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Faithfully Memphis

Faithfully Memphis

By The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee
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 to explore how our faith informs our perspective and unites people from a variety of backgrounds.
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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/. 
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January 13, 2022
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
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.
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December 30, 2021
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
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
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
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/. 
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December 02, 2021
The Reverend Jesse Abell in conversation with Lj Abraham
Happy Thanksgiving! In this episode of Faithfully Memphis, the Reverend Jesse Abell is joined in conversation with Lj Abraham. Fr. Jesse is the Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Adult Formation at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN. Lj is founder of 901 Community Fridges, a community organization committed to fighting food insecurity in Memphis by partnering with neighborhoods to place fridges stocked with food and sundries in areas where it’s needed most. Get involved today! Connect with 901 Community Fridges through their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/901communityfridges) or by emailing 901communityfridges@gmail.com. 
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November 25, 2021
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
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
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.
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November 04, 2021
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/.
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October 28, 2021
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
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October 21, 2021
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
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/
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October 07, 2021
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 
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September 30, 2021
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.
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September 16, 2021
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.
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September 02, 2021
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/
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August 26, 2021
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
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/
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August 12, 2021
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
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
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 
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July 22, 2021
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
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July 15, 2021
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
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July 08, 2021
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 
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July 01, 2021
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
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
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.
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June 13, 2021
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
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
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.
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May 27, 2021
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" 
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May 20, 2021
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 
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May 13, 2021
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
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
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
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April 22, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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