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An engaging, comedic, serious, and hopefully interesting foray into the world of Christianity. Join the discussion...believer, atheist, or skeptic alike! Hosted by Pastor Erica, a Methodist, Pastor Sarah, a Lutheran, and Pastor Steve, who is also Lutheran, Crazy Faith Talk is an ecumenical experiment of cross conversation (pun intended).

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

An engaging, comedic, serious, and hopefully interesting foray into the world of Christianity. Join the discussion...believer, atheist, or skeptic alike! Hosted by Pastor Erica, a Methodist, Pastor Sarah, a Lutheran, and Pastor Steve, who is also Lutheran, Crazy Faith Talk is an ecumenical experiment of cross conversation (pun intended).

    Episode 276: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Six--Changes In the Same Place

    Episode 276: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Six--Changes In the Same Place

    In this final episode of their series on the way our callings grow and change over time, pastors Erica and Sarah ask colleague Steve about what it is like to have served in ministry in the same place and setting for nearly sixteen years--the joys, the sadnesses, the challenges, and the comforts.  And as we look at one pastor's experience in ministry, it opens up an opportunity to see each of our own life stories and how God calls us, not necessarily to different geographic places over time, but to different kinds of work or roles in life as the needs around us change,   Join us for this week's episode of Crazy Faith Talk!

    • 28 min
    Episode 275: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Five--Moving On

    Episode 275: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Five--Moving On

    Sometimes the next step God leads you to take is do what you are already good at, but in a new location.  And sometimes, you are led to do something new altogether, not just more of the same in a different location.  And, to be sure, sometimes, it's a little of both.  As they continue sharing their own call stories and reflections on how our callings from God change over time, pastors Erica and Steve listen in on their colleague Sarah sharing her own reflections on how her call, and her vocation to her family as well, has led her in different directions over time, both geographically and in terms of what kind of work she does.  And as each of us look at how we are led from past chapters of our lives into new present and future chapters, it's worth looking at how to see the past, not as "wrong" or "bad," but as right-for-the-tme, and then how God leads us into something new that is the "right place" for right now.  Join the conversation here on Crazy Faith Talk!

    • 39 min
    Episode 274: Exploring Our Callings, Part Four--Transition in Ministry

    Episode 274: Exploring Our Callings, Part Four--Transition in Ministry

    Hearing the stories of how people in ministry first listened or discerned for God's call can sound like the end of a journey--but really it's just the beginning.  As our series on our calling stories continues, each of our pastoral colleagues around the table will take turns exploring how their own sense of calling has grown, changed, and transformed over time--whether that's moving to a new place, changing the kinds of work we do in the same place, or the ways life helps us grow as individuals and brings new needs, passions, or skills to the forefront.  In this episode, pastor Erica shares some of the transitions, past and present, in her calling, as we also explore how changes in church life can feel a lot like grief and loss as much as they also feel like new adventures.  Join us for good conversation here on Crazy Faith Talk!

    • 35 min
    Episode 273: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Three

    Episode 273: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Three

    As they continue to share the stories of their own calling to ministry, pastors Sarah, Erica, and Steve take a look at how other people in our lives have the power either to encourage us and open doors for us, or to detour and discourage us.  In this episode, Sarah shares her own discernment of calling to ministry, as well as the influences of family members, mentors, and the welcome of a congregation that didn't expect a young stranger at their door one day.  They'll also explore how it makes a difference to include people intentionally in leadership, and how, once you've been included, you have a responsibility to hold the door for others as well.  Check it out on this week's Crazy Faith Talk!

    • 31 min
    Episode 272: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Two

    Episode 272: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part Two

    It's not that God calls SOME people, but NOT others to use their lives in ways that channel God's work in the world.  Rather, it's a question of WHAT God is calling EACH of us to do with our lives.  God's call sometimes looks like work in the institutional church, whether in pastoral ministry or other kinds of church vocations, but sometimes God's call leads people to classrooms, office buildings, farms, workshops, and almost anywhere else you can imagine.  As we take a look this Eastertide at the stories of the three voices behind our microphones here at Crazy Faith Talk, this week pastor Erica shares her own story of calling, and pastors Sarah and Steve join in the conversation about how we discern, not IF God is calling us, but WHERE and for WHAT God is calling each of us.  Maybe that will help reframe the way you see your own life's work, paid or unpaid, as a calling from God, too.  Join us here for this week's Crazy Faith Talk!

    • 29 min
    Episode 271: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part One

    Episode 271: Exploring Our Call Stories, Part One

    Each week, pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve share conversation talking about OTHER things--theology, Bible, church life, pop culture, and their own takes on the Big Questions of life.  But what about their own stories?  This Eastertide, our co-hosts on Crazy Faith Talk will take turns sharing their own experiences of calling into ministry, how they have come to where they are now, and how their calls to ministry have changed over time and experience.  Check out this new series here!

    • 33 min

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