Welcome to Sunrise Road! This podcast and community aim to inspire and uplift through conversations with special guests who weave hope into the fabric of our shared lives. Hosts Melodie Jones Pointon and Thomas Dummermuth invite you to join them on this journey toward hope and connection. Whether you're seeking inspiration or want to be a part of a supportive and uplifting community, you're in the right place on Sunrise Road.
In this enlightening episode of the Sunrise Road Podcast, hosts Melodie Jones Pointon and Thomas Dummermuth engage in a profound conversation with author and pastor Bruce Reyes-Chow. They explore the themes of his latest book, "Everything Good About God is True." Dive deep into discussions about faith, doubt, and the evolving nature of church leadership in modern times. This episode is a must-listen for those seeking a fresh, inclusive perspective on Christianity and its practical implications in today's world. Join us as we navigate the intersection of faith, culture, and justice with one of the most thought-provoking voices in contemporary Christian thought.
Season 2 Epilogue: Evangelism and Mission in the World Today Conversations
Pastors Thomas Dummermuth and Melodie Jones Pointon offer reflections on the amazing guests they’ve hosted on the second season of the Sunrise Road Podcast. What do they think about evangelism and mission now?
Sharon Kandel, PCUSA Mission Co-Worker
Sharon is a third generation Presbyterian mission co-worker, and reflects on what has changed since her grandparents were missionaries in Egypt. From sharing the gospel to walking alongside in partnership, we have lots to learn from our siblings in Christ all around the world. Speaking from a shared love for the people of South Sudan and Ethiopia, Sharon’s experience and approach to mission leave us asking what can we learn from our own community?
Dr. Stan Skreslet
Several years ago, Dr. Stan Skreslet came to Lincoln and shared with Eastridge a history of Islam and it’s relationship to Christianity. Today, we ‘ve asked Dr. Skreslet to share with us about the history of mission. What have we learned from our past experiences that we can carry into the future? And - what needs to be done here and now to get there?
Rev. Barbara Stankowski
Is there a difference between evangelism and mission? Our working definition of evangelism in 2023 is sharing what God is doing in our lives through our local worshipping community. What will be our working definition of mission? Join our conversation with Rev. Barbara Stankowski, a Swiss pastor living in an urban poor community in the Philippines, as she reflects on five years of finding God in the unexpected.
Conversation continues with Rev. Eduardo Bousson
The conversation continues with Rev. Eduardo Bousson. Yup, the podcast recording ended, and we just kept talking. So we’re sharing the Afterthoughts with you! Eduardo, Thomas, and Melodie talk more about what it means to share faith on a college campus, in a faith community, and with your family.