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.
Laura Everett is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Almost ten years ago Laura found herself in need of transportation and ended up with a bike. Thousands of miles later she can be found riding to and from work in the Boston area.
She talks about her life as a cycle commuter and what she has learned about riding and about her faith.
The 2 Bald Pastors are looking for ways that YOU are being the church in the world. If you want to know about how we think we can be the church check out episode 41 of the podcast. You can find details about the challenge in the video below.
Pastor Joe and Pastor Geoff have a discussion about how we can all be the church. What is the difference between going to church and being the church? The 2 Bald Pastors reflect on their conversation with Pastor Bill Peterson. They think together about ecumenical relationships and talk about how it doesn’t matter what the sign says on the outside of the church door, we are all the church and called to be the church everywhere we go.
We are putting a challenge out to you this week. What does it mean to be the church to you? Let us know what you think. Go on Facebook, Twitter or your other favorite social media platform and tell us what you think. Use the hashtag #bethechurch and #2baldpastors and we will share your thoughts in an upcoming episode.
At a time when denominations may be wary of each other and even slight variations in approaches or beliefs can divide members, it is possible to come together in joint ministry. Reverend Bill Peterson is an example of a successful venture between the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Episcopal Church. The new term for this blended bunch: “Lutherpalians.”
Pastor Bill had to navigate when to kneel, who leads the congregation and how to maintain unique identities. However he has found a shared emphasis on liturgical and sacramental worship and a wonderful community dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel.
In this interview Pastor Bill shares his highs, his challenges and some funny moments. We hope you enjoy this episode of the 2 Bald Pastors.