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Episode 146 - David Finnegan-Hosey: Christ on the Psych Ward
Sharing from his own journey, David Finnegan-Hosey puts into words how faith communities can be present alongside those suffering from mental illness and crises in 'Christ on the Psych Ward.' David Finnegan-Hosey currently serves as a chaplain-in-residence at Georgetown University, having previously worked with campus ministries at American University and the University of Hawaii. He holds an M.Div from Wesley Theological Seminary. In 2011, David was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a series of psychiatric hospitalizations. He now speaks and writes about the intersections among mental illness, mental health, and faith. You can read more of his writing on his blog, Foolish Hosey. David lives in Washington, DC with his wife Leigh and their dog Penny Lane.
Advent 3B - The Appearance Of Perfection
Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11, Psalm 126, 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24, John 1.6-8, 19-28; What's so good about purple paraments? Should we memorize texts from scripture? Can everything be compared to The Wizard of Oz? Should we seek out ugly Christmas trees? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warm with guest Anita Ford.
Advent 4B - Remembering The End At The Beginning
2 Samuel 7.1-11, 16, Romans 16.25-27, Luke 1.26-38, Luke 1.46b-55; Should we sing Christmas hymns during Advent? How do we respond to God's revelation? What does it mean to magnify the mystery? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Anita Ford.
Lent 5A - Eric Hall: Rage as a Cry of Faith
The guys talk Lent 5 lections with theology professor Eric Hall of Carroll College and the author of the Home-brewed Christianity Guide to God.
Easter 2A - Brian Zahnd: Do Not Abandon Me to Hell
Pastor and author Brian Zahnd has joined the team for Eastertide. This week's lections include: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; and John 20:19-31.
Ascension of the Lord - Year A - "Jesus is Lord and Everything Else is Bullshit"
Ascension Sunday falls on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Taylor & Jason discuss how the Ascension and Memorial Day can't be juxtaposed to one another. This week's lections include: Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47 or Psalm 93, Ephesians 1:15-23, and Luke 24:44-53
Epiphany 4B - Wasting Time With God
Deuteronomy 18.15-20, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8.1-13, Mark 1.21-28; Should we tremble in the pulpit? How are we supposed to pray? What's the difference between knowledge and love? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Wil Posey.
Episode 18 - Imitation
What does it mean to be created in the image of God? Are we imitations of the Godhead? Of Christ?
23rd Sunday After Pentecost - It's About God, Stupid
Joshua 24.1-3a, 14-25, Amos 5.18-24, 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18, Matthew 25.1-13; Why do we spend so much time trying to be perfect? If God is "for us" how can we be "for God"? What if God is tired of all our words? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Rev. Sarah Locke
21st Sunday After Pentecost - The End of Questions
Deuteronomy 34.1-12, Leviticus 19.1-2, 15-18, 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8, Matthew 22.34-46; What is the role of a theologian-pastor? Who is our Moses? How can we be holy? Why do we want to please mortals more than God? These questions and more on this episode of Strangely Warmed with guest Kenneth Tanner.
Episode 5 - Cruce Salus
Johanna, Jason, and Teer discuss why 'Cruce Salus' is important and why you should know this so you can speak Christian better.
19th Sunday After Pentecost - Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen
Exodus 32.1-14, Isaiah 25.1-9, Philippians 4.1-9, Matthew 22.1-14; What is a "grass church"? How are we supposed to read the bible? Does Jesus care what we wear to church? These and more questions on this episode of Strangely Warmed with Teer Hardy.
Episode 185- Fridays with Fleming: Christmas Comes in a Burst
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 worth it. Merry Christmas!
Bonus Crossover Episode - Johanna, Jason, and Taylor: The Word Made Verb
Johanna, Jason, and Taylor talk about scripture and the season of Lent on this bonus crossover episode.
Episode 73 - Amy Butler: Prophetic Outage is a Faithful Response
Morgan and Teer had a chance to catch up with Pastor Amy Butler the week prior to President Trump's inauguration. Amy explains why she is seeking to use the pulpit as a place for a faithful response to what so far has been a tremulous first few days of the Trump presidency.
Episode 85: Daniel Kirk- A Man Attested By God
Daniel Kirk is a Ph.d., author, and host of the LectioCast podcast. His book, "A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels", argues that we should read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke as stories about Jesus as an idealized human figure.
Episode 77: Mona, Our Muslim Friend- Christians Are Bringing Sharia Law to America
Our guest, Mona, discusses the consequences President Trump's Muslim travel ban has had and will have on her and our fellow Muslim American brothers and sisters. With all the talk of travel and immigration bans there have been real consequences. American citizens who are Muslim have been forced to have tough conversations with their neighbors and children. Xenophobia is creating fear throughout our nation rather than embracing the diversity we have in our country.
Episode 76: Jeffrey Pugh: The World Come of Age
Jeffrey Pugh, Professor of Religion at Elon University, is a vulgar, profane, urgent son of a bitch. In other words, he’s quickly becoming a friend of the podcast. In addition to his recent book, the Home-Brewed Christianity Guide to the End Times, Jeffery is the author of Religionless Christianity: Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Troubled Times. For these troubled times when our culture is torn into polarities and our politics are in chaos, Bonhoeffer is a helpful guide for Christians to discern how to survey the landscape of their nation, determine what is nonnegotiable, and stand up as a confessing community.
Episode 66 - William Cavanaugh: You Can't Be Whatever You Want (and that's a good thing)
Taylor and Jason speak with William Cavanaugh, author of The Myth of Religious Violence, Torture and the Eucharist, and Being Consumed.
Episode 159 - Ken Jones: We're All Babylon
In this episode Jason Micheli talks with Ken Jones, the pastor of Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami, Florida and the co-host of the radio show "The White Horse Inn." They cover a number of subjects including the Scofield Bible, grace over race, serving a church in Compton, the folly of institutional diversity, peculiar speech, and unhealthy alliances.
Episode 158 - We Don't Know What We Don't Know
Taylor and Teer got together to record an episode shortly before our last live event. Their conversation covers a range of topics including steep learning curves, the challenges of regular preaching, pastoral transitions, the intersection of politics and theology, faithful hospitality, proper boundaries, ecclesial whiplash, sleeping in church, and what it's like to work with the Tamed Cynic (Jason Micheli).
Episode 164 - Mark Galli: It Can't Be From The Devil If It Feels So Good
Mark Galli is the editor in chief at Christianity Today and he recently published a book entitled Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals. Jason was able to sit down with Mark to talk about the book and in particular the effects of Barth's Romans, the errancy of scripture, moving from the pulpit to the classroom, and weakness in American preaching.
Episode 171 - Parker Palmer: If It's Good Enough For Jesus...
In this episode Jason talks with Parker Palmer about his new book On The Brink Of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old. In addition to the book they talk about a number of other subjects including community organizing during social unrest, incarnation politics, and treating depression with medication.
Episode 98 - Scott Jones: The Meaty Part of the Curve
Scott Jones of the New Persuasive Words & Give and Take podcasts joined Jason for a full-fledged bromance session. Scott is also a pastor at Ascension Church in Philly, a fellow Princeton Alum, and a regular contributor to Mockingbird.
Episode 1 - Brian Zahnd: Easy, Cheesy, Cotton Candy Christianity
Episode 2 is part 1 of a conversation with pastor & author Brian Zahnd. In this episode, Teer & Jason talk with Brian about his latest book, "Water Into Wine". Part 2 of the conversation will be released in the next week or 2.
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Apr 6th, 2016
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Nov 29th, 2019
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