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Metamorphosis: Sharing the Love of Jesus to Change Lives

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist in Piedmont, MO. The show includes interviews with Kristin Kobes du Mez (Jesus and John Wayne), Beth Allison Barr (The Making of Biblical Womanhood), Jared Byas (Love Matters More; The Bible for Normal People podcast), John Williamson (The Deconstructionists Podcast), and many more. When not interviewing, the show discusses difficult theological and practical issues to help people follow the Greatest Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40). Learn more at umctrinity.org. Contact: jamesericsentell@gmail.com

Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist in Piedmont, MO. The show includes interviews with Kristin Kobes du Mez (Jesus and John Wayne), Beth Allison Barr (The Making of Biblical Womanhood), Jared Byas (Love Matters More; The Bible for Normal People podcast), John Williamson (The Deconstructionists Podcast), and many more. When not interviewing, the show discusses difficult theological and practical issues to help people follow the Greatest Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40). Learn more at umctrinity.org. Contact: jamesericsentell@gmail.com

Location:

United States

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Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist in Piedmont, MO. The show includes interviews with Kristin Kobes du Mez (Jesus and John Wayne), Beth Allison Barr (The Making of Biblical Womanhood), Jared Byas (Love Matters More; The Bible for Normal People podcast), John Williamson (The Deconstructionists Podcast), and many more. When not interviewing, the show discusses difficult theological and practical issues to help people follow the Greatest Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40). Learn more at umctrinity.org. Contact: jamesericsentell@gmail.com

Language:

English

Contact:

573-223-7772


Episodes

Church History - A.D. 64-70 Christian Persecution and Jerusalem's Fall

12/5/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. In A.D. 64, Emperor Nero blamed the massive fire of Rome on the Christians. Thus began persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. Or did it? The reality is more complicated and nuanced than our popular historical imagination. In A.D. 70, the Roman army destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple. This contributed to the distinction of...

Duration:00:42:11

Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric and the Q Club Shooter

11/28/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Jesus taught that we would know "false teachers" by their fruit. Paul describes the "fruit of the flesh" as immorality, division, and violence. The "fruits of the spirit" include love, compassion, gentleness, and self-control. Eric argues that anti-LGBTQ rhetoric has produced the rotten fruit of violence against LGBTQ people. Rhetoric...

Duration:00:47:50

The First 500 Years of the Church - 62 A.D. Paul's Final Journey

11/7/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. In Paul's final missionary journey, he testifies in Roman courts to his experience of Jesus. We learn about the final stage of his ministry and reflect on the whole of his ministry to both Jews and Gentiles. Learn more about Trinity UMC in Piedmont, MO, at www.umctrinity.org Contact Eric at jamesericsentell@gmail.com Podcast Author:...

Duration:00:43:53

The First 500 Years of the Church - 51-53 A.D. Paul's Third Missionary Journey

10/31/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. This episode continues the series on the early history of the church. We focus on Paul's time in Ephesus, the semi-revolt of the cult of Artemis, and the work of the Spirit in Paul's ministry. Learn more about Trinity UMC in Piedmont, MO, at www.umctrinity.org Contact Eric at jamesericsentell@gmail.com Podcast Author: Trinity United...

Duration:00:53:25

The First 500 Years of the Church - A.D. 49-51 Paul's Second Missionary Journey

10/24/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. This episode continues the series on the early history of the church. Eric focuses on Paul's second missionary journey as desribed in the IF Gathering study Anno Domini and the Acts 15-18. Learn more about Trinity UMC in Piedmont, MO, at www.umctrinity.org Contact Eric at jamesericsentell@gmail.com Podcast Author: Trinity United...

Duration:00:42:26

The First 500 Years of Church History - A.D. 42-62 Paul's First Missionary Journey

10/17/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. This episode picks up the history of the early church with Paul's first missionary journey, the Council of Jerusalem, and the inclusion of Gentile believers. Eric puts special emphasis on the way Paul, Peter, and James creatively reinterpret and re-understand their Hebrew Scriptures (our Old Testament) in light of Jesus and the Work of...

Duration:00:58:59

The First 500 Years of Church History - 37-38 A.D. Gentiles Receive the Spirit

10/10/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. This episode continues to explore the history of the Christian church, using the IF Gathering study Anno Domini as a framework. Eric discusses: Learn more about Trinity UMC in Piedmont, MO, at www.umctrinity.org Contact Eric at jamesericsentell@gmail.com Podcast Author: Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, MO

Duration:00:45:32

David French and the State of Theology

10/3/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Leave it to David French to make you think! French has been a columnist for Time Magazine, and he writes The French Press, a newsletter, for his website The Dispatch. In this episode, Eric reacts to and expands on some of David French's perspective on the State of Theology report from Lifeway Research and Ligonier Ministries. French...

Duration:00:37:35

The State of Theology in 2022 and U.S. Christianity in 2070

9/26/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. In this episode, Eric breaks down the recent survey studies, "The State of Theology" by Lifeway Research and Ligonier Ministries, and "Modeling the Future of Religion in America" by the PEW Research Center. The "State of Theology" report for 2022 suggests that most U.S. Christians are heretics! But Eric explains why the research may be...

The First 500 Years of Church History - 33 A.D.

9/19/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. When did the Christian Church begin? What were the key moments in its formation? Eric discusses some early Church history with the help of Anno Domini: The First 500 Years of the Church by the IF:Gathering women's ministry. This episode focuses on 33 A.D. and the first months of the church. Future episodes on church history will follow...

The Good Girl's and Guy's Guide to Great Sex - An Interview with Sheila Gregoire

9/12/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. What are the obstacles to emotional, spiritual, and physical intimacy, and how can we overcome them? What does the research reveal about finding fulfillment in our sex lives? These are some of the questions that Sheila Gregoire tackles in the 10th anniversary revision of her book, The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex. Sheila previously...

Duration:00:51:31

This Podcast Is Out for Summer

6/20/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Metamorphosis will be taking a break for the rest of the summer. Eric will resume recording in late August or early September of 2022. Thank you for listening and supporting the podcast! Learn more at www.umctrinity.org Contact Eric at jamesericsentell@gmail.com Podcast Author: Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, MO

Duration:00:03:08

Love STILL Matters More - Another Conversation with Jared Byas

6/13/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Jared Byas is the author of Love Matters More: Why Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving like Jesus. This is Jared's second time on Metamorphosis, and he discusses how his book is more relevant than ever in 2022 and how to apply the book's principles in our relationships and society. Learn more about Jared and his work at...

Duration:00:50:30

LGBTQ and the Bible

6/6/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. What does the Bible say about LGBTQ people and relationships? It's more complicated than you might think when you dig into the historical, cultural, social, and linguistic contexts of the relevant verses. Why did King Asa and King Josiah expel "male shrine prostitutes" from Israel but not their patrons? Whom did Paul have in mind when...

Duration:01:09:59

All Means All Does Not Mean Anything Goes - An Interview with Duane Anders

5/30/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Duane Anders is the senior pastor at First United Methodist in Boise, ID, the Cathedral of the Rockies. He shares his perspective as an affirming pastor and the father of a trans daughter. Resources: Learn more at www.umctrinity.org Contact Eric at jamesericsentell@gmail.com Podcast Author: Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont,...

Duration:00:55:42

A Matter of Life and Death - An Interview with Natalie Grace Drew

5/23/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Natalie Grace Drew served combat tours in Iraq for the U.S. Army. She also happens to be a trans woman. Trans issues garner a lot of media attention, but do you know any trans people? Have you heard the perspective of a trans Christian? Natalie Grace Drew describes her harrowing journey through depression, substance abuse, and suicidal...

Duration:01:25:45

What Do You Want Men to Know? A Mother's Day Panel at Trinity UMC

5/16/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. May 8, 2022, was Mother's Day, and Trinity UMC hosted an intergenerational panel of women active in its ministries. Diane Kasten, Ronda Polk, Shelby Henson, and Jessica Polk Sentell shared their perspective on women in ministry, the Bible's depiction of women, and Jesus' call to women to serve God's Kingdom. Enjoy listening to their...

Duration:00:37:36

Love Like Jesus - An Interview with Mike Rosebush

5/9/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Mike Rosebush is a licensed counselor, a writer, and a committed Christian. He worked for Focus on the Family as a Vice-President for over ten years. Before that, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot. And Mike happens to be gay. You may hear a lot about LGBTQ+ issues and Christianity, but how many gay people do you know?...

Duration:01:26:25

Heavy Burdens - An Interview with Bridget Eileen Rivera

5/2/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Bridget Eileen Rivera is the author of Heavy Burdens: Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church. She holds to a traditional interpretation of the Bible on LGBTQ+ issues and therefore chooses to be celibate. Her book, and this interview, discusses the main ways that LGBTQ+ Christians -- regardless of their actions -- may...

Duration:00:56:14

Mental Health and the Christian

4/25/2022
Metamorphosis is the podcast of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Missouri, where we share the unchanging love of Jesus to change people’s lives. Relevant Magazine is a Christian magazine aimed at Millennials and Gen Z (i.e., people 40 and under). Their daily email newsletter features their most popular articles for the day. Multiple days in a row, their most popular articles included the topics of mental health. In this episode, Eric discusses these articles, the statistics on...

Duration:00:48:49