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The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry

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This weekly podcast offers ways to engage with the Way of Love, The Episcopal Church’s intentional commitment to practicing faith by following Jesus. Hear stories and get practical advice from Bishop Michael Curry and others who are putting the Way of Love practices (Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest) into action.

This weekly podcast offers ways to engage with the Way of Love, The Episcopal Church’s intentional commitment to practicing faith by following Jesus. Hear stories and get practical advice from Bishop Michael Curry and others who are putting the Way of Love practices (Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest) into action.

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United States

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This weekly podcast offers ways to engage with the Way of Love, The Episcopal Church’s intentional commitment to practicing faith by following Jesus. Hear stories and get practical advice from Bishop Michael Curry and others who are putting the Way of Love practices (Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest) into action.

Language:

English

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6468893512


Episodes

Being a Blessing with Adrian Dannhauser

10/11/2022
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, priest in charge at Church of the Incarnation in Manhattan and author of the new book, Ask Me for a Blessing: (You Know You Need One). Every Tuesday, Rev. Dannhauser stands outside her church in New York City with a sign that says: "Ask me for a blessing (because God knows you need one). The incredible stories of how New Yorkers responded populate her both her book--and this conversation with Bishop Curry. The two explore...

Duration:00:36:20

Coming Home to Ourselves with Dr. Thema Bryant

3/23/2022
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Dr. Thema Bryant, clinical psychologist, incoming president of the American Psychological Association, professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, and an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Thema invites us to pause and look more closely at the intersection of spirituality and psychology – what are the bounds of each and how and where do they overlap? She encourages us to hold on to the spiritual and religious...

Duration:00:40:51

Finding Your Path on the Way of Love with Jay Sidebotham

3/16/2022
In this episode, Bishop Curry sits down with the Rev. Jay Sidebotham. Jay is an artist, an Episcopal priest, and the founder of Renewal Works, and co-creator of My Way of Love – a personal guide for your spiritual journey. My Way of Love is a free resource that offers coaching and tips that can help folks grow by following the seven practices for Jesus-centered life: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. Practices that help all of us, me included, grow deeper in the love of God,...

Duration:00:31:00

Embracing the Inherent Good in Us All with Heather Kirn Lanier

3/9/2022
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Heather Kirn Lanier – an essayist, poet, and creative writing professor. Heather's memoir, Raising A Rare Girl, invites us into her first year of parenting a daughter born with a rare syndrome. Bishop Curry talks with her about how we can change our life and the lives of those we encounter by changing our perspective and looking for the good in every person. After the Podcast Learn more about the Way of Love and creating your own rule of life based...

Duration:00:39:19

Special Episode: A Message to the Church and to the Nation - January 6, 2022

1/6/2022
Following a Jan. 6 noon Epiphany service at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C., Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shared words of reflection and exhortation to the church and nation in a recorded message from the Lincoln Memorial. “The nightmare of last January 6th was not just an event—it was a revelation,” he said. “It was a revelation of deeply dangerous divisions in our nation. … That day, and our response to it, contain potential for both peril and promise.” On the...

Duration:00:12:12

The Blessing of Mercy with Bryan Stevenson

12/18/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Bryan Stevenson – author, lawyer, and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama – about what it means to remember, reorient, and renew an active faith in Jesus and his Way of Love. This episode is a 3-part conversation recorded for the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast’s December 4 Jubilee Revival: Just Mercy, Just Jesus. In this conversation, Bishop Curry and Stevenson...

Duration:01:02:57

Worshipping in the Black Church Tradition with Dean Kelly Brown Douglas

12/2/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. This audio comes from the 2020 International Black Clergy Conference, presented by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Black Ministries. To Worship on the Way of Love is to gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and dwell with God. Dean Brown Douglas and Bishop Curry discuss their understanding of being Black Episcopalians, and the lessons...

Duration:00:54:31

Going to Build Beloved Community with Kory Caudill & Wordsmith

11/17/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Kory Caudill and Wordsmith, two musicians supporting the Concert for the Human Family series – a project in collaboration with The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative, which seeks to build a world where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God. To Go on the Way of Love is to cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus. Kory and Wordsmith demonstrate how...

Duration:00:44:08

Working and Praying with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

10/16/2020
In this episode, recorded in July 2020, Bishop Curry talks with the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. Archbishop Thabo’s life is punctuated with stories of hope and oppression, joy and anger, truth and reconciliation. To Pray on the Way of Love is to dwell intentionally with God each day, whether in though, word, or deed, individually or corporately. Far from a trite bit of advice or a platitude awkwardly expressed or a passive response to injustice,...

Duration:00:49:23

Going Where It Hurts with Ruby Sales

7/29/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with legendary leader Ruby Sales about her long and enduring work for civil rights and freedom in the United States. The two discuss how she was introduced to these movements, her search for a calling, and the potential of The Episcopal Church to lead in honest racial justice and reconciliation. To Go on the Way of Love is to cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus. To do any of these things, and to have any hope of healing, we need to be able...

Duration:00:44:27

Turning from Ego to Love with Richard Rohr

6/15/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Richard Rohr, OFM, about what it takes to turn and follow a Christ as big as the universe, choosing the Way of Love instead of the ways of our egos. The two discuss the spiritualities of addition and subtraction and the consequences for our country and ourselves when we spend more time placing Jesus on a pedestal than we do actively following him. The good news in all of this is that, like Fr. Rohr and Bishop Curry, we are all called by Jesus to...

Duration:00:44:01

Learning from the Red Letters with Shane Claiborne

6/4/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks to Shane Claiborne, founder of the Simple Way and co-founder of Red Letter Christians, about the importance of spending time in the words of Jesus and allowing them to directly inform our thinking and actions. The two discuss what it means to pay particular attention to the “red letters” of the Bible – those in which Jesus is directly teaching and guiding us, even now. To learn on the Way of Love is to reflect on Scripture each day, especially on Jesus’...

Duration:00:41:58

Rest and Restoration with Jeff Chu

5/25/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks to Jeff Chu, who tells us about his extraordinary career as a journalist, farmer, writer, editor, teacher, and Christian thinker – and how he has come to see God moving throughout those roles. Having spent time among groups of people who radically disagree – about the Church, about human sexuality, about love itself – he describes some of the lessons he’s learned along the way. Resting on the Way of Love is receiving the gift of God’s grace, peace, and...

Duration:00:40:52

Blessings of Change with Teddy Reeves

5/18/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks to Teddy Reeves, the assistant curator of religion at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Reeves’ extensive work with “gOD-talk: a black millennials and faith conversation series” give him particular insight into concerning and hopeful trends for the future of Christianity in the United States. Blessing on the Way of Love – that is, sharing faith and unselfishly giving and serving – often involves uncomfortable –...

Duration:00:52:42

Going First with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

5/11/2020
In this episode, Bishop Curry sits down with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber – a Lutheran pastor, author, and speaker from Denver, Colorado. They discuss how sharing our stories with honesty - through the “ministry of going first” - can help us cross the boundaries of loneliness and inequality – teaching us to GO in a time of intensifying hurt and division in our world. This episode of the Way of Love podcast is sponsored by For People, a new podcast with Bishop Rob Wright about finding and...

Duration:00:43:35

Making the Turn with Jen Hatmaker

5/4/2020
Welcome to this brand-new season of the Way of Love Podcast with Bishop Michael Curry. This season, we’ll be bringing you even more of Bishop Curry’s conversations with faith leaders, authors, and thinkers who are committed to following the Way of Jesus in the world today. Framed by the Way of Love – those seven practices of turning, learning, praying, worshipping, blessing, going, and resting – we’ll hear stories and lessons about how each of us can grow closer to God in our daily lives. In...

Duration:00:33:34

Special Content - Presiding Bishop Curry's March 15, 2020 Sermon from Washington National Cathedral

3/15/2020
As part of a special online broadcast of their Service of Holy Eucharist on the Third Sunday in Lent (March 15, 2020), Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivered the sermon at Washington National Cathedral, remotely from his home in North Carolina. Links Video Link COVID-19 Information and Resources from The Episcopal Church

Duration:00:14:58

Live Q&A with Bishop Curry at Rooted in Jesus

3/3/2020
In this final podcast episode from our live show at Rooted in Jesus in Atlanta, Bishop Curry answers questions from our audience. He also teams up with the Rev. Tim Schenck of Lent Madness to fill out a 2020 bracket and pick his big winner for this year's Golden Halo. If you want to follow along with that part of their conversation, we've posted a bracket link below. At the end of the episode, we have a bittersweet announcement about a personnel transition. This is our last episode with...

Duration:00:17:31

Live with the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas at Rooted in Jesus

2/18/2020
In this second of three podcast episodes from our live show at Rooted in Jesus in Atlanta, Bishop Curry welcomes back the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. The two discuss what the love of Jesus has to do with Dean Douglas's very first childhood experiences as a theologian, as well as her advocacy for equal treatment and opportunity for all persons in society and in what we "aspirationally" call the Church. Music Credits: Ana...

Duration:00:21:27

Live with the Rev. Dr. William Barber at Rooted in Jesus

2/4/2020
In this first of three podcast episodes from our live show at Rooted in Jesus in Atlanta, Bishop Curry welcomes the Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of Repairers of the Breach, architect of the Moral Mondays Movement, and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The two discuss what the love of Jesus has to do with Bishop Barber's political activism and organizing, which seeks to address five interlocking injustices: systemic racism, systemic poverty,...

Duration:00:22:02