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Jason crushes on his hero Barbara Brown Taylor while talking with her about her new book, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. The author of previous books like the Preaching Life and Leaving Church, Baylor University recognized Taylor as one of the most influential preachers in the Engli…
Now that the sting of the UMC Special General Conference is lessening, what is next? How can those who are dissatisfied with the work done by the delegates in St Louis organize and be better prepared for GC2020? Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow is the Senior Minister at First United Methodist Church in LA a…
The podcast team caught up with Emma Green to talk about the implications of what occurred at the Special General Conference in St. Louis. Emma argues the storyline coming out of #GC2019 is a common storyline being experience throughout the United States: a breakdown or inability to live in communi…
By a slim margin the 'traditional plan' was selected to be the way forward for the United Methodist Church. Disciplinary action against LGBTQIA clergy will be swifter and without the benefit of due process. In all reality, the plan selected by the Special General Conference does not meet the UMC's …
The team caught up with Diana Butler Bass on the eve of the conclusion of the UMC's Special General Conference. She offers thoughts about the historical and theological significance of a denomination's discernment over human sexuality.
In an effort to provide honest conversations from the 2019 Special General Conference, the Crackers & Grape Juice team invited supporters of all of the plans being considered by the United Methodist Church’s governing body to explain why the plan they support is the correct plan. Former alumni of …
In an effort to provide honest conversations from the 2019 Special General Conference, the Crackers & Grape Juice team invited supporters of all of the plans being considered by the United Methodist Church’s governing body to explain why the plan they support is the correct plan. Rev. Christy T…
The team sat down to talk about day two from the Special General Conference in St. Louis...
In an effort to provide honest conversations from the 2019 Special General Conference, the Crackers & Grape Juice team invited supporters of all of the plans being considered by the United Methodist Church’s governing body to explain why the plan they support is the correct plan. Mark Tooley exp…
If an effort to provide honest conversations from the 2019 Special General Conference, the Crackers & Grape Juice team invited supporters of all of the plans being considered by the United Methodist Church’s governing body to explain why the plan they support is the correct plan. Anna Golladay was…
The team talks about the early legislative session from Day 2 of General Conference 2019 as we prepare for the first debates about the proposed plans from The Way Forward.
The team had a chance to sit down with Bishop Will Willimon to talk about the Special General Conference, hopes, challenges, and the call to keep muddling.
Why do I get the feeling like we're on the Titanic and we're all acting like Billy Zane? The team from C&GJ is in St. Louis for the United Methodist Church's Special General Conference on human sexuality and this is the first of many uploads about our experience.
Professor John Goldingay has Old Testament at Fuller Seminary and now at Oxford. His most recent work is his translation of the Old Testament.
Andy Doyle is the Episcopal bishop of Texas and the author of numerous books including his most recent work, The Jesus Heist.
Jason wrote a book. It's out in paperback. Do him a solid and buy a copy for 10 of your favorite people. He'll be eternally grateful. This is not a book for people who have cancer. This is a book for people who are mortal. --Brian Zahnd, Pastor of Word of Life Church https://www.amazon.com/Cancer…
This week the award-winning director and founder of Journey Films, Martin Doblimeier is back to talk about his newest film, Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story. Listen as he talks about how the life of theologian, philosopher and civil rights activist, Howard Thurman is relevant and im…
This one is a great episode even if it’s a little Methodist-centric. In advance of the Special Sex Conference in St. Louis, Teer and Jason talk with journalist, blogger (The Thoughtful Christian), and former UMC pastor Christy Thomas. Christy breaks down the various proposals before the UMC regardi…
Ever get confused about the Old Testament? Listen to professor, banjo player, and author of the new book Old Testament: Israel's In Your Face God talk about his new guide through the Old Testament.
Jonathan is a director for InterVarsity Chrisian Fellowship in NYC. He was named one of Christianity Today’s 33 Under 33 and has published 3 books of poetry.
As Advent turns Christmas, Fleming and Jason talk about Christmas coming in a burst, the light shining most bright in the world’s darkness, and the need for white Christians to listen to the experience of black Christians. The audio is a little wonky in the beginning on her end...bear with it. It’s…
Merry Christmas! In this episode we bring you some of our favorite Christmas songs and thoughts about what they mean to us. Songs: The Oh Hello's - Cold Is The Night Tom Waits - Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis The Washington Chorus - The Dream Isaiah Saw Nat King Cole - O Holy N…
To close out the Advent season, Teer and Jason talk with Dr. Matt Milliner, professor of Art History at Wheaton College, about the Mother of God, finding the subversive IN the tradition, and how God debilitates himself to show us how he loves us. No matter what. Merry Christmas from the gang at Cra…
Jason and Teer dive into Dr. Jeff Mallinson's book Sexy: The Quest for Erotic Virtue in Perplexing Times. Listen as they talk about the effects of purity culture and how Jeff counters that in his new book.
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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 6th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 15th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
289
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes

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