Franklyn Schaefer: Defrocked

Rev. Frank Schaefer is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church where he ministered for 20 years (in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference) when, in 2013, he was tried by a highly publicized United Methodist church court for officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage. He was defrocked on December 19th, 2013 when he refused to uphold the Book of Discipline in its entirety, which would have meant to denounce gay marriage rights. With the... [Read More...]

Kate Foster Connors: The Center

God Complex Radio is back with Rev. Kate Foster Connors, Director of The Center in Baltimore.  The Center envisions neighborhoods transformed by congregations engaged in the justice-seeking, compassionate, and reconciling work of Jesus Christ. Through education, service, partnership, and advocacy, their mission is to equip congregations in Baltimore and beyond to transform neighborhoods by engaging in the justice and reconciliation of Jesus... [Read More...]

Andrew Taylor-Troutman: Parables of Parenthood

Producer Rob Dyer unleashes this special 2015 season preview episode.  Derrick interviews author, pastor, and parent Andrew Taylor-Troutman about his book “Parables of Parenthood: Interpreting the Gospels with Family.”  Andrew invites us to bring our experiences of parenting into our experience with God’s Word.   Listen using the player below or use the link:   Audio... [Read More...]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit

Join Carol for an engaging conversation about unjust suffering and oppression with Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim.  Her book “Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit” guides our podcast discussion using the Korean concept of han (unjust suffering) to shed light on our theological understanding of power and its abuse.  Grace Ji-Sun Kim is a Korean-American theologian, professor, blogger, and author.   Listen using the player... [Read More...]

Tony Kriz: Neighbors and Wise Men

Tony Kriz, who infamously appeared in Donald Miller’s books under the name “Tony the Beat Poet”has discovered the abiding presence of Jesus in the lives and words of people from diverse (and often radically unchristian) sources. Through the pages of Neighbors and Wise Men, Tony guides the reader through Muslim lands, radically anti-religious academia and post-Christian cultures to discover a God who speaks with generosity and creativity.... [Read More...]

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