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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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.
We easily think of Sin as personal moral failure. But Sin is also systemic. What implications does that have for sanctification, and how can Christians speak helpfully of systemic evil?read more
Since Advent is fast approaching, we talk with author Tom Fuerst about his new book Underdogs and Outsiders. The book explores the five women Matthew includes in his genealogy of Jesus (perfect since Matthew is this year’s lectionary Gospel). Why did Matthew include these women, and how is it good news for us? Plus: What do you do when Christmas falls on a Sunday?read more
Kadee Wirich Smedley teaches us how to respond pastorally to victims of sexual violence. PLUS we reflect on a year of podcasting and feedback on our Halloween episode.read more
Should Christians celebrate Halloween? We investigate the pagan and Christian roots of Halloween. Then we discuss how Christians can engage in Halloween as an act of hospitality, regardless of our beliefs on the holiday!read more
Following up on a metaphor Tara recently used, we investigate conversion. Taking a cue from the strange story of Derek Black, we tease out the ministry implications for the reality that conversion is a process more than an event.read more
Is “locker room talk” ever appropriate? Tara, Heather and JR. consider the cultural cost of sexism and explore the extent to which misogyny plagues even the Church.read more
What exactly is the Bible? And how do we speak faithfully about inspiration? Tara and JR. dive into a tough conversation about how to talk about the Bible!read more
While Heather is gone, JR. and Tara explore forgiveness and reconciliation. Is there a difference? How do they work? And what responsibility do pastors have to lead in forgiveness?read more