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InAllThings Charity - October 8, 2018
The Minority Experience with Adrian Pei
From Series: "In All Things Charity Season 6"
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Meet the Hosts
Rev Robbie Cansler pastors The Mission Church of the Nazarene, an inter-generational and multi-ethnic church plant in Hammond, IN. She spends her days substitute teaching in the public school system, where she collects hilarious anecdotes from her interactions with students. She spends her spare time reading and writing, and wasting time binge watching tv shows. She is married to Mac, and they enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. They hold a strong belief that hospitality can change the world, and try to live that out as often as possible.
Tara Thomas Smith
Tara currently serves as Co-Lead Pastor at Winamac Church of the Nazarene in northern Indiana, where where she lives with her husband Brett and two kids, Miles and Macey. Tara’s pastimes include professional thinking, falling down a lot, maintaining plausible nerd cred, and being subtly hilarious. She enthusiastically endorses geocaching, redneck cappuccinos, and theological discourse. She has traveled extensively as a missionary in the South Pacific, doing Community Based Health Care and teaching at Melanesia Nazarene Bible College. She acts all cool because she once got to deliver a speech at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland about contemporary forms of slavery with a focus on human trafficking. She holds a dual degree in religious studies and political science from Olivet Nazarene University, and is sorta kinda finishing her Master of Arts in Preaching at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Heather Gerbsch Daugherty
Heather Gerbsch Daugherty has served for the last decade at Trevecca Nazarene University in roles such as the Director of Church Services, the Director of the Center of Worship Arts, and currently as the Associate Chaplain. She would like for her hobbies to include hiking, but her husband made her stop saying that because she hadn’t been hiking, well really, ever. Instead, she is an avid running, a lover of a good fiction book, and a regular napper. Although she doesn’t have many especially noteworthy things on her resume, her work with students – helping them to listen closely for God’s voice in their lives and answer that call, brings her great joy and fulfillment. She is passionate about preaching, worship, and our formation as disciples of Jesus Christ. Her favorite people are her husband Brad, and her kids Ella and Alistair. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology.
Minority persons have a unique set of experiences in majority culture organizations. How can leaders of those organizations learn to see those minority persons? Author Adrian Pei joins us to lead us through how we can build more just churches and organizations.read more
The end of death may be closer than we think. Scientists are closing in on the cure for aging, and maybe death itself. But should we want that?read more
Thousands of pastors recently signed a statement on Social Justice and the Gospel… but it is really about gender and race. We break down the language the statement uses, and why it’s so problematic for persons of faith.read more
What is Purity Culture? Why is it so dangerous? Author and purity culture survivor Linda Kay Klein joins us to explore the shame that purity culture creates. How can we find freedom from purity culture? And what does good news about holiness actually sound like?read more
How do we engage favorite books that haven’t aged well? Author Matt Mikalatos introduces us to his new fantasy world, The Sunlit Lands, which he created in part as a response to Tolkien, Lewis and other beloved but problematic fantasy. Along the way, we ask about those problematic parts of the Bible as well. What do we do when our sacred book behaves badly?read more
Speaking up is hard – especially when doing so would cause waves. Author and activist Kathy Khang joins us for the season premier to share how she has learned to speak up – and how we can overcome our obstacles and fears to raise our voices as well.read more
In our last episode before summer break, we revisit the issue of Biblical translation. Drawing on what we learned from Dr. Emily Wilson, we explore the words of the Bible. What kinds of translations are out there? What’s better or worse? And what about the Lord’s Prayer?read more
Who counts as a Christian? What is the difference between Orthodoxy and heresy? Author Bonnie Kristian joins us to discuss how our faith can be more flexible. We do a deep dive into two issues: atonement and gender dynamics!read more
The US Prison System is one of the great, ignored injustices. Author, pastor and activist Dominique Gilliard joins us to explore God’s call to visit those in prison and what that means for Christians today. We explore in depth how the doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement has malformed American Christians to ignore penal injustices.read more
What’s the goal of worship? Is it authenticity? Quality? Comfort? Sandra Van Opstal has a much more radical suggestion: How can our worship represent every culture, tribe and tongue? How can churches embody that vision every Sunday?read more