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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … Continue reading »

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … Continue reading »

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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: … Continue reading »

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … 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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … Continue reading »

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … 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?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … Continue reading »

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … Continue reading »

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 … Continue reading »

Easter People #19: Serving with young adults (live from Kindling)
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Easter People #19: Serving with young adults (live from Kindling)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Easter People (well, some of them) come to you from the road! Live from the Kindling Conference for Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leaders, Jason and Kyle were joined in Minneapolis by past guest Mike Angell (@angellmike) and new pal Amity Carrubba (@amitycarrubba), director of Episcopal Service Corps. … Continue reading »

Easter People #18: Summer gatherings and pastimes
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Easter People #18: Summer gatherings and pastimes

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiasm about the live episode and for your patience with the short hiatus thereafter. The Easter People are back in the saddle and pumped to bring you up to speed on where they’ve been and where they’re going this summer. Hear about the gang’s travel to … Continue reading »

Easter People #17: LIVE from the e-Formation Conference
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Easter People #17: LIVE from the e-Formation Conference

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is it—our very first live episode! We all had roles to play at this year’s e-Formation Conference, so we thought at the end we’d put on a show.  In this very special taping we welcome guests Tim Schenck (@FatherTim), rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hingham, MA, … Continue reading »