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Being Church in the Time of COVID seeks to tell the stories of what it is like being the church during the pandemic of 2020. Developed by the Office of Continuing Education, it is hosted by Sushama Austin-Connor, program administrator and Abigail Visco Rusert, director of the Institute for Youth Ministry. Each episode includes interviews with pastors, scholars, and new ministry leaders. It is produced by alum and pastor Garrett Mostowski.
 
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Miller ChapelScripture: Numbers 35: 9-15… you shall select cities to be cities of refuge.Before the Hebrews crossed the Jordan River, the Lord told them to select six cities that will be places of refuge for fugitives who are on the run. Christian community is also called to be a place of refuge for those who are on the run. And we are all running …
 
Miller ChapelScripture: Numbers 11:4-6, 13-20The rabble were on the journey with the Hebrews through the wilderness, but they didn’t believe in the journey, the leadership, or the dream of a Promised Land. That’s because they also didn’t believe in God. So their tolerance for hardship was low and their capacity for complaint was high. But the most …
 
Miller ChapelScripture: Numbers 9:15-17The point of being in the wilderness is not really to make progress, but to learn to walk by faith. So God led the Hebrews in a cloud. It feels like the world has been in the wilderness through the long pandemic journey. And now the often-repeated questions are, “What did we learn?” How are we different?” Thes…
 
September 1, 2021 | Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological SeminaryAddress: “For Mercy’s Sake: Becoming Agents of Redemptive Provocation”Scripture Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25 and Mark 3:1-6Speaker: Dr. Sally Brown, Elizabeth M. Engle Professor of Preaching and Worship, Princeton Theological SeminaryBy Princeton Seminary
 
In this episode, Jerusha Neal, assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, explores a homiletic theology that reclaims the absence and presence of the fully human Word, offers fresh conceptions on the embodiment of Jesus in the sermon, and compares the Spirit-empowered pregnancy of Mary to the work of preaching. Jerusha Matsen Neal, …
 
In this episode, Andrew Root, the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, talks with us about his recent book, The Congregation in a Secular Age: Keeping Sacred Time Against the Speed of Modern Life, the third in his series of books on ministry in the secular age, in which he engages the work of Charles Taylo…
 
New Testament scholar Dr. Lisa Bowens takes aim at this question in her new book, African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation. In this interview, Sushama Austin-Connor talks with Dr. Bowens about the inspiration behind this work, the “hidden figures” of African American hermeneutics, interpretations of Paul that res…
 
In this episode, Shari Oosting sits down with author James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, who sets out to speak to this question in his book, On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts, revealing how Augustine’s timeless wisdom speaks to the worries and struggles of contemporary life. Jam…
 
April 23, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextLecture: "Virulent Hate: Stories of Anti Asian Racism and Asian American Resistance During COVID-19"Speaker: Dr. Melissa Borja, Assistant Professor of American Culture and core faculty member in the Asian/Pacif…
 
April 23, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology Conference Lived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextLecture: "Asian American Churches in the 21st Century: A New Agenda in the Social Scientific Study of Religion"Speakers: Dr. David Chao, Director of the Asian American Program, Princeton Theological SeminaryDr…
 
April 24, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextLecture: "Living in the Promised Land: Impact of BLM Movement on the Indian American Christians Living In NYC"Speaker: Dr. Geomon George, Associate Dean and Core Faculty Member, City Seminary of New YorkLearn m…
 
April 24, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferencePanel: Best Practices for Doing Field WorkSpeakers: Dr. Geomon George, Associate Dean and Core Faculty Member, City Seminary of New YorkDr. Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor of Religion and George W. Baines Chair of Religion, Baylor UniversityDr. Easten Law, Assistant Director of Academic Pro…
 
April 24, 2021 | Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextPanel: Field Work and Pastoral PracticeSpeakers: Dr. Geomon George, Associate Dean and Core Faculty Member, City Seminary of New YorkDr. Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor of Religion and George W. Baines Chair of R…
 
April 23, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextPanel Discussion: Friday Morning Speakers and Questions from the AudienceSpeakers: Dr. David Chao, Director of the Asian American Program, Princeton Theological SeminaryDr. Jerry Park, Associate Professor of So…
 
April 24, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextPanel: Saturday Morning Speakers and Questions from the AudienceSpeakers: Dr. Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor of Religion and George W. Baines Chair of Religion, Baylor UniversityDr. Easten Law, Assistant Di…
 
April 23, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextLecture: "The Asian American Movement and the Church"Speaker: Dr. Jane Hong, Associate Professor of History, Occidental CollegeLearn more about the Asian American Program at https://www.ptsem.edu/student-life/a…
 
April 23, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextWorkshop Skills Training: “We Need to Talk: Religious Communities and Courageous Communication About Faith and Justice”Speaker: Dr. Melissa Borja, Assistant Professor of American Culture and core faculty member…
 
April 23, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextRoundtable: "Conversation on Faith, Community Organizing, and Asian American Churches"Speakers:Rev. Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director, The National Asian Pacific American Women’s ForumDr. Lucas Kwong, As…
 
April 24, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextLecture: "Ethnography at the Ruins of Asian America"Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor of Religion and George W. Baines Chair of Religion, Baylor UniversityLearn more about the Asian American Progr…
 
April 23, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextFireside Chat with Jonathan Tran and Craig Barnes About Race, the Church, and Asian AmericaSpeakers: Dr. Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor of Religion and George W. Baines Chair of Religion, Baylor UniversityD…
 
April 24, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextLecture: "A Hong Kong Ethnography in the Time of COVID-19: Analyzing Primary Qualitative Data in a Transpacific Context"Speaker: Gillian Chu, PhD Candidate in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics a…
 
April 24, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextLecture: "Living Faith Between Kingdoms and Empires: Pondering the Trans-Pacific Politics of Chinese/American Theologizing"Speaker: Dr. Easten Law, Assistant Director of Academic Programs, Overseas Ministries S…
 
April 24, 2021 | 2021 Asian American Theology ConferenceLived Theology in Asian America: Race, Justice, and Politics in Transpacific ContextPanel: Closing DiscussionSpeakers: Dr. Geomon George, Associate Dean and Core Faculty Member, City Seminary of New YorkDr. Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor of Religion and George W. Baines Chair of Religion, …
 
In this episode, Sally Brown, homiletician and Elizabeth M. Engle Professor of Preaching and Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary, talks about these themes and more from her new book, Sunday’s Sermon for Monday’s World: Preaching to Shape Daring Witness, in which she shares ways preachers can help spark their hearer’s sense of divine imaginati…
 
May 12, 2021 | Reunion 2021Session: Closing WorshipSpeaker: Rev. Bianca Howard, children and youth pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia; past chair, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Alumni Association Executive CouncilTo view the reunion website, visit https://https://reunion.ptsem.edu/.…
 
May 10, 2021 | Reunion 2021Session: Distinguished Alumnae Award and PresentationSpeaker: Rev. Dr. Jung-Sook Lee, fifth president and church history professor, Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, Korea; vice-chairperson, Asia Theological Association; presidium member, International Congress for Calvin ResearchTo view the reunion website, vis…
 
May 12, 2021 | Reunion 2021Session: This Is My StorySpeakers: Dr. Heath Carter, associate professor of American Christianity, Princeton Theological SeminaryDr. Jay-Paul Hinds, assistant professor of pastoral theology, Princeton Theological SeminaryDr. Lisa Bowens, associate professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological SeminaryTo view the reuni…
 
May 12, 2021 | Reunion 2021Lecture: "Me and White Supremacy: Camera Angles, Questions, and Personal Awakenings"Speaker: Rev. Ryan Landino, lead presbyter for transformation, Great Rivers Presbytery PC(USA) in western and central Illinois; Alumni Association Executive Council Service Award RecipientTo view the reunion website, visit https://https://…
 
In this episode, Angela talks with Sushama Austin-Connor about her research on joy and her book The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found. They consider how we can study joy with a theological lens, how our emotions are always teaching us something, and how joy is a realization of relatedness and connection. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell is…
 
April 1, 2021 | Miller ChapelMaundy ThursdayJohn 13:1-14So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 13:14It is not a reassuring or comforting image to find our Lord and Teacher, who we worship, washing the dirt off of our feet. It disturbs our notions of holiness. But it also transforms them. We…
 
March 25, 2021 | Miller ChapelLenten Series on the Road to EmmausScripture: Luke 24:32-35Were not our hearts burning within us? 24:32Renewed in the vision that the risen Christ was with them, the disciples are filled with passion and reverse their direction to return to Jerusalem. That which they had fled in discouragement now becomes their place o…
 
March 18, 2021 | Miller ChapelLenten Series on the Road to EmmausScripture: Luke 24: 28-31Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 24:31The unseen visible presence of the Lord became the seen invisible presence. Faith is a way of seeing the Christ who has been with us before we recognized him. This tra…
 
March 11, 2021 | Miller ChapelLenten Series on the Road to EmmausScripture: Luke 24:25-27Oh how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe… 24:25The risen Jesus has to interpret the scriptures these disciples knew but did not believe. In a theological community it is easy to confuse knowing about Jesus with knowing him. The scriptures as the…
 
February 25, 2021 | Miller ChapelLenten Series on the Road to EmmausScripture: Luke 24:22-24…some women from our group astounded us. 24:22The discouraged disciples only had the testimony of the women who heard from angels that Jesus was alive. But apparently that was not enough because we are told these disciples were "sad" and walking away from th…
 
February 18, 2021 | Miller ChapelLenten Series on the Road to EmmausScripture: Luke 24:13-21But we had hoped he was the one to redeem Israel 24:21Cleopas and another disciple are on the road out of Jerusalem after the crucifixion of Jesus. They’re trying to walk away from their disappointments. Along the way “a stranger” joins them on the journey. …
 
A lot of times when we get into ministry, we place the pressure on ourselves to be the ones who make the change, who bring about something new. When, in fact, if we just remembered that God is about that work of doing something new already, then we get to actually watch what's emerging through the Holy Spirit's work and in a context. -Rev. Abigail …
 
February 4, 2021 | Miller ChapelScripture: 1 Corinthians 10:23-30All things are lawful, but not all things build up. 10:23We are created to live with both desire and discontent. There is nothing unholy about either one. In fact, nothing good is accomplished without them. But they are powerful drives within us, and the challenge is not be consumed b…
 
If we want to keep the dignity of a person, it's not just giving them handouts, it's empowering them to do something good for themselves and for the community. So that's where we're kind of leaning towards— empowering youth to see and to understand this new world that their parents have brought them in. And then to have those young people influence…
 
To try and try again and reiterate and pivot and invest in something like the Log College Project—that shows so much faith in this idea that relationships and faith and young people matter to the congregation. And if that's not God building something in the community, I don't know what is. -Kelsey Lambright Part One—From Tragedy to Transformation (…
 
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