Easter People #35: What we’ve learned from the women in our lives
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Easter People #35: What we’ve learned from the women in our lives

View image | gettyimages.com   With Lisa unable to join us, our temporarily all-male Easter People cast has a conversation about the many things we’ve learned from the women in our lives. A brief summary: lots of gratitude, lots of hope for the future. Then we play a movie mashup game based on a recent Twitter hashtag and … Continue reading »

Easter People #34: Lent and the environment
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Easter People #34: Lent and the environment

In this episode, we welcome two guests: Nurya Love Parish (@nurya) and Ragan Sutterfield (@ragan). We took the occasion of Lent to explore a particular instance of “structural sin”: our mistreatment of the environment. In Easter People fashion, we make our way to helpful tips for hopeful and conscientious everyday living. Then we play a nerdy … Continue reading »

Easter People #33: Winter survival guide
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Easter People #33: Winter survival guide

In episode 33, the Easter People (minus Jason) ride out the winter together, with a discussion of board games and other tips for staying warm, fighting cabin fever, and winning at pajamas. Games we discussed: Settlers of Catan Sushi Go! Diplomacy Apples to Apples Cards Against Humanity A Game for Good Christians Green Shoots: Liturgy … Continue reading »

Easter People #32: Quick Forma reflections and junk TV
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Easter People #32: Quick Forma reflections and junk TV

It’s not Lent yet, but we have a confession to make: We planned to record a live episode of Easter People at the 2015 Forma Conference and, well, we forgot. It was a busy couple of days, as you’ll hear. Our parting gift for you is our first ever “Easter Peeps” mini-episode. It features some … Continue reading »

Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)
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Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)

In honor, we guess, of Superbowl XLIX, the Easter People talk sports: the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, and everything in between. Thanks so much to Karen Schlabach, Sean Maloney, Dan Stroud, Lindy Bunch, and Ginny Wilder for sharing their best and worst sports memories! If you want to learn more about Jason’s son’s sports-themed Bible … Continue reading »

Easter People #30: Learning the art of sabbath
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Easter People #30: Learning the art of sabbath

In episode 30, the Easter People welcome Lisa back from sabbatical and use the occasion as an opportunity to discuss sabbath. Then we play a game about religious tourism and end by sharing our Green Shoots. Also, we have two exciting announcements: We are announcing the Via Media Collective with partner shows Padre’s Pods and … Continue reading »

Easter People #29: Podcast conversation and Christmas season traditions
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Easter People #29: Podcast conversation and Christmas season traditions

Merry Christmas from the Easter People! Join us this week to talk about podcasts and the traditions that help us keep the Christmas season going for all twelve days. And welcome back to Melanie Mullen (@MissionRVA), subbing once again for Lisa. Episodes of Strangers we listened to together: “Alaska Bingo” “The Long Shadow” Podcast recommendations: Jason: Drunk … Continue reading »

Easter People #28: Evangelism – Reaching out, reaching in
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Easter People #28: Evangelism – Reaching out, reaching in

This week the Easter People welcome Melanie Mullen, the downtown missioner at St. Paul’s in Richmond, for a conversation about evangelism. We also touch on the intersection of evangelism and mission with justice and advocacy, including our growing national conversations about race. Then we play a game about digital evangelists and share our Green Shoots. Here are … Continue reading »

Easter People #27: Plenty to look forward to
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Easter People #27: Plenty to look forward to

Welcome to Advent, Easter People people! In this episode, we get in the spirit of the season by discussing what we’re eagerly anticipating in the coming year. Then we play “The Waiting Game” and end with Green Shoots. Green Shoots links: Faith Forward Conference Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways Bowen Conference (go see Randall!) Like the show? Drop … Continue reading »

Easter People #26: Coming-of-age stories
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Easter People #26: Coming-of-age stories

This week, the Easter People welcome their pal Iman Green and talk about their favorite coming-of-age stories on the big and small screens. Then they play the Teenage Protagonist Culture Quiz. For those of you even younger than Kyle and Iman, or much older, here are some clip links: Jason: The Goonies Randall: The Wonder Years … Continue reading »

Easter People #25: Scary stories, embarrassing costumes
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Easter People #25: Scary stories, embarrassing costumes

Happy Halloween from the Easter People! In our special holiday edition, we’ll tell our church horror stories and visit the ghosts of Halloween (costumes) past. Still, hope springs eternal, so we end with Green Shoots. Thanks again to José Reyes for joining us! We know what you really want to see are the photos. Here are all the costume … Continue reading »

Easter People #24: Breaking the silence about money in church
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Easter People #24: Breaking the silence about money in church

It’s stewardship time in many of our congregations, and that means doing what we don’t do enough: talk about money in church. The Easter People do so with their usual optimism and whimsy. They also play “The Price Is Right” church-style and share their Green Shoots. Welcome to guest host José Reyes, VTS senior and pastor … Continue reading »