Episode 58: Two Aspergers and a Microphone

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-i957r-1131f57 In this episode, Dennis chats with a colleague, Dwight Welch.  Welch is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and like Dennis is on the autism spectrum.  The two pastors talk about the challenges and blessings of being a pastor on the spectrum.   Books Mentioned: Disability and the Church by Lamar... Continue Reading →

Episode 57: The Last of the Lutherans?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-eaf6p-1130669 When the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was created in 1988 as the result of a merger, it had 5 million on the rolls. According to a 2019 article, if projections remain the same, we might see only 16,000 in worship across the denomination.  This could have been the time for a lot of... Continue Reading →

Episode 55: Marian Edmonds Allen on the Utah Compromise

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-by3sa-111e061  Maybe one of the biggest debates of the early 21st century was the debate about expanding marriage rights to include same-sex couples.  From the minute I got married to my husband in 2007, the fight for same-sex marriage went from theoretical personal.  Between the mid-aughts and 2015, religious conservatives and LGBTQ Americans fought over... Continue Reading →

Episode 56: Michael Kruse on What Christians Don‘t Get About Economics and Racism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a67gi-111e025 If you know anything about economics, it has to be the concept of scarcity.  This is the gap between a limited resource and unlimited wants.  Scarcity means making decisions on how to best allocate these resources efficiently so that as many people benefit as possible.  That’s what scarcity means. It’s econ 101.  But when... Continue Reading →

Episode 55: Marian Edmonds Allen on the Utah Compromise

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ux9sa-111a69e  Maybe one of the biggest debates of the early 21st century was the debate about expanding marriage rights to include same-sex couples.  From the minute I got married to my husband in 2007, the fight for same-sex marriage went from theoretical personal.  Between the mid-aughts and 2015, religious conservatives and LGBTQ Americans fought over... Continue Reading →

Episode 54: Yael Ossowski On What‘s So Bad About Facebook

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-n26hd-1119054 Remember around 2009 or 2010 when everyone seemed to love Facebook?  As a pastor, I was told about all the wonderful virtues of social media, especially Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, was an icon.  He visited then-President Obama at the White House.  He got the Hollywood treatment with the movie “The Social Network.”  Remember... Continue Reading →

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