Listen in on conversations between Pastors Beth Scibienski and Michael Droege, two old friends and colleagues who talk about life, love, politics, culture and everything in between.
That's Wheels Up for the Two Pastors
Big news. Sad news? Honest news. And hopeful news. The two pastors have discerned that this particular iteration of their voices together has come to an end. Listen in on them as they meander, in their signature manner, through the process of saying 'no' to this and being open to what the next 'yes' is.
REPOST - All Life is Designed to Go Through a Cycle
We replay our interview with “This Side of Eve”, the creators of the theme music we are gratefully using this season. John and Alyssa Creasy join the two pastors for a conversation about music, faith, Pittsburgh, organic farming, climate change, the environment, Black Lives Matters, and acceptance. We also feature excerpts of several songs from their newest album, "More to Come." Please explore the music of This Side of Eve (thissideofeve.com) further on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp. John's pastoral work is with the Open Door Church (pghopendoor.net) and the Garfield Community Farm (garfieldfarm.com) in Pittsburgh, PA.
REPOST - Right-sized Life
This reposted episode first aired on 3/23/2018 but the topic of the two pastors' conversation is timeless. How can we tailor the life we are given so that we are living life that brings us joy, and not overfilling it with things we think we have to do?
REPOST - Taking Comedy Seriously
In this repost from Jan. 18, 2019, the two pastors have a thoughtful conversation about the role of comedy in our lives. Comedy that pokes fun at real life provides a mirror for us to see what others see. But sometimes poking fun is just mean. What’s the difference? Why do we need comedy?
REPOST - "Personal Space"
In this episode, which originally aired on May 7, 2021, the two pastors talk about how our personal space has changed as a result of the pandemic.
REPOST - Leaving Room
The two pastors talk about creating extra space in their schedule to “leave room for the Holy Spirit.” Although there are occasional references to events that occurred around the time this episode was originally published (Nov. 6, 2020—Friday after Election Day, 2020), the two pastors' message is as relevant today as it was then.
Two wise mentors for the next generation of Church
Pastor Beth was my field education supervisor when I was in Seminary, and I always valued our weekly supervision and reflection meetings. I am so glad that this podcast exists, so that a wider audience can hear her wisdom. It’s like being back at Grace Presbyterian, in her office, learning about God’s surprising presence in our world.