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It's STILL a Wonderful Life
Join Matt and Phil as they discuss the first Sunday in our new "It's STILL a Wonderful Life" series, starting this Sunday, November 29! Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
18:45
November 26, 2020
Sermon: All In // Week 4
How we treat the "least of these" really matters to Jesus. Are you a sheep or a goat?
21:35
November 22, 2020
Sermon: All In // Week 3
What should we do with that which God has entrusted us?
23:09
November 20, 2020
Use Your Talents
Join Matt, Phil, Calissa, and Michael & Jeannie Culver as they discuss the "All In" journey we've been on as a church. Also, this Sunday Phil will be discussing the parable of the talents. What should we do with that which God has entrusted us? Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
25:02
November 11, 2020
Sermon: All In // Week 2
Why do we so often give our leftovers to God? The world tries to part us from our money in a myriad of ways--oftentimes by getting us to invest in things that are temporary rather than eternal. What would our lives look like if we didn't fall into the trap, but trusted God with our first fruits.
23:50
November 8, 2020
Foodstock 2020
Join Matt, Phil, Chris Mixer (Director of Missions), and Sean Taylor (DUMC Foodstock Co-chair) as they discuss the upcoming Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event on November 14 & 15! Visit dunwoodyumc.org/foodstock to register and find out more info. Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
24:20
November 4, 2020
Sermon: All In // Week 1
In addition to being the first Sunday of our new "All In" series, today is All Saints Sunday. What does that mean? And what do we do with our grief?  "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
17:21
November 1, 2020
All In
Join Matt, Phil, and Calissa as they discuss All Saints' Sunday and the first week of our new stewardship series, "All In." Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
22:39
October 28, 2020
Sermon: A Joyful Embrace // Week 4
Coach Bill Curry joins us for Laity Sunday!
20:34
October 25, 2020
Be Kind
Join Matt, Phil, and Kathy as they get us ready for Sunday! This coming Sunday, October 25, is Laity Sunday, and Coach Bill Curry will be speaking, so don't miss it! "Let your gentleness be known to everyone..." What would Paul have to say about such trying times? Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
26:49
October 21, 2020
Sermon: A Joyful Embrace // Week 3
Where you're from isn't nearly as important as who you follow.
15:20
October 19, 2020
Faith Like A Child
Join Matt, Phil, and Tambryn (DUMC's Children's Minister) as they discuss the third Sunday of our sermon series, "A Joyful Embrace." This week we're talking about a children's worship takeover! Our children will be participating in this Sunday's worship services in a very special way. Sometimes our adult mindset can get in the way of approaching our faith in a genuine way. What does it look like to approach God as a child? Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
28:12
October 14, 2020
Sermon: A Joyful Embrace // Week 2
We live in divided times...not just in the world or in politics, but also in the church. In this chapter Paul encourages the church at Philippi to imitate and put their focus on Christ--believing that through that common focus we can truly find unity. When the world looks from the outside in, will they recognize the main ingredient?
21:15
October 11, 2020
The Same Mind
Join Matt, Phil, Kathy, and Calissa as they discuss the second Sunday of our sermon series, "A Joyful Embrace." This week we're continuing our conversation of how to read the Bible and looking at Philippians Chapter 2!  As we've talked about in past episodes, we live in divided times...not just in the world or in politics, but also in the church. In this chapter Paul encourages the church at Philippi to imitate and put their focus on Christ--believing that through that common focus we can truly find unity. Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
38:41
October 7, 2020
Sermon: A Joyful Embrace // Week 1
Paul's letter to the Philippians reads like "a joyful embrace." How does it look for a community of faith to live in such a way toward one another? "When God gives you something good, you ought to share it!" Our physical distance from one another doesn't have to mean isolation from one another. Send a hug!
16:40
October 4, 2020
A Joyful Embrace
Join Matt, Phil, and Calissa as they discuss the first Sunday of our new sermon series, "A Joyful Embrace." How do you read the Bible? Have you ever even thought about it? Knowing how we tend to engage this ancient and sacred text will help as we seek to understand its place in our lives. As we begin our exploration of Paul's letter to the Philippians, maybe we can discover some joy and hope for ourselves in "such a time as this." Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
29:09
September 30, 2020
Sermon: Don't Let It Be // Week 4
"Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend." Christians have a pretty short list of things that define our belief: Father, Son, Holy Spirit...communion...forgiveness of sins...resurrection...you know the rest. So why do we figure out more and more ways to further divide ourselves? Can we peacefully exist under one banner? Or do we "run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone"?
30:21
September 29, 2020
We Can Work It Out
"Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend." Join Matt, Phil, Calissa, and special guest Mark Lamback as they discuss the fourth (and final) Sunday of our sermon series, "Don't Let It Be." Christians have a pretty short list of things that define our belief: Father, Son, Holy Spirit...communion...forgiveness of sins...resurrection...you know the rest. So why do we figure out more and more ways to further divide ourselves? Can we peacefully exist under one banner? Or do we "run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone"? Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
35:37
September 23, 2020
Sermon: Don't Let It Be // Week 3
According to our current (some would say "worldly") ideas of fairness, some of Jesus' parables just don't make sense to us. They might even make us uncomfortable! Can we let go of our ideas of fairness and embrace the realities of God's gift of grace? What if it means others don't get what we think they deserve? What if it means we don't get what we think we deserve?
23:22
September 21, 2020
What's In It For Me?
Join Rev. Matt Stone and Rev. David Melton as they discuss the third Sunday of our sermon series, "Don't Let It Be." According to our current (some would say "worldly") ideas of fairness, some of Jesus' parables just don't make sense to us. They might even make us uncomfortable! Can we let go of our ideas of fairness and embrace the realities of God's gift of grace? What if it means others don't get what we think they deserve? What if it means we don't get what we think we deserve? Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
27:47
September 16, 2020
Sermon: Don't Let It Be // Week 2
"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Easier said than done, right? God has already set the example of how we are to forgive, and Jesus makes it very clear--whether it's 77 times or 490 times--that we should forgive. But what does that look like?
24:05
September 14, 2020
How Many Times?!
Join Rev. Matt Stone, Dr. Phil Schroeder, and Rev. Kathy Brockman as they discuss the second Sunday of our sermon series, "Don't Let It Be." "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Easier said than done, right? God has already set the example of how we are to forgive, and Jesus makes it very clear--whether it's 77 times or 490 times--that we should forgive. But what does that look like? Start the conversation here, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
31:37
September 9, 2020
Sermon: Don't Let It Be // Week 1
Welcome to the first Sunday of our new sermon series, "Don't Let It Be." As Christians, we often assume we should avoid conflict and just "keep the peace." But that's not how Jesus told his followers to handle our relationships. What would happen if we didn't just "let things be"? How should the church look in polarized and contentious times?
14:00
September 6, 2020
Don't Let It Be
Join Rev. Matt Stone and Rev. Calissa Dauterman as they discuss the first Sunday of our new sermon series, "Don't Let It Be." As Christians, we often assume we should avoid conflict and just "keep the peace." But that's not how Jesus told his followers to handle our relationships. What would happen if we didn't just "let things be"? How should the church look in polarized and contentious times? Start the conversation with Matt and Calissa, then tune back in on Sunday for the sermon!
30:17
September 2, 2020
Sermon: Wrestling With A Text // Week 5
Much like the burning bush itself, the story of Moses' first encounter with "I Am" is more than initially meets the eye. Check out this packed episode full of unlikely parallels to the Jesus story (and, therefore, ours as well) and questions about what it means to stand on Holy ground.
22:40
August 31, 2020
Let The Text Win
Join Matt, Phil, and Calissa as they talk about the fifth and final Sunday of the "Wrestling With A Text" sermon series at Dunwoody UMC. Much like the burning bush itself, the story of Moses' first encounter with "I Am" is more than initially meets the eye. Check out this packed episode full of unlikely parallels to the Jesus story (and, therefore, ours as well) and questions about what it means to stand on Holy ground. Also, make sure to tune back in on Sunday for the final sermon in our series!
29:47
August 26, 2020
Sermon: Wrestling With A Text // Week 4
There's a new king in town, and he couldn't care less about Joseph, his people, or his legacy. Thanks to some brave Hebrew midwives, many children are spared from the Pharaoh's cruelty--one of them was Moses. Wrestle with us as we explore this rich story and explore what it means for us today!
22:37
August 24, 2020
What's In A Name?
Join Rev. Matt Stone and Dr. Phil Schroeder as they talk about the fourth Sunday of the "Wrestling With A Text" sermon series at Dunwoody UMC. There's a new king in town, and he couldn't care less about Joseph, his people, or his legacy. Thanks to some brave Hebrew midwives, many children are spared from the Pharaoh's cruelty--one of them was Moses. Wrestle with us as we explore this rich story and explore what it means for us today!
20:49
August 19, 2020
Sermon: Wrestling With A Text // Week 3
Joseph, having elevated himself to the position of right-hand-man to Pharaoh in Egypt, is reunited with his brothers in their time of need. Will he forgive and use his new position to bless those who wronged him so long ago, or will he repay jealousy with cruelty? Join us as we wrestle with these questions and others.
23:09
August 16, 2020
Role Reversal
Welcome to the Our Story podcast from Dunwoody United Methodist Church! Join Rev. Calissa Dauterman and Rev. Matt Stone as they talk about the third Sunday of the "Wrestling With A Text" sermon series at Dunwoody UMC. Joseph, having elevated himself to the position of right-hand-man to Pharaoh in Egypt, is reunited with his brothers in their time of need. Will he forgive and use his new position to bless those who wronged him so long ago, or will he repay jealousy with cruelty? Join us as we wrestle with these questions and others.
25:08
August 12, 2020
Sermon: Wrestling With A Text // Week 2
Joseph, like his father (Jacob), was a dreamer. As history has shown us, however, things don't always go smoothly for those who dream. Join us as we wrestle with a text about family, favor, betrayal, and blessing.
21:27
August 10, 2020
My Brother's Keeper
Welcome to the Our Story podcast from Dunwoody United Methodist Church! Join Rev. Matt Stone and Dr. Phil Schroeder as they talk about the second Sunday of the "Wrestling With A Text" sermon series at Dunwoody UMC. Joseph, like his father (Jacob), was a dreamer. As history has shown us, however, things don't always go smoothly for those who dream. Join us as we wrestle with a text about family, favor, betrayal, and blessing.
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August 5, 2020
Sermon: Wrestling With A Text // Week 1
This week, Dr. Phil Schroeder invites us to wrestle with a text--it's even about wrestling! Oftentimes, the growth in our lives takes place during times of struggle...and that's ok.
18:07
August 2, 2020
Wrestling With A Text
Welcome to the Our Story podcast from Dunwoody United Methodist Church! Join Rev. Matt Stone and Dr. Phil Schroeder as they talk about the first Sunday of the upcoming sermon series at Dunwoody UMC called Wrestling With A Text. Scripture often presents us with uncomfortable opportunities to "wrestle" with these texts. Like Jacob, the subject of our first week, perhaps the blessing for us comes from the struggle itself?
18:18
July 29, 2020