In our b-side this week, Bret Wells shares with us the costs of stretching your spiritual imagination. If you haven’t heard our full interview with Bret, make sure to check it out at reports.buzzsprout.com or at your favorite podcast delivery service.
Join us for a conversation with the quintessential man of many hats, Bret Wells, of the Missional Wisdom Foundation. He tells us the story of how God has stretched his spiritual horizons, the gifts and challenge of a life lived as a spiritual frontier, and the resources that the monastic movement has to offer spiritual pioneers of all types.
Join us for an updated conversation with Daryn DeZengotita of Scatter-brain.biz. . Hear one of the most complete stories we’ve ever told about a new ministry, from Daryn’s dream of working in intentional community, to her Advent time sitting alone in a church basement full of pianos, to the ups and downs of starting the Mix in partnership with White Rock UMC, to the beautiful “accelerated serendipity” that is the co-working space today.
Hannah Terry, pastor of Westbury UMC and the FAM ministry in Houston, TX, shares from our experience how refugees are experiencing our current political climate and what Christians can do to stand in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers.
Join us for a conversation with Hannah Terry, pastor of Westbury UMC and the FAM Ministry, which builds bridges between refugees, immigrants, and other people in a cluster of apartment buildings in Houston, TX. Hannah provides us with a unique look into the day-to-day life of a spiritual pioneer, as she shares openly about her failures, her joys, how she experiences community, and how she finds spiritual resources to stay in the work for the long-term.
[Updated to include a 10 minute check-in to see what he’s been up to since our conversation in February!]
Highlights Include: Zach’s Esca-la-de – Worship as Bread – Cheap Church – Pastor as Professional Dinner Party Thrower – The Prosperity Gospel of Church Statistics -Is Our Treasure in Buildings? – Shaking the Shoulders of the Church – Soulless Big Tent Methodism –
Join us as Beth Estock interviews our host Ben Yosua-Davis about the end of his church plant, the spiritual gift of failure, how to sit in the ashes, and what he’s learned from his first season as a podcaster. Also, a special announcement about a new sponsor for Season Two!
Carol talks about how podcasts are the lazy author’s best friend and the joys of being part of a dying institution. (Plus an unsolicited post-election exhortation from Ben.)
Join us for a conversation with author, blogger, and podcaster, Carol Howard Merritt, who’s senior consultant at the Center for Progressive Renewal. We talk about the day to day grind of the creative life, the spiritual resources and pitfalls of progressive Christianity, planting new faith communities, and hope for the future of the mainline church.
Join us for our most B-sided B-side ever, as Ben describes what he was doing the day we interviewed him.
Join us for a conversation with Ben Katt of the RePlacing Church podcast, where he talks about his journey into and out of planting a church and the blessings and challenges of being present to place.
Join us as Brent describes where he experiences the Sacred Ordinary in his everyday life.
Join us for a conversation with Brent Ross of Normal Heights United Methodist Church as he talks about the challenges and blessings of reclaiming old church spaces for new use, the Sacred Ordinary, and what spiritual messages our physical spaces give members of our community.
Listen as Daryn gives us an audio walkthrough of the Mix. Check out of Facebook page for a visual accompaniment to that walkthrough, coming in the next week!
Join us as we talk with Daryn DeZengotita of the Mix Coworking and Creative Space and the Missional Wisdom Foundation. Hear one of the most complete stories we’ve ever told about a new ministry, from Daryn’s dream of working in intentional community, to her Advent time sitting alone in a church basement full of pianos, to the ups and downs of starting the Mix in partnership with White Rock UMC, to the beautiful “accelerated serendipity” that is the co-working space today.
Join us for more of our conversation with Trey, where talks about how to use community organizing techniques to cultivate spiritual community.
Hear Trey Hall, co-founder of Urban Village and coach with the Epicenter Group talk the spiritual resources of 12 step recovery, making difficult transitions, and creating post-ideology, third way spiritual communities in post-Christian contexts.
Join us to hear Morgan share about which spiritual toxicity he struggles with the most as a writer.
Join us for our conversation with Morgan Guyton, Patheos blogger and author of “How Jesus Saves the World from Us” where we explore the interior life of an religious blogger operating in the public sphere. Hear Morgan share about the challenges and blessings of being a vulnerable prophet, the importance of dialogue across differences, and how conversation in the digital age shapes or misshapes our identity.
Paul shares how denominations can best create space for new spiritual communities to thrive.