Season 2 Pilot
Sarah and Kelsey discuss the upcoming season for Theosophia
Bishop Mary Gray Reeves
Bishop Mary was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Music. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from the College of St. John the Evangelist in New Zealand in 1994. She was ordained in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles to the diaconate in 1994, the priesthood in 1995 and to the episcopate in 2007 in the diocese of El Camino Real.
The UMC Decision Part I: The Rev. Sam McGlothlin
The Rev. Sam McGlothlin is Associate Pastor for Belle Meade United Methodist Church near Nashville, TN. Sarah and Sam discuss the latest decision the UMC Church made on the ordination of LGBTQ people and the ability to facilitate same-sex marriages. Sam explains the 3 different plans that were voted on and how her church community has taken the news. She also shares her pastoral response.
The UMC Decision Part II: The Rev. Jen Logsdon Kellogg
This episode features the Rev. Jen Logsdon Kellogg she is the Associate Pastor at Quail Springs United Methodist Church in OKC, OK. Rev. Jen actually attended the conference and will share with us first hand experience of what it was like there. We chat about the differences interpreting scripture, understanding the Holy Spirit and how pastoring to both sides is critically important.
The Rev. Naomi Tutu's Sermon on New Zealand Tragedy
This episode features a sermon by the Rev. Canon Naomi Tutu on Luke 13:31-35. The Rev. Tutu is a dear friend of Sarah's from our time together in Divinity school and was on the pod last year in episode 7. The Rev. Tutu joined the All Souls Cathedral in Ashville, NC in November 2018 as the Cathedral Missioner for Racial and Economic Equity and Missioner for Kairos West Community Center.
The Meaning of Lent
Lent is the liturgical season in the Christian calendar that represents the 40 days Jesus went to the desert before his death. The season begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Kelsey and Sarah explore the ways in which Lent has been used to as a theology of shame and guilt and how we might offer a theology of original goodness to help modern believers to find a balance in our tradition’s season of penitence.
The Rev. Becca Stevens
Mother Becca is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder, and president of Thistle Farms. Kelsey and Becca talk about mentoring and community.
Dr. Christine Caron Gebhardt
Christine has been the Director of the Gender Relations Center at the University of Notre Dame since 2012. The mission of the GRC mission is to help students form healthy and safe relationships as they learn about who they are and how they want to be with others. In addition to her administrative duties, Christine is a First Year Moreau instructor and serves as a co-chair of the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention, co-chair of the greeNDot violence prevention program, a Title IX Resource Coordinator and a Pregnancy & Parenting Support Specialist.
Easter Message 2019
Kelsey's Easter sermon given on April 21, 2019 at Holy Family Episcopal Church in San Jose, California. The sermon is spoken in English and in Spanish.
All are welcome at Holy Family Episcopal Church. They are a multicultural, multigenerational community whose mission is to celebrate God through Jesus Christ; proclaiming, living and sharing the Good News in their daily lives. They believe that all people are God’s people.
The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers
This week on the podcast is the Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers. Dr. Meyers is an episcopal priest, dean of academic affairs and the Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. We chat about her sabbatical project on multi-cultural worship congregations and what got her hooked on liturgical theology.
We Need the Fire: Easter Sermon by
The Rev. Becca Stevens
Thank you to my sweet mentor and friend Mother Becca Stevens for letting us share your powerful and eloquent message of God’s Love living in us as Fire. She reminds us of Jesus’ message of Love saying “You think that cathedral is beautiful, you think that temple is amazing, you think those stones are huge? it is nothing it is DUST compared to the kingdom of Love that God is building in you.”
Margo is the Director and Principal of Time Travel Productions, which she founded in 2012 to produce documentary films and related media. Margo's feature directorial debut, Councilwoman, is touring the country and will air on PBS's WORLD Channel in fall 2019. Her current project is tentatively titled, The Philadelphia Eleven: To Be Whole. It tells the story of the Episcopal Women who were ordained as priests in 1974, against the rules of the church, and found themselves at the center of a media firestorm about who speaks the word of God.
Story Part I: Margo Guernsey
This weeks episode is the beginning of a mini-series on Story. Filmmaker Margo Guernsey shares her wisdom on the power of storytelling. In theological language, this episode explores story as "hermeneutic." Hermeneutic is a fancy word for interpretation. It is how a story shapes and informs our lives, as our lives influence how we hear/understand a story.
Story Part II
Kelsey and Sarah chat about stories to continue our mini series on Story. We explore what it means to share stories, what stories do to us, how they impact the way we see the world, how we see ourselves and how stories are created and for what purpose.
The Rev. Chelsea Yarborough
The Rev. Chelsea Brooke Yarborough is a Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt in Homiletics and Liturgics in the Graduate Department of Religion. She is an ordained minister, a poet, an enneagram enthusiast, and a lover of leadership development. Her motto is "live to love and love to live each day” and is excited to continue her journey of cultivating and engaging curiosity in all that she pursues.
Sharon ‘Rocky’ Roggio has more than 15 years in the film and television industry. Her background includes high budget physical production on award winning shows and films such as House of Cards, Parks and Recreation, Whip It and Red Dawn. She has worked with A-List talent such as Sigourney Weaver, David Fincher, Rob Reiner, Drew Barrymore, Chris Hemsworth and Amy Poehler. Rocky has been an active member of three IATSE unions nationwide and has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a focus on Radio, Television and Film. She is currently a Production Manager at Whalefilm TV and a freelance television and film producer in Los Angeles.
The Rev. Kayla Bonewell
The Rev. Kayla Bonewell was born in Oklahoma City. She earned a BA in Religion from Oklahoma City University (2002), a Master of Liberal Arts from Naropa University (2004), and a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California (2008). Ordained in the United Church of Christ (2010), Kayla has ministry experience as a hospital chaplain, campus minister, social justice activist, youth minister, associate pastor, and solo pastor. Her personal mission statement is “To empower community, through experiences of the divine, to lead lives of deep meaning, while cultivating health, peace, and beauty in our world.” She is passionate about relevant worship, spiritual growth, and community engagement. She is currently the pastor in charge at two UCC churches in OKC, the Cathedral of Hope and Church of Open Arms.
EPISODE 22 & 23
Khortlan Becton is a native Houstonian. By the grace of God, she has received Bachelor's degrees from the University of Alabama in African American Studies and Religious Studies as well as a Master's of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Khortlan is passionate about affecting social change, serving underprivileged children and youth, and writing poetry. She will be attending law school in the Fall.
Choose God, Choose Yourself
Sarah's latest sermon on Luke 11:1-13. It was her first Sunday morning sermon at her home church of Grace Episcopal in Yukon, Oklahoma. She took a pastoral approach to the text. (The transcript is available here.)
The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a 1000-member multiracial, welcoming, and inclusive congregation in New York City. She is an activist, preacher, writer, theologian and fierce advocate for racial equality, economic justice, and LGBTQ equality. Middle Church and Jacqui’s activism for these issues has been featured in media such as The Today Show, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New Yorker, Essence and The Huffington Post. Jacqui is a frequent contributor to MSNBC.
EPISODE 26 & 27
The Rev. Ruth Casipit Paguio
Mother Ruth, a native of the Philipines, is the first female priest at Holy Family Episcopal Church, San Jose, CA. Holy Family is a multicultural and multigenerational community whose mission is to celebrate God through Jesus Christ. She is also a native of the Philippines.
Loss & Movement Chaplaincy with the Rev. Margaret Ernst
The Rev. Margaret Ernst, ordained UCC pastor, is a manager with Faith Matters Network, she has helped build a curriculum on Movement Chaplaincy through Faith Matters Network's Daring Compassion Project under the leadership of Micky Scottbey Jones and Hilary Allen. Click HERE for Faith Matters Network's Daring Compassion project including a link to download a guide Margaret created for movement chaplains to provide care for communities responding to white supremacist hate rallies.