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Faithfully Memphis

By The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

Bishop Phoebe Roaf and leaders from across the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee talks with people of faith in Memphis and beyond about the ways faith informs our perspective and unites people from a variety of backgrounds.
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Cast Down, Raised Up: Tracy Burgess and Miranda Cully
Cast Down, Raised Up: Tracy Burgess and Miranda Cully
This week on Faithfully Memphis, join the Reverend Miranda Cully (St. Mary's Episcopal School) for a conversation with Tracy Burgess, the new Executive Director of the Dorothy Day House in Memphis. In this episode of our series on the future of the Church, "Cast Down, Raised Up," Burgess shares how her faith has informed her life's work and how people of faith can look for ways to create environments where we can love our neighbor, welcome the stranger, and love like Jesus did. Learn more about the Dorothy Day House on their website, https://www.dorothydaymemphis.org/.
41:07
January 26, 2023
Cast Down, Raised Up: Phil Brochard and Alissa Newton with Bishop Phoebe
Cast Down, Raised Up: Phil Brochard and Alissa Newton with Bishop Phoebe
In Vital Christian Communities: 12 Characteristics of Healthy Congregations, Phil Brochard and Alissa Newton outline how even amidst strong societal forces and global events, faithful communities can have transformative power. This week on Faithfully Memphis, join Bishop Phoebe as she interviews Brochard and Newton live from WYXR 91.7 FM. This episode of Faithfully Memphis is part of our series on the future of the Church, Cast Down, Raised Up. "...let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new" -Book of Common Prayer, page 540
43:00
January 19, 2023
 Cast Down, Raised Up: Christian Senyoni and JP Senyoni with Emily Austin
Cast Down, Raised Up: Christian Senyoni and JP Senyoni with Emily Austin
"...let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new" -Book of Common Prayer, page 540 This week on Faithfully Memphis, we continue our discussions around the future of the Church with a special conversation with the Reverend Christian Senyoni (Associate Rector of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Collierville, Tennessee) and JP Senyoni (Barth House Episcopal Center). Emily Austin joins them for a conversation around intergenerational ministry, evangelism, and much more!
56:09
January 12, 2023
 Cast Down, Raised Up: Rosalyn Nichols and Bishop Phoebe
Cast Down, Raised Up: Rosalyn Nichols and Bishop Phoebe
"...let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new"  -Book of Common Prayer, page 540 This week on Faithfully Memphis, we embark on a new series of discussions around the future of the Church: Cast Down, Raised Up; Grown Old, Made New. Join Bishop Phoebe as she interviews the Reverend Dr. Rosalyn "Roz" Nichols, who is the organizing pastor of Freedom's Chapel Christian Church in Memphis, TN. Rev. Nichols also serves as Interfaith Officer for Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).
51:40
January 05, 2023
Part 2: 2022 Retrospective
Part 2: 2022 Retrospective
What a year of great conversations it has been! This week on Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe and Emily Austin look back on some of our favorite moments from the show over the past year. Highlights include conversations with Josh Horton (Creative Works) and the Rev. Jonathan Chesney (Holy Communion); Lar'Juanette Williams (Memphis Black Arts Alliance); Sam Bryant (Literacy Mid-South) and the Rev. Paul McLain (Calvary Episcopal Church); and the Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation for The Episcopal Church. Bishop Phoebe and Emily also share what's in store for Faithfully Memphis in 2023. Thank you for listening! 
48:53
December 29, 2022
Part 1: 2022 Retrospective
Part 1: 2022 Retrospective
What a year of great conversations it has been! This week and next on Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe and Emily Austin look back on some of our favorite moments from the show over the past year. This week, those highlights include conversations with Allison Pace (Saint John's Episcopal Church), Katherine Pace, and Betty Peyton; Mia Madison (Memphis Tilth); Jeremee DeMoir (DeMoir Books and Things) and the Rev. Gerri Endicott (Holy Apostles); Maggie Schaumleffel (Barth House) in conversation with Shannon Tucker and Laura White (West Tennessee Addiction and Recovery Commission);  Pat Morgan (We Hardly Knew Them); and Father Val Handwerker and Shannon Curtis (St. Patrick's Catholic Church).  Dec. 29 highlights include conversations with Josh Horton (Creative Works) and the Rev. Jonathan Chesney (Holy Communion); Lar'Juanette Williams (Memphis Black Arts Alliance); Sam Bryant (Literacy Mid-South) and the Rev. Paul McLain (Calvary Episcopal Church); and the Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation for The Episcopal Church. Be sure to listen in! 
48:52
December 22, 2022
36th Annual Rhodes College Christmas at St. Mary's Concert
36th Annual Rhodes College Christmas at St. Mary's Concert
On December 4, the Rhodes College Women’s Chorus & Rhodes Singers joined with Dr. Dennis Janzer, Director of Music at St. Mary's Cathedral, and collaborative pianists and organists to ring in the Christmas spirit for the 36th annual Christmas at St. Mary's Concert. This week on Faithfully Memphis, we share the beautiful music of this concert on the show.
01:01:49
December 15, 2022
Jennifer Balink with Bishop Phoebe
Jennifer Balink with Bishop Phoebe
Since 2016, Jennifer Balink has led Kindred Place (formerly the Exchange Club Family Center) in Memphis, an organization that helps families thrive through connection. She returns to Faithfully Memphis this week to talk with Bishop Phoebe about the strength of vulnerability, rising to challenges while giving yourself grace, and how the pandemic has helped usher in a culture where people are more willing to admit that they could use a little extra help. Bishop Phoebe also talks about St. Ambrose, whose feast is celebrated on December 7.  Learn more aboth Kindred Place on their website. 
38:40
December 08, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Mel Ahlborn and Sandy Webb
Behold It Unveiled: Mel Ahlborn and Sandy Webb
This week on Faithfully Memphis the Reverend Sandy Webb (Church of the Holy Communion) returns to the host's seat for a conversation with sacred artist Mel Ahlborn. In the episode, which is the final installment of the Behold It Unveiled series exploring the intersection of creativity and spirituality, Webb and Ahlborn discuss what makes an object "sacred," sources of inspiration, and symbolism.
43:28
December 05, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Kyle Taubken and Maggie Schaumleffel
Behold It Unveiled: Kyle Taubken and Maggie Schaumleffel
This week on Faithfully Memphis, Maggie Schaumleffel (Barth House Episcopal Center) returns to the host's seat for a conversation with Memphis-based filmmaker Kyle Taubken, whose short film Nordo was recently awarded Best Hometowner Narrative Short at the 25th Anniversary Indie Memphis Film Festival. Taubken's narrative work has screened at festivals around the world - including Maryland Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, and Portland Film Festival - and has won awards at festivals including Indie Memphis Film Festival and Oxford Film Festival. His work has been featured on Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, HuffPost, and The Daily Memphian. Learn more about him and his work at https://www.kyletaubken.com/.
58:41
November 17, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Peter Abell and Noah Campbell
Behold It Unveiled: Peter Abell and Noah Campbell
For Peter Abell, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra isn't just a workplace. He has lead the organization as Executive Director since 2017, but his roots with the organization run extremely deep. In much the same way, music isn't just something playing in the background of his life but a central element of his lifelong spirituality. In this week's episode of Faithfully Memphis, Peter Abell's good friend, the Rev. Dr. Noah Campbell (Church of the Good Shepherd; Barth House Episcopal Center), talks with him about family, liturgy, community, and the music that binds them all together. Learn more about the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at https://memphissymphony.org/.
56:02
November 10, 2022
Scott Morris and Bishop Phoebe
Scott Morris and Bishop Phoebe
In 1987, Scott Morris - a Methodist pastor and family physician - founded Church Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare clinic of its kind in the United States. Church Health relies on the services of volunteer healthcare providers and donations to provide medical care and wellness services to working uninsured people and other underserved people in Memphis and Shelby County. This week on Faithfully Memphis, join Bishop Phoebe as she talks with Dr. Morris about his latest book, Care: How People of Faith Can Respond to Our Broken Health System.
43:33
November 03, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Lar'Juanette Williams and Emily Austin
Behold It Unveiled: Lar'Juanette Williams and Emily Austin
Lar'juanette Williams is an award-winning singer, dancer, actress, writer and arts administrator whose credits include E.R, Chicago Hope, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, Spy Hard, Ghost of Mississippi, and Night Stand. She is also the Executive Director of Memphis Black Arts Alliance. In her conversation with Emily Austin, learn how throughout the chapters in her life, faith has always remained central. You can learn more about the Memphis Black Arts Alliance at https://memphisblackarts.org/. 
58:19
October 27, 2022
Behold it Unveiled: Maggie Russell and Katherine Bush
Behold it Unveiled: Maggie Russell and Katherine Bush
In her bio on her website, portrait artist Maggie Russell says that she has “lost count of the blessings” that have materialized in her life since she made artwork her full-time job. In this episode hosted by another Faithfully Memphis newcomer, Rev. Katherine Bush (Calvary Episcopal Church), learn about what inspires Russell to pursue beauty. You can learn more about Maggie Russell and her work at https://www.mrussellart.com/. For information about the upcoming recovery retreat hosted by West Tennessee Episcopal Recovery, go to https://edwtn.org/event/recovery-retreat/. Go to tinyurl.com/FM-Recovery to listen to a past episode of Faithfully Memphis featuring members of the West Tennessee Addiction and Recovery Commission. 
43:43
October 20, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Jeanne Simmons and Hester Mathes
Behold It Unveiled: Jeanne Simmons and Hester Mathes
Join the Reverend Hester Mathes (Holy Trinity) in conversation with Jeanne Simmons, a musician recognized for her involvement in a broad array of classical music activities in Memphis, including sacred music performances at area churches. In this special episode of Faithfully Memphis that is part of our Behold It Unveiled series exploring the intersection of spirituality and creativity, Jeanne shares how music has been a binding force throughout her life. The show includes selections performed live at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church (accompanied by Dr. Patrick Scott, Director of Music) and at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
55:38
October 13, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Darrell Willis and Jesse Abell
Behold It Unveiled: Darrell Willis and Jesse Abell
This week, our Behold It Unveiled series continues with the Rev. Dr. Jesse Abell (Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church) in conversation with Darrell Willis, creator and founder of Chinesha’s Closet, LLC. For Darrell, creativity is a big part of self-care, and during this episode, he shares how his creative business kept him buoyed during his cancer journey.
36:56
October 06, 2022
Pat Morgan and Bishop Phoebe
Pat Morgan and Bishop Phoebe
This week on Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe Roaf is joined in conversation with Pat Morgan, whose latest nonfiction work We Hardly Knew Them: How Homeless, Mentally Ill People Became Collateral Damage just received the NYC Big Book Award in the Cultural and Social Issues category. In the book, Pat Morgan takes aim at a major issue that results in homelessness, premature deaths, and jails and prisons becoming de facto mental hospitals, and an enormously expensive housing program that fails far too many mentally ill people who desperately need supportive "housing that heals." In their discussion, Pat shares the driving force behind her life's work of advocacy for unhoused people experiencing mental illnesses and what people of faith can do to disrupt the social and political systems that contribute to ongoing homelessness.  Bishop Phoebe also talks about the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, which is celebrated on September 29. 
43:07
September 29, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Josh Horton and Jonathan Chesney
Behold It Unveiled: Josh Horton and Jonathan Chesney
This week on Faithfully Memphis, Behold It Unveiled continues with a rich conversation between the Reverend Jonathan Chesney (Associate Rector, Church of the Holy Communion) and Josh Horton, Founder and Lead of Memphis-based Creative Works. Join them as they discuss grace, failure, and the divine nature of creativity. 
49:50
September 22, 2022
Robert Tobin and Emily Austin
Robert Tobin and Emily Austin
Join Emily Austin as she talks with the Rev. Robert Tobin, a historian and priest in the Church of England. They will discuss his latest book, Privilege & Prophecy: Social Activism in the Post-War Episcopal Church. Purchase Privilege and Prophecy on Amazon or on Oxford University Press.  ABOUT OUR GUEST Robert Tobin is a historian and priest in the Church of England. He was raised in Boston and Texas and took his first degree from Harvard. A Fulbright Scholar, he also holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, Oxford, and Cambridge. He is the author of The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991. You can learn more about the Episcopal Church in West Tennessee at EDWTN.org. Questions? Comments? Requests? Drop Emily Austin a line at eaustin@episwtn.org.
54:39
September 15, 2022
Jesse Abell & Denise Hensley with Emily Austin
Jesse Abell & Denise Hensley with Emily Austin
Have you ever wondered what exactly a spiritual director is and why people of faith seek them out? So did Emily Austin. Join her for a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Jesse Abell and Denise Hensley, two people who undertand the value of engaging in sacred conversations - both as spiritual directors and as directees. We also talk about the Feast of the Martyrs of Memphis, celebrated on September 9. 
52:30
September 08, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Casey Jordan and Lisa McIndoo
Behold It Unveiled: Casey Jordan and Lisa McIndoo
In her first time hosting Faithfully Memphis, the Reverend Lisa McIndoo (Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, Tennessee) chats with Casey Jordan, an artist and active parishioner at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jackson, Tennessee, about the role artistic creativity and expression plays in his spirituality. Lisa also continues last week's discussion around the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, which is celebrated on August 15. 
48:25
September 01, 2022
Behold It Unveiled: Clarence Davis and Emily Austin
Behold It Unveiled: Clarence Davis and Emily Austin
Emily Austin talks with Clarence Davis, who is creating the art for the 2022 EDWTN Christmas card, about his lifelong love of creative expression. Additionally, Emily is joined by Shannon Curtis, Pastoral Assistant at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Memphis, to talk about St. Mary. You can view The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner here: https://aleteia.org/2017/12/15/a-canvas-that-brings-together-heaven-and-earth-henry-ossawa-tanners-annunciation/ ABOUT THIS SERIES This Fall on Faithfully Memphis, join us for a new series - Behold It Unveiled - that explores the intersection of creativity and spirituality through conversations with artists, musicians, and makers whose faith informs their work. New episodes of Faithfully Memphis are released each Thursday at 8 a.m. on WYXR 91.7 FM and later in the morning on the podcast, available on Apple, Spotify, and other major platforms.  August 25: God's Gift | Emily Austin talks with Clarence Davis, who is creating the art for the 2022 EDWTN Christmas card, about his lifelong love of creative expression. Additionally, Emily is joined by Shannon Curtis, Pastoral Assistant at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Memphis, to talk about St. Mary.  Sept. 1: Threading Love | In her first time hosting Faithfully Memphis, the Reverend Lisa McIndoo (Church of the Holy Apostles) chats with Casey Jordan, parishioner at St. Luke's Jackson, about the role creativity plays in his spirituality.  Sept. 22: Making Art Work | Josh Horton is a creative entrepreneur focused on the social and economic impact of design and creativity. In this episode, the Reverend Jonathan Chesney (Holy Communion) will talk with him about the upcoming Creative Works conference in Memphis.  Oct. 6: Awakening the Senses | For Darrell Willis, founder of Chinesha's Closet, creativity is a big part of self-care – both for himself and for the customers who shop his small batch candles and aromatherapy products. Join the Rev. Jesse Abell (Grace-St. Luke's) as he talks with Darrell about how his creative business kept him buoyed during his cancer journey.  Oct. 13: A Joyful Noise | Join the Reverend Hester Mathes (Holy Trinity) in conversation with Jeanne Simmons. A musician recognized for her involvement in a broad array of classical music activities in Memphis, Jeanne has performed with the Germantown Symphony, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and numerous productions at Theatre Memphis and The Orpheum Theatre. Oct. 20: Cosmic Reset | In her bio on her website, artist Maggie Russell says that she has "lost count of the blessings" that have materialized in her life since she made artwork her full-time job. In this episode hosted by another Faithfully Memphis newcomer, Rev. Katherine Bush (Calvary Episcopal Church), learn about what inspires Russell to pursue beauty.  Oct. 27: Preserving, Celebrating, Advancing | Lar'juanette Williams is an award-winning singer, dancer, actress, writer and arts administrator whose credits include E.R, Chicago Hope, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, Spy Hard, Ghost of Mississippi, and Night Stand. She is also the Executive Director of Memphis Black Arts Alliance. In this not-to-be-missed episode, learn how throughout the changes in her life, faith has always remained central.
57:08
August 25, 2022
Diana Comes and Bishop Phoebe
Diana Comes and Bishop Phoebe
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe Roaf is joined in conversation with Diana Comes, the Executive Director of the Community Legal Center in Memphis. Founded in 1994 as AWA Family Mediation Center, the CLC is a nonprofit organization that represents vulnerable people in Memphis and Shelby County. Learn more about their work at clcmemphis.org.  ABOUT DIANA Diana M. Comes serves as the Executive Director of the Community Legal Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Rhodes College in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2011. Following graduation from law school, Ms. Comes served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Jon P. McCalla, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the Hon. Ronald L. Gilman, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She then joined the Memphis office of Butler Snow LLP, where she was an associate and then partner practicing primarily in the areas of commercial and appellate litigation, before joining the Community Legal Center in 2021. During her time in private practice, Ms. Comes was named as a SuperLawyers Mid-South Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation from 2017-2020 and to Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation from 2020-2021. Diana is a past president of the Memphis-based Association for Women Attorneys and a board chair of the Memphis Farmers Market. She is a graduate of the New Memphis Institute Fellows program as well as the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program.
51:10
August 18, 2022
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: Gary Meade + the West Tennessee Delegation to General Convention
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: Gary Meade + the West Tennessee Delegation to General Convention
This week on Faithfully Memphis, our series on Episcopal polity and governance - Of One Heart and Of One Soul - wraps with a conversation with the Reverend Gary Meade (Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee) with members of the West Tennessee delegation to the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church: the Rev. Canon Sharon Alexander, the Rev. Chuck McMillion, Scott Haight, Lavonnie Perry Claybon, the Rev. Gerri Endicott, and Terecille Basa-Ong. 
56:60
August 04, 2022
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: Mandy Marshall + Bishop Phoebe
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: Mandy Marshall + Bishop Phoebe
This week, our series of conversations with leaders from The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion continues with Bishop Phoebe talking with Mandy Marshall, who is the Director for Gender Justice of the Anglican Communion. 
47:44
July 28, 2022
Remembering Mia Madison
Remembering Mia Madison
All of us at the EDWTN were deeply saddened by the death of Mia Madison, Executive Director of @memphistilth, earlier this month. Mia was a beautiful soul whose love for her family, God’s creation, and her community was evident to all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with her. We were honored to have her as a guest on Faithfully Memphis earlier this year during our series on creation care and stewardship, so this week, we are replaying her conversation with Bishop Phoebe. Our prayers and deepest condolences are with Mia’s family and colleagues as they grieve this tremendous loss.
45:19
July 21, 2022
Ericka Kelly & Mary Powers with Emily Austin
Ericka Kelly & Mary Powers with Emily Austin
TW: This episode of Faithfully Memphis contains discussion of violence and the taking of one's own life. Please take care while listening. We're pausing our Of One Heart & of One Soul series this week for a powerful discussion with Ericka Kelly and Mary Powers, two mothers who both lost children to senseless gun violence. They talk with Emily Austin about how their faith has guided them through their grief and motivated them toward advocacy work with the Memphis chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. We also learn about Argula Von Grumbach - the first published Protestant woman writer - whose feast day is celebrated on July 14.  For complete information about the Prayer in Action event on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Memphis, please click here. Featured music: "Dionne" by Osunlade "Saint of the Day" Source: Forward Movement (https://prayer.forwardmovement.org/calendar/argula-von-grumbach)
42:12
July 14, 2022
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers and Bishop Phoebe
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers and Bishop Phoebe
In the second installment of Of One Heart & of One Soul, a new Faithfully Memphis series featuring conversations with Episcopal and Anglican leaders, Bishop Phoebe sits down for a hope-filled, honest, inspiring conversation with the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation for The Episcopal Church, about what it means to be the Beloved Community in a rapidly changing world. You will not want to miss this inspiring dialog that was taped earlier this year during Canon Spellers' visit to West Tennessee!
46:55
July 07, 2022
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: Molly James and Sharon Alexander
Of One Heart and Of One Soul: Molly James and Sharon Alexander
The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church - this year in Baltimore, Maryland - is almost here. But if you’re like most Episcopalians, you may not know exactly what happens at General Convention or what it even is. But fear not!  This week, we're kicking off a new season of Faithfully Memphis with conversations with leaders in our larger Episcopal and worldwide Anglican communities - Of One Heart and Of One Soul. In this kickoff episode, Canon Sharon Alexander demystifies General Convention and provides a crash course in the polity and structure of governance of the the Episcopal Church in a conversation with the Reverend Molly James, who serves as Deputy Executive Officer of the 80th General Convention. To learn more about The Episcopal Church, go to episcopalchurch.org. You can learn more about the General Convention and follow proceedings at generalconvention.org/about. To learn more about the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, go to EDWTN.org.
57:53
June 30, 2022
Bob Lee & David Wayne Brown with Bishop Phoebe
Bob Lee & David Wayne Brown with Bishop Phoebe
Published in 2021, At Road's End tells the true story of the murder of Barbara Ann Lee and the subsequent journey of her widower, Bob Lee, from the position of victim to victim's advocate. On this week's episode of Faithfully Memphis, join Bishop Phoebe for a conversation with Bob Lee and At Road's End author David Wayne Brown about the transformative power of forgiveness.    This episode may contain discussion that some listeners could find disturbing. Please take care when listening.
42:36
June 23, 2022
Jeremee DeMoir and Gerri Endicott
Jeremee DeMoir and Gerri Endicott
Jeremee DeMoir - educator, Christian, and bona fide bookworm - dreamed of an inclusive bookstore where underrepresented protagonists and authors would be celebrated and where readers could find a community that loves them just the way they are. Thus, DeMoir Books & Things in Memphis was born in the midst of the covid pandemic in Memphis. On this week's episode of Faithfully Memphis, which originally aired on June 16, 2022 from WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, DeMoir talks to the Rev. Gerri Endicott, Deacon at Church of the Holy Apostles, about curating a safe, inclusive community where all stories are worth telling and everyone is accepted and celebrated as beloved children of God.  Visit DeMoir Books & Things online at https://demoir-books.square.site/ or in-store. The shop is located at 739 White Station Rd. in Memphis. Follow the shop on Instagram and Facebook! 
44:48
June 16, 2022
Stacie Freeman and Peter Gathje with Emily Austin
Stacie Freeman and Peter Gathje with Emily Austin
This week on Faithfully Memphis, Emily Austin talks with Stacie Freeman and Peter Gathje about the growing partnership between Memphis Theological Seminary and Bethel University, specifically, Bethel University's Global Studies program and the possibilities for global faith education. At Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, Freeman is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of Global Studies, and she also serves as Bethel University's Global Service-Learning and Citizenship Program founder and lead educator. At Memphis Theological Seminary, Peter Gathje, Ph.D., currently serves as professor of Christian Ethics, Academic Dean, and Vice President of Academic Affairs. We also learn about Columba of Iona, whose feast day is June 9.  To learn more about the Bethel University's Global Service-Learning and Citizenship Program, go to https://www.bethelu.edu/academics/global-studies, or contact Stacie Freeman MSSW via email: freemans@bethelu.edu.
54:45
June 09, 2022
Autumn Chastain and Bishop Phoebe
Autumn Chastain and Bishop Phoebe
Earlier this Spring, Thistle & Bee Enterprises appointed Autumn Chastain as its new Executive Director. Bishop Phoebe sits down with Chastain to learn about what motivates her to advocate for women who are often left behind. 
36:24
June 02, 2022
Sam O'Bryant and Paul McLain
Sam O'Bryant and Paul McLain
The Reverend Paul McLain - associate rector at Calvary Episcopal Church, Church Home Trust board member, and former university radio DJ - returns to Faithfully Memphis this week to discuss the work of Literacy Mid-South (LMS) with Sam O'Bryant, Executive Director.  To learn more about LMS, go to literacymidsouth.org. There you can also get tickets for Literatini, their flagship fundraising event that will take place at Novel booksellers on June 11, 2022.  On Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Memphis (700 Poplar Ave. 38105) is open for community prayer and contemplation in the wake of the most recent spate of senseless gun violence in the United States. All are welcome. 
49:40
May 26, 2022
Heart to Heart: A Conversation with Bishop Phoebe and Emily Austin
Heart to Heart: A Conversation with Bishop Phoebe and Emily Austin
This week, we're taking a pause from our normal interview format on Faithfully Memphis. Bishop Phoebe and Minister of Communication Emily Austin reflect on evangelism in the Episcopal Church, how we can be building "beloved community" in new ways, and the way the Holy Spirit works through conversations and interactions that may not take place within the walls of a church building.  Like what you hear? Be sure to like and subscribe to Faithfully Memphis wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee - including our churches and ministries - at EDWTN.org. You can also engage with us on Instagram and Facebook. 
46:59
May 19, 2022
Braver Angels
Braver Angels
If you've ever felt like civility is on the decline and that political polarization is driving us apart, you'll want to listen to this week's episode of Faithfully Memphis. Founded in 2016, the Braver Angels organization is committed to bringing people together to discuss hard topics with bravery and civility. Join the Rev. Debbie McCanless, Deacon at Saint John's Episcopal Church (Memphis), for a conversation with Braver Angels leaders Dr. Hunter Baker, Curt Cowan, and Kali Kucera.
46:24
May 12, 2022
Val Handwerker and Shannon Curtis with Bishop Phoebe
Val Handwerker and Shannon Curtis with Bishop Phoebe
This week on Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe speaks with Father Val Handwerker and Shannon Curtis of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Downtown Memphis. Pope Francis has called for a global synod for listening and "journeying together," and the people of St. Pat's have been rolling up their sleeves to listen to Catholics and non-Catholics alike about the ways the Church can better serve those who have traditionally been pushed to the margins. St. Pat's sits between the prosperity of FedEx Forum and one of the most impoverished zip codes in Shelby County. "To us, the synod is not only an opportunity to make our diverse voices heard, but to elevate the voices of the poor and marginalized in our midst."
52:51
May 05, 2022
The Rev. Paul McLain in conversation with Rev. Lisa Anderson and Christine Fox from RITI-Memphis
The Rev. Paul McLain in conversation with Rev. Lisa Anderson and Christine Fox from RITI-Memphis
It's a special week on Faithfully Memphis where we celebrate our local radio home, WYXR 91.7 FM! We encourage you to a pledge of support of any amount at WYXR.org. WYXR, a nonprofit radio partnership between The Daily Memphian and The University of Memphis, fosters the kind of thought-provoking and inspiring conversations you hear on Faithfully Memphis each week, including today's episode with the Reverend Paul McLain, associate rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, and Reverend Lisa Anderson, founder and executive director of Room in the Inn - Memphis (RITI). They are also joined in conversation with Christine Fox, who in addition to being on staff at RITI, is also a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Memphis and a BIG supporter of the work of WYXR. Also be sure to stay tuned to hear producer Emily Austin attempt to explain social media and cryptocurrency. Don't quit your day job, Em!  To make a monthly sustaining gift or to learn more about the programming of WYXR: WYXR.org To learn more about RITI-Memphis, including volunteer opportunities: ritimemphis.org To learn about the ministry of Calvary Episcopal Church: calvarymemphis.org  And for more information on the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee: EDWTN.org
46:10
April 28, 2022
Rising and Shining with Torrey Bates
Rising and Shining with Torrey Bates
In this final week of Faithfully Memphis' Nurturing the Next Generation series, Emily Austin, Minister of Communication for the EDWTN, is joined in the studio with Torrey Bates, Executive Director at For the Kingdom (FTK). FTK is a 100-acre camp, conference, and retreat center located in Memphis' Whitehaven neighborhood, set aside to represent God's kingdom on Earth. "We seek to be a place where God's shalom resides and where all can find a place of prayer, adventure, laughing, bonding, unity, and retreat from the storms of life." ABOUT THIS SERIES Children and youth are more resilient than we can imagine, but as we move into the third year of pandemic life, how can we as adults help our children blossom and thrive in an ever-changing landscape that looks very different from that of our own childhoods? This Spring on Faithfully Memphis, leaders from across the EDWTN will take part in a series of conversations around creating a Beloved Community that values our children and youth. This series is for everyone, even those who are not actively parenting. Listen to other episodes in this series: Mindfulness Matters: Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Noah Glenn: https://tinyurl.com/FMNoahGlenn Praying Off Script: Drew Massengale in Conversation with Mary Henry Thompson: https://tinyurl.com/FMDrewandMaryHenry You've Got a Friend in Me: Allison Pace in Conversation with Betty Peyton and Katherine Pace: https://tinyurl.com/FMAllisonPace Invest in Youth Ministry Development: Cynthia McCarty in conversation with leaders from the Center for Youth Ministry Training: https://tinyurl.com/FM-CYMT Teaming Up: A Conversation with Gabbie Munn, Carter Webster, and Amzie Williams: https://tinyurl.com/FMGabbieCarterAmzie Love Thy Neighbor: Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Iletha Washington: https://tinyurl.com/FM-Iletha Love Heals: Maggie Shaumleffel in conversation with Shannon Tucker and Laura White: https://tinyurl.com/FM-Maggie
54:16
April 14, 2022
Love Heals: Maggie Schaumleffel in conversation with Shannon Tucker and Laura White
Love Heals: Maggie Schaumleffel in conversation with Shannon Tucker and Laura White
Maggie Schaumleffel, Family & Communications Coordinator at St. George’s Episcopal Church, sits down with Laura White (Holy Apostles) and Shannon Tucker (Calvary Episcopal Church) from Episcopal Recovery for a discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, issues facing children of parents in recovery, and more.  ABOUT THIS SERIES Children and youth are more resilient than we can imagine, but as we move into the third year of pandemic life, how can we as adults help our children blossom and thrive in an ever-changing landscape that looks very different from that of our own childhoods? This Spring on Faithfully Memphis, leaders from across the EDWTN will take part in a series of conversations around creating a Beloved Community that values our children and youth. This series is for everyone, even those who are not actively parenting. Listen to other episodes in this series: Mindfulness Matters: Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Noah Glenn: https://tinyurl.com/FMNoahGlenn Praying Off Script: Drew Massengale in Conversation with Mary Henry Thompson: https://tinyurl.com/FMDrewandMaryHenry You've Got a Friend in Me: Allison Pace in Conversation with Betty Peyton and Katherine Pace: https://tinyurl.com/FMAllisonPace Invest in Youth Ministry Development: Cynthia McCarty in conversation with leaders from the Center for Youth Ministry Training: https://tinyurl.com/FM-CYMT Teaming Up: A Conversation with Gabbie Munn, Carter Webster, and Amzie Williams: https://tinyurl.com/FMGabbieCarterAmzie Love Thy Neighbor: Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Iletha Washington: https://tinyurl.com/FM-Iletha
55:11
April 07, 2022
Love Thy Neighbor: Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Iletha Washington
Love Thy Neighbor: Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Iletha Washington
This week on Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe interviews Iletha Washington, Director of the Miriam Child Development Center at the United Methodist Neighborhood Center (UMNC-M). Founded in 1907, the UMNC-M is a partnership of churches and neighbors serving one another in Christian love, ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of families who need a helping hand. This show is part of our Nurturing the Next Generation series on Faithfully Memphis.  ABOUT THIS SERIES Children and youth are more resilient than we can imagine, but as we move into the third year of pandemic life, how can we as adults help our children blossom and thrive in an ever-changing landscape that looks very different from that of our own childhoods? This Spring on Faithfully Memphis, leaders from across the EDWTN will take part in a series of conversations around creating a Beloved Community that values our children and youth. This series is for everyone, even those who are not actively parenting. Listen to other episodes in this series: Mindfulness Matters: Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Noah Glenn: https://tinyurl.com/FMNoahGlenn Praying Off Script: Drew Massengale in Conversation with Mary Henry Thompson: https://tinyurl.com/FMDrewandMaryHenry You've Got a Friend in Me: Allison Pace in Conversation with Betty Peyton and Katherine Pace: https://tinyurl.com/FMAllisonPace Invest in Youth Ministry Development: Cynthia McCarty in conversation with leaders from the Center for Youth Ministry Training: https://tinyurl.com/FM-CYMT Teaming Up: A Conversation with A Conversation with Gabbie Munn, Carter Webster, and Amzie Williams: https://tinyurl.com/FMGabbieCarterAmzie
41:09
March 31, 2022
Teaming Up: A Conversation with Gabbie Munn, Carter Webster, and Amzie Williams
Teaming Up: A Conversation with Gabbie Munn, Carter Webster, and Amzie Williams
This week on Faithfully Memphis, our "Nurturing the Next Generation" series continues with a conversation with Gabbie Munn (Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis), Carter Webster (Church of the Holy Communion, Memphis), and Amzie Williams (Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Memphis). All three have worked in youth ministry since before the pandemic, and during this program, they share what they've learned about their own faith during this time and how these lessons are informing their futures.  ABOUT THIS SERIES Children and youth are more resilient than we can imagine, but as we move into the third year of pandemic life, how can we as adults help our children blossom and thrive in an ever-changing landscape that looks very different from that of our own childhoods? This Spring on Faithfully Memphis, leaders from across the EDWTN will take part in a series of conversations around creating a Beloved Community that values our children and youth. This series is for everyone, even those who are not actively parenting. Listen to other episodes in this series: Mindfulness Matters: Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Noah Glenn: https://tinyurl.com/FMNoahGlenn  Praying Off Script: Drew Massengale in Conversation with Mary Henry Thompson: https://tinyurl.com/FMDrewandMaryHenry  You've Got a Friend in Me: Allison Pace in Conversation with Betty Peyton and Katherine Pace: https://tinyurl.com/FMAllisonPace Invest in Youth Ministry Development: Cynthia McCarty in conversation with leaders from the Center for Youth Ministry Training: https://tinyurl.com/FM-CYMT
41:34
March 24, 2022
Invest in Youth Ministry Development: Cynthia McCarty in conversation with leaders from the Center for Youth Ministry Training
Invest in Youth Ministry Development: Cynthia McCarty in conversation with leaders from the Center for Youth Ministry Training
Cynthia McCarty, Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Holy Apostles, brings together leaders from the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT) for a robust discussion around cultivating impactful youth ministers. Participants in the discussion include Jeremy Demarest, Director of Children and Family Ministries at Calvary Episcopal Church; Nick Guerra, Director of Youth Ministry at Heartsong Church; Dietrich Kirk, CYMT Executive Director; Kris Konsowitz, CYMT Director of Coaching; and Hannah Minton, Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Grace Episcopal Church in Paducah, KY.  ABOUT THIS SERIES Children and youth are more resilient than we can imagine, but as we move into the third year of pandemic life, how can we as adults help our children blossom and thrive in an ever-changing landscape that looks very different from that of our own childhoods? This Spring on Faithfully Memphis, leaders from across the EDWTN will take part in a series of conversations around creating a Beloved Community that values our children and youth. This series is for everyone, even those who are not actively parenting. Listen to other episodes in this series: Mindfulness Matters: Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Noah Glenn: https://tinyurl.com/FMNoahGlenn Praying Off Script: Drew Massengale in Conversation with Mary Henry Thompson: https://tinyurl.com/FMDrewandMaryHenry You've Got a Friend in Me: Allison Pace in Conversation with Betty Peyton and Katherine Pace: https://tinyurl.com/FMAllisonPace
48:45
March 17, 2022
You've Got a Friend in Me: Allison Pace in conversation with Betty Peyton and Katherine Pace
You've Got a Friend in Me: Allison Pace in conversation with Betty Peyton and Katherine Pace
Continuing our Nurturing the Next Generation series on Faithfully Memphis, Allison Pace, who serves as Minister of Parish Family at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN, engages in a delightful intergenerational conversation with Betty Peyton, 85, and Katherine Pace, 10, whose special friendship shows how children and seniors can have rich, meaningful relationships. 
33:18
March 10, 2022
Praying Off Script: Drew Massengale in conversation with Mary Henry Thompson
Praying Off Script: Drew Massengale in conversation with Mary Henry Thompson
In the second installment of our Nurturing the Next Generation series, Drew Massengale, Minister to Children at Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis, TN, interviews Mary Henry Thompson, Lower School Chaplain at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis. Drew also talks about John and Charles Wesley, who are celebrated on March 3 on the Episcopal Church's liturgical calendar.  
01:02:54
March 03, 2022
Mindfulness Matters: Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Noah Glenn
Mindfulness Matters: Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Noah Glenn
Bishop Phoebe talks with Noah Glenn, creator and host of the family mindfulness podcast Like You, about how the lessons of mindfulness and meditation are for everyone – including children and families. Listen to Like You wherever you get your podcasts!  ABOUT THIS SERIES ON FAITHFULLY MEMPHIS Children and youth are more resilent than we can imagine, but as we move into the third year of pandemic life, how can we as adults help our children blossom and thrive in an ever-changing landscape that looks very different from that of our own childhoods? This Spring on Faithfully Memphis, the weekly podcast from the EDWTN, leaders from across the EDWTN will take part in a series of conversations around creating a Beloved Community that values our children and youth. This series is for everyone, even those who are not actively parenting. ABOUT FAITHFULLY MEMPHIS Each week on Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe Roaf and leaders from across the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee sit down with Memphians and others in Shelby County regarding the issues facing our community, as well as the ways in which faith informs our perspective and unites people from a variety of backgrounds. The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee serves 21 counties through 29 churches between the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. Learn more about us and find a church at EDWTN.org.
46:41
February 17, 2022
REPRISE: Reverend Jonathan Chesney in conversation with Jonathan Dummar
REPRISE: Reverend Jonathan Chesney in conversation with Jonathan Dummar
Originally released in August 2021, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Reverend Jonathan Chesney, associate rector of Church of the Holy Communion, in conversation with Jonathan Dummar, dancer and choreographer at Ballet Memphis. The two explore the intersection of artistic expression and Christian spirituality, and they also discuss St. Bartholomew. View "Songs of Artful Resistance" here: https://youtu.be/94ryPXsY_dM To learn more about Church of the Holy Communion: holycommunion.org To learn more about Ballet Memphis: https://balletmemphis.org/
52:24
February 10, 2022
The Reverend Jay Biedenharn in conversation with Christian Man
The Reverend Jay Biedenharn in conversation with Christian Man
"You can't achieve environmental goals by paying social costs."  Our series on creation care and environmental stewardship concludes this week with the Reverend Jay Biedenharn, rector of Saint John's Episcopal Church in Memphis, in conversation with Christian Man, Policy Action Lead for Just Rural Transition. Their discussion explores the potential social costs of environmental conservation and solutions that can help save the planet and empower traditionally underserved communities around the world.   Learn more about Saint John's: https://www.stjohnsmemphis.org/ Learn more about Just Rural Transition: https://justruraltransition.org/
41:52
February 03, 2022
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Mia Madison of Memphis Tilth
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Mia Madison of Memphis Tilth
Our series on Creation Care and Stewardship continues this week with a conversation with Mia Madison, Executive Director of Memphis Tilth. Founded in 2015, Memphis Tilth's mission is to cultivate collective action for an economically sustainable, socially equitable, and environmentally sound local food system. Learn more here: memphistilth.org ABOUT MIA MADISON Mia Madison (her/she) has served as an activist and community organizer throughout the Mid-South region and volunteers for a host of programs and projects focused on bridging the gap between people and the environment. Her passions are urban agriculture, environmental justice, youth advocacy, equitable access, and minority participation and engagement in urban affairs. Mia holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography both from the University of Memphis with concentrations in applied participatory action research of urban environmental affairs, and city and regional planning.
41:14
January 27, 2022
Emily Austin in conversation with Michelle Cowan of Clean Memphis
Emily Austin in conversation with Michelle Cowan of Clean Memphis
"Water is wonderful!" is the message of this episode of Faithfully Memphis! Emily Austin talks with Michelle Cowan, Director of Education for Clean Memphis, about Clean Memphis' new "Water Is Wonderful" curriculum sponsored by International Paper. The curriculum is designed to help elementary school students learn about water conservation in Shelby County and across the world. Their conversation also includes a discussion of how Clean Memphis and organizations like it help empower community advocates to take care of their neighborhoods.  Learn more about Clean Memphis at https://www.cleanmemphis.org. 
50:22
January 20, 2022
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Nick Wiggins
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Nick Wiggins
Continuing our series on creation care and stewardship, Nick Wiggins joins Bishop Phoebe for a conversation about his work at the Wolf River Conservancy. Nick is a native Memphian and aside from being an avid naturalist and outdoors enthusiast, he is committed to protecting our natural resources here in the Mid-South for all future generations benefit. As the Community Conservation Manager, Nick joins the Conservancy to serve the users of our Greenway, to ensure the neighborhood feels connected to the Greenway, in terms of recreation, transportation or more. Bishop Phoebe also talks about Saint Aelred of Rievaulx, whose feast day is celebrated on January 12.  To learn more about the Wolf River Conservancy and engage with its programing, log on to https://wolfriver.org/. 
37:17
January 13, 2022
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Cynthia McCarty
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Cynthia McCarty
Happy Epiphany! Happy 2022! Happy everything! This week, we're delighted to kick off our first Faithfully Memphis series of the year - Creation Care and Stewardship - with a conversation with Cynthia McCarty. In addition to her role as Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, TN, Cynthia was a member of the Episcopal Church's delegation to the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in 2021. In this interview with Bishop Phoebe Roaf, Cynthia shares how her faith compels her to advocate for climate and creation care.  MORE ABOUT CYNTHIA McCARTY Cynthia was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a lifelong Episcopalian, she was involved in EYC, served on the Diocesan Youth Commission, and was the Diocesan representative for the Province VII Youth Commission. After earning a B.S. in Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Cynthia moved to Memphis and worked as the Aquatics Director at the Olive Branch Family YMCA. In 2007, Cynthia was called back to Little Rock and served at the Director of Youth and Young Adult ministries at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.  During this time, she earned a Masters in Education in Middle Childhood Education.  Cynthia has worked the past four years as a middle school teacher for Shelby County Schools. Cynthia is married to Chris and has two sons, Alex, 7, and Sam, 21 months.  They live in Germantown and have called Holy Apostles their church home for the last couple of years. As the youth director, Cynthia wants to empower and equip the youth of the church with the resources they need to build onto their Journey of Faith.  .
46:17
January 06, 2022
SPECIAL EPISODE: Lessons & Carols from Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church
SPECIAL EPISODE: Lessons & Carols from Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church
To close out 2021 on Faithfully Memphis, we are delighted to bring you a service of Lessons & Carols, recorded live at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee on December 12, 2021. This service features the Grace-St. Luke’s Choir, Canterbury Choir, and The Memphis Boy & Girl Choir. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first celebrated at King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve, 1918. Many thanks to the Reverend Ollie Rencher, Rector, and Dr. Patrick Scott, Director of Music and Organist.  This episode has been edited for length. To hear the full service, please go to https://youtu.be/GaeA4rDVYDg.
59:21
December 30, 2021
SPECIAL EPISODE: The 35th Annual Rhodes College Christmas at St. Mary's Concert
SPECIAL EPISODE: The 35th Annual Rhodes College Christmas at St. Mary's Concert
In this very special episode of Faithfully Memphis, we are delighted to share with you the 35th annual Christmas at St. Mary's Concert, recorded live on December 5, 2021 at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Memphis, Tennessee. The concert features the Rhodes College Women's Chorus, Rhodes Chamber Singers, and Rhodes Singers. Ellen Koziel and William Skoog, conductors. Dennis Janzer and Debbie Smith, collaborative pianists. Music of Rutter, Rachmaninoff, Durufle, Janzer, Bieble and more. This episode has been edited for length. To hear the full concert, please go to https://youtu.be/DTPp4dpgHPM.
59:12
December 23, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Mark Hackett
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Mark Hackett
Join Bishop Phoebe Roaf for a conversation with Mark Hackett, Founder and Executive Director of Operation Broken Silence, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is building a global movement to empower the Sudanese people through innovative programs. He is one of only a handful of Americans who have been on the frontlines of the war in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. Learn more about Operation Broken Silence at https://operationbrokensilence.org/.  Read Mark's blog here: https://mchackett.medium.com/
38:31
December 16, 2021
The Reverend Tom Momberg in conversation with John Ashworth
The Reverend Tom Momberg in conversation with John Ashworth
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, the Reverend Tom Momberg, priest in charge of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee, is joined in conversation with his good friend John Ashworth for a discussion on the theme of "becoming beloved community one friendship at a time." The two met through their mutual work with the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis. Fr. Tom also talks about St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, whose feast day is observed on December 6.  In addition, Emily Austin talks about "Longest Night" services, typically held during the Advent season. Also called "Blue Christmas" services, these worship services honor the feelings of loss and sadness that are often silently endured during the holiday season. Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis will offer a Service for the Longest Nights on December 19 at 5:30 p.m. Learn more at holycommunion.org. 
54:30
December 09, 2021
Emily Austin in conversation with Bill Branch and the Rev. Sarah Cowan
Emily Austin in conversation with Bill Branch and the Rev. Sarah Cowan
On this episode of Faithfully Memphis, Emily is joined in conversation with watercolor artist Bill Branch, and they talk about the season of Advent, art and spirituality, and Bill's new work that will be featured on the EDWTN Christmas card. A limited number of prints will be available for purchase at the inaugural Advent Arts Market on Saturday, December 4 at the Barth House Episcopal Center. Learn more about the event at https://edwtn.org/join-us-on-december-4-for-the-advent-arts-market/.  Later in the show, Emily is joined by the Reverend Sarah Cowan, ministry associate for the Barth House, to share about the Advent Arts Market and all the exciting things happening in Episcopal college ministry.  Connect with Bill on his website, https://www.billbranchstudio.com/, or on his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/billbranchstudio1.  To learn more about the Barth House Episcopal Center, connect on Instagram (@barthhouse) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/uofmepiscopal). To subscribe to email updates from the Barth House, go to https://edwtn.org/ministries/college-ministries/. 
50:47
December 02, 2021
Reprise: The Reverend Hester Mathes in conversation with Dr. Stephen Cook
Reprise: The Reverend Hester Mathes in conversation with Dr. Stephen Cook
Airing originally on Nov. 19, 2020 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis was hosted by the Reverend Hester Mathes, senior associate rector of Church of the Holy Communion. Joining her for a conversation about interfaith service and worship is Dr. Stephen Cook, senior pastor at Second Baptist Church in Memphis. Here is the complete information on the Interfaith Food & Funds Drive, scheduled for Saturday, November 20th:  Thanksgiving Interfaith Food & Funds Drive Saturday, November 20, 1-4 p.m. | Gather at Second Baptist Church Make plans today to take part in an interfaith initiative to benefit neighbors being served through the Mid-South Food Bank. Due to COVID-19, nearly 1 in 4 people in the MidSouth face food insecurity. Working together with a diverse group of members from other congregations, we can make a difference in people’s lives during the season of thanksgiving. On Saturday, November 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. we will join volunteers from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations who have been coming together for worship for more than 30 years. Everyone is asked to volunteer for a 90-minute shift alongside other people of goodwill from across our beloved community. We will meet 15 minutes prior to each shift in the east parking lot of Second Baptist Church for a time of prayer and instructions for collecting donations. The food bank needs shelf-stable, non-perishable food items as well as funds to support its work. Just $10 will purchase 30 meals. To Volunteer: https://tinyurl.com/InterfaithThanksgiving2021 To Donate:  https://midsouthfoodbank.harnessapp.com/wv2/campaign/5610
47:20
November 18, 2021
Emily Austin in conversation with the Very Reverend Kim Coleman, Dr. Lavonnie Perry Claybon, and Swazoo Claybon
Emily Austin in conversation with the Very Reverend Kim Coleman, Dr. Lavonnie Perry Claybon, and Swazoo Claybon
Airing originally on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, Tennessee on November 11, 2021, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Emily Austin in conversation with the Very Reverend Kim Coleman, Dr. Lavonnie Perry Claybon, and Mr. Swazoo Claybon. Mother Kim serves as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia and she is also the current national president of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE). Lavonnie and Swazoo Claybon - both parishioners at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mason, TN - are active in their local chapter of the UBE and in many outreach initiatives tethered to St. Paul's historical dedication to education. https://www.ube.org/ MORE ABOUT MOTHER KIM The Very Rev Kim L. Coleman has served as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia since November 2002. An Episcopalian since 1993, Rev. Kim graduated cum laude from Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2001 and was ordained to the priesthood in December 2001. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree, Kim holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (1980) in Political Science and Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the ordination track, Kim pursued a career in the association management and human resources. She has served as a Delegate to General Convention and member of the Union of Black Episcopalians and has served on both the Diocesan Standing and Executive Committees as well as an Adjunct Professor for VTS. Mother Kim believes in the therapeutic power of laughter and describes herself as a "committed, striving, often obedient yet still imperfect follower of Christ who loves sharing God's joy with others". MORE ABOUT DR. PERRY CLAYBON Lavonnie Perry Claybon, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor and the Director of the Mid-South Access Center for Technology at the University of Memphis, where she is responsible for implementing, coordinating, and evaluating a comprehensive Assistive Technology Program that provides services to individuals of all ages with disabilities. For over 32 years, Dr. Perry Claybon has worked as an expert in the fields of education, human development, budgetary management, assistive technology, grant writing, and professional development and training. She holds multiple certifications in her fields of expertise. She has presented at local and national conferences in her various fields of experience. Aside from her work in human resources, assistive technology, and human development and training, Dr. Perry Claybon has taught traditional classes and online classes. These classes have focal points on educational technologies, teacher education, research methods, critical issues in distance education, and learning disabilities. She has taught these classes for the University of Memphis, George Washington University, and Drexel University.
55:19
November 11, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Dr. Maxie Dunnam
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Dr. Maxie Dunnam
It’s a powerful day on #FaithfullyMemphis! This episode features Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Dr. Maxie Dunnam, United Methodist Church minister, evangelist, Bible commentator and writer. He is a past president of World Methodist Council and currently President Emeritus of Asbury Theological Seminary.
44:19
November 04, 2021
Emily Austin in conversation with Sherrie Carter and Kathleen Quinlen
Emily Austin in conversation with Sherrie Carter and Kathleen Quinlen
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, Minister of Communication Emily Austin is joined in conversation with Sherrie Carter, Pet Resource Specialist for Memphis Animal Services, and Kathleen Quinlen, a volunteer active in the MAS animal foster program. Emily also talks about St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology.  To learn more about the MAS, go to https://www.facebook.com/memphisanimalservices/ or https://www.memphistn.gov/animal-services/.
40:49
October 28, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Elizabeth Ennis
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Elizabeth Ennis
Originally airing on WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis on October 21, 2021, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Elizabeth Ennis,  with Elizabeth Ennis, Senior Development Manager of the American Cancer Society's Memphis office. Learn more about ways you can support breast cancer awareness, including the #RealMenWearPink campaign! Facebook:           facebook.com/ACSTennessee Facebook.com/StridesMemphis Facebook.com/RMWPMemphis Instagram:          @acs_tennessee  - https://www.instagram.com/acs_tennessee/ @acsmemphisstrides - https://www.instagram.com/acsmemphisstrides/ Resources:          www.cancer.org Cancer Hotline 1-800-227-2345 Websites:            www.RealMenWearPinkacs.org/memphistn www.memphisimagineball.org
30:36
October 21, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Quincy Jones
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Quincy Jones
Originally airing on October 14, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Quincy Jones, Director of Programs of Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. (NPI). NPI is a Memphis-based nonprofit organization that exist to eliminate or mitigate all known legal and systemic impediments to the removal of such properties so that all available resources for addressing blight can then be effectively and efficiently deployed. Learn more about the good work of NPI at https://npimemphis.org/what-we-do/.  We are also celebrating the first birthday of Faithfully Memphis' radio home, WYXR! To support the station financially, please go to https://wyxr.org/. 
29:57
October 14, 2021
Maggie Schaumleffel in conversation with Joan Biddle and Stacey Johnson
Maggie Schaumleffel in conversation with Joan Biddle and Stacey Johnson
Originally airing on WYXR 91.7 on October 7, 2021, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Maggie Schaumleffel, Family & Communications Coordinator at St. George's Episcopal Church in Germantown, TN, in conversation with poet Joan Biddle and artist Stacey Johnson.  ST. GEORGE'S: https://stgchurch.org/ JOAN BIDDLE: http://www.joanbiddle.net/ STACEY JOHNSON: https://annestasis.com/
51:55
October 07, 2021
The Reverend Terry Street in conversation with Grace Askew
The Reverend Terry Street in conversation with Grace Askew
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, join the Reverend Terry Street, rector of St. Philip Episcopal Church, for a conversation with Memphis-based singer/songwriter Grace Askew.  Learn more about Father Terry and St. Philip at https://www.stphilipecmemphis.org/about-us. Be sure to check out Grace's DARE TO SUCK podcast on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!  Featured Music:  "Empty Rooms" by Grace Askew "Cactus Lady" by Grace Askew "I've Been Everywhere Man, Too" by Grace Askew 
56:33
September 30, 2021
The Reverend Paul McLain in conversation with Bill Craddock
The Reverend Paul McLain in conversation with Bill Craddock
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, the Reverend Paul McClain, associate rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN is joined in conversation with Bill Craddock.  ABOUT BILL CRADDOCK  After 25 years in development and management of a regional insurance and financial organization, The Craddock Company, Bill sold the business in 1991 and served in consulting and executive roles in the national Episcopal Church retiring as Senior Vice President of the Church Pension Group in 2015. Bill served as president of numerous local civic boards including Planned Parenthood, Memphis Rotary Club, and Goals for Memphis. He has also served on national non-profit boards including Planned Parenthood Federation, Alan Guttmacher Institute, Episcopal Church Foundation, and Church Pension Fund. In 2016, Bill co-found Give Back Memphis, which helps address the capacity-building needs of the local nonprofit sector by providing pro bono business consulting services. What started out with one consultancy in 2016, has grown exponentially year over year. To date Give Back Memphis has provided 49 unique consultancies to 39 different nonprofits whose services span the gamut of needs in our community.
39:50
September 16, 2021
Reprise: Bishop Phoebe and Kontji Anthony
Reprise: Bishop Phoebe and Kontji Anthony
Airing originally on October 15, 2020 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with WMC Action News 5 anchor Kontji Anthony.
43:44
September 02, 2021
The Reverend Jonathan Chesney and Jonathan Dummar
The Reverend Jonathan Chesney and Jonathan Dummar
Recorded live in the WYXR 91.7 FM studios at Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Reverend Jonathan Chesney, associate rector of Church of the Holy Communion, in conversation with Jonathan Dummar, dancer and choreographer at Ballet Memphis. The two explore the intersection of artistic expression and Christian spirituality, and they also discuss St. Bartholomew.  View "Songs of Artful Resistance" here: https://youtu.be/94ryPXsY_dM To learn more about Church of the Holy Communion: holycommunion.org To learn more about Ballet Memphis: https://balletmemphis.org/
51:44
August 26, 2021
The Rev. Laura Gettys in conversation with Rev. Ayanna Watkins
The Rev. Laura Gettys in conversation with Rev. Ayanna Watkins
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, the Reverend Laura Gettys, Associate Rector of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN, is joined in conversation with Reverend Ayanna Watkins, who is the Lead Organizer/ Executive Director of Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH).  Ayanna is a speaker, writer, and facilitator focused on building transformative community and nurturing the God-given purpose of each individual.  To learn more about MICAH, please visit https://www.micahmemphis.org/. To learn more about Grace-St. Luke's, please visit https://www.gracestlukes.org/
55:45
August 19, 2021
Emily Austin in conversation with Marvin Stockwell
Emily Austin in conversation with Marvin Stockwell
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, Emily Austin is joined by "glass-overflowing optimist" Marvin Stockwell for a conversation on faith, nonprofit communications, and why we should all find a so-called lost cause to champion. In addition to his career at Church Health, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and FedEx, Stockwell has been a driving force behind Friends of the Fairgrounds and the Coliseum Coalition, which seeks to restore and repurpose the Mid-South Coliseum into a facility that will continue to serve Memphians for years to come. We also talk about one of the original STEMenists, Florence Nightengale, in honor of her feast day!  Follow Marvin's podcast, read his blog, and sign up for updates on the forthcoming book CHAMPIONS OF THE LOST CAUSES at https://www.championsofthelostcauses.org/
53:14
August 12, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Dr. Chris Cooper
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Dr. Chris Cooper
On this episode of Faithfully Memphis, originally airing on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, Bishop Phoebe is joined in conversation with Dr. Chris Cooper. As the Extension Service’s Horticulture Agent and Coordinator for UT Extension's Master Gardener program, Dr. Cooper's Chris’s primary job,  is to plan, develop, coordinate and conduct educational programs addressing issues that affect urban, commercial and home horticulture. Dr. Cooper also hosts "The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South," which airs Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. on WKNO2 (available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 910). Learn more and view past episodes at https://www.familyplotgarden.com/ Want to submit a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email it to Minister of Communication Emily Austin (eaustin@episwtn.org) or on our website: https://edwtn.org/contact/
45:07
August 05, 2021
Canon Sharon Alexander with Chris King of Amistad Mission
Canon Sharon Alexander with Chris King of Amistad Mission
Originally airing on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, Tennessee on July  29, 2021, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Reverend Canon Sharon Alexander in conversation with Chris King, the U.S. Executive Director of Amistad Mission, whose mission is to manifest Christ’s love for the poor by helping Bolivian children and families in need. Learn more about Amistad here: https://www.amistadmission.org/
49:46
July 29, 2021
Gabbie Munn & Carter Webster in conversation with Jerrod Gunter
Gabbie Munn & Carter Webster in conversation with Jerrod Gunter
This episode of Faithfully Memphis is all about youth ministry! Join hosts Gabbie Munn (Youth Minister at Calvary Episcopal Church) and Carter Webster (Minister to Youth at Church of the Holy Communion) for a conversation with Jerrod Gunter, Next Generation Pastor at New Direction Christian Church. Jerrod has been a youth pastor in Hickory Hill for over a decade. For the last few years he’s been leading a nationwide movement called RiotStarter, which engages teens to be agents of change in their community. In the last year he has traveled all over the country, speaking to thousands of teens and college students as a keynote speaker at major youth/young adult conferences. While his work is explicitly Christian, the topics he tackles with young folks, (self esteem, bullying, social change agents) and the artists he engages along the way are not. FEATURED MUSIC "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Salvation Song" by The Avett Brothers "Crowded Table" by The Highwaywomen 
55:53
July 22, 2021
The Reverend Gary Meade in conversation with Melissa Brubaker
The Reverend Gary Meade in conversation with Melissa Brubaker
Originally airing on Thursday, July 15, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis - features Father Gary Meade, rector of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee in conversation with Melissa Brubaker. Melissa is Executive Director of Matthew 25:40, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Dyer County, TN that facilitates the needs of individuals in the areas of clothing, food, medications, and emergency assistance with utilities, and rent. We strive to help those who have found themselves in a place of crisis. To learn more about Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, go to http://www.stmarysdyersburg.org/. To learn more about Matthew 25:40, Inc., go to https://www.matthew2540.org/ Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Love Your Neighbor" by Jamie Kimmett "I Thank God" by Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM "Amazing Grace" by Red Hot Chilli Pipers
01:02:60
July 15, 2021
The Very Reverend Jean Vargo in conversation with Dr. Susan Nelson
The Very Reverend Jean Vargo in conversation with Dr. Susan Nelson
Originally airing on July 8, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Very Reverend Jean Vargo, Interim Dean of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, in conversation with Dr. Susan Nelson. A longtime parishioner at SMC, Dr. Nelson is also active in the Community of St. Mary's in Sewanee. In their conversation, Dr. Nelson talks about her work at Church Health.  Learn more about St. Mary's: stmarysmemphis.org Learn more about Church Health: churchhealth.org Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder Kyrie: Orbis Factor, medieval chant of the Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany, performed by CIRMA/ Ensemble Organum lead by Marcel Pérès "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God" performed by Michael Roe
42:38
July 08, 2021
Emily Austin in conversation with Joshua Narcisse
Emily Austin in conversation with Joshua Narcisse
Originally airing on WYXR 91.7 FM on July 1, 2021, this episode features Emily Austin, Minister of Communication for the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee and Church of the Holy Communion, in conversation with pastor Joshua Narcisse, Director of Spiritual Care at Church Health.  Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Sunday Best" by Surfaces  "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by PJ Morton 
59:17
July 01, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Dr. Westina Matthews
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Dr. Westina Matthews
This morning on Faithfully Memphis, we’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Westina Matthews, editor of the upcoming book “This Band of Sisterhood: Black Women Bishops on Race, Faith, and the Church.” For over thirty-five years, Dr. Matthews has turned her passion and creativity into realities for so many in the community at-large. An accomplished author, sought-after public speaker, and retired Wall Street executive, Matthews has received numerous honors for her achievements in the boardroom and her commitment to community service.  FEATURED MUSIC:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "New World Coming by Nina Simone "Laughter Just Like A Medicine" by BeBe Winans
59:54
June 24, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Rekeshia Hudson
Bishop Phoebe in conversation with Rekeshia Hudson
Join us this week for a powerful conversation about faith through grief with Bishop Phoebe and Rekeshia Hudson. Since the untimely death of her husband, Rekeshia has founded The Cleo T. Hudson, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to develop and provide scholarships, ongoing mentorship and transformational community involvement within our community. Bishop Phoebe also talks about the significance of Juneteenth in this episode.  Learn more about Rekeshia's foundation and her forthcoming book "A Widow's Journey: From Grief to Grace" at https://www.thecleothudsonjrmf.com/.  Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Help Me" by Tamela Mann "I’m Still Here" by Dorinda Clark Cole
59:55
June 17, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Greece Pilgrimage Q&A
BONUS EPISODE: Greece Pilgrimage Q&A
Join us on a pilgrimage to Greece in 2022!  In this bonus episode, Bishop Phoebe Roaf and Darren Herring from My Faith Journeys discuss the Diocese of West Tennessee's upcoming pilgrimage to Greece, scheduled for Summer 2022. To learn more, go to MyFaithJourneys.com and login to group 22001.
39:04
June 13, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Rob Clark
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Rob Clark
In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, Bishop Phoebe is joined by Rob Clark. Rob is a parishioner at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church and is organizing the 75th annual Tennessee Episcopal Laymen’s Conference, scheduled for August 20-23 at DuBose Conference Center. Learn more at https://tnchurchmen.org. Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Will You Come and Follow Me?" Words: John L. Bell and Graham Maule (1987); tune: KELVINGROVE, Scottish melody arr. John L. Bell (1987); arr. Becky Messer (2021); Recorded for United Japanese Christian Church "Lift High the Cross"  Artist: Simon Johnson Choir: Norwich Cathedral Choir Conductor: Neil Taylor Composer: Sydney Nicholson "I Am on the Battlefield" by Bishop Larry D Trotter
57:29
June 10, 2021
Canon Sharon Alexander with Deacon Jessica Abell & Deacon Debbie McCanless
Canon Sharon Alexander with Deacon Jessica Abell & Deacon Debbie McCanless
Originally airing on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN on June 3, 2021, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Rev. Canon Sharon Alexander, Canon to the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, in conversation with the Diocese's newly-ordained deacons, the Reverend Deacon Jessica Abell and the Reverend Deacon Debbie McCanless.  Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Man in Black" by Johnny Cash
59:23
June 08, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Judith Black Moore
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Judith Black Moore
Originally airing on May 27, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Judith Black Moore, President of the Tarik Black Foundation, whose mission is to elevate understanding in the areas of Global Diversity, Wealth Creation, Healthy Habits, and the Impact of Technology by providing youth access to practical information through exposure to the real world. Learn more at http://tarikblackfoundation.org/. FEATURED MUSIC:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Lead Me, Guide Me" by Doris Akers and Richard Smallwood "Make It" by Charles Butler "Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty!" Sung by the Plymouth Choir and Congregation of First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska on May 31, 2015 accompanied by the Plymouth Brass and Organist Christopher Marks.
59:41
May 27, 2021
Brad Thompson in Conversation with Camp Leaders from Across the US
Brad Thompson in Conversation with Camp Leaders from Across the US
In this week's episode of Faithfully Memphis, Brad Thompson, Executive Director of St. Columba Episcopal Retreat and Conference Center in Memphis, TN is joined by a robust panel of camp leaders from across the United States for a discussion of the role camps and outdoor experiences play in the lives of campers and youth staff. Learn how COVID has changed how camps will operate this summer! Brad is joined by:  Matthew Arehart of Mud Camp and Camp Able at St. Columba: saintcolumbamemphis.org Marty Beck of Paradise Point Camp in Boise, Idaho: www.paradisepointcamp.org Julia Connelly of Camp Wright in Maryland: campwright.com Jimmy Haden of Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC: campkanuga.org Joanne Kovac-Roberts of St. Crispin's Conference Center + Camp in Wewoka, OK: stcrispins.org Eleanor Reeves of Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, AL: BeckwithAL.com Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "They Will Know We Are Christians"  "Your Love Is Amazing" 
01:01:57
May 20, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Madison Owens
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Madison Owens
Airing originally on May 13, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Madison Owens, a senior at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, TN. Throughout high school, Madison has been involved in Black Student Alliance, Honor Council, Student Ambassadors, and Bridge Builders. She plans to attend the George Washington University in Fall 2021.  Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder “Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens "Here I Am, Lord" performed by Chris Bray "What Wondrous Love is This" performed by Chelsea Moon and the Franz Brothers 
56:28
May 13, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Sh. Anwar Arafat
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Sh. Anwar Arafat
This week, Bishop Phoebe talks to Sh. Anwar Arafat, the Community Outreach Director of the Memphis Islamic Center. Sh. Anwar has served as an Imam for 9 Years in Salt Lake City, Memphis, and Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree in Film at the University of Utah and studied Islam in Gaza, Palestine, Ma’had Al-Furqan in Kuwait, and the Graduate Theological Foundation. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Islamic Education from the Islamic Seminary of America. In addition to clergy-work, Sh. Anwar works with IERA (Islamic Education and Research Academy), a worldwide organization that aims to spread awareness and dispel misconceptions about Islam. Learn more about the Memphis Islamic Center at http://www.memphisislamiccenter.org/.
51:36
May 10, 2021
The Reverend Clay Calhoun in Conversation with Sister Elizabeth Mills
The Reverend Clay Calhoun in Conversation with Sister Elizabeth Mills
Airing originally on April 29, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Reverend Clay Calhoun, associate priest of Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, TN in conversation with Sister Elizabeth Mills, a member of the Community of Saint Mary in Sewanee, TN. Church of the Holy Apostles: http://www.holyapostlestn.net/ Community of St. Mary: https://www.communityofstmarysouth.org/ Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
56:44
May 02, 2021
The Rev. Jeff Marx in Conversation with the Rev. Christian Senyoni
The Rev. Jeff Marx in Conversation with the Rev. Christian Senyoni
Airing originally on April 22, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Reverend Jeff Marx, rector of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Collierville, TN in conversation with the Reverend Christian Senyoni, associate rector.  St. Andrews Episcopal Church: https://www.standrewscollierville.org/ Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
50:48
April 22, 2021
The Reverend Tom Momberg in Conversation with John Ashworth
The Reverend Tom Momberg in Conversation with John Ashworth
Airing originally on April 15, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Reverend Tom Momberg, vicar of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN in conversation with John Ashworth, who currently serves as the board chair of The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis.  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church: http://www.holytrinityec.org/ The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis: https://lynchingsitesmem.org/ Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Birmingham Sunday" written by Joan Baez and performed by Rhiannon Giddons "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye
59:54
April 15, 2021
Eli Cloud & the Women of Thistle & Bee
Eli Cloud & the Women of Thistle & Bee
Airing originally on April 8, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Eli Cloud, Executive Director of Thistle & Bee Enterprises, in conversation with some of the women whose lives have been impacted by T&B. Thistle & Bee offers women hope and healing through a holistic residential and therapeutic clinical program and employment in our social enterprise. Learn more at thistleandbee.org. Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder “Fancy" by Reba McEntire "Won't He Do it" by Koryn Hawthorne
01:15:08
April 08, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Rabbi Micah Greenstein
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Rabbi Micah Greenstein
Airing originally on April 1, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel in Memphis, TN.  Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder “Anneini” by Noah Aronson “Holy Ground” - Craig Taubman
48:39
April 01, 2021
The Reverend Ollie Rencher in Conversation with Dan Conaway
The Reverend Ollie Rencher in Conversation with Dan Conaway
Airing originally on March 25, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Reverend Ollie Rencher, rector of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN in conversation with iconic Memphis writer and columnist Dan Conaway. Join them for a hour of shared storytelling and reflections about race matters, cemeteries, theatres, churches, cities, special spaces, and places.  Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church: https://www.gracestlukes.org/ Follow Dan Conaway on Twitter at @DanConaway2 Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
59:53
March 25, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Cindy McMillion and Justin Brazil
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Cindy McMillion and Justin Brazil
Airing originally on March 18, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Cindy McMillion and Justin Brazil, both integral parts of the Connecting Memphis storytelling project. We also talk about the historical figure of St. Patrick and the sacrament of reconciliation. Printed anthologies of the Connecting Memphis project are now available for purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ACindy+McMillion&s=relevancerank&text=Cindy+McMillion&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Learn more about Connecting Memphis: https://www.connectingmemphis.com/​ Connecting Memphis on FB: https://www.facebook.com/connectingme...​ Follow Justin Brazil on Instagram @jbrazil901 Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "One Voice" by The Wailin' Jennys "Mercy Now" by Mary Gautier
58:43
March 18, 2021
The Revs. Jay Bidenharn and Miranda Cully in Conversation with George Gully
The Revs. Jay Bidenharn and Miranda Cully in Conversation with George Gully
Airing originally on March 11, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Father Jay Biedenharn and Mother Miranda Cully of Saint John's Episcopal Church in conversation with George Gully. In addition to his career at Jim Keras Memphis, Gully is deeply involved with the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation and Serenity Recovery Center in Memphis.  Saint John's Episcopal Church:  https://www.stjohnsmemphis.org/ Memphis Grizzlies Foundation: http://www.grizzliesfoundation.org/ Serenity Recovery Center: https://serenityrecovery.org/ Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Time for Peace" by The Little Shadows "Trouble" by Reverend John Wilkins
59:17
March 11, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Tami Sawyer
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Tami Sawyer
Airing originally on March 4, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Tami Sawyer. Sawyer is a Shelby County Commissioner and Chair of Education in her hometown of Memphis, TN. She is a social justice activist who is Chair of the Memphis NAACP Legal Defense Fund, leader of #Takeemdown901 and recipient of the Ebony Power 100 Award. Follow Tami on Twitter @tamisawyer and Instagram @TamiSawyer901. Listen to her podcast Black Steel Magnolia wherever you listen to podcasts. Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" performed by The Riverside Choir "O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing" by Reawaken (Acoustic Hymn)
59:18
March 04, 2021
The Reverend Scott Walters in Conversation with Heidi Rupke, Kat Gordon, and Mak Clayton
The Reverend Scott Walters in Conversation with Heidi Rupke, Kat Gordon, and Mak Clayton
Originally airing on February 25, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM, this episode of Faithfully Memphis is hosted by the Reverend Scott Walters, Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church. Join him for conversations with Heidi Rupke, Kat Gordon, and Mak Clayton. Heidi organizes Calvary's annual Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop. Kat is the founder and owner of Muddy's Bake Shop. Mak is the Director of Outreach for the Hospitality Hub in Downtown Memphis. All of these Memphis institutions have transformed their operations in serving the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.  To learn more about Lent at Calvary, click here: https://calvarymemphis.org/learn/lenten-preaching-series/ To learn more about Muddy's and Kat Gordon, click here: https://www.muddysbakeshop.com/pages/about-muddys To learn more about the Hospitality Hub, click here: https://www.hospitalityhub.org/ About Scott Scott joined Calvary’s staff as the 22nd rector in 2017. Previously, he was the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he served since 2005. Before seminary, Scott worked as a carpenter and contractor, which began a curiosity about the way the "built environment" impacts Christian discipleship, especially with regard to stewardship of creation and Jesus's charge to welcome the stranger. A native of Arkansas, Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in English from John Brown University and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. Scott enjoys playing guitar (and a little mandolin), riding bikes, carpentry, poems, and walking, whether on a path in the woods or a sidewalk in the city. He is married to Ardelle, who is a counselor and faculty member for CREDO, a clergy wellness program of the Church Pension Group. Ardelle and Scott have two children, Alden and Kate. FEATURED MUSIC "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Until We're All Free" by John Kilzer "You Are Not Alone" by Mavis Staples
55:60
February 25, 2021
The Reverend Deacon Gerri Endicott in Conversation with Tom Carpenter
The Reverend Deacon Gerri Endicott in Conversation with Tom Carpenter
Airing originally on February 18, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Rev. Deacon Gerri Endicott, vocational deacon of Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville in conversation with Tom Carpenter, Director of Adult Formation at Holy Apostles. http://www.holyapostlestn.net/ Featured Music: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Lift Every Voice And Sing" performed by Alvin Chea of Take 6 "Be Thou My Vision" performed by Nathan Pacheco "Come Thou Fount" performed by Chris Rice
59:26
February 18, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Dr. Catherine Meeks
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Dr. Catherine Meeks
Airing originally on February 11, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, whose mission is to provide tools and experiences that allow faith communities – and the larger community of individuals – to engage in dismantling racism through education, prayer, dialogue, pilgrimage, and spiritual formation. Prior to the center's opening, Dr. Meeks she chaired its precursor, Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. A sought-after teacher and workshop leader, Catherine brings four decades of experience to the work of transforming the dismantling racism work in Atlanta. The core of her work has been with people who have been marginalized because of economic status, race, gender or physical ability as they pursue liberation, justice and access to resources that can help lead them to health, wellness and a more abundant life. This work grows out of her understanding of her call to the vocation of teacher as well as her realization that all of humanity is one family which God desires to unite. Learn more at CenterForRacialHealing.org/ Have a question for the Stump the Bishop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org
59:55
February 11, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Sister Maureen Griner
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Sister Maureen Griner
Airing originally on February 4, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf  in conversation with Sister Maureen Griner, Executive Director of the Dorothy Day House in Memphis, TN. The Dorothy Day House serves families experiencing homelessness by keeping them together, creating a safe haven and a community for entire families.  Learn more at DorothyDayMemphis.org.  Have a question for the Stump the Bihsop segment? Please email Minister of Communication Emily Austin: eaustin@episwtn.org Featured Music:   "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Of the Father's Love Begotten" "Blest are the Pure in Heart" performed by Christ's Hospital Schola Cantorum "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" performed by Jaron & Katherine Kamin
59:53
February 04, 2021
The Reverend Dr. Jesse Abell in Conversation with Dr. Deborah Harmon Hines
The Reverend Dr. Jesse Abell in Conversation with Dr. Deborah Harmon Hines
Airing originally on January 28, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features the Rev. Dr. Jesse Abell, Priest-In-Charge of All Saints Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN, in conversation with Dr. Deborah Harmon Hines. Dr. Hines is the retired professor and Vice Provost of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She was the first female lay president of the Union of Black Episcopalians. Dr. Hines currently lives in Memphis with her husband, the Reverend John Edgar Freeman. http://www.allsaintsmemphis.org/ https://www.ube.org/ Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "Center of My Joy" by Richard Smallwood
58:56
January 28, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with the Reverend Deacon Drew Woodruff and Sid "Psycho Sid" Euty
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with the Reverend Deacon Drew Woodruff and Sid "Psycho Sid" Euty
Airing originally on January 21, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with the Reverend Deacon Drew Woodruff and retired actor/professional wrestler Sid "Psycho Sid" Euty. Deacon Drew and Sid discuss the outreach ministry of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, which serves people experiencing housing insecurity in Downtown Memphis.    Featured Music:  "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder  "Amazing Grace" performed by LeAnn Rimes  "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers  "Just as I am without one plea" performed by River Pointe & West End Church
59:53
January 21, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Faith Morris
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Faith Morris
Airing originally on January 14, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee in conversation with Faith Morris, Chief Marketing & External Affairs Officer of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN.  https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/
58:54
January 14, 2021
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Dr. Kevin Brooks
Bishop Phoebe in Conversation with Dr. Kevin Brooks
Airing originally on January 7, 2021 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features Bishop Phoebe Roaf in conversation with Dr. Kevin Brooks, Executive Director of the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis.  https://lynchingsitesmem.org/ Learn more 
59:53
January 13, 2021
Faithfully Memphis, Episode 11: Sandy Webb & Rufus Smith
Faithfully Memphis, Episode 11: Sandy Webb & Rufus Smith
Airing originally on Dec. 17, 2020 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis features guest host Reverend Sandy Webb - rector of Church of the Holy Communion - in conversation with Pastor Rufus Smith, Senior Pastor of Hope Church.   Featured music:   "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder "If I Can Help Somebody" by Mahalia Jackson  "The Lord Gave the Word" from Handel's "Messiah" performed by Ivars Taurins  "Salvation Army"
49:32
December 17, 2020
Hester Mathes in conversation with Dr. Stephen Cook
Hester Mathes in conversation with Dr. Stephen Cook
Airing originally on Nov. 19, 2020 on WYXR 91.7 FM in Memphis, TN, this episode of Faithfully Memphis was hosted by the Reverend Hester Mathes, senior associate rector of Church of the Holy Communion. Joining her for a conversation about interfaith service and worship is Dr. Stephen Cook, senior pastor at Second Baptist Church in Memphis.    Featured music:   "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder  "All Around the World" by TajMo  "The Lord's Work" by Eric Bibb  "Food for the Soul" by Ginny Wilder
46:36
November 19, 2020