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 »

Easter People #23: The blessing of our animals
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Easter People #23: The blessing of our animals

The Easter People welcome back Amber Carswell—who is being ordained a priest today!—to talk pets and, in another music-related quiz, rewrite the story of Noah’s arky arky. Congrats to Amber and to all those churches who made lots of new friends today. Links: The “Rise and Shine” recording we excerpted Grace Callwood’s We Cancerve Movement Doctor Who, … Continue reading »

Easter People #22: Why do we need the Bible today?
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Easter People #22: Why do we need the Bible today?

In this episode, the Easter People are joined by our pal Amber Carswell and tackle the issue of the Bible’s relevance today. And then we play a game courtesy of BibleQuiz.biz and squander whatever credibility we might have had on that topic. Here are some Green Shoots links: New social worker for Washington, D.C. libraries Green Groceries … Continue reading »

Easter People #21: Back-to-school extravaganza
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Easter People #21: Back-to-school extravaganza

It’s back-to-school time all over North America, and the Easter People (mostly) rejoice. We talk fall routines and rituals and educational pop culture before ending, as always, with our Green Shoots. Welcome once again to guest panelist Becky Zartman, aka the Vicar of H Street. Here are the bits of educational culture we covered, along with some … Continue reading »

Easter People #20: Unexpected religious experiences
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Easter People #20: Unexpected religious experiences

Greetings, Easter People people! Here’s our new episode with a conversation about non-religious pop culture that hit us in a religious way, a game which turns that formula around, and (as always) Green Shoots. We’d like to welcome guest panelist Becky Zartman, with whom we had a blast and who joined us on short notice. Thanks, … Continue reading »