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Two Pastors' Podcast
37 minutes | 7 days ago
246. Non-Violent Revolution
The two pastors reemerged from their post-Easter break. Why a break after Easter, you ask? In their meandering answer they talk about what it means for them to follow Jesus these next 50 days, the time between Easter and Pentecost. We thank This Side of Eve (thissideofeve.com) for permission to use their song "Catching Up the Light", from their new album "More to Come," as our podcast theme song.
50 minutes | a month ago
245. All Life is Designed to Go Through a Cycle
Meet “This Side of Eve”, the makers of the music we are using in Season 6. John and Alyssa Creasy join the two pastors for a conversation about music, about Pittsburgh, about organic farming, about Black Lives Matters, and about acceptance. Listen in as we figure out how to let go of what was so that what will be can begin to take shape. We also feature excerpts of several songs from "This Side of Eve's newest album, "More to Come." We thank This Side of Eve (thissideofeve.com) for permission to use their song "Catching Up the Light", from their new album "More to Come," as our podcast theme song.
32 minutes | a month ago
244. Red Rover, Red Rover, Start the Podcast Over
Welcome to Season 6, where the two pastors are looking forward to a season of interviews and continued conversations (possibly longer than previous seasons) about how the world is “recalculating” as we emerge from a global pandemic. Last episode we heard about the “recalculating” Pastor Michael did in his understanding of faith. This week, Pastor Beth is on the hot seat about some recalculating that she has done in her vocation over the past few years. We thank This Side of Eve (thissideofeve.com) for permission to use their song "Catching Up the Light" as our podcast theme song.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Happy Anniversary to the two pastors! As Pastors Michael and Beth enter into Season 6, they wanted to be intentional about this next year of conversations. Listen in on this new “lens” through which Season 6 will develop.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
REPOST - Ep. 107 - T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" for Lent
The two pastors continue their recording break this week, giving us an opportunity to revisit this interesting conversation the two pastors had with special guest, Pastor Anita Milne. She, along with four other contributors, created a website (www.4quartets4lent.org) to reflect on T.S. Eliot’s "Four Quartets" during Lent. Listen in on this interview about creating a spiritual reflection from reading literature. [This episode originally aired as Episode 107 on Feb. 23, 2018.]
16 minutes | 2 months ago
REPOST - Ep. 141 - What Are You Reading?
The two pastors did not record a new episode this week, and this gives us an opportunity to revisit an episode from our archives. In this repost of Ep. 141, which aired on Oct. 19, 2018, the two pastors talk about what they were reading at the time, and how the books they were reading tied into what they were thinking about.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
242. The Face of Faith
People were important to Jesus, so Jesus had a lot to say about issues in public life that concerned them: money, politics, power, authority, and so on. In doing so, Jesus gave a "face" to faith. Listen as the two pastors talk about how these issues continued to be prominent throughout history, even to this day, and where the Church has been relative to these issues.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
241. Meet Rev. Darci Jaret
Pastor Beth gets to introduce Pastor Michael to a friend and colleague, Rev. Darci Jaret. Darci is an art minister, and has developed a Pastoral Care model that offers healing through creative narrative expression. The three pastors stumble onto how our interactions, the building of our relationships, make space for us to change and for our theology to expand. Come listen. We apologize for occasional imperfections in this episode's sound quality, which may have been a result of unstable wifi during the recording of our video conference call.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
240. A Man Struggles with Change: An Autobiography
Pastor Michael has moved from being Minister for Youth and Family to Acting Solo Pastor. The two pastors talk about how he’s doing with this change and what’s ahead for him.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
239. When the Answer is "I Don't Know"
It’s the new year and the two pastors are wondering if anyone is up to something about which they can say, “I’m not sure I know what I’m doing?”
26 minutes | 3 months ago
238. A Response to Sedition
The two pastors were so grateful to have one another to talk through the events of Wednesday, January 6, 2021, when a group of Trump supporters breached the US Capitol. What is our response to this public act of violence? How is the church to respond? What does a public Christian witness look like?
30 minutes | 4 months ago
237. Beth Turns 50!
What’s next? The two pastors talk about the continual change that happens in life and how we can turn the page and walk toward the next season of life.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
236. Sitting Shiva for 2020
The year isn’t quite over yet. But so far, we’ve experienced tremendous losses individually and as a community. Have you spent time counting your losses? Why would we do that? Acknowledging loss is one of the first steps toward healing. Losses need to be taken seriously. What would it look like for us individually (or us as a larger community) to grieve what we have lost?
21 minutes | 5 months ago
235. Traditions and COVID-19
Today’s episode features one of those great meandering conversations of the two pastors. As we enter the season of Advent, they share some of their traditions that are working and aren’t working, and talk about how tradition brings us comfort.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
234. Ringing the Bell... 138 Times??
We are headed into a darker winter and the two pastors, like everyone else in the service or people business, are feeling the ache around us. It’s a conversation that seems like one we’ve had already but one we’ve never had today. So let’s keep talking.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
233. As Iron Sharpens Iron
What is sharpening you these days? If we are loving each other right, the two pastors say we should be feeling some 'ouches.' Relationships take adjusting. So what is sharpening you these days? Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another. (Proverbs 27:17, NRSV)
17 minutes | 6 months ago
232. Leaving Room
The two pastors talk about having some extra space in their schedule to “leave room for the holy spirit”—especially in weeks like this one where wisdom is needed and often hard to find.
22 minutes | 6 months ago
231. Who is Driving?
As voting finishes up this week, the two pastors talk about what drives our decisions, behaviors and choices. What does it look like for us to have love take the driver's seat?
28 minutes | 6 months ago
230. I'm Gonna Need a Minute
So the pastors start talking about how Beth got mad at her dog, Sam. But as Michael and Beth are apt to do, they transition the conversation into how we move our anger or frustration toward compassion and reconciliation. Relationships are hard - with people and with puppies.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
What starts as “what are you preaching?” turns into an exploration of “who we believe God to be” this side of the pandemic? The spiritual practices we once had often don’t work the same way anymore. How do we move forward with our changed selves and with God, whoever/whatever that is?
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