The Intersection of Faith and Curiosity
By All Saints' Episcopal Church
The Intersection of Faith and CuriosityNov 23, 2022
Ministers of the Church, Part 1: Lay Ministry
"The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons." Exactly what is lay ministry? Join Andrea Farley and Caroline McCall as they talk about faithful lay leadership and how they listen for God's call, in the church and in the world.
Christian Nationalism isn't new, nor is it limited only to the United States, but it certainly is in the news lately. In this episode, Rev. Shanna Hawks talks with Rev. Nathan Empsall and Katherine Stewart to discuss Christian nationalism. Together, they discuss what Christian nationalism is and why it's troubling, how to recognize Christian nationalism, and what to do about it. Check out Katherine Stewart's book The Power Worshippers, faithfulamerica.org or christiansagainstchristiannationalism.org to keep learning.
The Episcopal Church held our General Convention at the beginning of July. What was it all about? What happened there? And how does our form of governance follow in Jesus' way of love? Hear from Bishop Gretchen Rehberg and several of the deputies from the Diocese of Spokane talk about what went on and why it matters.
Abortion and Reproductive Rights
What does faith have to say about women's access to abortion and other reproductive rights? In this episode, Rev. Shanna Hawks talks with Revs. LaClaire Atkins and Angela Tyler-Williams about just that. Together, they explore faith that affirms women's access to abortion and other reproductive rights, as well as the importance and challenge of maintaining relationships with people who feel otherwise. Check sacreddignity.org and, on social media, @sacred_repro to learn more about SACReD.
Why Jesus? Why Church?
Why Jesus? Why Church? Why this church? In this episode, Rev. Jane Schmoetzer talks with Ansley Gerhard-Roberts and John Spencer, two members of All Saints who have come to the Episcopal Church, and All Saints in particular, from other branches of faith. In leaving their former denominations, both had to ask themselves if and why they would continue to follow Jesus, whether they would remain or come back to any form of Church, and ultimately if All Saints was the right church to join.
Not all scars are visible. In this episode, the Rev. Jane Schmoetzer talks with Chaplain Mark Juchter and Social Worker Jill Young-McMurchie about Moral Injury, and the impact of wounds that our souls carry.
"Jesus saves," people may say, "by atoning for our sin." But what exactly does that mean? How does it work? And honestly, what difference does it make? Join the Rev. Shanna Hawks in a conversation with theologians from around the Episcopal church-- the Rev. Dr. Jay Johnson, Dr. Scott MacDougall, and the Rev. Canon Dr. Kara Slade-- as they delve into Christian theories of Atonement.
The Practice of Prayer
What exactly is prayer? How does it work? Is there a right way to pray? And honestly, why even bother? Listen in as parishioner Greg Muckenhaupt talks with the Revs. Phil Hooper and Kathleen Bean about the Practice of Prayer.
Dealing With Doubt
Most of us have times when faith is a challenge and a struggle; when questions are big and answers are elusive. What happens when God seems far away and hard to find? How do we deal with doubt?
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