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104-Baptism calls every Christian to the margins



In episode 104, we continue our two-part series with a lay and clergy person called in discernment to an Anglican religious order.

Today host Barbi Click speaks with the Rev. Maria Evans, MD. She’s currently the interim assistant priest at two parishes in the St. Louis
area for a few more months, before her ministry of interim takes her to her next destination.

Maria’s discernment to ordination as a priest was a winding path of many years, and she shares some of the stories from her journey.

 

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103 Hearing God’s call–but not to ordination



In episode 103, JesusHacked podcast continues our focus on baptism, and discerning a deeper call to ministry, but not necessarily to ordination.

It’s the first of two conversations with a novitiate and a companion in an Anglican religious order, one lay person, and one person who went on to becpme ordained a priest.

In this episode Sister Donna Hawk Reinhard, PhD, talks about how she came to be a novitiate in the Anamchara Fellowship (which is a dispersed religious order), about her clothing (wearing a habit), and her relationship with her Episcopal congregation.

Podcast host Barbi Click, who is the Guardian of the Rivendell religious community, interviews.

 

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102 Baptism: Getting Personal



What happens at our baptism? What it was like for the ancient Christians? How can we, today, understand our worship through the lens of baptism–and does it make a difference? It’s a topsy-turvy JesusHacked podcast where producer Beth Felice interviews podcast host (current head of the bishop’s appointed task force on baptism) the Rev. Dan Handschy on understanding our baptism.

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101 Beginning Season Two with a focus on Baptism



Welcome to our second season of JesusHacked podcast.


We’ve a special focus on Baptism this season, and what better way to start out than a conversation with Bishop Wayne Smith and podcast host Dan Handschy. Dan’s also the bishop’s appointed lead on a task force looking at how we can strengthen the rite of baptism in this community.

Can you describe how the last gasps of Christendom affect us in the Diocese of Missouri?

How might we focus attention back on baptism?

What changed in your life at your baptism, from your perspective now looking back, what was the shift that happened there?

How would our diocese re-focused on baptism, how would the life of the congregations   feel different in April 2020 (the bishop’s retirement date) from now?

As you are looking at your retirement and doing that reflection, that continuous reflection on your own baptism, what do you think God is bringing to birth in you at this moment in your life?

 

“Wade In the Water,” Ella Jenkins, Smithsonian Folkways. Used with permission.

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033 Midwifery with the Yazidi



Our guest is Jane Drichta, co founder of the Global Motherhood Initiative. She’s a midwife and public health advocate who has recently been working with Yazidi women and has developed a woman-centered model for traumatized populations, including the Yazidi, as they face pregnancy and  delivery in difficult areas such as refugee camps and in war torn regions.

Even though she is mostly on the road or based out of Seattle, she still considers Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves “home.” Jane was back in St. Louis over the holidays and stopped in to talk with host Barbi Click about midwifery, the Yazidi women, and upcoming opportunities around the globe.

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032 Becoming Beloved Community: the labyrinth



In this special episode we hear the second part of the Rev. Charles Wynder, Jr. conversation with the annual gathering of the diocese at convention. He breaks down the labyrinth image, and it’s four quadrants as they relate to Becoming Beloved Community, the Episcopal CHurch’s long term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.

 

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031 Becoming Beloved Community: the context



In this special episode we hear from the Rev. Charles Wynder, Jr. He’s the presiding bishop’s Staff Officer for Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement.This past November he spoke to the annual gathering of the diocese at convention on Becoming Beloved Community, the Episcopal Church’s long term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. The first part of his conversation sets the context for this work, and how it is vital to our faith and our church.

 

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030 Journey: one church’s conversation about full LGBT inclusion



 

This episode comes from Christ Church in Cape Girardeau and members Stephanie Miller, Chris Masters, and James Boyer talk with host Harry Leip about how their church began and continues the conversation on embracing its LGBT members, what it looks and feels like, and how the church can be a safe and welcoming space.

 

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029 From felt church mice to ministry



Calvary Church in Columbia has a light hearted ministry that raises thousands each year for the community –for food pantries, gardens, social justice organizations and some church outreach ministry. And it’s all built around hand-made felt church mice, YES! MICE! Calvary members Kay Glass and Sharon Sessions talk with Deacon Harry Leip about the history and mission of these mighty mice, the star of Calvary’s St. Nicholas Bazaar. It’s coming again to downtown Columbia MO, inside the church buildings, this (and every) first Saturday in December at 8 AM.

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028 Discerning God’s claim on our lives



This episode unpacks that dense term “discernment” and helps us imagine how a person, how a community hears God’s call to deeper ministry or to ordination. Our guest is Mike Angell, rector of Holy Communion Episcopal Church in University City and chair of the Commission on Ministry, tasked with helping Christians in that discernment journey. He and host Deacon Harry Leip weave in stories of discernment from the Bible, from their own histories, and from folks who have recently trekked through this process.

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