6 episodes

A podcast that explores the interplay between the church calendar and… pretty much everything else.

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A podcast that explores the interplay between the church calendar and… pretty much everything else.

    Adventure or Die!

    Adventure or Die!

    Amidst the haunted season of Halloween, a looming election, and mainline church decline, the Middle Way offers a spooky reflection on the death of Moses and the adaptive leadership required to press on. 

    • 33 min
    God, Call Me Maybe: Conversations on Christian Vocation

    God, Call Me Maybe: Conversations on Christian Vocation

    Vocation is multi-faceted. We put it together like puzzle pieces: in careers, romantic relationships, our free time, our children, or a million other facets of our lives. Sometimes we do one thing to pay the bills so that we can do another thing for free that makes our souls sing. Sometimes vocational discernment is a wilderness experience. We wander, we wonder, we complain to God wishing we could go back. 

    • 44 min
    Jesus, Don't Be So Defensive!

    Jesus, Don't Be So Defensive!

    As people of faith, it is difficult to grapple with the humanity and humility of Jesus. But there is Good News in this humanity. Perhaps God knows what it is like to make mistakes and to need repentance. 

    • 31 min
    They Listen, but Do Not Hear—Reframing the Power of Parable

    They Listen, but Do Not Hear—Reframing the Power of Parable

    This conversation puts the parables of Jesus in conversation with poet and environmentalist Wendell Berry as we take a hard look at the work of the church today. Jesus' parables should not affirm us in our complacency; they should disturb us into action. 

    • 39 min
    The Urgency of Ordinary Time

    The Urgency of Ordinary Time

    In the life of faith, how do we live with urgency but not hurry? As Christians, we are called to be people who are tired of waiting. We are also called to repent of our frenzied hurry and our glorification of productivity. This conversation explores the life and ministry of Jesus, the poetry of Marie Howe, and the activism of Dorothy Day as we make sense of how to live into Ordinary Time during a season that is anything but ordinary. 

    • 33 min
    Introducing: The Middle Way

    Introducing: The Middle Way

    The Middle Way is a way of being within the Christian tradition. It isn't moderation or relativism or bourgeois restraint. Rather, it's a disciplined holding together of intricate realities, of thinking critically while honoring mystery, of being committed to justice without being a dick, of being honest enough to despair and crazy enough to hope. Join us as we discover the intersections between our everyday lives and the liturgical seasons. 

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

lacoincidencia ,

The creative calling and challenge we need

This is a truly refreshing, healing, sensual and vibrant take on progressive Christianity that has depth and integrity and doesn’t remain satisfied with repeating established ideas and platitudes. This is what I need to grow right now!

BCP1789 ,

Teach Us to Number Our Days

As we venture into a major disruption in our shared life, this podcast anchors listeners into a tradition older than the Gregorian calendar. Thank you for this offering.

treverend ,

Timely & Honest

This first episode is a response to a prayer I didn’t realize I was praying about my work, my internal world, and my spiritual journey. I’m going to listen to it on repeat for awhile.

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