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Dentist Follows God’s Call to Nicaragua with Belinda Forbes

6/24/2019
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What does it mean to follow where God leads? For United Methodist missionary Belinda Forbes, it means using her language skills and dental expertise to serve the people of Nicaragua. We talk about her call, what she has learned in nearly 30 years as a missionary, and how you and I can serve God in … Continue reading "Dentist Follows God’s Call to Nicaragua with Belinda Forbes"

Duration:01:08:53

Restoring Hope One Relationship at a Time with Robert Craig

6/5/2019
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A United Methodist pastor shares how our support of disaster response and other relief ministries (especially through the United Methodist Committee on Relief), provides more than supplies. Our aid is a sign of the hope we have in Jesus Christ, shared with others during their most difficult times. ======= Like the podcast? Please leave a … Continue reading "Restoring Hope One Relationship at a Time with Robert Craig"

Duration:00:31:07

Meet Bishop Paul Leeland

5/9/2019
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Bishop Leeland’s grandparents and great-grandmother were influential in his spiritual journey from the start. He was trained as a pastoral counselor, but realized through prayer that he was in the wrong place and soon began pastoral ministry. Today he is an avid reader, chess aficionado and accordion player. ======= Like the podcast? Please leave a … Continue reading "Meet Bishop Paul Leeland"

Duration:01:46:19

Faith and Star Wars with Jacob Armstrong

5/2/2019
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United Methodist pastor Jacob Armstrong is a fan of epic adventure movies like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. In this episode, he shares some of the connections he sees between the films and the Bible, and a couple of quotes that can inspire and encourage our spiritual journeys. ======= Like the podcast? … Continue reading "Faith and Star Wars with Jacob Armstrong"

Duration:00:30:01

UMC Missionaries Share Their Lives

4/8/2019
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“From everywhere to everywhere!” Thomas Kemper of the General Board of Global Ministries inspires us with the stories of United Methodist the more than 350 missionaries in over 65 countries who connect us with those on the edges of society, expand our worldview and deepen our faith. ======= Like the podcast? Please leave a review. … Continue reading "UMC Missionaries Share Their Lives"

Duration:00:17:32

Meet Bishop James Swanson

3/28/2019
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In this conversation, United Methodist Bishop James Swanson talks about how his early days in the church shaped his life and faith, his extraordinary call to ministry, why he encourages people to share their “glory sightings,” and the spiritual reason he carries a rock in his toiletry bag when he travels. ======= Like the … Continue reading "Meet Bishop James Swanson"

Duration:01:09:36

Prioritizing Good with Rudy Rasmus

3/15/2019
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Rudy Rasmus and St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston, TX, which he co-pastors with his wife the Rev. Juanita Rasmus, are a force for good in their community. Listen as Pastor Rudy shares how early in his faith journey he learned to celebrate the good and to live openly, honestly and transparently every day. … Continue reading "Prioritizing Good with Rudy Rasmus"

Duration:01:32:00

Meet Bishop Lawson Bryan: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 050

1/29/2019
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While studying medicine, Bishop Lawson Bryan felt led to explore a call to ministry. Today he serves as Bishop of the South Georgia Conference. His training in science informs his ministry still today. ======= Like the podcast? Please leave a review. Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos Facebook: http://facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch … Continue reading "Meet Bishop Lawson Bryan: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 050"

Duration:01:13:41

Making Connections. Growing in Faith with Tiffany Bluhm: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 049

1/10/2019
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Podcaster, speaker and author of a new book called She Dreams has a gift for bringing people together to grow as followers of Jesus. In this conversation, Tiffany Bluhm shares some of the ways she helps others make those connections and tells about how her new book is inspired by the stories of those who … Continue reading "Making Connections. Growing in Faith with Tiffany Bluhm: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 049"

Duration:00:44:17

‘God Utilizes Everything’ with UMC bishops: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 048

12/18/2018
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Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we planned. When that happens, we might feel discouraged, but as Bishop Sharma Lewis shares, “God utilizes everything.” Through their stories, our United Methodist bishops teach how God works even in the messy parts of life. ======= Like the podcast? Please leave a review. Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org … Continue reading "‘God Utilizes Everything’ with UMC bishops: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 048"

Duration:00:45:56

Weathering Life’s Storms with Myriam Cortes: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 047

12/6/2018
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Pastor Myriam Cortes serves Iglesia Metodista Unida Ebenezer, a Hispanic congregation in Nashville, Tennessee. Difficult events in 2017, including debates in the U.S. around DACA, the deportation of member of her congregation, and Hurricane Maria striking her hometown in Puerto Rico, were storms that the pastor’s faith sustained her through. ======= Like the podcast? Please … Continue reading "Weathering Life’s Storms with Myriam Cortes: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 047"

Duration:01:13:42

How You Can Work for Justice with Susan Henry-Crowe: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 046

11/16/2018
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Jesus teaches that our spiritual journeys should include working for justice by doing things like feeding the hungry and caring for the vulnerable. Learn what you can do and how United Methodist Church and Society can help. ======= Like the podcast? Please leave a review. Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos Facebook: http://facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch Twitter: http://twitter.com/umchurch … Continue reading "How You Can Work for Justice with Susan...

Duration:00:32:17

Being United Methodist in Norway: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 045

11/1/2018
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Karl Anders Ellingsen edits the magazine of The United Methodist Church in Norway. In this conversation, he talks about the church he loves, the message of grace, and the way he stays in constant conversation with God. ======= Like the podcast? Please leave a review. Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos Facebook: http://facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch Twitter: http://twitter.com/umchurch … Continue reading "Being United Methodist in Norway: Get Your...

Duration:01:03:18

Meet Bishop Hee-Soo Jung: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 044

10/12/2018
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Converting to Christianity at 16, The United Methodist bishop began a lifelong pursuit to build bridges between faith and culture. In our conversation, he offers tips for relating to people of other faiths and shares his love of hiking in the mountains. ======= Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos Facebook: http://facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch Twitter: http://twitter.com/umchurch This podcast … Continue reading "Meet Bishop Hee-Soo Jung: Get Your...

Duration:01:12:58

Disagreeing Well with Bo Sanders: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 043

9/18/2018
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When opinions are strong, conversation can be difficult. A United Methodist pastor shares tips for listening and talking to those with whom we disagree. ======= Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos Facebook: http://facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch Twitter: http://twitter.com/umchurch This podcast is produced by United Methodist Communications. Media contact is Joe Iovino, jiovino@umcom.org.

Duration:00:46:38

Meet Bishop Kenneth Carter: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 042

8/27/2018
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Serving as president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops and resident bishop of Florida, Bishop Carter shares about his early life of faith, his love of baseball, and what he does to keep his spirit in shape. ======= Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos Facebook: http://facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch Twitter: http://twitter.com/umchurch This podcast is produced by United … Continue reading "Meet Bishop Kenneth Carter: Get Your Spirit in Shape,...

Duration:01:15:30

Faith, Love and Marriage with Côte d’Ivoire missionaries: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 041

8/14/2018
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Through lessons and by example, a United Methodist missionary couple from the Democratic Republic of Congo teaches about patience, respect, and appreciation in marriage. =======Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos Facebook: http://facebook.com/unitedmethodistchurch Twitter: http://twitter.com/umchurch This podcast is produced by United Methodist Communications. Media contact is Joe Iovino, jiovino@umcom.org.

Duration:01:24:59

Meet Bishop Eduard Khegay: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 040

7/23/2018
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Growing up in the Soviet Union, the current United Methodist bishop to Russia and the surrounding region, was skeptical of Christianity. In this conversation, we learn about his conversion, his call, his life as a bishop, and what it is like to be a Christian in Russia today. ======= Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.com/umcvideos … Continue reading "Meet Bishop Eduard Khegay: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 040"

Duration:00:52:35

Using All Our Gifts with Charlie Baber: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 039

7/11/2018
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Many of us have gifts that don’t fit neatly into the typical church structure, but God has given us those talents to serve Jesus, the Church, and our neighbors. Hear how a United Methodist pastor uses his gift for cartooning, and how you might use your talents too.

Duration:01:37:14

Meet Bishop Leonard Fairley: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 038

6/20/2018
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Growing up in poverty, Bishop Leonard Fairley knew what it was like to go without and to not always feel like there was a place for him. In this conversation he shares how it was in the church he found a place where there was always enough, always room, and he was always welcome. ======= … Continue reading "Meet Bishop Leonard Fairley: Get Your Spirit in Shape, Ep. 038"

Duration:00:53:02