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Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware finish the series on Overwhelm, centering our inherent gifts and capacities in the face of a lie that we will never be enough or that we are failures for having limits. Our guest today is Dr. Eunyung Lim, Assistant Professor of New Testament at LSTC, and author or the recently published book Entering Go…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware continue the series on Overwhelm, looking at the intersection of systemic evil and isolation. How does our drive towards competition and individualism impact overwhelm. What do we lose when isolation overshadows mutuality? Our guest today is Emily Moentmann, dual degree student at LSTC (MDiv) and The Un…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware continue the series on Overwhelm, looking at intersecting oppressions and marginalizations, and ministry in the midst of different identities. How does our beautiful, expansive diversity as people also connect to divisions and isolation? Our guest today is Vance Blackfox, ELCA Desk Director, American In…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware continue the series on Overwhelm. Today: Control will not save us. What does fear of losing control encourage us to do? What institutions and practices lure us with false promises of control? What if we imagine God's power as presence instead of control? How does an orientation of control encourage us t…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware tackle a series on Overwhelm. How do we anchor ourselves while caring for trauma in the midst of trauma? What strategies do we turn to? And what joys do we turn to in order to nurture ourselves? Whether it's travel, baking and making croutons with the mistakes, or reading Star Wars books and playing vid…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware are back for another season of an Incomplete Field Guide to Ministry, covering lessons from our summer about rest, holding joy and sorrow, and facing exhaustion. "You can only do as much work as you can do. You're not created to run yourself into the ground for the sake of whatever your work is," Marvin…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware wrap up a season and a semester. They reflect on lessons learned, the value of speaking outside a narrow area of expertise, and the bold exploratory conversations we've shared. This year, we've accompanied Ministerial Leadership 1, taught by Dr. Wagner in the Fall, and Public Church 1, taught by Dr. Wic…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware discuss accountability. How can our ministry be accountable, not just to the church that hires the pastor, but to the broader community as well? How do we go beyond inviting a one-off guest speaker? Are we willing to lose some control by bringing more people into leadership? Our guest today is the Rever…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware discuss church and society, community organizing, and power. What's so scary about power anyway? Where does it show up in Christian community? And how can preachers approach politics in sermons? (Can sermons even be apolitical?) Mentioned this episode: Rita Nakashima Brock We'd love to hear from you! Se…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware discuss mass shootings, preaching, and anti-Asian racism in the United States. What's the role of our words as Christian leaders before and after mass shootings? What historical threads connect to the shooting in Atlanta on March 16? Our guest today is Rev. Charles M. Straight of Faith United Methodist …
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware continue their multi-week conversation about the pandemic, reflecting particularly on work. How has our labor changed, and not changed, during the pandemic? What does that have to do with our faith or relationships? Our guest today is Will Tanzman, Executive Director at the People's Lobby. He also serve…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware continue their multi-week conversation about the pandemic, looking particularly at relationships. Our guest today is LSTC faculty member Rev. Dr. Benjamin Stewart, who shares his perspective on public church, liturgy, and creation. Mentioned this episode: 2021 Institute of Liturgical Studies Virtual Sem…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware continue their multi-week conversation about the pandemic, looking particularly at Healthcare. What inequities does the pandemic reveal? How does medical trauma (re)emerge during a public health crisis? And what does it mean to call people "frontline" workers? Our guest today is LSTC faculty member Dr. …
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware begin a multi-week conversation about the pandemic. How do we think about the pandemic from a faith perspective? What does it reveal, and what does it change? Our guest today is none other than Kimberly R. Wagner, who switches chairs so that Dr. Wickware can interview her about trauma, preaching, and he…
 
We're back for the spring semester at LSTC! Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware talk about what it means to be a public church, and share examples of communities that live this calling out in particular ways. Dr. Wickware will guide the podcast to accompany his Public Church 1 class this spring. Our guest today is LSTC President, Dr. Jame…
 
This sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Benjamin M. Stewart on December 2nd, 2020. Dr. Stewart is the Gordon A. Braatz Associate Professor of Worship and Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where he has taught since 2008. Dr. Stewart's academic work illuminates how various forms of litur…
 
Our hosts Kimberly Wagner and Marvin Wickware talk Advent, podcasting, and what we've learned so far. We've been accompanying the Ministerial Leadership 1 course by Dr. Wagner during the Fall semester. Season 1 will resume in February to accompany Dr. Wickware's Public Church 1 course. Our guest today is LSTC fourth year Master of Divinity student …
 
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