In "The Art of Holiness," we explore the intersection of three strands: practical holiness, supernatural ministry, and intergenerational encouragement. We talk with practitioners who are innovating in these areas, filtered through two generations of ministry. Hosted by Carolyn Moore and Pierce Drake, these are casual conversations with people who are sowing for awakening in hearts, homes, churches, and communities. The Art of Holiness is a New Room Network podcast.
Bob Garrett is the General Coordinator for the Alleluia Community, an ecumenical, charismatic community in Augusta, Georgia. The Alleluia Community is not a church. It is an intentional community of more than 200 households seeking to help one another live lives that glorify God through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. For fifty years this community has explored what it means to live in covenant together, and how that might impact the world around them. Bob has been part of this community since its inception, giving him a unique perspective on community, ecumenism, spirituality, and discipleship.
Rev. Jessica LaGrone
Jessica LaGrone is the Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary, where she leads an amazingly creative team of musicians, worship leaders and servants, prayer warriors, and Levites, or what I like to call holy organizers. She also teaches preaching at Asbury and has a very cool online practice called Preacher's Block … where pastors can block off time to prepare in community but without distraction. We’ll say more about that in a minute. She has written three beautiful Bible studies: Set Apart, Broken and Blessed, and Namesake. And today we’ll be talking about her latest book, Out of Chaos: How God Makes New things from the Broken Pieces of Life. But before we go to this conversation, I want to say that for both Pierce and me, Jessica is more than the sum total of her resume. She’s a wise and anchoring voice, a solid leader in the Methodist movement, and a real friend … the kind who answers texts and phone calls even though miles and time separate us. That kind of person is not so common … it is a true grace to have Jessica with us at the Art of Holiness.
Dr. Sandra Richter
Dr. Sandra Richter is an internationally known Old Testament scholar. She is the author of the extraordinary Epic of Eden Bible study, and professor and Dean at Westmont College. Her areas of expertise include Deuteronomy, Isaiah, and ancient languages, as well as a forthcoming book on environmental theology. We tapped Sandra so we could talk with her about supernatural ministry in the Old Testament, but she shares so much more.
A New Season In More Ways Than One
Well it has been a minute for The Art of Holiness Podcast and we are thrilled to be back with you all. In this episode you will hear what we have coming up on this season and what has been happening in the life of Carolyn and Pierce. Let's just say one of them is moving across the country, so don't skip this episode. Thanks for listening!
Alec Rowlands & Matt Reynolds
With this episode, we wrap up season three of The Art of Holiness, and we do so with a ton of gratitude for you. Our podcast community is a great blessing to us. Thanks for listening. Today, we're giving you a double dose of good conversation with two of our favorite people. Dr. Alec Rowlands is the senior pastor of Westgate Chapel in Edmonds, Washington, and the founder of Church Awakening, which equips pastors for spiritual awakening. Rev. Matt Reynolds is the pastor of Stillwater Church in Dayton, Ohio, and the director of Spirit and Truth, a movement among Spirit-filled Methodists who long for a more vibrant Church. These two men share a deep desire to see the Church in America enlivened by the Holy Spirit, and our conversations with them reflect that passion. We hope you listen.
Dr. Matthew Sleeth
In a season when anxiety and hopelessness seem to be at record highs, today's conversation with Dr. Matthew Sleeth is especially poignant. Dr. Sleeth is a former emergency room physician and Chief of Staff, who resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about faith and health. He has spoken at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including serving as a monthly guest preacher at the Washington National Cathedral. Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders, Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth and author of numerous articles and books. In this podcast, we'll talk through his latest book, Hope Always: How To Be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide. We hope you listen.
I have been loving this podcast! Discovered this podcast shortly after really diving headlong into ministry by the Holy Spirit. I have felt encouraged and equipped listening to this podcast that is clearly empowered by the Spirit.
Tammy Hutchin’s interview!! So inspiring and convicting. Listen and be spurred on in faith to pray for desperation for God and ‘big things’ from Him!
These Methodists give this millennial hope. Carolyn and Pierce have done an excellent job of introducing some new voices, and as a fellow Methodist in the renewal vein, I’m excited to follow and learn more about and from their guests. There is a movement happening in the Church. Give them a listen, and find your tribe like I have!