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The Collect Call: For Holy Cross Day

9/10/2015
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Holy Cross Day is the only day in the church year that honors an object – and an instrument of execution at that. Brendan & Holli discuss the oddity of giving honor to the means of state-sanctioned killing. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest The Collect Call […]

Duration:00:13:13

The Collect Call: Labor Day Weekend Special

9/4/2015
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Really, is there a better accompaniment to a Labor Day road trip or barbecue than Holli and Brendan reflecting on the meaning of work and giving you a homework assignment about Amy Grant’s theology of angels? No, we thought not. This Week’s Links Can a Starbucks Barista Find a Place in The Episcopal Church? This […]

Duration:00:21:51

The Collect Call: Praying for the People who Pray for Us

8/29/2015
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Holli, Brendan, and special guest Dave Hedges contemplate whether monk seals would make good pets and the lives of monastic orders and Christian communities. Also: we declare war on the dictionary. This Week’s Links National Association of Episcopal Christian Communities Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas Brotherhood of St. Gregory St. Gregory’s Abbey […]

Duration:00:28:50

The Collect Call: Patron Saint of Cheesemakers and Twitching

8/21/2015
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We don’t know much for sure about St. Bartholomew, but that hasn’t stopped the church from coming up with elaborate stories about him. From travels to India to miracles or weight loss and a gruesome martyrdom, join Holli, Brendan, and special guest Dave Hedges as we consider what Bartholomew means for the church. How to […]

Duration:00:24:15

The Collect Call: What We Believe about Mary

8/13/2015
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We’re all agreed that we love St. Mary the Virgin, but there’s a tremendous amount of ambiguity around her birth, life, and death in the church. Also, how do you deal with the incarnate God as a teenager? Featuring, once again, special guest Derek Olsen. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ […]

Duration:00:24:34

The Collect Call: Sacred Mystery Edition

8/11/2015
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Our new episode features Derek Olsen in a far-ranging conversation from alien abduction to communion without baptism, and toward the end, a liturgical enigma involving the Trinity. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest This Week’s Links Reflections on Communion without Baptism The Red Shoes, by Kate Bush […]

Duration:00:34:04

The Collect Call: What Do Angels Do, Anyway?

7/30/2015
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What are angels exactly – sentimental figures, scary messengers, or something else? How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest This Week’s Links Wikipedia on Angels The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media Collective, a network of podcasts with an Anglican sensibility. Follow the collective on Twitter and […]

The Collect Call: St. James & the Giant Marble Boat

7/22/2015
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Apparently if you make a boat out of rocks St. James can help make it float. Also, we learn about why we swapped out Cranmer’s collect for one that dwells on one of the less shining moments of James’ life, and why you should always stand three feet away from Brendan. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS […]

The Collect Call: The Secret Job at the Heart of the Church

7/14/2015
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We promise this is the last post-GC78 hiatus episode…but it’s well worth listening to. 82 episodes ago, in #3, we uncovered a secret of the heart of the Episcopal Church, and finally we interview the man at the center of it all. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ […]

The Collect Call: The Episcopal Megachurch Organist

7/7/2015
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A temporary megachurch forms during each General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Organist Michael Boney explains how he has to adapt his style to keep 5,000 Episcopalians on the same hymn tune, and what it’s like to collaborate with a jazz ensemble on one the classics of the pipe organ. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed […]

The Collect Call: GC78 Wrapup – the Good, the Bad, the Weird

7/4/2015
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Brendan, Holli, and special guest Megan Castellan, still in post-convention shock, discuss high and low points of the 2015 General Convention. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media Collective, a network of podcasts with an Anglican sensibility. Follow the […]

The Collect Call: Sister Suzanne Elizabeth

7/3/2015
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Holli and Brendan interview Sister Suzanne Elizabeth of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist about finding spiritual meaning in the care of the altar. This Week’s Links National Altar Guild Community of St. John the Baptist How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest The Collect Call is […]

The Collect Call: the Faith, Farm, and Food Network

7/2/2015
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Holli interviews Sarah Nolan of the Abundant Table in the Diocese of Los Angeles about the Christian food movement. This Week’s Links The Faith Farm and Food Network The Abundant Table How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media […]

The Collect Call: Live from Salt Lake City!

7/1/2015
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Our first ever live show – live from the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. And our technology didn’t melt down! Featuring special guests from @easterppl, Padre’s Pods, and the Official Linguist of the Collect Call. p.s. Thanks to Derek Olsen for background on “obsecration.” This Week’s Links The Via Media Collective – a […]

The Collect Call: An Interview with Bishop Andy Doyle

6/30/2015
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An interview with Bishop Andy Doyle (aka @texasbishop) about how the experience of worship changes with order of ministry. This Week’s Links Episcopal Herald Interview with Bishop Doyle How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media Collective, a network […]

The Collect Call: The Integrity Eucharist

6/29/2015
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Holli talks to two of the three planners of the Integrity Eucharist about their liturgical innovations, and how a service that began two decades ago in sorrow has become for many one of the celebratory high points of recent General Conventions. This Week’s Links Integrity USA How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to […]

The Collect Call: Military & Prison Chaplains

6/28/2015
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Truly I tell you, there are postings in The Episcopal Church that require driving hours through the desert in a Humvee or jumping out of airplanes, all in the name of our Lord. Find out more about how the chaplains in our Federal Ministries do their work day to day. This Week’s Links Episcopal Church […]

The Collect Call: Inclusive Language from a Trans Perspective

6/27/2015
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An interview with Andy Leigh about liturgical language from a transgender perspective. How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media Collective, a network of podcasts with an Anglican sensibility. Follow the collective on Twitter and Facebook. More about this podcast Theme Music: Let […]

The Collect Call: Chaplain to 850 Deputies

6/26/2015
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Our interview with the Rev. Lester Mackenzie, the Chaplain of the House of Deputies, on how he plans to remind an often fractious legislative body that we’re all here for Jesus. This Week’s Links Biography of Lester Mackenzie from the House of Deputies How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ […]

The Collect Call: “Holy Women, Holy Men” and its Sucessors

6/25/2015
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An interview with liturgical rock star Derek Olsen about proposed changes to the church calendar, and why adding names is less disruptive to the Daily Office than you think. This Week’s Links Derek’s Magnificent Blog: St. Bede Productions How to listen ■ iTunes ■ Stitcher ■ Soundcloud ■ RSS Feed ■ Blubrry How to Connect ■ Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Pinterest The Collect Call […]