A podcast at the intersection of faith, culture, politics and leadership hosted by Anglican Bishop, Dr. Jack Lumanog, leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Bishop Jack has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Episode 9 (recorded 4 July 2020). Following President Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore on 3 July 2020, Bishop Jack Lumanog responds to the President's tone deaf rhetoric and his odd commitment to preserving "our" heroes, "our" values, "our" most sacred memorials. The Bishop discusses the history of Stone Mountain (outside of Atlanta) and proposes taking down every Confederate statue and monument and offers his suggestions for their replacements: General and 18th President Ulysses S. Grant, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, The Greensboro Four, The Little Rock 9 (especially depicting 15 year old Elizabeth Eckford), Rosa Parks, The Freedom Riders (especially Congressman John Lewis). Happy Independence Day, from Pod Bless Us with Bishop Jack Lumanog!
Episode 8 (recorded 26 June 2020). -- Bishop Jack Lumanog sits down for his first ever interview for Pod Bless Us! 8 days before today's recording, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 blocking the Trump administration from going ahead with its plan, announced in 2017, to end a program called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). For an Evangelical point of view following this recent Supreme Court decision and an in-depth discussion on how to think biblically about immigrants and refugees, Bishop Jack talks with Matthew Soerens, the US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief and the National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition that advocates for immigration reforms consistent with biblical values. Find out more at www.evangelicalimmigrationtable.com.
Episode 7 (recorded 24 June 2020). -- Are Bibles props, churches as circus tents and Evangelicals just pawns to President Trump? It would certainly seem so. "Kung Flu!" shouted President Donald Trump on 23 June 2020 at a rally held at Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona. The President made racist jokes and the crowd went wild inside a Phoenix megachurch. Bishop Jack Lumanog also takes us back to 1 June 2020 where peaceful protestors from Lafayette Square were met with militaristic tactics so that the President could have his 5 minute photo op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church on 1 June 2020.
Episode 6 (recorded 21 June 2020). -- First, Bishop Jack Lumanog shares some important notices about "Pod Bless Us." Be sure to visit the website at www.podbless.us to support and get in contact with us! Then, Bishop Jack shares his sermon from today in its entirety from Hosea 5:15-6:6, "Mercy -- Not Sacrifice." It's not every day that the Old Testament prophet Hosea comes up in the Sunday readings, so this was a great opportunity to share this message!
Episode 5 (recorded 17 June 2020). -- Bishop Jack Lumanog talks about Louie Giglio on "white blessing," Lecrae, the difference between Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter. And how caucasian leaders can most importantly *listen* and then engage in race relations discussions. And if you try and fail, just apologize like Louie Giglio did. Repent. Try again.
Episode 3 (recorded 7 June 2020). -- There is so much "moral outrage" that the only way to deal with this biblically is "more outreach." -- Bishop Jack Lumanog.
Trinity Sunday gives us the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) and Bishop Jack Lumanog also reminds us about the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31). "GC squared" can help us bridge the divide between the races and other differences that face us within and without the Church. Bishop Lumanog shares his experiences of "white-splaining" which happened to him as a person of color being told how to feel as a minority pastor.
The Great Commission = GO
The Great Commandment = LOVE
Episode 2 (recorded 13 June 2020). -- Even though the Church is in the season of Pentecost, celebrating the Holy Spirit breathing on the Church for mission, Bishop Jack Lumanog shares that he is having trouble breathing this promised power of God. Especially in light of yet another unarmed black person killed and on video for the world to see. What is the Church to do? How are we to respond? Bishop Jack discusses the most recent deaths of unarmed black civilians: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. And here is the Bishop's prayer: "Come, Holy Spirit, breathe new life into me and into your Church. Help us to be a prophetic voice in this country once again. AMEN."
Promo episode for "Pod Bless Us" with Bishop Jack Lumanog. Aiming to be a podcast at the intersection of faith, culture, politics and leadership.
Our host is Bishop Jack Lumanog, an Anglican Bishop and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Bishop Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.