In All Things Charity is a theology podcast. Heather, Tara and JR. talk about God, faith, ministry, life and culture from a Wesleyan, Feminist perspective. So pull up a chair and join our conversation!
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InAllThings Charity - June 9, 2017
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
From Series: "In All Things Charity Season 3"
Christian Education, Marriage. Being single in ministry. More politics, more music, more famous trios. In All Things Charity returns!
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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.
In our season finale, Dr. Sandra Glahn joins us to ask what Feminism means in 2017. Drawing from her new book, Vindicating the Vixens, she paints a picture of a church that refuses to dismiss, marginalize or sexual women, but rather creates a just, equitable space for men and women to lead together. How can we refuse tokenism for the sake of justice?read more
Robbie is a bi-vocational pastor. Tara is a co-pastor. JR. is a solo lead pastor. We explore the advantages and disadvantages of each model, and ask why a person might feel called to each model. Thanks to listener Tanner for the episode request! Plus, some bonus things we’re into in honor of the holiday season.read more
If we’re serious about empowering women in ministry, what are the essential components? Author, professor and preacher Karoline Lewis joins us to explore the 5 keys of empowering women. We do a deep dive on Key 2: embodiment and vulnerability.read more
Our most requested topic: how should we understand the language of submission and headship as egalitarians? And how can we celebrate this passage instead of awkwardly ignoring it?read more
Since we’re a Feminist podcast, we dive into JR.’s new book through the lens of Delilah. Why have we all gotten Samson so wrong? And how can we learn to empathize with villains like Delilah, Judas and even Satan?read more
In the wake of the Weinstine scandal, women all over the country are sharing stories of their own sexual assaults, using #metoo. How is the Church complicit in creating a culture of abuse? And how can we do better?read more
A new debate on the meaning of the Trinity is raging in theological circles. But the debate is actually a resurrection of an old heresy. Why has the debate resurfaced? And what does it have to do with gender roles in the Church?read more
Why do we make such a big deal out of gender reveals? In this episode, we dive into the real cost of our gender-obsessed culture and imagine some ways we can offer a prophetic difference for kids who don’t feel like they fit neatly into a pink-and-blue world.read more
Heather steps away for a leave of absence. But fear not, listeners! She leaves us in good hands as Rev. Robbie Cansler joins In All Things Charity! Get to know Robbie in this episode, hear our thoughts on the Nazarene General Assembly and of course find out what we’ve been into this summer. We’re back!read more
How do we decide when to stay in a church or denomination? How do we decide when it’s time to move on? Our season finale goes out with a bang!read more