At the New England Synod Bishop’s Convocation we had an opportunity to talk with Bishop Yvette Flunder. She is an inspiring amazing woman who talked with the rostered leaders of the synod about how we can continue to be the church in the 21st century and beyond.
Bishop Yvette Flunder is a native San Franciscan and third generation preacher with roots in the Church of God in Christ. Bishop Flunder is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and holds both masters and doctorate degrees in Ministry from the Pacific School of Religion and the San Francisco Theological Seminary, respectively. In 2003, she was appointed Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all over the world.
Bishop Flunder is a trustee and adjunct professor at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She is an active voice for the Religion Council of the Human Rights Campaign, as well as for the National Black Justice Coalition. Bishop Flunder is a highly sought after preacher and religious educator as evidenced by her having spoken at divinity schools nationwide including those at Duke, Yale , Drew, and the New York Theological Seminary. She is the author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic Radical Inclusion, published by Pilgrim Press. In addition to her memorable sermons, Bishop Flunder is also known for her beautiful singing voice, made famous through her gospel recordings with Walter Hawkins and the Family, the City of Refuge Choir and Chanticleer.
Joe and Geoff talk about The Man, The Myth, The Legend – Martin Luther!
On October 31, 2017 we celebrate 500 years of the Reformation. The 2 Bald Pastors talk about Luther and the amazing things he did for the church. We also talk about valuable things we have learned and experienced from this reformer.
Welcome to the latest episode of the 2 Bald Pastors. Sorry we have not had an episode in a few weeks. The end of the summer has been busier than we thought. We are happy to get back into the swing of things with a conversation with Knute Ogren.
Knute is the Director of Development and Communications at Camp Calumet in Freedom, NH. He oversees Reach the Beach which is a Ragnar race. You can learn more about it by listening to today’s episode.
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We have the honor of Interviewing our Bishop Jim Hazelwood for our 51st podcast episode. Jim is an inspiration to many in the New England Synod as he is known as the Bishop on a Bike. We talk about Healthy Church, Healthy Leaders and get an insight to some of the things he is working on in his ministry to so many people.
Geoff has written an amazing piece about a brief history of pastoring in America. Check it out in the link below.
Today the 2 Bald Pastors talk about church and the health of our church. We ask the question is our church fulling our mission or are we in maintenance mode? Please join in the conversation by leaving a comment below or check our our Facebook.
New Testament Scholar N.T. Wright calls the Acts of the Apostles, “The Deeds and Teachings of King Jesus, Part II” (Acts for Everyone, Part 1). This summer we will be on an adventure with those first “sent ones” (apostles) into a world that doesn’t know or follow this King Jesus. Hear their faith and witness. See Christ’s ongoing presence. Experience the Holy Spirit call to bold action, as we make connections to our own lives of faith today.
This week we talk with Molly Beck Dean who is the Director of the ELCA National Youth Gathering. A tri-annual gathering of over 30,000 youth and adults. In 2018 the gathering will take place in Houston, Tx.
Molly has a vast experience working with youth of the church and is the perfect person to lead this charge. We had an amazing conversation with Molly and we hope you enjoy it!
Pastor Geoff and Pastor Joe reflect upon their conversation with author Laura Everett. They talk about slowing down and seeing the world around us. They also talk about being a front porch church vs a back deck church. Enjoy the latest episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.