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Dan Wolpert – the Spiritual Life of the Every-Pastor



Join us for a conversation with Dan Wolpert, co-founder of the Minnesota Institution for Contemplation and Healing (MICAH), and writer of “Creating a Life with God” about the spiritual life of the Every-Pastor. Hear Dan describe his own journey from contemplative practice into Christianity, the common spiritual contours of a typical pastor’s life, the stories that almost every religious leader tells themselves, the functional atheism of the typical mainline church, and what it means to live as if God is actually present and active in the world.

You can hear more conversations with spiritual pioneers like Dan by visiting www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts!


Ramsey Patton – Cultivating Spiritual Community With the Differently Abled



Join us for a guest-hosted conversation with Rev. Ramsey Patton of Highland Park UMC, as she shares with us her experience of cultivating spiritual community with the differently abled through FEAST, a worship experience specifically designed for those disabilities and special needs. Hosted by Justin and Lisa Hancock, she explores the nuts and bolts of what worship looks like for those of different ability levels, the beautiful moments of grace, the challenges and opportunities of inviting people into spiritual formation and leadership, and the gifts of struggling, failing, and learning together.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers like Ramsey by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts or by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier.

 

 


Lisa and Justin Hancock [Updated] – The Spiritual Lives of a Differently Abled Couple



In our full re-release of our most-talked about episode of 2017, hear Justin and Lisa give us an update on their lives, a new book coming out in a few months, and their plans for guest hosting on Reports in a couple of weeks. After that, join us for a beautiful conversation with Lisa and Justin Hancock of the Julian Way, an intentional community for people of all abilities and physical embodiment. Listen to Lisa and Justin tell their story of what it’s like to live as a differently abled family, the spiritual pressure of “passing” as normal, and how communities can fully integrate people of different abilities into their life together.

You can find more conversations with people like Lisa and Justin by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts or by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier.http://www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier


Erin Martin B-Side: The Spiritual Lives of District Superintendents



Hear a little bit more of our conversation with Erin Martin, as she talks about the spiritual lives of district superintendents and Ben gets a sudden case of neo-monastic envy.

You can hear the rest of our conversation with Erin and spiritual pioneers like her by checking out our Facebook page or by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts.


Erin Martin – The Life of a Methodist Monastic Superintendent



Join us for a conversation with Rev. Erin Martin, District Superintendent of the Columbia District of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church, as she shares about her life as a monastic Methodist leader. Hear her share her diagnosis of the spiritual dynamics of mainline institutional Christianity, the spiritual pressures of being a judicatory official, why she decided to move into intentional community when she became a district superintendent, and her advice to those who supervise and equip spiritual pioneers.

You can find conversations with other pioneers like Erin by visiting our www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts.

 

 


Eilidh Lowery- Church in Table, In Neighborhood, In Place



Join us for a conversation with Eilidh Lowery, co-pastor of Sellwood Faith Community and Southeast Portland Parish, as she shares her experience of growing spiritual community in the Sellwood Neighborhood. Hear her describe how her dinner worship gathering has changed, what it’s like to share ministry with her husband, how their community tells stories to measure their success, and what it takes to stay present, responsive, and adaptable in a rapidly changing context.

You can hear more conversations with spiritual pioneers like Eilidh by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts or by visiting www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier.

 


Rabbi David Markus: The Common Theographic Frontiers of Christianity and Judaism



Join us for a conversation with Rabbi David Markus of Temple Beth-El of City Island, NY, co-founder of Bayit, and judicial referee in New York Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, as we talk about the shared theographic frontiers in Christianity and Judaism. Hear David share about his call into to be both a rabbi and a lawyer, majoritarianism versus minoritiarianism, celebrating Shabbat in the New York Bottanical Gardens, and the common ground between Christian and Jewish spiritual pioneers. You can hear conversations with other pioneers like David by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts or by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier.


Sean Peters B-Side – Theater of the Oppressed



Join us for a little more of our conversation with Sean Peters of Mosaic Palm Bay, where he talks about his dream to use Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed as way to cultivate spiritual community. Hear the rest of our conversation with Sean and other spiritual pioneers by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts!


Sean Peters – Embracing God’s Surprises



Join us for a conversation with Sean Peters of Mosaic Palm Bay, a diverse community that lives at the intersection of community, art, and justice. Sean shares about his surprising journey from the world of theater to the world of church planting, what it means to embrace the people that God sends to you, and his story of healing from closing one church to planting a new one.

You can find more conversations with people like Sean by following us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts.


Abigail Vizcarra-Perez B-Side: Spiritual Pioneering and Race



Join us for a little more of our conversation with Abigail Vizcarra-Perez of Connexion Tacoma, as she talks about her experience of being a pastor in a white-majority denomination and what it looks like to be a spiritual pioneer and also Mexican-American. You can find the rest of our conversation with Abigail by checking out www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts.


Abigail Vizcarra-Perez- The Spiritual Ecology of Tacoma, Washington



Join us for a conversation with Rev. Abigail Vizcarra-Perez, poet and pastor of Connexion Tacoma, as she shares with us about Tacoma, Washington. Hear about the moment she fell in love with her city, bad-ass baristas at Starbucks, the spiritual ecology of Tacoma, Wolves and Laundry Lounges, and what place has taught her about church planting.

You can hear conversations with spiritual pioneers like Abigail by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts.


Wayne Jacobsen B-Side – Stuck Pastors Getting Unstuck



In a little more of our conversation with Wayne Jacobsen, he talks about stuck pastors and stuck Christians, and asks our pastors, “How much time do you spend doing what you got in ministry to do?” You can hear the rest of our conversation by subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts or by visiting our Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier.

 

 


Wayne Jacobsen – Following Jesus Out of Institutional Christianity



Join us for a conversation with Wayne Jacobsen, blogger at Lifestream.org, co-author of the Shack, and recent author of Beyond Sundays as he describes his journey into post-institutional Christianity. Hear him how God told him “I’ve got much more to teach you if you leave then if you stay”, what he’s learned about trust, how he experiences spiritual community in his life currently, and his advice for those leaving institutional settings (and those who stay in traditional church contexts.)

You can hear from more spiritual pioneers like Wayne by subscribing to us wherever you get your podcasts and by checking us out at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier.


Rabbi Rachel Barenblat – We create worlds with our words



Hear a little bit more of our conversation with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, where she shares the intersections between her faith and her vocation as a poet, and shares with a couple poems from her latest collection.

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Rabbi Rachel Barenblat – Joyful Life as A Religious Minority



Join us for a conversation with Rachel Barenblat, Co-Founder of Bayit: Your Jewish Home, blogger at Velveteen Rabbi, and Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams, MA, as we talk about her experience of life as a religious minority. Hear about how the gift of oddity, (9:30) the challenges and joys of being a religious minority (8:30), a more life-giving way to speak into Christian anxieties about Sunday sports, graying populations, and declining worship attendance, (15:00) and what it means to let new generations shape the tradition with their own hands (25:00).

Hear more from Rabbi Rachel and other spiritual innovators by visiting us at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier or by subscribing to us via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever else you acquire your best listens for your week.


Ben Yosua-Davis B-Side: Our Dream Podcast Guests



Join us for a little more of our conversation between Beth Estock and Ben Yosua-Davis, where talks about his dream guests for season three. If you haven’t heard our full conversation, subscribe to us with your favorite podcast delivery service or visit our Facebook page.


Ben Yosua-Davis – The Spiritual Topography of our Religious Pioneers



Join us for our first conversation of season three, where Beth Estock talks with Reports host Ben Yosua-Davis. Hear them discuss the spiritual topography of our religious pioneers (5:00), how spiritual pioneers can call their traditions back to the best versions of themselves (16:00), the spiritual challenges of supervising people starting new faith communities (19:00), as well as Ben’s year in the “spiritual rock tumbler” (22:00),and how church planting should be a process of sanctification (36:00).


Steve North – Wrecked for Normal Church



Join us for a conversation with Steve North, long-time missional pastor of Lifeline Toledo. Hear about why he’s persisted in his work through all the ups and downs (including having his house burn down twice,) how meeting a homeless poet turned into a conversion experience, and why he’s been wrecked for regular church.

You can find more conversations like this at www.facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier


Laura and Jaybee Byrch- Claiborne Again, Wish Dreams, and Books that Change Your Life (B-Side)



Join us for a little more of our conversation with Laura and Jaybee Byrch, where they talk about their contact with the neo-monastics and what books have changed their life. You can hear our full conversation at reports.buzzsprout.com or facebook.com/reportsfromthespiritualfrontier!