Church and Main Podcast Videos

Church and Main Podcast Videos

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Episode 113: The Rise of Deacons with Nina Joygaard
Church and Main Podcast VideosSeptember 26, 202200:56:34

Episode 113: The Rise of Deacons with Nina Joygaard

In Methodist, Episcopal and Lutheran traditions the deacon is a specific ministry in the church. Their ministry is different than pastors, focused more on acts of service whereas pastors are focused more on preaching and the sacraments. The word deacon comes from the Greek word diakonos which means ...

Episode 111: Part Time Clergy Is Plenty with Jeffrey MacDonald
Church and Main Podcast VideosSeptember 13, 202201:05:23

Episode 111: Part Time Clergy Is Plenty with Jeffrey MacDonald

Today, I talk to G. Jeffrey MacDonald the author of Part-Time is Plenty: Thriving Without Full-Time Clergy. Jeff is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and a freelance journalist whose writing credits include the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Religion News Service and others. He’s a...

Antifragile Church: What is it?
Church and Main Podcast VideosJuly 13, 202200:08:53

Antifragile Church: What is it?

Churches can become stronger through times of stress both within and without. In this clip, Drew talks about the internal struggles in the United Methodist Church and how Mainline Protestant denominations' willingness to be chaplains to the culture has weakened the tradition.

Storytelling, the South, and Race: Interview with Ben Gosden
Church and Main Podcast VideosJune 17, 202200:09:53

Storytelling, the South, and Race: Interview with Ben Gosden

In this clip, Ben talks about why Southerners are good storytellers and also how to get white Christians to talk about race.

The Church as Truthteller with David Watson
Church and Main Podcast VideosJune 17, 202200:04:52

The Church as Truthteller with David Watson

David Watson joins the show today to talk about classical liberalism in the life of the church and the rise of postmodern liberalism, how it is different from classical liberalism and how it can influence the church. Listen to the full episode here: https://churchandmain.org/episode/episode-97-liber...

All About Pietism
Church and Main Podcast VideosApril 27, 202200:49:51

All About Pietism

What is Pietism? Dennis talks to Chris Gehrz, a professor at Bethel University in St. Paul. Chris grew up in the Evangelical Covenant Church, an evangelical denomination founded by Swedish pietists. We talk about pietism beyond the stereotypes and learn how this tradition can revive the modern churc...

Why Liberal Christians Should Plant Churches
Church and Main Podcast VideosApril 27, 202200:37:05

Why Liberal Christians Should Plant Churches

Leave a tip: https://www.tipsmack.com/artist/tipjar/qzuq1 On Easter Sunday a congregation in south Minneapolis will hold its last worship service after 105 years. This closing has a lot of meaning for me because it was the church that I interned at when I was in seminary. Mainline Protestant churche...

Preaching in a Post-Trust Society
Church and Main Podcast VideosApril 26, 202200:41:09

Preaching in a Post-Trust Society

Methodist Bishop and writer, Will Willimon has this to say about preaching. “Preaching is an attack - it is an invasion from Jesus into an unbelieving world.” Willimon is right that preaching is about an invading Jesus into an unbelieving world, but how do you do that in an age where people don’t tr...