Episode 006: What Does It Mean, "Put Your Love Where Your Mouth Is?"
This episode we talk with the Rev. Arthur Stewart, pastor at Riverside Christian Church, Wichita, KS. We discuss life in an open and affirming church, social activism, experiencing the Holy Spirit, and being a pastor in the digital age.
Arthur and his husband recently moved to Wichita. He began his work at Riverside one year ago and is navigating church and life in unprecedented times.
Episode 005: So, Spiritual Formation...Is that Some Kind of Hippy Thing?
This week we talk with Etienna Mertel. Associate Minister of Spiritual Formation at Hillside Christian Church, Wichita, KS. We talk about her walk with Christ and what spiritual formation means in the life of a Christian. We talk about defining diversity...or not. We talk about replacing bad habits with ones that bring us closer to God.
Here is our fourth episode of the Synoptic Roots Podcast,
Recorded May 19th, 2020
In this episode we discuss what the love of Christ looks like to John. We talk with him about how the experiences of life shape our walk with Jesus, what's up with the robes and stoles, and what being a pastor means.
We discuss how there is a wide variety of churches out there and that diversity is a good thing! Diversity can work to break down our preconceived notions about Christ. It can unravel our established truths and build our faith stronger. A multitude of voices in the community of Christ helps us to grow, learn, and understand our faith deeper.
Here is Our Third Episode of the Synoptic Roots Podcast,
Recorded April 5th, 2020
In this episode, we talk with Valecia about women in ministry, being "included" in a open and affirming family of believers, house churches, personality profiles, and life on a farm.
Here is Our Second Episode of Synoptic Roots Podcast, Recorded February 22nd, 2020.
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