Jack Gordon is a husband, father, documentary film maker, podcaster and interfaith community organizer. He is a co-founder of DDC International, organizer of the Interfaith Leadership Summit in Washington, DC and host of Interfaith-ish. On this episode, Jack and I talk about how households and faith communities across the religious spectrum are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe.
On this episode of A New Thing's The Pandemic Sessions, I talk with Melina Luna Smith, founder of StoryMakers in New York City. StoryMakers creates innovative and beautiful Christian formation materials for kids.
On this episode of A New Thing's The Pandemic Sessions, I talk with David Finnegan-Hosey, author of the recently released book, Grace Is A Pre-Existing Condition. You can find David on Twitter and pics of his dog, Penny on Instagram.
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Several of our listeners have shared that with us that once a month is not enough! We've heard you and we're bringing you HyperFocus, a new segment where we talk to artists about their latest releases. Our first episode comes out next month, featuring Cameron Joplin of Magnitude. Stay tuned!
Welcome to The Shape of A New Thing To Come! This is the first episode of a monthly podcast where co-hosts Dan So, Adam Baker, and Jason Evans celebrate the intersections between punk, hardcore and new faith communities. In this first episode, we make introductions, share how we connected to punk and hardcore, and explore why it is that this conversation is so important to us.
We also talk about a few of the "new things" t...
This week, I share a conversation with the Rt. Rev. Hector F. Monterroso, assisting bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
More on Bishop Monterroso can be found here.
On this episode, I announced a new monthly segment, The Shape of A New Thing to Come, co-hosted by Adam Baker and Dan So (which you can meet if you stick around for the teaser after this episode). Check out the Facebook page for more.
Catherine, Rasheen and I respond to episodes 5 and 6 of Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. We discuss the last episode with AJ Smith and Restoration Church and we also talk about meeting Abby Norman and New Hope United Methodist.
I reference Duke University's The National Congregations Study during our conversation.
If you're interested in a different evangelical perspective on LGBTQ inclusion, I recommend C...
This is the second part of the conversation Catherine, Rasheen and I had with AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Phillie and featured church planter on Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series.
This week, Catherine Manhardt, Rasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Philadelphia, PA. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you are familiar with AJ.
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This week, Catherine Manhardt, Rasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor Watson Jones III, pastor of Compassion Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you know that we meet Pastor Watson in the first episode of the series.
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We talk about The Orchard Group.
Pastor Watson mentions Dr. Eric Mason of Epiphany Fellowship.
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Here's the episode on This American Life that I mentioned.
Rasheen mentions The Lean ...
This week, I announced that we are starting a new series in response to Gimlet Media's Startup Church Planting series. Go subscribe and listen to Gimlet's series so that you're ready for next week!
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My conversation with Chantal Morales McKinney, Episcopal priest and church planter. Chantal is leading the new faith community, Christ's Beloved Community or Comunidad Amada de Cristo. You can also find the community on Facebook.
You can read a Lenten reflection by Chantal here.
Chantal mentiones "asset-based community development" in our conversation. To learn more about this method, I recommend Building Communities ...
Luke also mentioned "organic church models." There is a book of the same name that describes these.
Jason Coker is the Senior Pastor at First Christian Church of Oceanside, CA and a member of the Human Development faculty at California State University San Marcos. He's also a former church planter. Jason and I talk about his 8-week course on fundraising for church leaders and fundraising in general.
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Jason contributed to the book Viral Hope: Good News from the U...
Theologian Elaine Heath was mentioned in our conversation. Check out Heath's books Missional. Monastic. Mainline. and The Mystic Way of Evangelism. Heath is Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology at Duke...
My conversation with author David Finnegan-Hosey about church planting and mental health. David's new book Christ on the Psych Ward is available everywhere.
A few things mentioned in this week's episode: