics may be similar, scripture, tradition, practice, etc., but there are certain nuances that make Anglican Christians different. Episcopal priests Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe unpack them in these four insightful video presentations: Gathered in Unity (The Creeds) Written for Our Learning (The Bible) Continually Given to Good Works (Salvation and Grace) Accept and Fulfill our Petitions (Prayer)

Duration:00:24:19

Walk in Love 2: Marking Time

5/20/2019
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Here's a concise, accessible explanation of Episcopal faith and beliefs. The Revs. Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe have given us an incredible resource. In this podcast these veteran Episcopal clerics unpack the basic beliefs and practices of their tradition. This is the second of five episodes and explains how Episcopalians mark time. Here are the titles of their four audio presentations: 1) The Daily Office, 2) The Liturgical Year, 3) Holy Week and Easter , 4) The Burial Office

Duration:00:26:48

Walk in Love 1: The Sacramental Journey

5/13/2019
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Looking for a concise, accessible explanation of Episcopal faith and beliefs? The Revs. Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe have given us an incredible resource. In this series of podcast episodes these veteran Episcopal clerics unpack the basic beliefs and practices of their tradition. This is the first of five episodes and takes us for a survey of the Sacramental life. Here are the titles of their four audio presentations: 1) The Anglican Way of Christianity, 2) The New Life of Grace, 3) A...

Duration:00:27:08

Violence, Myth, and Scripture with Suzanne Ross

5/6/2019
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Blaming God for our own violence and failings is as old as humanity. But how authentic is this? And so how helpful is this? Suzanne Ross has dedicated her career to helping people understand that human violence is not divine. She runs The Raven Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people understand the root causes of our violence, shaming, and blaming. It is based in Mimetic Theory, which can help us understand things as basic as why our best friends can turn into our worst...

Duration:00:30:43

Approaching Scripture with Vicki Garvey

4/29/2019
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Why should we read the Bible and to what should we be paying attention? Popular Bible teacher Vicki Garvey unpacks this golden book in a way that's insightful, thought-provoking, and inspiring. She contends that these ancient writings have the power to change our lives because they are vehicles of God's grace and insight into living more authentic lives. Her audio lectures include: Why Read Scripture?, Context, Genre, and How to Read the Bible

Duration:00:28:41

How to Play... Like God with Christine Sine

4/22/2019
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The same God who created us to work also created us to play. However this side of God's creation, and God's nature, is often overlooked. Author and teacher Christine Sine thinks we do well to look to God's playful side to discover deeper joy and liberation in our lives. Her four audio presentations are entitled: Jesus and Children, Modeling Childishness, Discovering Inner Playfulness, and Becoming Playful

Duration:00:29:35

Bringing Worship to Life with Dent Davidson

4/15/2019
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What church leaders hope will be engaging and exciting often turns out to be boring and irrelevant. Musician and liturgical consultant Dent Davidson knows all about that. His advice has helped hundreds of congregations get more out of their corporate life both in the pews and beyond. In this episode he offers us four audio presentations entitled: Vesting, Sacred Cows, Prayers, and Music.

Duration:00:27:18

Praying with English Mystics with Daniel London

4/1/2019
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What makes mystics, mystics? Often it's their deep connection to God through prayer and ecstatic experiences. Daniel London knows a lot about that, he's taught a course on English Mystics for years, and in this course he unpacks the subject with four audio presentations entitled: What Is a Mystic Julian of Norwich The Cloud of Unknowing Praying with English Mystics This episode is perfect for those who are looking to expand their understanding and practice of prayer.

Duration:00:29:21

Why Suffering? with Ian Markham

3/25/2019
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Few questions have drawn people closer to God and pushed people farther away than this one: Why Suffering? The Christian faith offers many responses, but the Dean of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, really helps frame these responses in a thoughtful and reasoned way. His four audio presentations are entitled: Origins Suffering and the Bible Suffering and Blessing Coping with Suffering This episode offers hope and encouragement for those who are struggling over this perennial...

Duration:00:29:11

Is My Loved One Addicted? with Jonathan Benz

3/18/2019
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One in every three Americans has a diagnosable addiction. Wow. This puts the majority of us in the position of caring for loved ones who find themselves suffering under the debilitating grip of addiction. Therapist and author Jonathan Benz knows all about this. He regularly works with individuals and groups combating addiction. In this episode Jonathan offers four audio presentations: What Is Addiction? Recognizing the Signs Responding Resources

Duration:00:30:44

What Is Christian Mission? with Ian Douglas

3/11/2019
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What is Christian Mission and how do we do it? As Ian Douglas explains, the focus has now changed - from the Church's mission to God's mission. In this course, Douglas unpacks this idea in four presentations: Introduction Discovering God's Mission Baptism Participating in Mission

Duration:00:24:44

Introducing the Washington National Cathedral with Randy Hollerith

3/4/2019
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The breathtaking awe, grandeur, and inspiration of cathedrals offer wells of insight into spiritual matters. And when that cathedral, which was sanctioned by an act of Congress and sits in the shadow of America's federal government, is opened up to us to explore, a myriad of possibility unfolds. In this episode Dean Randy Hollerith takes us on a personal tour of the 'cathedral of presidents' - the Washington National Cathedral and explains why it is rightly billed as a house of prayer for...

Duration:00:25:23

Stopping Harassment and Creating Cultures of Respect with Gretchen Carlson and Robin Hammeal Urban

2/4/2019
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Our culture has tended, up until recently, to think of serious sexual harassment as characterizing a bygone era. Scenes from the television show Mad Men, for example, set in 1960s advertising firms, startle us with the blatant sexism that female characters face. A 2016 report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on workplace harassment included the results of a random sample survey that found that 25% of female employees reported having been sexually harassed in the workplace....

Duration:00:29:38

Michael Curry: Spirituality and Racial Justice

1/28/2019
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A seldom-discussed but essential element in combating the racial turmoil of our age is rooting our efforts towards building racial justice in spirituality. So says Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and keynote speaker at the Trinity Institute's 2016 conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. In this episode, Bishop Curry offers four talks addressing different aspects of racial injustice. They...

Duration:00:31:41

A Christian Response to Gun Violence with Eugene Sutton and Ian Douglas

1/21/2019
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Every 7-8 years, one million Americans are killed or injured by firearms in a country that has nearly more guns than people. There were 14 mass shootings during the Obama presidency alone and while 90% of Americans are in favor of gun control measures, state legislatures continue to make guns easier to acquire and carry. These facts are of grave concern to most Christians, including Episcopal Bishops Eugene Sutton and Ian Douglas who believe Christians can do more. They are founding members...

Duration:00:07:06

Stanley Hauerwas and Ed Bacon: Faithful Dissent: Loving Our Way into a Brighter Tomorrow

1/14/2019
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We live in increasingly divisive times. From politics to sports, the gift of human difference can quickly become a chasm of serious discord and division. What does it mean for good Christians to disagree? How do we do so faithfully? Should Christians protest? How should they do so? In this episode we get answers from two prominent and in many ways, opposing camps. Social activist Ed Bacon believes Christians should be at the cutting edge of social protest. Ethicist Stanley Hauerwas believes...

Duration:00:34:56