A podcast that explores the interplay between the church calendar and… pretty much everything else.
God Loves Quitters!
The Middle Way talks quitting, giving up, leaving, and resigning. God not only gives us permission to rest, but commands us to do it. After two and a half years and 33 episodes, the Middle Way says goodbye (or, maybe, see you later).
Ten Small Hands: A Reflection on Baptism
Bonus Episode! Eric reflects on the sacrament of Baptism.
Friend Making & Friend Breaking
It takes time and energy to show up for one another. On this episode, we welcome our dear friend and companion on the journey, Hannah Early Gerjol, to talk about the challenge of making new friends, maintaining friendships across time and space, and breaking up with friends.
To Fear Is to Be Human: Courage & Christianity
One of the most frequent phrases in the Bible is, “do not be afraid!” Jesus and the prophets say it over and over again. It’s a nice sentiment, but it is repeated so much because God is calling us to things that are, actually, scary. The Middle Way explores fear entering the human experience in Genesis 2-3, a faithful response to fear, and why we should pray for courage.
You Can’t Be Christian Alone: A Reflection on the Trinity
Christians say that the Trinity is so mysterious, but what if it has the most practical implication for our lives? What if God is not an individual, but a community?
The Opposite of Addiction
The Middle Way welcomes Rev. Paul Witmer into a playful and intimate conversation on addiction and substance use. Paul is a pastor in the United Church of Christ, a spiritual director, and is currently in ministry with incarcerated women at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. We talk about recovery, attachments, numbing, and the practice of noticing.
Relevant & compassionate dialogue
Understanding faith and the spiritual journey on an intellectual level is one thing, but to apply one’s faith and trust in our relationship with Jesus in the midst of chaos is a whole other ball game! Navigating the ups and downs of life, managing expectations and toxic people puts our faith to the test. Seeking to create deeper spiritual relationships with a true self and others requires the honesty and vulnerability of our two hosts! I love the relevance of this spiritual deep dive. The hosts are vulnerable, smart, and brave.
A refreshing change
I’ve been listening to The Middle Way since the beginning and always feel more engaged and tuned into my faith after listening and reflecting. I find it helpful, challenging and real. Thank you for helping me through this time!!
Insightful, Relatable, & Challenging!
This podcast brings so much I am looking for - honest dialogue about faith & how it connects to our personal & social lives, wrestling openly with tough questions, & inviting us into a supportive and thoughtful community of people who genuinely want to grow. The hosts manage to be deep, serious, playful, & irreverent in the most refreshing way. Thank you all for this offering!