Tag Archives: deacon

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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016 A Gun Violence epidemic and response



In this episode host Harry Leip talks with the Rev. Marc Smith, the bishop’s Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention about the epidemic in our community, some of its causes, and how we are responding.

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013 Feeding Jesus



Deacon Kevin McGrane stops by to talk about being hungry, and being poor in this country of abundance. He talks about some of the ways churches are offering food and meals, and how hunger ministry crept into his heart and led him to becoming a deacon. Deacon Harry Leip interviews in this deacon’s heart conversation.

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#008 Before the Disaster



Deacons Jerre Birdsong and Nancy Belcher talk about their role as “disaster deacons” and connecting the needs of the community to resources, disaster preparedness, the Episcopal Asset Map, and this ministry of standing with the vulnerable to which we are called. This episode’s host is Deacon Harry Leip.

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