31 episodes

Let’s be honest. There are some topics that are too heavy for a 20 minute sermon. There are issues that need conversation, not just explanation. That’s why we have created The Weight Podcast. Launching on March 5th, this is a podcast that creates a space for honestly discussing some of the heavy topics we face in our culture today. We believe that the church is called to engage in a way that honors the weightiness and importance that these topics have for how we live faithfully today. We’ll cover everything from art to mental health, social injustice, and the future of the church. If it’s something the culture talks about, we need to be talking about it, too.

The Weight Oxford University United Methodist Church

    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

Let’s be honest. There are some topics that are too heavy for a 20 minute sermon. There are issues that need conversation, not just explanation. That’s why we have created The Weight Podcast. Launching on March 5th, this is a podcast that creates a space for honestly discussing some of the heavy topics we face in our culture today. We believe that the church is called to engage in a way that honors the weightiness and importance that these topics have for how we live faithfully today. We’ll cover everything from art to mental health, social injustice, and the future of the church. If it’s something the culture talks about, we need to be talking about it, too.

    0030 - The Weight - Jason Vickers - Conservation in a Revolutionary Age

    0030 - The Weight - Jason Vickers - Conservation in a Revolutionary Age

    Jason Vickers of Asbury Theological Seminary talks with Eddie and Chris about the way all of us value conserving certain traditions and progressing toward a better future. They talk about the American South and the way Southern culture glamorizes rebellion. They discuss how all of us can have healthier, trusting conversations by opening our minds to understand why we value what we do.

    • 47 min
    0029 - The Weight - Esau McCaulley - An Exercise In Hope

    0029 - The Weight - Esau McCaulley - An Exercise In Hope

    Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley is a theologian, priest, and author of the new book "Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope." He joins Eddie and Chris to discuss how Christians can have open dialogue about riots and protests, and how white Christians can interpret the truth behind the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” They talk about specific passages in the Bible that point to the grief and rage Black Americans feel and where the cross of Christ fits into the scope of human emotion.

    • 54 min
    0028 - The Weight - Julie Cantrell - From Breath To Breath

    0028 - The Weight - Julie Cantrell - From Breath To Breath

    Julie Cantrell joins Eddie and Chris to talk through how she discovered her gift for writing and developed a discipline for integrating writing into her life. They discuss the ways that stories help connect us, citing Jesus’s passion for sharing stories as a way of shaping people’s hearts. They talk about the power of stories throughout the Bible and how they create space for connection in our everyday lives.

    • 44 min
    0027 - The Weight - Nicole Morgan - Fat and Faithful

    0027 - The Weight - Nicole Morgan - Fat and Faithful

    Nicole Morgan joins Eddie and Chris to talk about her journey towards “fat acceptance” and her mission to help people of all sizes see that they are beloved and worthy of being celebrated. They have an honest discussion about the ways church leaders made Nicole feel like her body was unacceptable in the Christian faith and her subsequent journey of deconstruction. Nicole helps us consider how we can not only recognize the worth of every body size, but also how we can cultivate a narrative that focuses on uplifting rather than shaming.

    • 46 min
    0026 - The Weight - Micah Whitson - Capture The Flag

    0026 - The Weight - Micah Whitson - Capture The Flag

    Micah Whitson talks to Eddie and Chris about how his passion to uplift the beauty of southern culture led him to design a submission for the new state flag of Mississippi. He reflects on the power of representation and the role that aesthetics play in cultivating a sense of unity and pride. As a man of deep faith, he also shares the role that the teachings of Jesus Christ play in shaping his work.

    • 43 min
    0025 - The Weight - Justin Posey - "The Social Art of Jesus Culture"

    0025 - The Weight - Justin Posey - "The Social Art of Jesus Culture"

    With a passion for faithfulness and integrity in digital outreach efforts, Justin Posey of Jesus Culture talks to us about what it means to use social media with a “Kingdom mindset” and as a catalyst for a more personal connection.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

DWH315 ,

Relevant and refreshing

Eddie and Chris are gifted communicators and do a great job of keeping the discussions interesting, relevant, balanced, practical, and on-track. Difficult topics are handled with grace, intelligence, and often some well-placed humor. Excellent podcast.

BIG CHUNGUS BIG JIMMY ,

Look forward to it each week

Really interesting to hear the variety of topics and the ministerial perspective. The episode with Bishop Swanson was incredible. Thank you for discussing the tough stuff.

Blackhatguy ,

On Fire for God

Chris and Eddie are on fire for God. You can tell the passion they have burns deeply within them. The exposure they give their guests, radiates hospitality. It’s worth setting aside time each week to listen. Go ahead and set a weekly alarm to remind yourself.

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