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Featuring a variety of guests and panelists with roots in the Restoration tradition, including LDS and Community of Christ, Project Zion Podcast explores the unique spiritual and theological gifts the Restoration offers for today’s world.

Featuring a variety of guests and panelists with roots in the Restoration tradition, including LDS and Community of Christ, Project Zion Podcast explores the unique spiritual and theological gifts the Restoration offers for today’s world.
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Featuring a variety of guests and panelists with roots in the Restoration tradition, including LDS and Community of Christ, Project Zion Podcast explores the unique spiritual and theological gifts the Restoration offers for today’s world.




Episode 226: Chai Can't Even with the Pitts!

In this episode of our Chai Can't Even series, we're hearing from Emma Gray Pitt and Ryan Pitt! Emma is a designer at The Knot and Ryan is the Mission Center President of the Mid Atlantic Mission Center. Both Emma and Ryan grew up in Community of Christ and they share stories of their childhood and how the church has shaped and formed them into who they are today.


Episode 225: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: Christ in Context

Continuing their read of Daniel Migliore's book, Faith Seeking Understanding, Tony, Charmaine and Carla tackle chapter 9 called Christ in Context. Why do different cultures interpret the Jesus story differently? What can we learn from that? How is our view of who Jesus is shaped by our context? Listen to the Percolating on Faith team wrestle with these questions and more on this God Shots episode.


Extra Shot Episode 52: No Filter with Janina Jones

Our No Filter series discusses sex, sexuality, gender and faith. Today, Karin sits down with Janina Jones to discuss her transition out of the LDS church and how she has been able to heal and learn to love herself in the midst of faith transition.


Episode 224: Coffee Buzz with Scott Murphy

In our series, Coffee Buzz, Linda Booth gets the latest straight from Community of Christ's First Presidency. Today, we welcome Scott Murphy to the podcast where he shares his thoughts on postmodernism and religion and how Community of Christ continues to be an important beacon of hope and reconciliation for people all over the globe. You can find the book "Beyond Resistance" by John Dorhauer here.


Episode 223: What's Brewing in Brussels!

French, Tahitian, Swahili, Dutch, and English are all spoken and sung in Brussels where mission is lived and shared in ways that are transforming lives. Kahealani Faatuarai Drollet and Jane (Zsa Zsa) Fauura share their story with host Robin Linkhart. Special feature at the end of the interview just for you.


Episode 222: Whole Life Stewardship with Jeff Naylor

Presiding Bishopric member, Jeff Naylor, shares his thoughts on whole life stewardship and generosity. What does it mean to give to our true capacity? How is our time, talent, treasure, and testimony considered in the conversation about tithing? Jeff shares stories of faith and practical tips on how to step into a holistic way of thinking about grace and generosity. Resources Jeff shared: Pathway to Abundant Generosity Choose Generosity


Extra Shot Episode 51: Coffee Connect: One Person at a Time

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some stories of ministry and life with Linda Booth. Our Coffee Connect series is perfect on the go and will remind you of God's unconditional love. Today Linda shares how being a witness of Christ's peace to just one person at a time can have overwhelming impact.


Episode 221: Community of Christ Sings at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California

Did you know that our hymnal, Community of Christ Sings, is used as a textbook at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley? Listen in as Carla interviews Reverend Daniel Damon and Reverend Dr. Nancy Hall about their class, A Cry for Justice in Hymnody. They discuss some of the unique features of Community of Christ Sings, their favorite songs-- including several that Dan wrote that are in CCS, as well as the importance of hymns in faith communities. Check out the website Nancy and Dan...


Extra Shot Episode 50: Becoming a People of the Temple with Bryce Veazey

You might have seen the video "Becoming a People of the Temple" but you probably haven't heard filmmaker Bryce Veazey talk about it! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Temple, Community of Christ wanted a way to capture the essence and purpose of this sacred space in diverse places and cultures. Tune in as Carla and Bryce walk through the video from both a production and missional perspective. To view Becoming a People of the Temple click here.


Episode 220: Fair Trade with Maggie Fout

Newly ordained priest, Maggie Fout, shares her faith journey that ultimately led her to Community of Christ. Maggie grew up as a non denominational Christian, converted to paganism, and recently found Community of Christ through a pride event hosted by Portsmouth Welcoming Community--Community of Christ. You can learn more about her congregation on our What's Brewing episode with pastor Justin Delong.


Episode 219: Coffee Buzz with Stassi Cramm

Welcome to our new series, Coffee Buzz! Each month, Linda Booth will be meeting with a member of Community of Christ's First Presidency to chat about what's going on in the life of church. Together they will explore relevant and timely topics facing the church, and also give us a behind the scenes look at what it's like being in the First Presidency. On this first episode, Linda sits down with Stassi Cramm to talk about a few of her experiences being not only a member of the First...


Episode 218: Percolating on Faith: God Shots: The Person and Work of Jesus

Continuing our God Shots series where we work through systematic theology, Tony, Charmaine, and Carla wrestle the topic of Jesus. Who has Jesus historically been to the Christian Church? Who is Jesus today? And what does his message mean for us as disciples? Grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and enjoy! You can find the book, "Faith Seeking Understanding" here.


Episode 217: Getting to know Julie Smith

Most members of Community of Christ are familiar with W. Wallace Smith and his son Wallace B Smith, who served as Presidents of Community of Christ, but we don't always get to hear from church leader's families. Today we've invited Julie Smith, daughter of Wallace B., to share some of her experiences growing up in the church with her grandpa and dad in church leadership. Julie shares her reflections on watching her dad become President of the church as well as her thoughts on the revelation...


Episode 216: Chai Can't Even with Caitlin d'Esterre

We've got Caitlin d'Esterre back on the podcast! This time she'll be talking about being a millennial in Community of Christ as part of our Chai Can't Even series. Join us as Caitlin talks about growing up in the church, how meaningful the camping programs were to her, and her hopes and advice for other young adults in the church.


Episode 215: Holy Grounds with Royleane Otteson

After a faith transition, spiritual practices can often be triggering and confusing. Today, Royleane Otteson shares how she has been able to maintain and even expand her spiritual life. Royleane is studying to become a spiritual director and shares openly about how she has been able to take back her spiritual autonomy and encounter God in ways that feed her. Resources Roy mentioned: An Alter in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr The...


Extra Shot Episode 49: Coffee Connect: God Shows Up

What would happen if we, in the midst of every day struggles, paid close attention to where God shows up? Today Linda shares how God showed up for her in the midst of a cancer diagnosis and ministry.


Episode 214: Fair Trade with Brian Whitney Part 2

In Part 2 of our Fair Trade episode with Brian Whitney, Brian takes us through his growing interest in Community of Christ over the last few years. Brian shares why he chose to be confirmed a member of Community of Christ and where he hopes his discipleship will take him.


Episode 213: Fair Trade with Brian Whitney Part 1

In part 1 of our Fair Trade episode with Brian Whitney, he shares his background with faith, religion, and what led him to Community of Christ. Brian was a convert to the LDS church as a child and joined Community of Christ in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago. Be sure to check back for part 2 of our conversation where Brian talks more about joining Community of Christ and how he hopes to get involved in his community.


Episode 212: Holy Grounds with Andy Fernuik

Listen in as Robin Linkhart and Andy Fernuik chat about spirituality and spiritual practices. Andy shares his thoughts on what it means to be spiritually awake and how spiritual practices have been restored in his life and have given him unforced rhythms of grace.


Episode 211: A Prophetic People with Linda Booth

Recently, host Carla Long has been looking at what it means to be a prophetic people. Today she welcomes Linda Booth to the conversation. Linda shares what being prophetic means to her, the early roots of being a prophetic church, and where the idea of being a prophetic people can take us into the future.