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A New Thing is a podcast about new faith communities. It's about those that have the courage to start new communities. It's about the 'how' and 'why' and 'for whom' in regards to new expressions of the Church. I talk with these leaders, and those who inspire and inform what they do.

A New Thing is a podcast about new faith communities. It's about those that have the courage to start new communities. It's about the 'how' and 'why' and 'for whom' in regards to new expressions of the Church. I talk with these leaders, and those who inspire and inform what they do.

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A New Thing is a podcast about new faith communities. It's about those that have the courage to start new communities. It's about the 'how' and 'why' and 'for whom' in regards to new expressions of the Church. I talk with these leaders, and those who inspire and inform what they do.

Twitter:

@jasonevans

Language:

English

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Episodes

Ep. 34 Jack Jenkins

7/3/2020
This week, I talk with author and Religious News Service reporter, Jack Jenkins. We talk about Jack's new book, American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country. Music for A New Thing was created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to A New Thing everywhere. Sign up for my monthly newsletter.

Duration:00:21:51

Ep. 33 Heidi Campbell (The Pandemic Sessions)

6/25/2020
This week, I'm joined by Dr. Heidi Campbell, Professor of Communications at Texas A&M University where she teaches on new media, pop culture and religion. She is also the Director of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies. Dr. Campbell recently edited two collections of essays appropriate for this pandemic: The Distanced Church and Religion in Quarantine. A list of books mentioned in this episode, and other episodes, is available at Amazon.com. Music for A New...

Duration:00:23:40

Ep. 32 Liberating Church (pt. 2)

6/19/2020
This week is the second of a two-part series in which I talk with Brandon Wrencher, Venneikia Williams and Anthony Smith of the Liberating Church project. Brandon is the founding minister of The Good Neighbor Movement. Anthony is a co-founding pastor of Mission House. He was also a guest on A New Thing episode 1. The Liberating Church Conference is coming up on September 11 & 12. Watch their Facebook page for details. A list of books mentioned in this episode, and other episodes, is...

Duration:00:26:05

Ep. 31 Liberating Church (pt. 1)

6/12/2020
This week is the first of a two-part series in which I talk with Brandon Wrencher, Venneikia Williams and Anthony Smith of the Liberating Church project. Brandon is the founding minister of The Good Neighbor Movement. Anthony is a co-founding pastor of Mission House. He was also a guest on A New Thing episode 1. The Liberating Church Conference is coming up on September 11 & 12. Watch their Facebook page for details. A list of books mentioned in this episode, and other episodes, is...

Duration:00:23:43

Ep. 30 Emily M. D. Scott (The Pandemic Sessions)

6/5/2020
Emily M. D. Scott is a Lutheran pastor and church planter. She planted St. Lydia's in Brooklyn and Dreams & Visions in Baltimore. She's the author of the recent published, For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World (Amazon/Bookshop). In this Pandemic Session, we talk about Emily's new book, responding to crisis, self-care during trying times, discerning vocations for creative Christian leaders and hopes for progressive Christianity. Here's a previous blog post on St....

Duration:00:30:06

Ep. 29 Steve Ekerberg (The Pandemic Sessions)

5/28/2020
Steve Ekerberg is a deacon in the Episcopal Church, a flight attendant and union organizer. Steve's union work is with The Association of Flight Attendants and the organizing campaign with Delta Flight Attendants. He serves the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire at St. Paul's Church. In this episode, we talk about the Poor People's Campaign, and their June 20, 2020 Digital Action. I also mentioned Iona School for Ministry in the Diocese of Texas. Music for A New Thing was created by Adam...

Duration:00:28:20

Ep. 28 Jack Gordon (The Pandemic Sessions)

5/22/2020
Jack Gordon is a husband, father, documentary film maker, podcaster and interfaith community organizer. He is a co-founder of DDC International, organizer of the Interfaith Leadership Summit in Washington, DC and host of Interfaith-ish. On this episode, Jack and I talk about how households and faith communities across the religious spectrum are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe. Church planters, I highly recommend checking out episode 19 of Interfaith-ish in which Jack...

Duration:00:28:14

Ep. 27 Melina Luna Smith (The Pandemic Sessions)

5/14/2020
On this episode of A New Thing's The Pandemic Sessions, I talk with Melina Luna Smith, founder of StoryMakers in New York City. StoryMakers creates innovative and beautiful Christian formation materials for kids. Music for A New Thing was created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to A New Thing everywhere. Sign up for the newsletter.

Duration:00:23:22

Ep. 26 David Finnegan-Hosey (The Pandemic Sessions)

5/7/2020
On this episode of A New Thing's The Pandemic Sessions, I talk with David Finnegan-Hosey, author of the recently released book, Grace Is A Pre-Existing Condition. You can find David on Twitter and pics of his dog, Penny on Instagram. A few things we talked about this week that are worth your time checking out are RIP Medical Debt and the Poor People's Campaign. Don't forget to pick up David's books, Christ on the Psych Ward and Grace Is A Pre-Existing Condition. Both are wonderful...

Duration:00:31:20

Ep. 25 Becky Zartman (The Pandemic Sessions)

4/30/2020
A New Thing returns in the midst of a worldwide panic. I'm calling these conversations The Pandemic Sessions. I'll be talking to leaders and influencers about their work but also about their daily routines and well being during these strange days. My first conversation is with my friend and colleague, Becky Zartman. You can find Becky's work at BeckyZartman.com. You can also find her on Twitter. Music for A New Thing was created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to A...

Duration:00:28:40

Fall 2019 Promo

7/30/2019
A New Thing is coming back this fall! Subscribe, leave a rating and review and share this with everyone. Click here for a complete list of A New Thing episodes and related resources. Voices on this promotion: Mike Michie from episode 14 Jamie White from episode 4 of The Shape of A New Thing to Come Chantal Morales McKinney from episode 22 Bishop Hector Monterroso from episode 24 Kevin Makins from episode 14 Vikki Flippin from episode 16 Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends...

Duration:00:02:28

A New TSOANTTC Segment

6/11/2019
Several of our listeners have shared that with us that once a month is not enough! We've heard you and we're bringing you HyperFocus, a new segment where we talk to artists about their latest releases. Our first episode comes out next month, featuring Cameron Joplin of Magnitude. Stay tuned!

Duration:00:00:58

Ep. 1 Welcome to The Shape of A New Thing to Come

2/5/2019
Welcome to The Shape of A New Thing To Come! This is the first episode of a monthly podcast where co-hosts Dan So, Adam Baker, and Jason Evans celebrate the intersections between punk, hardcore and new faith communities. In this first episode, we make introductions, share how we connected to punk and hardcore, and explore why it is that this conversation is so important to us. We also talk about a few of the "new things" that we're excited about, including: Presbyterian Urban Ministries...

Duration:01:09:13

Ep. 24 The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso

1/29/2019
This week, I share a conversation with the Rt. Rev. Hector F. Monterroso, assisting bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. More on Bishop Monterroso can be found here. On this episode, I announced a new monthly segment, The Shape of A New Thing to Come, co-hosted by Adam Baker and Dan So (which you can meet if you stick around for the teaser after this episode). Check out the Facebook page for more. This new podcast title is a nod to Refused's The Shape of Punk to Come, as well as,...

Duration:00:31:45

StartUp Response: Church Planting 5 and 6

12/25/2018
Catherine, Rasheen and I respond to episodes 5 and 6 of Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. We discuss the last episode with AJ Smith and Restoration Church and we also talk about meeting Abby Norman and New Hope United Methodist. I reference A Nazareth Manifesto by Samuel Wells and The Message in the intro to this episode. Later on, I mention Jim and Casper Go To Church. Jim Henderson was on A New Thing on episode 7. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends...

Duration:00:38:15

StartUp Response: Church Planting 3 and 4

11/6/2018
Catherine, Rasheen and I respond to episodes 3 and 4 of Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. We reference our conversation with AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Phillie. Check out part 1 and part 2 of that conversation. I reference Duke University's The National Congregations Study during our conversation. If you're interested in a different evangelical perspective on LGBTQ inclusion, I recommend Colby Martin's Unclobber and check out my written interview with...

Duration:01:07:01

StartUp Response: Church Planting 2 w/ AJ Smith (part two)

10/30/2018
This is the second part of the conversation Catherine, Rasheen and I had with AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Phillie and featured church planter on Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to A New Thing everywhere. Sign up for the newsletter.

Duration:01:03:36

StartUp Response: Church Planting 2 w/ AJ Smith

10/23/2018
This week, Catherine Manhardt, Rasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Philadelphia, PA. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you are familiar with AJ. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. You can subscribe to A New Thing everywhere. Sign up for the newsletter.

Duration:00:38:54

StartUp Response: Church Planting 1 w/ Watson Jones III

9/18/2018
This week, Catherine Manhardt, Rasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor Watson Jones III, pastor of Compassion Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you know that we meet Pastor Watson in the first episode of the series. In this episode ... We talk about The Orchard Group. Pastor Watson mentions Dr. Eric Mason of Epiphany Fellowship. Thom Rainer on revitalization. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends...

Duration:02:05:00

StartUp Response: Introduction

9/11/2018
This week begins our response to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. You get to meet Catherine Manhardt and Rasheen Carbin as we discuss the introduction to the series. In this episode ... I mention Dr. Jeffrey C. Farmer's 2007 dissertation, Church Planting Sponsorship. Mike Michie spoke to this same issue in episode 14. Here's the episode on This American Life that I mentioned. Rasheen mentions The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends...

Duration:00:23:41