Podcasts

May
18

How We Jump the Puddle: A Conversation with Erica St. Bernard

Program Director Adam Borneman speaks with minister and therapist the Rev. Erica St. Bernard (Your Life’s Well) the importance of personal invitation in a time of isolation, building communities of trust and burden-bearing, and the challenges and possibilities of hybrid ministry.

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May
11

Will You Be My Friend? A Conversation with Kristy Farber and Amy Wiles

Content Curator Adam Mixon speaks with the Rev. Kristy Farber (Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, WA) and the Rev. Dr. Amy Wiles (Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa) about good places to go and cry, the difference between loneliness and being alone, and the importance of being…

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Apr
20

Beach Entry: A Conversation with Laura Murray

Program Director Adam Borneman speaks with the Rev. Laura Murray about ministry in the digital space, hospitality without attachments, and rethinking the centrality of the pulpit in faith formation.

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Feb
16

The Clear-Eyed View: A Conversation with Paul Roberts

Executive Director Mark Ramsey speaks with the Rev. Paul Roberts, Sr. (Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary) about the seminary’s transformation from an institution that was slowly withering to one that is nimble and flourishing.

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Feb
9

Protect Your Peace: A Conversation with Sammie Dow

Program Curator Jennifer Watley Maxell talks with the Rev. Dr. Sammie Dow (Pleasant Grove Baptist, Marietta, Georgia) about his book, managing our minds and emotions, why transparency matters, and the importance of “woosah” time.

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Jan
26

Out Here Trusting God: A Conversation with Tyshawn Gardner

Content Curator Adam Mixon speaks with the Rev. Dr. Tyshawn Gardner (Plum Grove Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Stillman College) about where we go from here, seeing Jesus as an agent of redemptive disruption, and trusting in the promise of God.

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Jan
19

The Room Where It Happens: A Conversation with Rob Dyer

Program Director Adam Borneman speaks with the Rev. Rob Dyer (First United Presbyterian, Belleville, Illinois; Ministry Architects) about the Christian equivalent of viral, the narratives we tell ourselves, and why people are not coming back. Rob’s blog post was originally published here.

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Jan
12

Bouncing Back

Pilgrimage Formation Curator Ryan Bonfiglio shares his reflections on Philippians, Howard Thurman, and resilience. This writing originally appeared on our blog in December.

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Jan
5

What’s at Stake: A Round Table Conversation

The Ministry Collaborative program staff (Jennifer Maxell, Mark Ramsey, Ryan Bonfiglio, Adam Mixon, and Adam Borneman) kick off the year talking about the nature and purpose of the church, the shape of our calling, and how quickly ministry can devolve into constituent services.

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Dec
29

Marshaling Hope: A Conversation with Brady Radford

Program Director Adam Borneman and Program Curator Jennifer Watley Maxell speak with the Rev. Brady Radford (Trinity Presbyterian, Decatur; Lovewell Collective) about resilience, resets, and the strengthening power of community.

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Dec
15

Resilience: A Round Table Conversation

The Ministry Collaborative program staff (Jennifer Maxell, Ryan Bonfiglio, Adam Borneman, Adam Mixon, and Mark Ramsey) talks about vulnerability,  redundancy, and how the faithful community models what resilience looks like.

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Dec
1

Gratitude: A Round Table Conversation

In this season of gratitude, the Ministry Collaborative program staff (Adam Borneman, Jennifer Maxell, Mark Ramsey, Adam Mixon, and Ryan Bonfiglio) discuss the importance of lament, the difference between gratitude and gratification, and the greed that undermines our ability to be grateful.

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