Being Church in the Time of COVID seeks to tell the stories of what it is like being the church during the pandemic of 2020. Developed by the Office of Continuing Education, it is hosted by Sushama Austin-Connor, program administrator and Abigail Visco Rusert, director of the Institute for Youth Ministry. Each episode includes interviews with pastors, scholars, and new ministry leaders. It is produced by alum and pastor Garrett Mostowski.
Bonus Interview from ''Trauma and Friendship" Episode: Rev. Tyler Sit
In this episode, we share the full interview with Rev. Tyler Sit, founding pastor of New City Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He shares about his congregation's work of community listening and how that shaped and influenced the internal and external...
The Gospel Inside
In this episode, we are talking about theological education in prisons. You’ll hear from Jia Johnson, Program Director for McCormick Theological Seminary’s Solidarity Building Initiative for Liberative Carceral Education at Cook County Jail. Jia...
Bonus Interview from 'Trauma and Friendship' Episode: Lindsey Krinks
This is the full interview we conducted with chaplain Lindsey Krinks, who is the co-founder and co-director of Open Table Nashville. Open Table Nashville is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the...
Rites of Passage
What impact has COVID-19 had on your community’s rituals and rites of passage? The Rev. Sue Phillips, an ordained minister and co-founder of the Sacred Design Lab, helps us imagine the disruptions of 2020 to be both limiting and expanding for our...
Bonus Interview from 'Self-Care and Sabbath' Episode: Dr. Bo Karen Lee
Dr. Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. Listen as Dr. Lee discusses the importance of self-care and sabbath in times of crisis, teaching us to be grounded in our identity,...
Bonus Interview from 'Trauma and Friendship' Episode: Dr. John Swinton
Dr. John Swinton is a registered nurse and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. This bonus episode features the full-length interview with Dr. Swinton discussing the importance of love, empathy, and...
A much needed podcast on what it means to be church in these days
Creative, probing, and uplifting. Practical and theological. It seems to be using covid as an entry-point into grand, sweeping questions, like: What does it mean to be church in the first place.