The Vicars' Crossing

The Vicars' Crossing

We are two regular guys who happen to be priests in the Anglican Church, We love what we do! We also love to chat about our faith. The Vicars Crossing will explore the places where faith intersects with the Public Square.

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June 13, 2022 59 min

Today We welcome priest, writer, & speaker - Martha Tartanic. 

Her new book WHY GATHER: The Hope and Promise of the Church drops on June 14. 

In the midst of a global crisis, Martha found herself in a crisis of vocation, wondering whether or not there might be something else she could do with her life, other than serve the church. The church as a whole began asking questions of a similar and urgent nature. Why be together in Jesu...

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In this episode we celebrate the release of Brian McLaren's latest Book
Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned
Brian talks candidly about how hard it is at times to stay Christian.
Kevin and Rob, both senior clerics share there own frustrations and struggles over the years when the church has been hard to stick with.

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we are excited to welcome CLAYTON THOMAS-MULLER. Clayton is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan (poo- cot – a – wagon) located in Northern Manitoba. He is a campaigner for https://www.350.org, a global movement that's responding to the climate crisis. He has campaigned on behalf of Indigenous peoples around the world for more than 20 years He has coordinated and led delegations o...

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April 11, 2022 66 min

https://www.communicateforchange.org/

As a journalist and TV presenter Genelle has worked for the BBC, ITN, MailOnline and now ITV in various roles including; online journalist, documentary producer, weather presenter and newsreader. After seven years of working in the media with several highlights including reporting live on the national BBC News channel, working on a Hillsborough documentary for Channel 5 and interviewing high pro...

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The Vicars’ Crossing is excited to WELCOME Susie and Tony Troxler. Tony and Susie Troxler met in Greensboro, NC and married in March 2008. They’d planned to start a family a few years into their marriage, but it never happened: A few years turned into more than a decade and still no child. Believing in the faithfulness of God, they both continued to hold onto the promise that they would one day have a family. And on September 29, 2...

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Today we are excited to be a part of the book launch for Dr Robyn Henderson Espinoza’s book - BODY BECOMING: A PATH TO OUR LIBERATION. 

The body that Robyn Henderson-Espinoza inhabits is a nonbinary body, a trans body, a body in two races--and a body continually in discovery. Theirs is also a body on sojourn invested in experience, body understanding, and engagement in and for human thriving. Henderson-Espinoza relates coming into a...

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March 28, 2022 60 min

Today we welcome New York Times bestselling author Dr. Lisa Miller -  a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University Dr. Miller is also the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology, and has held over a decade of joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia Univer...

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The Reverend Carol Howard Merritt is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching are anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministering in a new generation.

She’s known for serving growing Presbyterian (USA) churches, especially those with a deep commitment to serving the poor and disenfranchised.

A pastor for almost two decades, Carol has served ...

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March 7, 2022 71 min

Today we are excited to welcome Kirsten Powers. Kirsten is a New York Times bestselling author, USA Today columnist, and senior political analyst for CNN, where she appears regularly on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, and The Lead with Jake Tapper. Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Elle, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, and many more publications
Kirsten’s book  Saving Grace: SPEAK YOUR...

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February 28, 2022 59 min

Today we welcome Melissa Florer-Bixler. Melissa is the pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church and a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She spent times studying in Israel/Palestine, Kenya, and England. Much of her formation took place in the L'Arche community of Portland, OR. She is the chair of L'Arche North Carolina and a steering committee member in broad-based organizing in her county. Melissa...

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February 21, 2022 49 min

today we are excited to welcome  SISTER BETTY MORRISSEY. Sister Betty is a Sister of Mercy in St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. She’s had quite a life in her vocation, 
having served in Peru, taught all over the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and she’s been in Pastoral care at St Claire’s hospital now for 25 years. most recently she had been appointed the chaplain for the Newfoundland rogues basketball team.

This podcas...

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February 14, 2022 70 min

Today we travel across the pond to the United Kingdom we welcome Bishop Andrew Ramsey, Bishop of Ramsbury. Bishop has a brand new book titled ENGLISH GROUNDS: A PASTORAL JOURNAL

In this journal of short, lyrical reflections, bishop Andrew takes the reader on an exploration of faith, place and identity. Focusing on his home in Wiltshire, as he arrives to take up an ancient role in a testing time, English Grounds is both an affirmatio...

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The Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley is a public intellectual, author, activist, farmer, scholar, speaker, and wisdom keeper. He is a recognized leader in the fields of Indigenous and Intercultural Studies, Ecology, Spirituality, Race, Theology, and Missiology.  Through his teaching and leadership, he invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to decolonize and Indigenize their worldview and practices so they can learn to walk on this ear...

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Today we are excited to welcome Dr. Maureen O’Connell. Dr. O’Connell is
Chair the Department of Religion at La Salle
 University in Philadelphia, where she is also an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics. She is an
expert in the art of social justice, she’s an award-winning author and faithful member of POWER
 (Philadelphians Organizing to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild). POWER is an interfaith federation
of 90 faith communities commi...

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January 28, 2022 58 min

Today is a BONUS EPISODE 
With so much division and disunity in our current climate, we offer this episode as a prayerful offering in hope for a better tomorrow. 

Today we welcome Brian Allain Brian founded and leads the team that produces “How to Heal Our Divides,” a project aimed at building awareness of voices and organizations that are taking real action to address several serious, deep divides that have had strong negative impac...

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Today we welcome The Rev. Dr. Danielle Tumminio Hansen. Dr. Tumminio Hansen joined the Candler School of Theology in 2021. Prior to arriving at Candler, she was assistant professor of pastoral theology and served as director of field education at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, where she taught courses on trauma, practical theology, and pastoral theology, with a feminist, intersectional, and anti-racist lens. Tumminio H...

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January 17, 2022 64 min

Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. As a follower of Jesus, Dr. King was tireless in his efforts to live a faithful witness in the public square. Today's episode is dedicated to his memory. 

Today we welcome lifelong social activist, Dr. Obery Hendricks. One of today's foremost commentators on the intersection of religion and political economy in America, Dr. Hendricks is the most widely read and perhaps th...

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December 15, 2021 71 min

In this episode, we welcome back to the podcast author, Pastor, hiker, and pilgrim Brian Zahnd. In this episode, we discussed his latest book… “When Everything is on fire; Faith Forged From
The Ashes.” Sit back and enjoy the delightful conversation about Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Derita, the Camino, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

This podcast was recorded on December 14th, 2021.

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Welcome to this BONUS EPISODE of the Vicars’ Crossing. This episode is being released on The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12. 

Mary is the Patron Saint of Mexico and Patroness of the Americas. Every year, thousands of people from all over the country make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in Mexico City. The day commemorates the apparition of our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego in the hills of Tepeyac in 1531. She appe...

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December 8, 2021 63 min

In this episode, we welcome Womanist biblical scholar, the Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and of the Throne, numerous commentaries and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible. She is also the author of a Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church and translator of ...

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