Some of these interviews are so good they bear repeating; this one definitely falls in that category. Rev. Dr. Laurence Hesser is the pastor of a mid-sized United Methodist church in rural Tennessee. His own quest to understand his congregation’s needs led him to quickly learn how to make quality video, and has seen his online numbers surpass his in-person worship numbers as a result.
Rev. Tim Kobler is the United Methodist campus minister at the University of Michigan. Without question, this has been a demanding time in which students’ needs for spiritual guidance changes on a daily basis. Tim speaks about the challenges of an already challenging form of ministry in this most interesting discussion.
Perhaps that’s an overstatement, but Dylan Wilson of Bearden United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, shares some of the challenges of doing online ministry with youth and young adults in this time of social distancing. His creative work with video is bringing people into a place of participation in worship that he finds compelling. I…
Rev. Neal Christie is one of the United Methodist Church’s most talented thinkers and facilitators. His generous, kind spirit comes across in everything he does, including when that work involves difficult conversations. Today I talk with Neal about the importance of language, relationships, and how the hard work of becoming an anti-racist Church can be…
Welcome to “Two Minute Tuesday,” which ended up being three minutes. Oh well. Here’s a quick hit of audio magic about why you should not put all your eggs in the social media basket.
Is it possible to be traumatized vicariously when caring for other people? Dimple Dhabalia shares the powerful story of her service on the front lines of the refugee crisis and how it led her to her current work, “Roots In The Clouds.” If you’re feeling burned out, you don’t want to miss this one.
Rev. Todd Young is the rector of an Episcopal parish in Hagerstown, Maryland. He admits his concerns about celebrating the Eucharist online and discusses how he came to terms with this new online world we’re living in.