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EMDC Podcast

By Tim Cowley
EMDC is a global community of followers of Jesus who gather and network physically and virtually to learn how to best communicate the good news mostly in places where there is not an established local church. This podcast brings you interviews that shed light on the people, places and possibilities behind the global EMDC community.

Season 1 will topics include: filmmaking, audio/radio, websites, orality/storytelling, ethnoarts, apps, scripture gadgets, culturally intelligent media and scripture engagement.
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Scripture Engagement (2 of 2)
This is the final episode of our first season. This follow-up discussion (start with ep 19), was recorded on August 17th 2021 and focuses on the general topic of Scripture Engagement. Our guests for these two episodes include Dr. Wayne Dye, Michelle Petersen and David Gray who represent SIL (http://sil.org), Dallas International University (https://diu.edu), Canada Institute of Linguistics (https://www.canil.ca) and Moorlands College (https://moorlands.ac.uk) in the U.K. Our sponsor for these two episodes is CanIL, the Canada Institute of Linguistics. In episode 19 we learned some of the background that brought Michelle Petersen and David Gray into scripture engagement. In this episode Dr. Wayne Dye will share about his own background in scripture engagement that brought him to where he is today. Later on, Michelle shares a common misconception about the timing of when scripture engagement begins. We will also look at training opportunities for those who want to explore scripture engagement further, from 1-hour online sessions to certificates and masters of arts programs.
39:44
October 06, 2021
Scripture Engagement (1 of 2)
Episodes 19 and 20, recorded on August 17th 2021, focuses on the general topic of Scripture Engagement. Our guests for these two episodes include Dr. Wayne Dye, Michelle Petersen and David Gray who represent SIL (http://sil.org), Dallas International University (https://diu.edu), Canada Institute of Linguistics (https://www.canil.ca) and Moorlands College (https://moorlands.ac.uk) in the U.K. This is the first of two parts. Our sponsor for these two episodes is CanIL, the Canada Institute of Linguistics .
33:55
September 22, 2021
Culturally Intelligent Media (2 of 2)
Episodes 17 and 18, recorded on June 16th 2021, feature Johannes and Sharon Merz, both of whom are anthropologists with SIL. For the past several years they have been leading a training track at EMDC called Culturally Intelligent Media. The Merzs are both lecturers at Moorlands College in the U.K. and work in Benin, West Africa. During this episode, part 2 of 2, the Merzs unveil the new training track name and reasoning behind that change. They also discuss a possible future online training, though that is likely still far out. And we'll delve a bit into some personal background and learn how the Swiss Johannes met the Brit Sharon. As the episode concludes, the Merzs recommend some general reading on anthropology which includes the following titles: Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. 2015. Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. 2017. What is Anthropology? Rynkiewich, Michael A. 2011. Soul, Self and Society: A Postmodern Anthropology for Mission in a Postmodern World Hendry, Joy. 2016. An Introduction to Social Anthropology: Sharing our Worlds Merz, Johannes. 2019. “Thinking Anthropologically for the Theologically and Missiologically Engaged.” On Knowing Humanity Journal 3 (2): 1-13 at http://www.okhjournal.org/index.php/okhj/article/view/47
33:59
September 08, 2021
Culturally Intelligent Media (1 of 2)
Episodes 17 and 18, recorded on June 16th 2021, feature Johannes and Sharon Merz, both of whom are anthropologists with SIL. For the past several years they have been leading a training track at EMDC called Culturally Intelligent Media. The Merzs are both lecturers at Moorlands College in the U.K. and work in Benin, West Africa. During this discussion they will be sharing a bit on the topics they cover in their course that help cross cultural workers understand how to best produce localized media that is understood well by the intended audiences.
41:01
August 25, 2021
Scripture Gadgets (2 of 2)
Episodes 15 and 16, recorded on July 6th 2021, showcases ministries that produce gadgets useful in providing access to scripture. In this episode, Marty Lange of SIL shares about the communities of practice he fosters as well as comparison papers he has written on various scripture gadgets. Josiah Palusky with Renew World Outreach and Julie Ah Sen with Hope Tech Global also shares stories of how their devices are being used in the field, costs and how to order, and future products currently in development.
45:37
August 11, 2021
Scripture Gadgets (1 of 2)
Episodes 15 and 16, recorded on July 6th 2021, showcases ministries that produce gadgets useful in providing access to scripture. In this episode you will hear mainly from Josiah Palusky with Renew World Outreach and Julie Ah Sen with Hope Tech Global as they show us some of the newer products they are distributing. Also joining us is Marty Lange with SIL who will share more about his communities of practice in episode 16.
33:11
July 28, 2021
Scripture Engagement Apps (2 of 2)
Episodes 13 and 14, recorded on June 10th, 2021, featuring Ian McQuay and Jonathan Call. Ian and Jonathan will be helping us understand more about phone apps designed to get the holy scriptures into majority and minority languages. Ian works with SIL and supports global workers as they interact with Scripture App Builder, Reading App Builder, and Dictionary App Builder. Jonathan will be representing Biblica, formerly known as the International Bible Society, as they discuss bible translation and global accessibility. Our conclusion from the previous episode explained in layman's terms what the software paratext does and what orthography is. But now we'll take a look at the training offered through the EMDC platforms, then hear later about progressive web apps, the Reach for Life app, and opportunities to get involved. We'll wrap up our conversation with some recommendations on favorite scripture apps that our guests and hosts enjoy.
47:31
July 14, 2021
Scripture Engagement Apps (1 of 2)
Episodes 13 and 14, recorded on June 10th, 2021, feature Ian McQuay and Jonathan Call. Ian and Jonathan will be helping us understand more about phone apps designed to get the holy scriptures into majority and minority languages. Ian works with SIL and supports global workers as they interact with Scripture App Builder, Reading App Builder, and Dictionary App Builder. Jonathan will be representing Biblica, formerly known as the International Bible Society, as they discuss bible translation and global accessibility.
32:37
June 30, 2021
Ethnoarts Part 2
Episode 12 (recorded on December 4th, 2020) follows up on our previous talk in Ep. 11 with Dr. Robin Harris and Matt Menger focusing on ethnoarts. Ethnoarts is all about joining with community artists in working toward a better future... one of justice, peace, joy, physical safety, social continuity, and spiritual wholeness. This participatory process draws on years of experience and insights from ethnomusicology, ethnography of communication, performance studies, participatory community development, and other fields. Dr. Robin Harris is chair of the Center for Excellence in World Arts at Dallas International University. She also serves as the president of the Global Ethnodoxology Network. Matt Menger is an Arts Consultant with SIL who has worked in Southeast Asia for the past 12 years. Matt has his master's degree in music and is just beginning work on a Ph.D. in World Arts at Dallas International University. Show Notes Episode sponsor: Dallas International University Website recommendation: Global Ethnodoxology Network
36:31
June 16, 2021
Ethnoarts Part 1
Episodes 11 and 12, recorded on December 4th, 2020, will focus on ethnoarts. Ethnoarts is all about joining with community artists in working toward a better future... one of justice, peace, joy, physical safety, social continuity, and spiritual wholeness. This participatory process draws on years of experience and insights from ethnomusicology, ethnography of communication, performance studies, participatory community development, and other fields. Our guests include Dr. Robin Harris, chair of the Center for Excellence in World Arts at Dallas International University who also serves as the president of the Global Ethnodoxology Network, and Matt Menger an Arts Consultant with SIL who has worked in Southeast Asia for the past 12 years. Matt has his master's degree in music and is just beginning work on a Ph.D. in World Arts at Dallas International University. Show Notes Episode sponsor: Dallas International University Book recommendation: Creating Local Arts Together
32:27
June 02, 2021
Orality & Storytelling Part 2
Episode 10, recorded on December 18th 2020, is the follow up conversation from ep 9 focusing on orality and storytelling experts from Simply the Story and Storyweavers. These groups equip Christians to better share their faith using simply listening and communication strategies.
35:07
May 19, 2021
Orality & Storytelling Part 1
Episodes 9 and 10, recorded on December 18th 2020, will take us out of the world of storytelling mediums through film, audio and web and introduce us to some ministries designed to equip Christians to better share their faith using communication strategies referred to as storying and orality. In these two episodes you'll learn from representatives of Simply the Story and Storyweavers, as well as get to know a bit about the International Orality Network.
25:05
May 05, 2021
Websites for Ministry Part 2
For our 7th and 8th EMDC Podcast episodes recorded on February 17th 2021, our conversation will look at websites for ministry. Clyde Taber and Keith Williams will focus mainly on the Mobile Ministry Forum, a multi-agency volunteer coalition created to help provide training and insight into how best to use mobile phones in ministry situations. They’ll also touch on the Visual Story Network and Mission Media University, two other ministry focused sites dedicated to furthering the gospel among the unreached through partnerships and training.
41:28
April 21, 2021
Websites for Ministry Part 1
For our 7th and 8th EMDC Podcast episodes recorded on February 17th 2021, our conversation will look at websites for ministry. Clyde Taber and Keith Williams will focus mainly on the Mobile Ministry Forum, a multi-agency volunteer coalition created to help provide training and insight into how best to use mobile phones in ministry situations. They’ll also touch on the Visual Story Network and Mission Media University, two other ministry focused sites dedicated to furthering the gospel among the unreached through partnerships and training. If you are looking for a partner to develop a website for ministry, we highly recommend the services of Kalaam Media. In this episode, Steve refers in the beginning of this episode to them. Since 2011 they have become a world wide provider of creation and hosting services for multi-lingual websites and mobile apps, supporting clients in over 70 countries and offering an ecosystem of website and mobile app creation services, client support services, and website and mobile app hosting services.
27:06
April 07, 2021
Audio in Missions Part 2
For our sixth episode recorded on November 17th 2020, audio & radio experts Chris Singh with WEC in the U.K. and Pierre-Yves Mutrux with Galcom International based in Canada share about the impact that audio ministries in various forms are still having today. Contact WEC International or Galcom International. Table of Contents: 01:27 - importance of audio in video 02:36 - is audio dead/dying? 08:17 - SD card stories 11:32 - Jesus film version includes narration for audio-only consumption 12:12 - solar charged audio player (South Sudan) 12:50 - find the local market vender and give them audio to give to others 13:34 - Pemba Mozambique gets a new Christian radio station to broadcast in 3 tribal languages to great response 14:37 - North African son becomes a follower of Jesus after listening to radio, goes to tell mom in the village, but she too was already a follower of Jesus because of the same program/station! 16:14 - importance of using heart languages for scriptures 17:34 - sponsor break with Galcom International  18:22 - homemade studios using foam mattresses  19:36 - considering long term sustainability & feedback options  21:01 - What do you love about EMDC?  25:54 - online training options  28:32 - audio keeps changing  30:48 - it's not about the expense of your equipment, but how good you can use what you have  31:16 - enrollment in EMDC expanding; bring your expertise!  31:46 - advice for those wanting to get into audio ministry  39:00 - "M Bag" get in touch podcast@emdc.live  39:32 - contact WEC International  40:07 - contact Galcom International  40:26 - Tim shares his current podcast faves  41:19 - closing comments & what's up next   Keep up to date:  Subscribe to us on YouTube Like & follow our Facebook page Read our blog Sign up for online classes Learn more #missionsradio #podcast #emdc #audio #radio
42:20
March 24, 2021
Audio in Missions Part 1
For our fifth episode recorded on November 17th 2020, audio & radio experts Chris Singh with WEC in the U.K. and Pierre-Yves Mutrux with Galcom International based in Canada share about the impact that audio ministries in various forms are still having today.
31:17
March 10, 2021
Missions Filmmaking Part 2
For our fourth EMDC Podcast episode recorded on November 16th 2020, a selection of ministry filmmakers representing International Media Ministries, Youth With A Mission, Create International, Ur Vision and Greater European Mission’s Gemstone Media have been giving advice and recounting stories. We pick up the conversation as the group explores formal education versus on the job training.
38:04
February 24, 2021
Missions Filmmaking Part 1
For our third EMDC Podcast episode recorded on November 16th 2020, Tim and Steve begin a series of informal discussions with experts that will focus on specific areas of ministry interest. For this episode and the next, it will be filmmaking--specifically for missions and non-profit ministry settings. We will hear from creative leaders representing International Media Ministries, Youth With A Mission, Create International, Ur Vision and Greater European Mission’s Gemstone Media.
32:25
February 10, 2021
EMDC Past Present & Future Part 2
This episode is the follow-up and conclusion to a recording from November 6th 2020 focusing on EMDC’s past, present and future. Podcast host Tim Cowley has been chatting with EMDC Founder Steve Baughman about the new developments with EMDC, including the launch of the new online training and connecting platform. Steve also began introducing some of the topics they plan to cover over the course of season one including apps, websites, ethnoarts and culturally intelligent media. This second part highlights future episodes that will include conversations with experts in scripture gadgets, filmmaking, audio & radio, orality & storytelling and scripture engagement.    EMDC has historically been an annual conference gathering together followers of Jesus from across the globe who interact on best practices for communicating the gospel across cultures. In 2020 it expanded to begin offering online training. Learn more at www.emdc.info.
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January 27, 2021
EMDC Past Present & Future Part 1
EMDC founder and podcast co-host Steve Baughman talks with podcast host Tim Cowley about EMDC's past, present and future including pivoting in 2020 and the launch of EMDC online. This first of two episodes will not only go into some of the who and why behind EMDC, but will begin to look at some of the main topics that find a home in the EMDC universe: apps, websites, ethnoarts and culturally intelligent media. EMDC has historically been an annual conference gathering together followers of Jesus from across the globe who interact on best practices for communicating the gospel across cultures. In 2020 it expanded to begin offering online training. Learn more at www.emdc.info.
31:45
January 13, 2021