60 episodes

What does it look like to follow Jesus and love our neighbors in a post-Christian and post-pandemic world? What do we do when everything we thought life was -- an upward trajectory of success -- just changed? Join pastors Brad Edwards and Bryce Hales to explore hope and opportunity in this unique cultural moment.

Everything Just Changed Everything Just Changed

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

What does it look like to follow Jesus and love our neighbors in a post-Christian and post-pandemic world? What do we do when everything we thought life was -- an upward trajectory of success -- just changed? Join pastors Brad Edwards and Bryce Hales to explore hope and opportunity in this unique cultural moment.

    Bait & Switch: A Non-Anxious Presence with Mark Sayers

    Bait & Switch: A Non-Anxious Presence with Mark Sayers

    Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church and a writer focusing on the intersection between faith and culture. In this episode of Bait & Switch: The State of Pastors and How Ministry Just Changed, Mark joins Bryce and Brad to discuss the direction of the church post-pandemic. Poetically, Mark explains the disconnect most of us experience while living through a pandemic and shares his perspective on the future shift within the church. Mark also shares what it was like being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and how he navigated this part of his journey. Listen now!

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Twitter. You can connect with the EJC community in the Everything Just Changed Facebook Group and share with us what just changed for you. We’d love to hear from you!
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe to the EJC Newsletter here.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Bait & Switch: The Resilient Pastor with Glenn Packiam

    Bait & Switch: The Resilient Pastor with Glenn Packiam

    Glenn Packiam is a Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs and the author of several books. In his most recent, The Resilient Pastor, Glenn outlines four current challenges for pastors and four challenges for the church. Today, we learn what led Glenn to write The Resilient Pastor. He and Bryce dive into the eight challenges presented in the book and look at where we can start reacquainting ourselves with God and what we can do to support pastors (hint: praying for others is a great place to start). Listen now!

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Twitter. You can connect with the EJC community in the Everything Just Changed Facebook Group and share with us what just changed for you. We’d love to hear from you!
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe to the EJC Newsletter here.

    • 48 min
    Bait & Switch: Pastoral Ministry in a Therapeutic Age with Will Willimon

    Bait & Switch: Pastoral Ministry in a Therapeutic Age with Will Willimon

    Will Willimon is a Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School and joins us for our series, Bait & Switch: The State of Pastors and How Ministry Just Changed. Will discusses pastoral ministry and what our roles as pastors genuinely are. We discuss the need for our churches to recover a biblical understanding of pastoral ministry and the dangers of not doing so. In these talks, we can find and work on solutions to better the well-being of our churches and our pastors. Listen now!

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Twitter. You can connect with the EJC community in the Everything Just Changed Facebook Group and share with us what just changed for you. We’d love to hear from you!
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe to the EJC Newsletter here.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Bait & Switch: Bettering the Wellbeing of Our Pastors w/ Jon Medlock

    Bait & Switch: Bettering the Wellbeing of Our Pastors w/ Jon Medlock

    Jon Medlock is a pastor who now focuses on researching the health of pastors, making him a perfect guest in our series, Bait & Switch: The State of Pastors and How Ministry Just Changed. Today, Jon joins us in continuing our conversation on pastoral burnout. He helps us navigate why this is happening to pastors, discusses tensions most commonly seen in the field, and what we can do to better the well-being of pastors. Listen now for a deep dive into the research on the health of pastors today.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Twitter. You can connect with the EJC community in the Everything Just Changed Facebook Group and share with us what just changed for you. We’d love to hear from you!
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe to the EJC Newsletter here.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bait & Switch: 5 Causes of Pastoral Burnout

    Bait & Switch: 5 Causes of Pastoral Burnout

    Ministry is challenging. Pastors are present for any challenging circumstances that can come up in our lives. In this episode of Everything Just Changed in our series Bait & Switch: The State of Pastors and How Ministry Just Changed, we look at five ideas that could play a role in pastoral burnout. Our goal with these ideas is to bring people together and start the conversation to prepare us for upcoming storms instead of waiting for them to come to us.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Twitter. You can connect with the EJC community in the Everything Just Changed Facebook Group and share with us what just changed for you. We’d love to hear from you!
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe to the EJC Newsletter here.

    Resources:
    38% of U.S. Pastors Have Thought About Quitting Full-Time Ministry in the Past Year
    The first Christmas as a layperson: Burned out by the pandemic, many clergy quit in the past year
    Our Pulpits Are Full of Empty Preachers

    • 46 min
    Bait and Switch: The State of Pastors and How Ministry Just Changed

    Bait and Switch: The State of Pastors and How Ministry Just Changed

    The pandemic has significantly impacted the church, with pastors reaching their breaking point and considering leaving. Why? What exactly is happening to pastors? This week on Everything Just Changed we launch the first episode in our new series, Bait & Switch: The State of Pastors and How Ministry Just Changed. We hope to reflect on what's changed and how we can move forward, with guests such as Mark Sayers and John Medlock helping us along the way.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Twitter. You can connect with the EJC community in the Everything Just Changed Facebook Group and share with us what just changed for you. We’d love to hear from you!
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe to the EJC Newsletter here.

    Resources:
    38% of U.S. Pastors Have Thought About Quitting Full-Time Ministry in the Past Year
    The first Christmas as a layperson: Burned out by the pandemic, many clergy quit in the past year
    Our Pulpits Are Full of Empty Preachers

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

dwyl247 ,

Filling the hole left by This Cultural Moment and then some!

Very well done. Smart, engaging, and thoughtful. These guys are helping me navigate what Christian faithfulness looks like in our current cultural moment. They’ve actually filled the void left by This Cultural Moment’s terminus (another favorite podcast)—and then some!

bigfetch ,

Thoughtful AND Relevant

Bryce and Brad give thoughtful commentary on our current cultural situation — about how we got here and what we can do about it. They tell stories well, give excellent background information, play host to some terrific guests, and help put words to the general feeling that “something’s not right here” that I know many of us share right now. Fortunately they don’t leave us just with a deeper understanding of what’s wrong though, they point to the hope for resolution.

r@&dy ,

Striking the right tone!

Biblically guided, intellectually measured, emotionally attached and culturally contextualized. Well done gentleman!

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