Pastor and author Brian Zahnd has joined the team for Eastertide. This week’s lections include: Acts [2:14]a, 36-41, Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19, 1 Peter [1:17]-23, Luke [24:13]-35
Jason caught up with the founder and president of Journey Films to talk about their latest project, “An American Conscience: The Niebuhr Story”
From Journey Films: “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story examines the career and global impact of renowned American-born theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, who became a voice of conscience to a country reaching the pinnacle of its economic and political power. As the Great Depression gripped America, he rocked the liberal Christian community with ‘Moral Man and Immoral Society,’ which challenged the idea of inherent progress and justice in history. During and after the war, Niebuhr helped establish the infrastructure that gave Christian churches and thinkers a voice in postwar politics, and proved instrumental in the effort to form the World Council of Churches.”
Pastor and author Brian Zahnd has joined the team for Eastertide. This week’s lections include: Acts [2:14]a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; and John [20:19]-31.
Drew Colby is a UMC elder, pastor, and one of the podcast’s biggest fans. He joined Teer & Jason to talk about racism from his white-liberal perspective.
Easter 1A with pastor and author Brian Zahnd
Kenneth Tanner and Morgan Guyton checked in with podcast favorite Scot McKnight. Topics covered include a little ribbing on Jason, politics, and Scot’s latest books, “Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science” and “The Hum of Angels: Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us”.
The guys talk Lent 6 lections with theology professor Eric Hall of Carroll College and the author of the Home-brewed Christianity Guide to God.
When the other guys on the podcast posse found out Jason’s guest, Melissa Febos, had written a memoir about her time as a dominatrix in NYC, they all got gun shy.
Their loss. I’m grateful to consider Melissa an (e) friend now.
Not gonna lie- and you can give us your feedback- but I think this conversation with Melissa is the best we’ve had yet on the podcast, ranging from writing, bodies as objects and bodies as sacraments, Woody Allen, grace, shame, mercy, and the eucharist as an erotic act.
Melissa Febos is the author of the acclaimed Whip Smart and the new memoir Abandon Me.
Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including Tin House, Granta, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Guernica, Post Road, Salon, The New York Times, Hunger Mountain, Portland Review, Dissent, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, Bitch Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat, and Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.
She has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, Anderson Cooper Live, and elsewhere. Her essays have twice received special mention from the Best American Essays anthology and have won prizes from Prairie Schooner, Story Quarterly, and The Center for Women Writers. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The MacDowell Colony.
The recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, she is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University.
The guys talk Lent 5 lections with theology professor Eric Hall of Carroll College and the author of the Home-brewed Christianity Guide to God.
Just a flesh wound…
John Cleese does our exit bit.