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Center for Congregations Podcast
S4 E21: The Next Faithful Step: Discernment in Congregational Life

Center for Congregations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 54:14


Understanding how to determine your next faithful step is critically important in congregational life. Center for Congregations president Tim Shapiro and Rev. Stephen Lewis join the podcast this week to discuss the importance of discernment and mutual nature of discernment for both the individual and the community. Our conversation also leads to reflecting on the wisdom of Howard Thurman and the importance of intergenerational discernment. Resources https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-can-do-hard-things-with-glennon-doyle/id1564530722 https://emilypfreeman.com/podcast/ https://emilypfreeman.com/next-right-thing-book/

The Network of Awareness
Making A Life thru the Most High

The Network of Awareness

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 92:42


In this edition of the Spiritual Fire in Fellowship Series ORRA interviews Dawad a man of the Most High who came from humble beginnings to build a good fruitful life thru the grace of the Most High in Christ.

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa
11-27-22 – “The Four-Fold WORD of God”

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022


John 1:1-18 Printable Sermon Outline:  11-27-22pdf     Sermon audio:  11-27-22   sermon video:

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY
2022-11-30 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday November 30, 2022

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 30:00


On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the Senate passes the so-call Respect for Marriage Act, critics caution it will threaten religious liberties. The bill will now move to the House of Representatives. In a statement on its passage, President Joe Biden said he will promptly and proudly sign it into law, adding Americans should have the right to marry the person they love. Meanwhile, late Tuesday night, riot police in hazmat gear took on protestors in China who say the recent curbs on COVID restrictions do not go far enough. Director of the Captive Nations Coalition on the Committee on Present Danger, Se Hoon Kim, joins to share what he thinks this signals for the country. And the new face of Twitter, Elon Musk, is vowing a crackdown on both child pornography and trafficking on the platform. CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Dawn Hawkins, joins to discuss this. On the final day of National Adoption Month, president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Jedd Medefind, joins to share whether there are enough adoptive homes and open arms for these children. Finally this evening, the Vatican approved the text of the new constitution for the Congregation of the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. General Councilor of the congregation, Sister Begona Perez, joins to tell us more about the new constitution and what the main changes are. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

The Network of Awareness
Making A Life thru the Most High

The Network of Awareness

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 92:42


In this edition of the Spiritual Fire in Fellowship Series ORRA interviews Dawad a man of the Most High who came from humble beginnings to build a good fruitful life thru the grace of the Most High in Christ.

Lead Time
How Circuit Congregations Can Work Together

Lead Time

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 34:44


What would an ideal Perfect Circuit look like? What would an ideal Circuit leader look like? Join Tim and Jack for more!!!

The Rise Guys
THE CONGREGATION IS SMALLER: HOUR ONE: 11/29/22

The Rise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 35:42


Church talk this morning, we have questions, the congregations are getting smaller it seems at some of these older churces Headlines and Sports with AJ Brown injuring himself by puking too much

Reason and Theology Show – Reason and Theology
Orthodox Priest Drops a Bomb on Congregation

Reason and Theology Show – Reason and Theology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022


An Orthodox priest announced his conversion to Eastern Catholicism in his last homily to his congregation.

First Presbyterian New Bern
All about December events at First Pres & worship from 11/27/22

First Presbyterian New Bern

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 22:53


Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church, New Bern Podcast! Join Paul and Anna each Monday morning as they chat about upcoming church events, the week's sermon, and fun facts about the church. In today's episode, Paul and Anna talk about all of the upcoming December events at First Pres! The conversation is followed by the prayers, music, and sermon from Sunday's virtual service. Recorded live each week at First Pres in beautiful historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina. First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina, established in 1817. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Building community, transforming lives, engaging the world. See more at https://www.firstpresnb.org Follow us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresnb Watch our virtual service each week at https://youtube.com/channel/UCKw0GnheJfOUlVv_g5bBrEw Permission to podcast/stream live music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-701790 and CCLI 3202763. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream recorded music from artist.io.

Center for Spiritual Living
The Congregation Writes the Talk

Center for Spiritual Living

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 20:49


Sunday Service with Rev. Skip Jennings  RELEASED November 27, 2022  Your generosity helps to support our Podcasts. Please visit our website: http://www.cslftl.org

Catholic Women Preach
Notice. Awake. Prepare. with Teresa Maya, CCVI

Catholic Women Preach

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 11:20


Preaching for the First Sunday of Advent, Teresa Maya CCVI offers a reflection on what it means to prepare: "Preparing the way is not just decorating, reading, or meditating- though, all those practices are graced reminders of the season we begin. Preparing the way is moving, walking in Jesus' paths, and finding those he blessed, healed and accompanied...May our first candle of Advent remind us to prepare our souls, home, and community to celebrate God's promise to be with us always." Sister Teresa Maya is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio since 1994. Her education ministry has spanned several decades: she has served as teacher, history professor, administrator, and speaker. She has passion for formation of ministers for Hispanics/Latinas/os in the United States. She has a commitment to life-long learning and a strong conviction in the future of consecrated life. Sister Teresa got her B.A. at Yale University, her M.A. at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley and the Ph.D. in El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. She served fourteen years in the leadership of her religious institute and on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) presidency from 2016-19. She currently accompanies other religious congregations as facilitator and consultant. Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/11272022 to read Sister Teresa Maya's text and for more preaching from Catholic women.

Trad Men
Episode 43: Consecrated for the Kingdom of God

Trad Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 58:30


In this episode, Jason was blessed to be able to have an amazing discussion with Sister Mary Josefa, OSB of the Congregation of The Benedictines of Mary about the role and function of nuns and women religious in the Church today. Sister Mary was also kind enough to take time to discuss the discernment process and how young women who feel called to serve the Church in consecrated life should properly answer and investigate this most important call. For more information on the Benedictines of Mary or to reach out to a vocations director, visit: https://benedictinesofmary.org/contact-us/  PAX DOMINI SIT SEMPER VOBISCUM

Grace Community Church - Nashville
A Helpful Congregation - Words of Grace Podcast -November 22, 2022

Grace Community Church - Nashville

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 14:27


On this week's podcast, Justin and Scott discuss the hope found in the fact that Jesus does not give up on his church. How does this truth influence the way we interact as a congregation? The Words of Grace Podcast seeks to clarify, amplify, and apply the Sunday morning sermon at Grace Community Church. From time to time we will address other topics. We hope these podcasts help impress the Word of God into your everyday life. Episodes are hosted by Justin Tucker and Scott Patty.    

Magnificat Ministry Podcast
Spiritual Reflection 10 Oil Lamps By Fr. Pat Crowley 11.12.2022

Magnificat Ministry Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 1:32


Fr. Pat Crowley, SS.CC., MAS, is a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Western United States Province. Father Crowley is the Spiritual Advisor for the Magnificat North County San Diego Chapter. He is a retreat director and conference speaker who brings a holistic approach to the healing […] The post Spiritual Reflection 10 Oil Lamps By Fr. Pat Crowley 11.12.2022 appeared first on Ultimate Christian Podcast Radio Network.

All Souls Bangor
Responding To God

All Souls Bangor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 19:12


A message for Stewardship Sunday in the life of our Congregation.  We thank you for your support of our ministries.

First Presbyterian New Bern
The liturgical new year, the start of a new lectionary cycle, & worship from 11/20/22

First Presbyterian New Bern

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 26:04


Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church, New Bern Podcast! Join Paul and Anna each Monday morning as they chat about upcoming church events, the week's sermon, and fun facts about the church. In today's episode, Paul and Anna talk about the liturgical new year and the end of the lectionary year (C!). The conversation is followed by the prayers, music, and sermon from Sunday's virtual service. Recorded live each week at First Pres in beautiful historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina. First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina, established in 1817. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Building community, transforming lives, engaging the world. See more at https://www.firstpresnb.org Follow us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresnb Watch our virtual service each week at https://youtube.com/channel/UCKw0GnheJfOUlVv_g5bBrEw Permission to podcast/stream live music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-701790 and CCLI 3202763. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream recorded music from artist.io.

Church & Other Drugs
243 - Would You Go to Hell for your Children? Also, Farts are Funny ft. Kenon and Andrew

Church & Other Drugs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 60:18


Greetings, Congregation! I struggled with the title this week...but I just had to do it. In truth, we talk about quite a few heavy topics-- death, suicide, hell, heaven, children, and then the most important thing- farts. It's a good, old-fashioned laugh fest, so join the fun and be thankful with us! churchandotherdrugs@gmail.com storefrontier.com/churchandotherdrugs patreon.com/churchandotherdrugs

GLIDE Podcast
Episode 510: GLIDE Tiny Celebration from November 6, 2022 - The Glide Ensemble with Zoe Ellis

GLIDE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 8:11


Welcome to GLIDE Memorial Church's “Tiny Celebrations,” the mini-podcast highlighting the inspirational words and music from our Sunday Celebration.In this episode Assistant Choir Director Zoe Ellis teaches the song "Lover of My Soul," and The Glide Ensemble, The Change Band and the Congregation present the song together.Please support the music, the art, and the message of GLIDE Memorial Church. Please donate today. https://www.glide.org/igive/

Catholic Saints & Feasts
November 18: Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin

Catholic Saints & Feasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 6:02


November 18: Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin1769–1852Optional Memorial; Liturgical Color: WhitePatron Saint of perseverance amid adversityBorn into a refined French family, her life ended in hardship on the American prairieToday's saint was born into a large, refined, educated Catholic family situated in an enormous home in the venerable city of Grenoble, France. Rose's parents and extended family were connected to other elites in the highest circles of the political and social life of that era. Despite this favored parentage, Rose would leave the world and all the advantages she inherited to become a hardscrabble missionary nun serving rough settlers and Indians in the no man's land of the American plains. Saint Rose was named after the first canonized saint of the New World, Saint Rose of Lima. As a child, her imagination had been fired by hearing about missionaries on the American frontier. She dreamed of being one of them, yet her path to becoming a pioneer missionary would be circuitous.When Rose felt the call to a contemplative religious life as a teen, she joined, against her father's wishes, the Order that so many French women of status joined—the Congregation of the Visitation, founded by Saint Jane Frances de Chantal in the early seventeenth century. The massive social upheavals of the French Revolution shuttered her Visitandine convent, though, and she spent years living her Order's rule privately outside of a convent as her country disintegrated into chaos. After the revolution, when religious life was no longer illegal, Rose tried to re-establish her defunct convent by personally purchasing its buildings. The plan didn't work, and Rose and the few remaining sisters united themselves to a new French Order, which would later be known as the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart.Saint Rose was destined to be a holy and dedicated nun in her Order's schools. But in 1817, a bishop serving in the United States came to France on a recruitment tour, as so many bishops did in the first half of the nineteenth century. The bishop visited Rose's convent in Paris, and Rose's childhood dreams were rekindled. After receiving permission from her superiors, in 1818 Rose boarded a ship with four other sisters for the two-month sea voyage to New Orleans, U.S.A. The second act of her life was starting at age forty-nine. From this point forward, her life was replete with the physical hardships, financial struggles, and everyday drama typical of the French and Spanish missionaries who brought the faith to the ill-educated pioneers and Indians on the edge of the American frontier.Rose and her troupe of sisters had to take a steamboat up the Mississippi River to Missouri after the bishop's promises of a convent in New Orleans came to nothing. In remote Western Missouri, Rose began a convent in a log cabin and then started a school and a small novitiate. The people were poor, the settlers generally unschooled, the weather cold, the food inadequate, and life hard. Rose struggled to learn English. Yet after ten years, the Sacred Heart Sisters were operating six convents in Missouri and Louisiana. In 1841, the Sisters began to serve Potawatomi Indians who had been harshly displaced from Michigan and Indiana into Eastern Kansas. At seventy-one years old, Rose joined this missionary band to Kansas not for her practical usefulness but for her example of prayer. Saint Rose prayed so incessantly that she was on her knees before the tabernacle when the Indians went to sleep and kneeling there when they woke up, still praying. Wondering at this, some children put pebbles on the train of her habit one night. The next morning the pebbles were still there. She hadn't budged an inch all night long! The Potawatomi called her “She Who Prays Always.” Howling cold and the rigors of frontier life forced Rose to return to a more humane convent existence for the last quiet years of her life. She was beatified in 1940 and canonized in 1988.Saint Rose, you persevered heroically in your vocation despite serious challenges. Inspire all religious to continue in their unique vocations despite setbacks, and to unite, as you did, a quiet contemplative soul with a missionary's courage and drive.

Center for Congregations Podcast
S4 E20: Cultivating the Edges: Belonging and Racial Equity in White Congregations

Center for Congregations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 48:12


Rev. Dr. Seth Richardson of Gravity Leadership joins the podcast this week to discuss the cultural challenges white congregations face when they get serious about racial equity. The conversation centers on a specific case study of a Texas congregation and how they navigated a shift towards racial equity and what these lessons mean for any congregation wishing to become more equitable. Resources: Crossroads Antiracism Training Racial Equity Tools Gravity Leadership

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa
11-13-22 – “More on the Church & the Communion of Saints”

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022


1 Corinthians 4:14-17 Printable Sermon Outline:     11-13-22pdf     Sermon audio:     11-13-22   sermon video:

First Presbyterian New Bern
Vaughn Purnell interview and worship from 11/13/22

First Presbyterian New Bern

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 36:28


Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church, New Bern Podcast! Join Paul and Anna each Monday morning as they chat about upcoming church events, the week's sermon, and fun facts about the church. In today's episode, Paul interviews our guest preacher for this week, Vaughn Purnell! The conversation is followed by the prayers, music, and sermon from Sunday's virtual service. Recorded live each week at First Pres in beautiful historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina. First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina, established in 1817. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Building community, transforming lives, engaging the world. See more at https://www.firstpresnb.org Follow us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresnb Watch our virtual service each week at https://youtube.com/channel/UCKw0GnheJfOUlVv_g5bBrEw Permission to podcast/stream live music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-701790 and CCLI 3202763. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream recorded music from artist.io.

Church Life Today
The First Mexican American Saint? Meg Hunter-Kilmer on the “Bishop of the Barrio”

Church Life Today

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 31:02


The first Mexican American Saint may very well end up being the man they called the Bishop of the Barrio. The cause for canonization of Alphonse Gallegos was opened in 2005, and in 2016 Pope Francis authorized the bishops and cardinals of the Congregation of Saints to grant him the title of Venerable. In this special episode of Church Life Today, Meg Hunter-Kilmer introduces us to Venerable Alphonse Gallegos through the memories and stories of people who knew him.  Meg Hunter-Kilmer is the inaugural fellow of the Sullivan Family Saints Initiative here in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. This special episode was funded by the Sullivan Family Saints Initiative, which seeks to renew scholarship on the saints and increase devotion to the saints.Follow up Resources:●      “Bishop of the Barrio: Venerable Alphonse Gallegos” byMeg Hunter-Kilmerin the Church Life Journal.●      “Sullivan Family Saints Initiative welcomes inaugural fellow”Church Life Today is a partnership between the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame and OSV Podcasts from Our Sunday Visitor. Discover more ways to live, learn, and love your Catholic faith at osvpodcasts.com. Sharing stories, starting conversations.

Every Moment His
"Get Me Outta Here!" Ways to Leave a Congregation - Things You Should Totally Know #8

Every Moment His

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 26:07


Ways of leaving a congregation: Death – the Christian is buried in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection as the church mourns and praises God for His grace. They move from the “church militant” to the “church triumphant.” Transfer – the Christian is given a farewell and transfers his or her membership to another congregation of the same confession. Peaceful release – the Christian leaves to another Christian tradition if he or she finds they cannot in good conscience continue in the Confessional Lutheran Faith. Excommunication – a Christian who refuses to be disciplined according to the Word of God is, after much patience, told they are no longer a Christian under God's grace.

The Antioch Podcast
Episode 215: Reggie Smith – “Reconciliation in Rwanda.”

The Antioch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022


Over the next hour you are about to hear a candid conversation between myself and Reggie Smith about his experiences at the International School of Reconciliation in Rwanda. Reconciliation is a term used to describe Christian antiracism efforts often, but what reconciliation means – what it really means – takes on new meaning in the … Continue reading Episode 215: Reggie Smith – “Reconciliation in Rwanda.”

Make Prayer Beautiful
Exhaustion After Leading a Congregation in Worship?

Make Prayer Beautiful

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 8:58


Is this more than a physical expenditure of energy? Good Spiritual Hygiene: https://www.amazon.com/dp/195656134X

Integrated with Angela Erickson
#026 Yoga and the Language of Paganism with Melody Lyons

Integrated with Angela Erickson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 74:46


Melody Lyons sits down to talk with Angela about her experience being immersed in the culture of yoga, her own experiences in yoga meditation and manifesting, and about the language that is being swept up by Catholic/Christian influencers like "the divine feminine," "manifesting," and more. They also touch on practices like Reiki and why women seem to be more prone to embracing these feminist, pagan paradigms while claiming to be Christian.  Melody Lyons: https://www.theessentialmother.com/"What is Yoga? Part 1" Series by Fr. Ezra Sullivan O.P. on Spiritual Direction: https://spiritualdirection.com/2014/01/29/what-is-yoga-catholic-perspective-part-i"Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on Some Aspects of Christian Meditation" by the Congregation of Divine Faith (CDF): https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19891015_meditazione-cristiana_en.html"Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life" Pontifical Council for Culture and Interreligious Dialogue: https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_20030203_new-age_en.html************************************************************************************Let's get Integrated!Twitter: @integratedang; https://twitter.com/integratedangInstagram: @integratedang; https://www.instagram.com/integratedangela/Facebook: Integrated with Angela Erickson; https://www.facebook.com/IntegratedAngelaWebsite: www.integratedangela.comSupport My Work:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IntegratedwithAngelaEricksonSupport the show

Fly on the Wall presented by Church Boom
Fly on the Wall Podcast Episode #37: What is your congregation expecting from you?

Fly on the Wall presented by Church Boom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 23:22


What is your congregation expecting from you? As a pastor, you may feel like you have to be everything to everyone, but that isn't realistic. What is the most effective way to manage not only congregation expectations of you, but also your own expectations of them? In episode 37 of the Fly on the Wall Podcast, I coach Pastor Phil Knauer on setting realistic expectations. Take a listen as I share practical steps you can take to manage this difficult topic. The Fly on the Wall podcast can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Youtube.

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa
11-6-22 – “The WAY of Life”

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022


Acts 19:8-20:1 Printable Sermon Outline:    11-6-22pdf     Sermon audio:  11-6-22   sermon video:

First Presbyterian New Bern
All about All Saints' Day & worship from 11/6/22

First Presbyterian New Bern

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 24:53


Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church, New Bern Podcast! Join Paul and Anna each Monday morning as they chat about upcoming church events, the week's sermon, and fun facts about the church. In today's episode, Anna and Paul-Scott talk about All Saints' Sunday at First Pres! The conversation is followed by the prayers, music, and sermon from Sunday's virtual service. Recorded live each week at First Pres in beautiful historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina. First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina, established in 1817. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Building community, transforming lives, engaging the world. See more at https://www.firstpresnb.org Follow us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresnb Watch our virtual service each week at https://youtube.com/channel/UCKw0GnheJfOUlVv_g5bBrEw Permission to podcast/stream live music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-701790 and CCLI 3202763. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream recorded music from artist.io.

Church & Other Drugs
242 - The Afterlife, Atonement, Consciousness and more with Josh Patterson!

Church & Other Drugs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 62:02


Greetings, Congregation! It's another one of my most absolute episodes...a Josh Patterson ( Rethinking Faith ) philosophical free-for-all! The boys start by talking about non-alcoholic beer, then move into the lighter subjects-- why did Jesus have to die? What happens in the afterlife? Are we just vessels that God uses to experience the universe in real-time? We're talking about it! find Rethinking faith wherever you hear your podcasts churchandotherdrugs@gmail.com patreon.com/churchandotherdrugs storefrontier.com/churchandotherdrugs

A Nun's Life Ministry
Community amplifies the good

A Nun's Life Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 5:49


Sister Irene O'Neill first encountered the Congregation of St. Joseph at a very young age – but it wasn't until she experienced the amplifying power of the sisters' community that she realized she wanted to be a part of it. Host: Sister Maxine Kollasch. Read the transcript here. Hear the full In Good Faith episode here. Don't forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!

The Rob Skinner Podcast
182. How To Grow Our Churches To One Million By 2050.

The Rob Skinner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 22:04


On this episode I answer the question: “How Can Our Family of Churches Grow to 1,000,000+ by the year 2050?”  Listen as I offer ten ideas for seeing our churches grow and flourish in the coming decades.    Transcript: How can the Kingdom grow to 1,000,000+ by 2050? One of my dreams is to help the Kingdom grow to 1,000,000+ by 2050.  I'll be 85 in 2050.  According to the life expectancy calculator provided by Social Security, I've got 25 more years.  That'll take me to 82.  However, my Mom just died this year at the age of 97, so I might just make it to 85.  Here's what I'd like to see when I'm 85: I want to see churches all over the world in every large city, every mid-sized city and every small town.  I want to go to conferences that number in the 100's of thousands.  I look forward to the day when meeting a new disciple, it takes more than a few degrees of separation to find someone we both know.  I look forward to the day when young disciples, in their early and mid-twenties are leading mission teams to new locations and seeing their churches grow.  I look forward to the day when every large metropolitan area has kingdom churches in every city within that metropolis.  I want to see a fired-up, growing family of churches that no matter where you go to visit, you'll find a warm welcome and common culture of passion for Jesus, love for each other and a drive to grow spiritually.  That's the church I was baptized into and that's the church I want to die in.  How can we do this?  Here's some ideas: Revive the pillar church planting strategy. In the early days of our movement, the idea was to plant a church in the major metropolitan centers of our world and then from there plant churches to that region.  That is why Paul could say in Romans 15:19, “So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.” And in 15:17, “23 But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain.”  He hadn't reached every person in the Mediterranean coastal area he had traveled.  Far from it.  However, he had planted churches in key regional cities; places like Ephesus and Philippi and Corinth.  He wanted to use Rome as a jumping off point to reach a new area in Spain.  Our family of churches has done an amazing job in getting churches to the metropolitan centers of the world.  The year 2000 plan was nearly accomplished in getting a church to every city of at least 1,000 in every country.  However, we need to fulfill that original plan.  The goal was from those metropolitan cities each smaller city and town would be reached.  We have so far to go in reaching small and mid-sized cities cities and towns in the areas we've already planted churches in.  The first stage might be completed, but in order to evangelize the world, we need move on to regional saturation. We need to redefine the goal to get one church in every city in every metropolitan area. The creed guiding our planting philosophy is one church in one city.  However, the way that has come to be interpreted is one church in one metropolitan area.  If we actually held to the idea of once church in one city, we would open the door to so much more growth.  For instance, according to Wikipedia, there are 88 cities in Los Angeles County each with a mayor and a city council.  That's only in Los Angeles County.  The Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area is composed of five counties with a multitude of distinct cities within them.  What if we had a kingdom church in each one of those cities?  I'm reminded of Paul's command to Archippus in Col 4:17,  “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”  I feel the burden to complete the ministry God gave me when he brought me to Tucson.  To reach the city and metropolitan area of 1.3 million souls.  I'm working on a plan to get churches to all the nearby cities and areas in this metropolitan area.  I want to see 10 or more churches planted by the year 2030.  My plan is to form a team of disciples and find a leader or leadership couple who wants to plant a new church.  I would move to that neighboring city or area with the leader and team and walk with him for a year or two.  I would still be leading the church here in Tucson but would live in that mission area and disciple that leader as he gets it off the ground.  After that I would move to another city or area not more than a 30 minute drive from the main Tucson church.  The church planting would not be a region or zone or house church but an independent church connected by a common love for God and his church.  We would work together to help get the entire metropolitan area reached.  I dream of the day when there are ten or more churches around this area of 1,000,000+ metro area.  We could have a church for each 100,000 people.  That would be awesome! We need to emphasize small church planting. Large churches grow slower.  They are amazing resource centers for wisdom, experience, money and manpower, but as a church grows larger, it becomes dramatically more difficult to grow a larger church.  More manpower and money is needed to simply maintain the membership that exists.  Leaders who lead large 500 member plus churches are going full-tilt to help their church grow.  But friction develops once a church grows past a certain size.  A positive example of this is the Flagstaff, Arizona church planting.  That church was planted last year in the summer of 2021.  It was composed of eight faithful disciples who had kept the torch burning dimly for several decades.  When Brian and Abby Mackie led the team and started the church it grew from that eight member kingdom frontier outpost to a thriving current membership of nearly 50 members in a little over a year.  It's just easier to grow a small church than a larger church.  Raise up and send younger church leaders. Many of our existing churches were planted in the eighties and nineties by disciples who were in their mid-twenties, often just graduated from college.  I remember meeting evangelists who were in their mid-thirties and thinking, that guy's old!  Today, a new leader is lucky if he can be appointed an evangelist by forty.  One of the reasons is many young leaders haven't been given the opportunity to go out and plant a church or lead a small church on their own.  The rate of learning in a planting or small church is dramatically faster than leading in a region of an existing church.  Why?  The missionary has to do everything, every facet of church leadership.  He'll make a ton of mistakes, but he'll learn campus, singles and married leadership.  He'll figure out children's ministry, administration, location finding, contracts and event planning.  There is nothing he won't face during the time he's in that small church.  I was appointed an evangelist at the age of twenty five and I didn't consider it unusual or premature.  Why?  I'd already planted a church in Portland, Oregon and had learned the exciting way what it takes to run a congregation. Promote the missionary gap year in our churches. The Mormon church is one of the fastest growing churches in the world.  Despite a doctrine that I would more closely associate with science fiction or fantasy novel, it has mastered a number of very effective practices that outweigh any doctrinal deficiencies.  For example they emphasize family building and expect every member to tithe.  However, the one I find the most worthy of imitation is their practice of sending off missionaries immediately after high school.  In 2019, the LDS church sent out 67,000 eighteen and nineteen year olds on mission around the world.  This has so many benefits including: It creates strong convictions in young disciples The years after high school are often the most tumultuous and tempting for many young disciples. Those who come back from a mission at 20 have matured and changed in those two years. We offer adventure and travel to our kids. You don't need to be 30 to teach the gospel. The first principles series can be absorbed and taught by teens. It creates a youth culture that shares a common foundation of sacrifice for Christ. When my son James graduated high school in 2013, I helped him arrange a missionary year spent in Tokyo, Japan.  We went back to where he was born, refreshed his Japanese, climbed Mount Fuji, made friends, made disciples and came back a transformed young man.  What if we had a core of high-school graduates going on mission for one or two years?  We'd see the churches grow where they went, they themselves would grow and they'd come back firmly convinced in their faith. Examine and change our biases against smaller cities, towns and areas. One mindset that keeps us from taking the next step to a million or more disciples is the prejudice against small and medium sized cities and towns.  For many disciples, anything less than three million people in population is considered a “hick town” or the backwoods.  By that yardstick ancient Rome, with an estimated population of 1,000,000 in 100 AD,  would be considered a “flyover” city or a backwater.  I remember talking with a leader about my desire to save my homestate of Oregon.  He laughed and said, “Why would you want to go there?  There are more trees than people in Oregon!”  I'm glad I didn't adopt his mindset.  Shortly after that I moved back to my hometown of 20,000 people and started a church without any financial backing.  I wasn't thinking about how large or small the area was, I was thinking, I have to save my family at any cost to myself.  Current technology enables us to work remotely, stay connected and live anywhere we choose to.  There has never been a better time to reach every area for Jesus. Tap into our deep well of experienced leadership. There are so many former and current leaders sitting in the audience of churches around the world on any given Sunday.  Many of those could lead a church starting tomorrow.  Many disciples converted in the 70's, 80's and 90's are now at the peak of their careers or planning for retirement.  While it's wise to plan for financial retirement, it's foolish to retire spiritually.  If you are 50 or sixty, you will probably live another 20 to 40 years.  That's like a second career.  What if you used that to go on a mission team, strengthen a small church or lead a planting or small church.  There are churches all over who would love to have your level of experience benefit their congregation.  This could be the most effective and fruitful period of your life.  I love this scripture from Psalm 92:12-15:  The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,     they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord,     they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit in old age,     they will stay fresh and green, 15 proclaiming, “The Lord is upright;     he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” You can be fruitful at whatever age you are right now.  I have been going on campus four days a week this entire fall semester.  I'm studying the Bible with young men I've personally met.  Not one has indicated that 57 is too old for them learn from.  Ken and Debby Burford retired from his law practice and led the Flagstaff mission outpost for seven years before the mission team was sent there.  They were the indispensable couple to lead and maintain that group of disciples until reinforcements came. Gary Roberson is leading a church in Hilo, Hawaii with his wife, Christy.  He graduated from Harding University fifty years ago and he's still preaching the Word and raising up a younger man in Brad Tamashiro. You could do the same.  Don't head to the gated community, the fenced in compound, go to the mission field and make your life count. Create a spring of mission funding. When I was a baby Christian, every Sunday I would look around to a young Congregation.  Tom Brown, my church leader was “old” at 35 years old.  Now when I visit other churches, it's like going to a Journey concert, the people I see have graying or gray hair.  What we may lack in youthfulness, we make up for in money.  Most of those who form the backbone of our churches are in their prime earning years.  We have the money for missions.  We've never had more financial ability than we have right now to expand our churches to 1,000,000 and more.  What it will take is an intentional focus on funding new leaders training and new churches.  This is where money multiplies in souls saved.  When we planted the church in Flagstaff we held a special thank you dinner for mission supporters, those who had given exceptionally large gifts to get the church off the ground.  Though some couldn't make it to the dinner, one did whom I'll never forget.  It was Andrew Shay from Dallas, Texas.  He and his wife Leia had listened to this podcast, heard about the team and without solicitation sent a large gift.  His money has multiplied five times over the last year in the form of souls saved and growth in disciples.  What makes Andrew unique is that he's not yet 30 years old.  What if every disciple who mature and well-employed had that same intentionality to advance the Kingdom.  We could get to 1,000,000+ or more disciples by 2050. Take a year off to advance the mission. Todd and Karen Schulz took a sabbatical year from teaching to serve in the mainland China churches.  They shared about their experience in my book, “Courage:  How To Make This Life Count.”  They spent time with Kelcy and JaLaine Hahn and it refreshed their walk with Christ.  You could do the same.  If you're considering a break or if you're in between jobs, why not go on mission domestically or overseas?   Go overseas to do mission work. It's no secret that the fastest growing churches are not located in Europe or the United States.  The areas that are responding to the gospel most readily are generally located south of the equator, places like Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia and other developing areas.  If you're frustrated in your outreach, why not go overseas to save souls.  You can learn the language and share the gospel as you do.  You'll be in a region that is experiencing more ready acceptance of the gospel.  The spiritul soil is better in many of these areas.  I've never regretted going to Japan for ten years with my family.  I feel for those who haven't had the opportunity to experience a different culture and serve overseas.  If you're thinking about it, I want to offer you some advice:  There is never going to be an opportune time.  If you've been thinking about Shawn Wooten's ReviveEE, sign up and go.  If you've considered going to help the churches in South Asia or Southeast Asia, just go.  If you've wanted to go to China, make it happen.  It will never be easy, it will never be convenient.  You will have to uproot and go and you will never regret doing it.    We can grow to 1,000,000+ disciples.  I have many more ideas on how to accomplish it and I look forward to sharing more in future episodes,  but it starts with you, with this group of listeners.  You're listening because you want to multiply disciples, leaders and churches, you want to make this life count, you want to live a no-regrets life.  Together we can do this.  It always starts with a few people determined to make a difference.  Why couldn't we see our family of churches grow from 100,000+ disciples to 1,000,000+ disciples over the next 30 years.  That would be something to live and die for. I'd like to hear from you about this topic.  Email me at rob@robskinner.com and let me know what your ideas are, how we can get to 1,000,000+ disciples and I'll share your thoughts on a later episode.   If you are enjoying this podcast, I'd like to ask your help and support through one of the following: Hit the subscribe button Post the episode and its link on your favorite social media site Read my books: How to plant and grow a church Courage: How to make this life count If you've read one of my books please leave a review on Amazon! Pray for me and for the church here in Tucson. My goal is to inspire you to Make this life count. Live a “no-regrets” life Multiply disciples, leaders and churches; Have a great day and Make This Life Count!

Center for Congregations Podcast
S4 E19: Keeping it Beta: Innovation and Congregations

Center for Congregations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 52:24


Congregations are a treasure of rich traditions: cultural, communal, historical and theological. But how do you keep tradition from turning into stagnation? This week we welcome Rev. Dr. Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes, who recently finished her doctoral work related to innovation, as she shares her insight into keeping things fresh in your congregation. Resources https://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/handle/10161/25017 https://thecrg.org/resources/traditioned-inovation https://thecrg.org/resources/The_Power_of_Positive_Deviance_How_Unlikely_Innovators_Solve_the_World_s_Toughest_Problems https://www.franklincovey.com/the-4-disciplines/ https://thecrg.org/podcasts/S1_E7_Exchanging_Pews_for_Strollers https://www.inthewater.co/

The Living Hope Podcast
Stop Looking For The Perfect Church

The Living Hope Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 3:06


This may be hard to hear for some who are still looking for it, but the reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect church. It doesn't exist. Churches are made up of and led by mere humans, finite and fallen. People are broken. You are broken. And this brokenness can lead to messiness and hurt. We all want to “arrive” at our ideal church, whether it's in ministry or as members. There may be a honeymoon phase when you arrive at a church, but before long, the conflicts and complications will arise.If you'd like to follow Jay Allen on Facebook, click here: https://www.facebook.com/jayallenliveYou can listen to more encouraging podcasts from the KCBI Podcast Network here: https://www.kcbi.org/podcasts/

First Presbyterian New Bern
All Hallows' Eve, writing the sermon and how it changes, & worship from 10/30/22

First Presbyterian New Bern

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 27:42


Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church, New Bern Podcast! Join Paul and Anna each Monday morning as they chat about upcoming church events, the week's sermon, and fun facts about the church. In today's episode, Anna is back! We talk about All Hallows' Eve, wearing costumes in the church, and how the sermon changes over the week! The conversation is followed by the prayers, music, and sermon from Sunday's virtual service. Recorded live each week at First Pres in beautiful historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina. First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina, established in 1817. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Building community, transforming lives, engaging the world. See more at https://www.firstpresnb.org Follow us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresnb Watch our virtual service each week at https://youtube.com/channel/UCKw0GnheJfOUlVv_g5bBrEw Permission to podcast/stream live music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-701790 and CCLI 3202763. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream recorded music from artist.io.

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa
10-30-22 – “The Apostles' Creed” Part 6, The Forgiveness of Sins

First Congregation Church – Cresco, Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022


Colossians 1:12-14 Printable Sermon Outline:  10-30-22pdf     Sermon audio:  10-30-22   sermon video: available soon

Torah to the People
Torah to the People #9 - Jimmy Jalenak's Jewish Journey

Torah to the People

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 60:57


In this episode, Rabbi Jeff Dreifus speaks with Jimmy Jalenak. Having served as President of both Temple Israel and the Jr. Congregation, Jimmy has lived a life dedicated to service to the Memphis community. His service to Memphis and Temple Israel were inspired by his Jewish values and upbringing. Expect to learn about Jimmy's Jewish journey, the impact Rabbi Wax had on him, his relationship with Rabbi Danziger, and what makes Temple Israel Rabbis unique. Rabbi Dreifus and Jimmy touch on historical moments in Temple's history, including officiating same-sex marriages in the congregation and the hiring of Rabbi Greenstein. They also discuss Jimmy's role in the campaign of Fred Davis for Memphis City Council in 1968 and why for Jimmy, having diverse friendships throughout his life has impacted him in a profound way. Thanks for tuning in!   -- Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Happie Hoffman Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People. Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org. Audio Technical support was provided by Ajay Cohen.

Center for Spiritual Living
Congregation Writes the Talk

Center for Spiritual Living

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 22:02


Congregation Writes the Talk Sunday Service with Rev. Skip Jennings   RELEASED October 30, 2022   Your generosity helps to support our Podcasts. Please visit our website: http://www.cslftl.org

The Michael J. Matt Show
COUNTERREVOLUTION: Pope Francis, Joe Biden Losing Control

The Michael J. Matt Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 38:38


QUESTION: With 90-year-old Joseph Cardinal Zen on trail this week for defying the Chinese Communist Government, where's the Vatican? Why is pope Francis not speaking out in Zen's defense? In this episode of The Remnant Underground, Michael takes a look at this question, as well as the ramifications of two recent developments: 1) Elon Musk takes control of Twitter and the revival of free speech is underway 2) New York Supreme Court rules that the jab does not stop the spread of Covid Both of these developments come as a threat to the globalists, including Team Francis inside the Vatican, especially where Number 2 is concerned.  If Tony Fauci needs to be help responsible for crimes against humanity, certainly so too should Pope Francis.  And now the woke pope's alliance with Globalism and the radical Left is throwing the Catholic Church into civil war. In his bid to become chaplain of the New World Order, Francis has alienated powerful members of the hierarchy, including the former head of the Holy Office. Let's review: Archbishop Charles Chaput blasted any priest who would dare give communion to Joe Biden – a “Catholic” who, according to Chaput, is not in communion with the Catholic Church. Cardinal Zen, who  is now in prison, for standing up to Communist China -- a government with which Francis has signed a secret deal -- called the Vatican Secretary of State a "betrayer".  Bishop Schneider didn't pull any punches where the Vatican is concerned when he appeared in person on Steve Bannon's War Room. Cardinal Muller on EWTN accused Team Francis of engaging in a "hostile takeover of the Catholic Church." Archbishop Vigano, in a recent interview, levelled the Vatican's sellout to Davos. And there're much more. Whether you're Catholic or not, this is big!  Pope Francis -- who provided the moral authority for the global lockdown and climate change revolution -- is facing massive pushback from within his own Church, which is why the Vatican Secretary of State said THIS to the top brass at EWTN in Rome last week.  Finally, the civil war is on. Which side are you on? Plus! Introducing Flores Cardinal Crayola, Prefect of the Congregation for Whole Body Listening… Please support RTV: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/donate-today Listen to Michael Matt's podcasts:SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1AdkCDFfR736CqcGw2Uvd0APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-michael-j-matt-show/id1563298989 Stay Connected to RTV: Subscribe to The Remnant Newspaper, print and/or digital versions available: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/subscribe-today Subscribe to Remnant TV's independent platform: https://remnant-tv.com/user Sign up for Michael Matt's Weekly E-Letter: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/subscribe-today/free-remnant-updates  

Sunny Slope Church of Christ
DEVELOPING & MAINTAINING A SOUND CONGREGATION (SERMON)

Sunny Slope Church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 33:05


EST. - For the Established Church with Micah Fries, Sam Rainer and Josh King

Baby Boomers are likely one of the largest groups in your church. How are they different than seniors? Josh and Sam discuss several aspects of ministering to Baby Boomers.1. Boomers are not seniors. They are two different generations.2. Be on the lookout for opportunities to give Boomers more responsibility in the church.3. You can relate to Boomers if you are younger.4. Don't ignore the Boomer generation!Episode Sponsor: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary builds strong theological foundations for men and women to fulfill God's calling. They have trained and commissioned more than 46,000 graduates to serve in local churches and global mission fields. Southwestern combines the highest standards of research and scholarship with vigorous training for real-world ministry — missions, evangelism, discipleship, preaching, and worship.

The Coach Approach Ministries Podcast
332 A Pastor Coaches His Congregation with Ken Evitts

The Coach Approach Ministries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 27:37


Brian and Ken Evitts discuss how Ken uses his coach training in all levels of the church. One-on-one situations Leadership Wider church (denominational) Ken Evitts is a pastor and recently earned his Executive Christian Coach (ECC) Certification from CAM.

The Thomistic Institute
Love, Addiction, and Self-Reliance in The Confessions of St. Augustine | Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel, OP

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 76:15


This lecture was given at Vanderbilt University on September 29, 2022. For information on upcoming events, visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org About the speaker: Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel is a member of the St. Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee and currently serves as Associate Professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN. She received her Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. She has been active in her religious community's teaching apostolate for over fifteen years and has assisted with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation. In addition to contributing articles to a number of journals and magazines, including the Vatican newspaper (L'Osservatore Romano), The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Linacre Quarterly, and the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Sister has served as editor-in-chief of her Congregation's book, Praying as a Family (also available in Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic versions). With EWTN, she directed a television series of the same title. She has also served as the creator and founding Director of the University of Dallas Studies in Catholic Faith & Culture Program.

Jesus 911
25 Oct 22 – We Are In a Full Crisis of Faith

Jesus 911

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 51:16


Today's Topics: 1, 2) Monsignor Bux: We are in a full crisis of faith. Theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith calls on the Pope to make a declaration of faith, warning that unless the Pope safeguards doctrine, he cannot impose discipline  https://www.ncregister.com/blog/monsignor-bux-we-are-in-a-full-crisis-of-faith  3, 4) Seven disturbing facts about Mexico becoming a socialist dictatorship and millions upon millions fleeing into the U.S.  https://craighuey.com/7-disturbing-facts-about-mexico-becoming-a-socialist-dictatorship-and-millions-and-millions-fleeing-into-the-u-s/

Church News
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik on connecting to other faiths through scripture and shared principles

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 48:08


As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world study the Old Testament in 2022, this episode of the Church News podcast focuses on the Old Testament — called the Hebrew Bible by those of the Jewish faith — and scriptures and doctrines shared by members of the Jewish and Latter-day Saint faiths. Featured is guest Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel, known as the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue of New York, the oldest Jewish congregation in America established in 1654. Rabbi Soloveichik has lectured internationally to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences; he hosts the daily podcast “Jerusalem 365” and is director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.  He offers his scholarly and spiritual insight into the importance of scriptural records, religious freedom and connecting across faiths.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Church & Other Drugs
241 - Ghosts, Greys and Giants with Nate Henry from Blurry Creatures!

Church & Other Drugs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 65:19


Greetings, Congregation! We are continuing spooky season with another episode on the supernatural side of life...this time, its all about ghosts! (and aliens, giants, goblins...you get it) Friend of the pod, Nate Henry, from the wildly successful Blurry Creatures podcast joins us to bring his particular expertise to the episode! Are ghosts real? Who was the Witch of Endor? Whats up with alien greys? All this and more! Find Blurry Creatures wherever you listen to podcasts churchandotherdrugs@gmail.com patreon.com/churchandotherdrugs storefrontier.com/churchandotherdrugs

The Thomistic Institute
TI in DC "Resting in the Real: St. Thomas Aquinas on Contemplation" Sr. Anna Wray

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 47:44


This talk was given on September 27, 2022 for the DC Young Professionals chapter of the Thomistic Institute. For more information please visit, thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. is Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Sister Anna Wray received her bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 2002 and subsequently entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. After completing her initial religious formation at her community's motherhouse in Nashville, Sister Anna taught for five years at the high school level in Knoxville and Chattanooga. She also spent a year in Australia, preparing for World Youth Day. She then returned to Catholic University, and in 2019 completed a doctorate in philosophy. Her dissertation was on "Noetic Thinking in Aristotle's De Anima III.6." Sister previously taught as a First Year Experience fellow at the university and as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College.

Issues, Etc.
2874. Supporting Single People in the Christian Congregation – Pr. Peter Bender, 10/14/22

Issues, Etc.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 38:35


Peter Bender of The Concordia Catechetical Academy Concordia Catechetical Academy