Making Room on the Pew

Manda Carpenter Believes the Church is for Everyone

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How to Find Healing After Being Hurt by the Church
Join Bailey & Rev. Sarah as they talk about the Church. They discuss the Early Church in Acts, what church should look like, and how the little, local churches have the power to change the institutional Church for the better. Bailey also talks more about how she's been hurt by the church and cries, not once, but twice! (So you know it's going to be good!) . . .  Episode Highlights:  04:26 What does Sarah actually believe about how the Universe was created?  13:30 What's the difference between the Church and church?  16:10 What do you do when there's not the space you need in church?  22:30 When did we first see the Early Church emerge in the Bible?  31: 48 Why should Christians go to church?  38: 04 What if you've been too hurt by the Church and Christianity to go back to church right now?  . . .  Recommended Resources:  Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith by Sarah Bessey 
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July 16, 2019
No One Has the Monopoly on God
Join Bailey & Rev. Sarah as they talk about what making room on the pew actually means and how we can all be involved in breaking down the barriers around church, God, the Bible, and the Gospel for the misfits and outcasts. They also talk about what theological issues they disagree on and their own experiences being excluded from church and church leadership.  . . .  Episode Highlights: 3:00 Introducing the new podcast format!  07:45 What theological issues do Sarah & Bailey disagree on?  16:15 How have Sarah & Bailey been excluded from the church and church leadership?  38:10 What does it actually mean to "make room on the pew for the church misfits and outcasts"? . . .  Recommended Resources: The Pentecost Paradigm: Ten Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation by Jacqueline J. Lewis and John Lanka  Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis  Flickers of Hope: Daily Invitations to Find God in the Midst of Sorrow by Bailey Welch-Pomerantz  "What makes the gospel offensive isn't who it keeps out, but who it lets in." -Rachel Held Evans 
44:44
July 9, 2019
BONUS: I wrote a book!
Grab your copy of Flickers of Hope: Daily Invitations to Find God in the Midst of Sorrow on Amazon here!  . . .  Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . .  Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me! 
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April 24, 2019
Rev. Emmy Kegler is a Seeker of Lost Coins
Rev. Emmy Kegler is the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis (gracenempls.org) and the founder and editor of Queer Grace, an encyclopedia of online resources around LGBTQ life and faith (queergrace.com). She pastors a small servant-hearted neighborhood congregation in Northeast Minneapolis focused on feeding the hungry and community outreach, and is co-leader of the Queer Grace Community, a group of LGBTQ+ Christians in the Twin Cities who meet for worship, Bible study, and fellowship. . . . Connect with Emmy on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter and at emmykegler.com.  Pre-order Emmy's new book, One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins here.  . . .  Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . .  Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me! 
42:50
March 27, 2019
Kat Armas is an Egalitarian
Kat Armas is a writer and podcaster who's passionate about theology, coffee, and the ways the two intersect. She is currently living in Los Angeles, California, and is pursuing a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theology at Fuller Seminary. Kat and her husband own a coffee roasting company. Their goal is to provide the best cup of joe, while building deep and meaningful connections with farms and communities overseas.  . . .  Connect with Kat on Twitter @kat_armas and at katarmas.com.  Listen to her podcast called, "The Protagonistas" here.  Grab a bag of coffee from Kat's coffee roasting company here.  . . .  Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . .  Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me! 
1:04:44
March 19, 2019
Hearing God's "Yes!" Over the World's "No" with Rev. Sarah Welch-Pomerantz
Rev. Sarah Welch-Pomerantz is the first woman pastor under 40 and the first queer pastor of Community Church of Cedar Grove. She lives with her wife, Bailey, and their two cats in northern New Jersey. Join us as we talk about being a queer woman pastor, Sarah's path to ordination, and how to have positive interfaith conversations.  . . . Connect with Sarah on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter and at revsarahpomerantz.com.  . . .  Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . .  Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me! 
58:13
March 13, 2019
Steve Austin is Teaching Us How to Catch Our Breath
Steve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, From Pastor to a Psych Ward, and Catching Your Breath. Join us as we talk about mental health, fear-based theology, and  . . . Connect with Steve on Instagram & Twitter @iamsteveaustin and at iamsteveaustin.com. Grab Steve's latest book, Catching Your Breath here.  . . . Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . . Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me! 
1:02:52
January 29, 2019
Manda Carpenter Believes the Church is for Everyone
Manda Carpenter is a writer and foster parent living with her husband Eric in Chicago, IL. Join us as we talk about the hard and beautiful ministry of foster care, how to survive your evolving theological beliefs, and who Manda thinks the Church needs to get better at welcoming in.  . . .  Connect with Manda on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @mandacarpenter and at mandacarpenter.com.  Get involved with #MonthlyLettersOfEncouragement here.  Grab Manda's new devotional, Space: An Invitation to Create Sustainable Rhythms of Work, Play, and Rest here.  . . .  Connect with me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . .  Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me! 
44:46
January 22, 2019
B.T. Harman, On How to Support Christian Parents of LGBTQ Children
B.T. Harman is a writer and advocate for compassionate, grace-filled relationship--even when there are disagreements about fundamental ideas and theology. B.T. is the writer of Blue Babies Pink: A Southern Coming Out Story and the creator of Harbor, an online support group for Christian parents of LGBTQ children. Join us as we discuss being a gay Christian, how to foster grace-filled relationships with those we fundamentally disagree with, and how to better support the parents of LGBTQ kids.  . . .  Connect with B.T. on Instagram & Twitter @bt_harman and at btharman.com.  Want to read more of B.T.'s story? bluebabiespink.com Interested in the Harbor program? harborhere.com  . . .  Connect with me on Instagram & Twitter @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . .  Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me!
47:39
January 15, 2019
Shannan Martin is a Church Misfit
Shannan Martin is a writer and speaker living as a grateful neighbor with her jail-chaplain husband, Cory, and their four funny children in Goshen, Indiana. Join us as we talk about how to neighbor well, the problem with the American penal system, and being church misfits. . . .  Connect with Shannan on Instagram & Twitter @shannanwrites and at shannanmartinwrites.com. Grab Shannan's new book, The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up To God's Goodness Around You here.  . . .  Connect with me on Instagram & Twitter @baileyjowelch and at baileyjowelch.com.  . . . Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if this content is encouraging you or positively impacting you in any way. If you share on social media, please use #MakingRoomOnThePew and tag me! 
55:34
January 8, 2019
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November 11, 2018
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