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Our world is increasingly complex, fast-paced, and divided. How are people of faith bringing their best selves to the world each day? How are we leading, growing, and being as people of God? ~ing Podcast is a place to share insights and stories from individuals creatively engaging the present and moving into the future.

~ing Podcast is hosted by Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards and Rev. Allison Maus, and produced by Ben Wideman for MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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Episode 26: "Wrapping Up" (with Allison Maus and Ben Wideman)
Thank you for listening to the second season of ~ing Podcast! Host Allison Maus sits down with producer Ben Wideman to discuss and reflect on this past season, and to look forward to our upcoming third season of leading, growing, and being right here on ~ing Podcast! A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
19:19
June 28, 2022
Episode 25: "Reclaiming" (with special guest, Rohadi Nagassar)
We need belonging to survive and thrive. ~ing Producer, Ben Wideman, sits down with author/speaker/pastor, Rohadi Nagassar, to talk about how we might find a path toward reclaiming a place of belonging. Sometimes it can feel easier to walk away from faith completely. But Rohadi believes there is another way. We'll explore themes from his brand new book, When We Belong: Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins (available now from Herald Press!). When it feels as though there’s no place left to belong, Jesus invites us into a love that knows no bounds and a community that truly liberates. We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
27:25
June 21, 2022
Episode 24: "Turning" (with special guest, Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards)
In today's episode, we're joined by a familiar voice - ~ing host Allison Maus is joined by ~ing host, Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards (Professor at North Park University)! With the interviewing tables shifted in a new direction, we'll learn a little more about Dennis' passions and interests, as well as reflecting on themes from his recent book, Might From the Margins: The Gospel's Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice, as well as other projects that he has on the horizon. Marginalized Christians are already changing the face of the church. Will we embrace their power to change the church's heart? Listen to find out more! We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
28:41
June 14, 2022
Episode 23: "Playing" (with special guests, Greg Yoder and Seth Crissman from The Walking Roots Band)
Today's episode is a musical journey, exploring the music of The Walking Roots Band! ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined again by Greg Yoder and Seth Crissman, who joined us several weeks ago when we discussed The Soil and the Seed Project on Season 2's Episode 10, "Creating." This time they are back to discuss their ongoing music project, The Walking Roots Band, an acoustic, Americana, folksy, blue-ish-grassy, roots music group based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We'll explore themes around theology, church, community, and music. This episode is brought to you in part by support from The Soil and The Seed Project. The Soil and The Seed Project creates original music, artwork, and “Little Liturgies” that follow the liturgical calendar. This free faith-formation resource offers new ways to establish daily and weekly rhythms of faith. Their latest collection, Vol. 3 // Ordinary Time, is live and available for streaming on all streaming platforms. Request a physical copy of the project or download a digital copy for free at thesoilandtheseedproject.org . We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
33:15
June 07, 2022
Episode 22: "Siding" (with special guest, Jonny Rashid)
In today's episode, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by pastor and Herald Press author, Jonny Rashid. Many Christians have upheld a “third way” approach in pursuit of moderation, harmony, and unity. But as Christians become more concerned with divisiveness than with faithfulness, perhaps we have failed to grasp the gospel’s political demands. In this episode we will discuss how to navigate a world divided by left and right, red and blue, and what Jesus proposed instead of finding a “third way” between oppressor and oppressed. For more on this subject, check out Jonny's book, Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel. We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
28:10
May 31, 2022
Episode 21: "Showing Up" (with special guest, Carlene Hill Byron)
In today's episode, ~ing producer Ben Wideman, is joined by Herald Press author, Carlene Hill Byron. In addition to being an author, Carlene is also a fundraiser and communicator for nonprofits that serve people with disabilities and other profound life challenges, and a spiritual wellness volunteer in the MaineHealth hospital system. During our conversation, we'll explore themes from her recent book, Not Quite Fine: Mental Health, Faith, and Showing Up for One Another, including the mounting dilemmas that pastors and churches face around mental health. We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
28:09
May 24, 2022
Episode 20: "Acting" (part 2 with special guest, Ted Swartz)
In today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus is joined again by Ted Swartz, a playwright and actor, who has been mucking around in the worlds of the sacred and profane for over 20 years. We will continue our conversation about his journey toward the intersection of humor and biblical story, how mental health and the Enneagram fit into his work, and what projects are on the horizon including the launch of The Center for Art, Humor, and Soul. This is part 2 of a two-part episode. Please be sure to check out the first part which was published yesteday! We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
25:37
May 18, 2022
Episode 19: "Acting" (part 1 with special guest, Ted Swartz)
In today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus sits down with Ted Swartz, a playwright and actor, who has been mucking around in the worlds of the sacred and profane for over 20 years. Ted fell in love with acting and theater on his way to a traditional pastorate in the Mennonite church, a denomination not usually thought of as a hotbed of theatrical opportunities. In addition to discussing what it has been like to combine theater with a seminary education, Ted and Allison will be talking about his journey toward the intersection of humor and biblical story, and what projects are on the horizon including the launch of The Center for Art, Humor, and Soul. This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Stay tuned for the next part coming up later this week! We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
24:34
May 17, 2022
Episode 18: "Suffering" (with special guest, Rev. Dr. Christian Brady)
In today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus returns to a conversation with Rev. Dr. Christian Brady, a scholar, speaker, academic administrator, and Episcopal priest. If you missed the first half of the conversation, go back and listen to Season 1, Episode 47, titled "Grieving." Christian currently serves as the interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He recently authored the powerful book, Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope, and will be exploring themes from that book in today's episode including grief, mourning, and recovery. We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
28:25
May 10, 2022
Episode 17: "Translating" (with special guest, Michelle Van Loon)
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Over the next few weeks we'll continue our conversations with folks who navigate spaces around mental health. In this week's episode, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by Herald Press author, Michelle Van Loon. Michelle is the author of six books, including Translating Your Past: Finding Meaning in Family Ancestry, Genetic Clues, and Generational Trauma, and has been a regular contributor at Christianity Today and In Touch magazine and has a wide range of published work including curriculum, devotionals, articles, and plays. She is a founding member of The Pelican Project, a women’s theology organization, and the co-founder of www.ThePerennialGen.com, a website for midlife women and men. Today's episode will touch on themes from her recent book, including how our family stories—including the difficult, complex ones—can carry great spiritual strength.  We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
31:08
May 03, 2022
Episode 16: "Healing" (with special guest, Amy Julia Becker)
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Over the next few weeks we'll sit down with folks who navigate spaces around mental health. In this week's episode, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by Herald Press author, Amy Julia Becker. Amy is an award-winning writer and speaker on personal, spiritual, and social healing. She is the author of four books, including To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope. She is also the host of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast. In this episode we'll explore reflections on biblical accounts of Jesus’ healing work, providing fresh insight into both the nature of healing and the pathway to healing, then and now. We hope you consider advertising with ~ing Podcast. Are you connected to an organization with similar values or themes to our guests? Consider becoming an episode or season sponsor! we’ll help you reach our growing audience. To find out more, email joeh@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
31:28
April 26, 2022
Episode 15: "Restoring" (with special guest, Rev. Michael John Cusick)
In this week's episode, ~ing host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards is joined by Rev. Michael John Cusick, a Licensed Professional Counselor, spiritual director, speaker, and author of two books including Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle and Somebody's Daughter: An Experiential Guide. He is also the founder and CEO of Restoring the Soul, an intensive counseling ministry aimed at restoring relationships. Having experienced the restoring touch of God in a deeply broken life and marriage, Michael’s passion is to connect life’s broken realities with the reality of the gospel. He is also a podcaster over at the Restoring the Soul podcast. A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
30:49
April 19, 2022
Episode 14: "Searching" (with special guest, Shari Zook)
In this week's episode, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by Herald Press author, Shari Zook, to reflect on themes from her recently published book, Peanut Butter and Dragon Wings: A Mother's Search for Grace. In her book, she expresses the confessions of a woman learning to live under the overwhelming expectations of motherhood. Dealing with faith and doubt, she reflects on letting go of her need to appear super-human and reached out to receive God’s unfolding grace. What does authenticity and vulnerability have to do with deepening our faith? Listen to find out more! A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
28:38
April 12, 2022
Episode 13: "Rejoicing" (with special guest, Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell)
In this week's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus is joined by author, professor, and minister, Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell, professor at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Today's conversation explores themes from Rev. Dr. Williams Gorrell's recently published book, The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found. What does joy mean, and how to people of faith find joy amid all the turbulence of our world today? In her book, Rev. Dr. Williams Gorrell admits, "My vocation was supposed to be joy, and I was speaking at funerals.” This episode brings wisdom from her personal life, as well as her time in education and ministry to this important theme of joy.  A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
38:11
April 05, 2022
Episode 12: "Understanding" (with special guest, Betty Pries)
In this week's episode, ~ing Producer Ben Wideman is joined by Betty Pries, co-founder and CEO of Credence & Co., a consulting agency dedicated to working with organizations and their leaders to help them thrive and flourish. Betty will talk with Ben about themes from her book, The Space Between Us: Conversations about Transforming Conflict, available from Herald Press. In her book, Betty gently guides readers toward seeing discord as an opportunity for positive change and a way to build resilience. Rooted in the conviction that conflict can strengthen our relationships and deepen our self-knowledge, Pries offers practical skills for engaging conflict and casts a vision for a more joy-filled future built on understanding our differences. A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
27:43
March 29, 2022
Episode 11: "Gender and Worshiping" (with special guest, Anneli Loepp Thiessen)
In season 1, we sat down with a group of folks on the committee who put together the Voices Together Worship and Song Collection (Episode 20 "Worshiping). Anneli Loepp Thiessen was another person who helped with that project, and now she's also an author of a children's book about women in music! In this week's episode, ~ing Producer Ben Wideman sits down with Anneli to hear more about her background and what drew her to this work with Voices Together, as well as exploring what her research in gender and worship through her PhD in Interdisciplinary Music Research. Her new children's book, The ABCs of Women in Music, is available for pre-order now.  A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
29:03
March 22, 2022
Episode 10: "Creating" (with special guests, Seth Crissman, Harrigan McMahon Bowman, Greg Yoder, and Melody Zimmerman from The Soil and the Seed Project)
We're continuing our journey through the season of Lent with a conversation with four individuals who have helped to create The Soil and the Seed Project. This unique initiative was launched during Advent season in 2021, to create music, art, and “Little Liturgies” that follow the liturgical year to help us welcome the seed of the Good News together as it takes root in our lives. It is a gift to the church, given freely to any individual or community who wants it (not sold). ~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman is joined by and Seth Crissman, Harrigan McMahon Bowman, Greg Yoder, and Melody Zimmerman. We'll hear more about who this project is for, how it came together, and what their hopes are for the future.  A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
32:01
March 15, 2022
Episode 9: "Contending" (with special guest, Jason Porterfield)
What if—despite all our familiarity with the events of Holy Week—we still don’t know how Jesus makes peace? And what if—despite clinging to the cross of Christ for our salvation—we’ve actually embraced a different approach to peacemaking? On this week's episode of ~ing Podcast, host Allison Maus sits down with Jason Porterfield, author of the recent book, Fight Like Jesus: How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy Week, available now from Herald Press. We have arrived at the liturgical season of Lent. This timely conversation helps us unpack themes from Jason's book, and explore the day-by-day scripture account of Jesus’ final week. Our hope is that we will discover anew why Jesus is called the Prince of Peace, and be introduced to a resource to help people of faith navigate this time of year as we move toward Holy Week and the Easter Season.  A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org Episode analytics
27:32
March 08, 2022
Episode 8: "Disarming" (Part 3 with special guests, Marshall King and David Nyiringabo)
Welcome to the final part of a special miniseries focusing on the life and legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp. This week's episode includes two conversations hosted by ~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman. We'll begin with the final part of a conversation with Marshall King, author of the recent book, Disarmed, the life and legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp, and then transition to talk with David Nyiringabo, a peacebuilder from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and one of the first recipients of Eastern Mennonite University's MJ Sharp scholarship.  Michael “MJ” Sharp was a modern Mennonite armed with wit and intellect, but not a gun. The son of a Mennonite pastor, he demonstrated a gift for listening and persuading early in life. His efforts to approach others with acknowledgement rather than judgement gave him the ability to connect on a level very few managed. He also honed a deep commitment to peace, and after college he joined the Mennonite Mission Network and moved to Germany, where he persuaded soldiers to choose peace and free them of their violent systems. Disarmed, the Life and Legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp is available now from Herald Press. A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
32:15
March 01, 2022
Episode 7: "Disarming" (Part 2 with special guests, Marshall King, Jason Garber, Rachel Jenner, and Clinton Miller)
Welcome to the next part of a special miniseries focusing on the life and legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp. This week's episode includes two conversations hosted by ~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman. We'll be starting with the next part of a conversation with Marshall King, author of the recent book, Disarmed, the life and legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp, and then transition to talk with three of MJ's classmates from his time at Eastern Mennonite Univesity, Jason Garber, Rachel Jenner, and Clinton Miller. Our hope is that this series continues to provide more depth to to this powerful story of one man’s radical commitment to peacemaking. Michael “MJ” Sharp was a modern Mennonite armed with wit and intellect, but not a gun. The son of a Mennonite pastor, he demonstrated a gift for listening and persuading early in life. His efforts to approach others with acknowledgement rather than judgement gave him the ability to connect on a level very few managed. He also honed a deep commitment to peace, and after college he joined the Mennonite Mission Network and moved to Germany, where he persuaded soldiers to choose peace and free them of their violent systems. Disarmed, the Life and Legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp is available now from Herald Press. A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
38:15
February 22, 2022
Episode 6: "Disarming" (Part 1 with special guests, Marshall King, Michele and John Sharp)
Welcome to a special miniseries focusing on the life and legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp. This is part of a crossover episode which began at Peacebuilder Podcast from The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. We're introduced to this crossover conversation by Peacebuilder host, Patience Kamau, which is followed by two conversations hosted by ~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman. We'll be starting with the first part of a conversation with Marshall King, author of the recent book, Disarmed, the life and legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp, and then transition to talk with MJ’s parents, Michelle and John Sharp. Our hope is that this series provides more depth to to this powerful story of one man’s radical commitment to peacemaking. Michael “MJ” Sharp was a modern Mennonite armed with wit and intellect, but not a gun. The son of a Mennonite pastor, he demonstrated a gift for listening and persuading early in life. His efforts to approach others with acknowledgement rather than judgement gave him the ability to connect on a level very few managed. He also honed a deep commitment to peace, and after college he joined the Mennonite Mission Network and moved to Germany, where he persuaded soldiers to choose peace and free them of their violent systems. Disarmed, the Life and Legacy of Michael "MJ" Sharp is available now from Herald Press. A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
30:13
February 15, 2022
Episode 5: "Pursuing" (with special guest, Dr. Regina Shands Stoltzfus)
We continue through Black History Month on ~ing Podcast, this time as host Rev. Allison Maus sits down with Dr. Regina Shands Stoltzfus. She is a Professor and the Director of Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies at Goshen College. Regina is co-founder of the Roots of Justice Anti-Oppression program (formerly Damascus Road Anti-Racism Program) and has worked widely in peace education. In this week's episode we look back at Regina's origin story, her passion for this work, and what gives her hope for the future of the Church in this challenging space. Allison and Regina will also discuss themes from Regina's new book, coauthored with Dr. Tobin Miller-Shearer (former ~ing Podcast guest on episode #27) titled Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality, available now from Herald Press!  A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by Goshen College, a private liberal arts college in Goshen, Indiana. It was founded in 1894 as the Elkhart Institute of Science, Industry and the Arts, and is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.  Today’s episode is also supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
30:48
February 08, 2022
Episode 4: "Transforming" (with special guest, Glen Guyton)
As we begin celebrating Black History Month, ~ing Podcast host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards sits down with Glen Guyton, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA, the first African American to serve in that role. In this week's episode, they engage in conversation centered around leading in today's world, navigating church dynamics, and transforming faith spaces through church leadership. They will also mention themes from Glen's new book, Reawakened: How Your Congregation Can Spark Lasting Change, available now from Herald Press! This is the second half of a conversation from the first season of ~ing Podcast. You can go back and listen to the first part in episode #41 - "Reawakening." A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ We're grateful for the support of Mennonite Church USA, an Anabaptist, Christian denomination, in helping to sponsor today's episode. Today’s episode is also supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
26:32
February 01, 2022
Episode 3: "Reflecting" (with special guest, Dr. David Gushee)
In 2003, a groundbreaking Christian Ethics textbook was co-written by Dr. Glen Stassen and Dr. David Gushee titled Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context. In the politically contentious years since then, Dr. Gushee (Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University) has taken his many years of teaching and experience and poured them into a book offering a fresh vision of the Christian moral life for today's turbulent world. In this episode, ~ing Podcast host Allison Maus, sits down to discuss this new book, titled Introducing Christian Ethics: Core Convictions for Christians Today (available now for pre-order), and how it might impact the Christian Church and our understanding of how we follow Jesus in today's world. Share your thoughts with us! Send us a voicemail by visiting this link - https://anchor.fm/ing-pod/message - or by emailing theing@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is also supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
31:08
January 25, 2022
Episode 2: "Defunding?" (with special guests, Kris Henderson, Ben Tapper, and Rev. Melissa Florer Bixler from Defund the Police? An Abolition Curriculum)
Over the past years, Mennonite Church USA received requests to provide an Anabaptist-grounded resource for clergy and congregations to engage in learning about the call for police abolition. In today's episode, ~ing host, Ben Wideman is joined by three of the people - Kris Henderson, Ben Tapper, and Rev. Melissa Florer Bixler (past guest on season 1 of ~ing Podcast) - all of whom who helped create a new curriculum titled, Defund the Police? An Abolition Curriculum. This resource is an initial guide for congregations who are desiring to begin or continue their reflection on what it means to engage the forces of state, their commitments to non-violence and how to act to end policing and police brutality. We'll discuss why a project like this makes sense for churches, what they learned during its creation, and how our faith might call us to navigate this topic. Share your thoughts with us! Send us a voicemail by visiting this link - https://anchor.fm/ing-pod/message - or by emailing theing@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ We're grateful for the support of Mennonite Church USA, an Anabaptist, Christian denomination, in helping to sponsor today's episode.  Today’s episode is also supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
31:22
January 18, 2022
Episode 1: "Redeeming" (with special guest Stephen Mattson)
In today's episode, ~ing host, Ben Wideman is joined by writer and activist, Stephen Mattson, to talk about what it means to be devoted to Jesus and justice. Mattson’s work has been published in Relevant, Huffington Post, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, and a variety of other venues. On the heels of his first book titled, "The Great Reckoning: Surviving a Christianity That Looks Nothing Like Christ" (published by Herald Press in 2018) comes a brand-new devotional titled, "On Love And Mercy: A Social Justice Devotional." Ben talks with Stephen about why a project like this makes sense for these polarized times, and how we find a balance between a faith in Jesus, and the political ways we engage the world. Share your thoughts with us! Send us a voicemail by visiting this link - https://anchor.fm/ing-pod/message - or by emailing theing@mennomedia.org A written transcript of this episode is available at our website - https://www.mennomedia.org/ing-podcast/ Today’s episode is supported by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, two graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. Find out more at - https://emu.edu/ing/ ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
27:42
January 11, 2022
"Beginning Again!" Introducing Season 2 of ~ing Podcast (with your hosts, Allison Maus and Ben Wideman)
We've arrived at the second season of MennoMedia's ~ing Podcast! We can't wait to tell you what is in store. With a brand new featured guest each week, we'll be sharing insights on evolving as peacemakers and people of faith, into the best versions of ourselves. In today's episode, ~ing hosts, Ben Wideman and Allison Maus, continue the conversation around Anabaptist perspectives we began in season 1, while introducing what is in store for this new season - a season which we hope includes your voices too! Share your thoughts with us! Send us a voicemail by visiting this link - https://anchor.fm/ing-pod/message - or by emailing theing@mennomedia.org ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
10:53
January 04, 2022
What Now? episode 6: "Worshiping" (with special guest Joanna Harader)
We have arrived at our final episode of our podcast miniseries in partnership with MennoMedia's What Now? Leading Churches Through COVID resources. Have you wondered how to continue congregational worship during the pandemic? This week, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by Joanna Harader, Pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas. We will reflect on the importance of worship and congregational ritual during the ongoing global pandemic, and hear more from Joanna about her experience leading a congregation during this time. At the end of today's episode, we're joined again by series coordinator, Sherah-Leigh Gerber, to talk about what we've discovered during this series, and to reflect on what these resources can still offer the church. Learn more and subscribe to these free resources at www.mennomedia.org/what-now/. We’d like to thank the Schowalter Foundation of North Newton, Kansas, whose generous funding has helped make What Now? resources possible. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
25:35
October 25, 2021
What Now? episode 5: "Soul-Caring" (with special guest Jane Hoober Peifer)
We continue our journey this week through our podcast miniseries in partnership with MennoMedia's What Now? Leading Churches Through COVID series. This week, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by Jane Hoober Peifer, a Spiritual Director and Pastor. We will discuss the importance of self-care and soul-care, reminding faith leaders of the importance of both during the ongoing global pandemic. Learn more and subscribe to these free resources at www.mennomedia.org/what-now/. We’d like to thank the Schowalter Foundation of North Newton, Kansas, whose generous funding has helped make What Now? resources possible. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
24:45
October 11, 2021
What Now? episode 4: "World Viewing" (with special guest Jayne Docherty)
This week on ~ing we’re continuing our podcast miniseries in partnership with MennoMedia's What Now? Leading Churches Through COVID series. This week, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by Jayne Docherty, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. Jayne will be guiding us in a transition from a posture of "world view" to "world viewing" as we navigate the ongoing global pandemic. Learn more and subscribe to these free resources at www.mennomedia.org/what-now/. We’d like to thank the Schowalter Foundation of North Newton, Kansas, whose generous funding has helped make What Now? resources possible. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
25:54
September 27, 2021
What Now? episode 3: "Navigating" (with special guest David Brubaker)
This week on ~ing we’re continuing with the next episode in our new podcast miniseries in partnership with MennoMedia's What Now? Leading Churches Through COVID resources. This week, ~ing producer Ben Wideman is joined by David Brubaker, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professions at Eastern Mennonite University. David will be exploring this moment of polarization in our culture, and why it is an important to be aware of this phenomenon as we navigate the ongoing global pandemic.  Learn more and subscribe to these free resources at www.mennomedia.org/what-now/. We’d like to thank the Schowalter Foundation of North Newton, Kansas, whose generous funding has helped make What Now? resources possible. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
24:52
September 13, 2021
What Now? episode 2: "Sustaining" (with special guests Sarah Bixler and Hyacinth Stevens)
This week on ~ing we’re continuing with the next episode in our new podcast miniseries in partnership with MennoMedia's What Now? Tools for Engaging the Post-Covid Church resources. This week, ~ing producer Ben Wideman sits down with two project co-contributors - Hyacinth Stevens from New York, NY, and Sarah Bixler from Harrisonburg, VA. They will be reflecting on themes from their collaborative contribution to the project focusing on burnout recovery, soul care/self care ideas, and what it means to be healthy amid this uncertain time. Learn more and subscribe to these free resources at www.mennomedia.org/what-now/. We’d like to thank the Schowalter Foundation of North Newton, Kansas, whose generous funding has helped make What Now? resources possible. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
25:14
August 30, 2021
What Now? episode 1: "Connecting & Engaging" (with special guests Laura Funk and Nelson Okanya)
This week on ~ing we’re introducing the first episode in our new podcast miniseries in partnership with MennoMedia's What Now? Tools for Engaging the Post-Covid Church resources. ~ing producer Ben Wideman sits down with two project contributors - Laura Funk who is a spiritual director in Winnepeg, Manitoba, and Nelson Okanya who is a missiologist from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Each will be sharing from their area of expertise, and reflecting on themes from their contributions to the series.  Learn more and subscribe to these free resources at www.mennomedia.org/what-now/. We’d like to thank the Schowalter Foundation of North Newton, Kansas, whose generous funding has helped make What Now? resources possible. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
25:28
August 16, 2021
What Now? Intro Episode: "Introducing" (with special guest Sherah-Leigh Gerber)
This week on ~ing we’re introducing a new series in partnership with MennoMedia’s What Now? Tools for Engaging the Post-Covid Church. ~ing producer Ben Wideman sits down with Sherah-Leigh Gerber, What Now? Project Manager, to find out how this project came together. How do we help pastors avoid burnout? How do we confront the increased polarization in our congregations? Learn more and subscribe to these free resources at www.mennomedia.org/what-now/. We’d like to thank the Schowalter Foundation of North Newton, Kansas, whose generous funding has helped make What Now? resources possible. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
17:06
August 09, 2021
Episode 47: "Grieving" (with special guest Dr. Christian Brady)
In today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus is joined by Dr. Christian Brady, a scholar, speaker, academic administrator, and Episcopal priest. Christian currently serves as the interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He recently authored the powerful book, Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope, and will be exploring themes from that book in today's episode.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
23:29
August 03, 2021
Episode 46: "Ritualizing" (with special guest Casper ter Kuile)
In today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus sits down with Casper ter Kuile, author of The Power of Ritual, co-founder of Sacred Design Lab and the co-creator of the award-winning podcasts Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and The Real Question. This conversation will explore themes from Casper's new book, as well as wisdom he's learned through adding intentional rituals to his own daily experiences.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
23:27
July 26, 2021
Episode 45: "Building" (with special guest Kevin Ressler)
In today's episode, ~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman is joined by Kevin Ressler, President and CEO of United Way of Lancaster County, PA. Kevin's journey has taken him through theological education, theatrical spaces, and a variety of non-profit advocacy spaces. We'll reflect on what he's learned at the intersection of faith and justice. We hope you enjoy this conversation! We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
29:40
July 20, 2021
Episode 44: "Ordaining" (with special guest pastors, Jayne Byler, Britt Carlson, Emily Ralph Servant, Beth Ranck Yoder, and Hyacinth Stevens)
In today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus sits down five women ordained in the Mennonite tradition to talk about their ordination experience! Our special guest pastors are Jayne Byler from Stahl Mennonite Church, Britt Carlson from Portland Mennonite Church, Emily Ralph Servant from Mosaic Mennonite Conference, Beth Ranck Yoder from Salford Mennonite Church, and Hyacinth Stevens most recently from King of Glory Tabernacle. They each hold unique paths, contexts, and times at which they moved through this process. We hope you find their stories meaningful! We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
57:37
July 13, 2021
Episode 43: "Leading" (with special guest Jim Miller)
In today's episode, ~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman sits down with Jim Miller, CEO and co-owner of JMX Brands, a specialty ecommerce retailer operating distinct niche-market online stores. Jim also happens to have served as pastor of two different Mennonite congregations. His experience in leading both churches and businesses means he's uniquely positioned as a connector and bridge-builder between those two spaces. We hope you enjoy this conversation! We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
21:12
July 06, 2021
Episode 42: "Giving" (with special guest Rev. Kevin Wiebe)
~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman is joined today by Rev. Kevin Wiebe, pastor at New Life Christian Fellowship in Stevenson, Ontario, and author of the new book, Faithful in Small Things: How to Serve the Needy When You're One of Them (available now from Herald Press). Kevin will be sharing with us about his personal journey of growing up among working poor, and what it means for him now as he serves a congregation reimagining how they can serve their community.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
20:54
June 29, 2021
Episode 41: "Reawakening" (with special guest Glen Guyton)
~ing Podcast host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards sits down with Glen Guyton, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA in this week's episode. They will be talking about their own family journey and a bit of the history of racial justice in this country, as well as themes from Glen's new book, Reawakened: How Your Congregation Can Spark Lasting Change, available now from Herald Press! Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
27:18
June 22, 2021
Episode 40: "Pastoring" (with special guests, pastors Greg Millinovich, Justin Fung, Jen Gruendler, John Harwood, and Matthew Yoder)
During the first season of ~ing Podcast, we’ve heard many stories from people who are leading, growing, and being as people of God. We’ve also navigated a global pandemic together. In the midst of this tension, we pause today to sit down with five different pastors who have been ministering during the pandemic. Rev. Greg Milinovich is Senior Pastor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in State College, PA; Justin Fung is Pastor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation at Christ City Church in Washington, DC; Jen Gruendler is Youth and Young Adult Minister at Zumbro Lutheran in Rochester, MN; Rev. John Harwood is Priest in Charge at St. Mark's Episcopal in Lewistown, PA; and Rev. Matthew Yoder is Pastor of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora, OH. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
47:08
June 15, 2021
Episode 39: "Discovering" (with special guest Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez)
On today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus talks with Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez, professor of history at Calvin University, and author of the bestselling book, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. She'll be discussing themes from this book, how her faith led her to study history, as well as talking about her next project on the horizon.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
53:38
June 08, 2021
Episode 38: "Indwelling" (with special guest Hatty J. Lee)
On today's episode, ~ing Producer Ben Wideman sits down with author and marriage and family therapist, Hatty J. Lee. Hatty recently created and co-launched a kickstarter campaign for a project called Indwell. We'll be talking with her about the intersection of faith and therapy, the importance of creating access points, and why she and her team created Indwell.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
43:12
June 01, 2021
Episode 37: "Rising" (with special guest Dr. Reggie Williams)
~ing Podcast host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards is joined by Dr. Reggie Williams this week for the second part in a conversation exploring faith, race, and politics. Listeners will remember Dr. Williams from ~ing Podcast Episode 7: "Coalitioning." Those who joined us last time will remember and appreciate Dr. Williams voice coming from his context as Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and author of the book, Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance. We hope you enjoy the conversation, and if you haven't heard part 1, go back and listen! Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
20:26
May 27, 2021
Episode 36: "Practicing" (with special guest Rev. Hyung Jin Kim Sun)
On today's episode, ~ing Producer Ben Wideman sits down with Hyung Jin Kim Sun, also known as Pastor Pablo, a Korean-Paraguayan Mennonite and Ph.D. candidate in theological ethics at Emmanuel College in the Toronto School of Theology. Pastor Pablo will be talking with us about themes from his book, Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them?, part of The Jesus Way series through Herald Press.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
37:00
May 25, 2021
Episode 35: "Leaving" (with special guest Dr. Susannah Larry)
On today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus sits down with Dr. Susannah Larry, theologian, writer, and seminary professor, who will be reflecting with about themes from her new book - Leaving Silence: Sexualized Violence, the Bible, and Standing with Survivors, available for preorder now from Herald Press. A quick disclaimer - our conversation today will be referencing the very real subject matter of sexualized violence - both in our current world, but also within the pages of scripture. Please consider your own strength and capacity for this kind of conversation if you are a survivor of sexualized violence. Thank you for holding this difficult space with us.. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
53:02
May 18, 2021
Episode 34: "Renewing" (with special guest Eileen Flanagan)
On today's episode, ~ing Producer Ben Wideman is joined by Eileen Flanagan, a nationally-known activist and award-winning spiritual writer from the Quaker tradition. In addition to helping people to make their activism more effective through her online courses, Eileen's work focuses on how to build a spiritually grounded and effective climate justice movement. We'll hear more about her story, and why her faith draws her to this work in this important conversation.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
50:21
May 11, 2021
Episode 33: "Confronting" (with special guest Dr. Willie James Jennings)
On today’s episode, ing host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards sits down with Dr. Willie James Jennings, award winning author and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Their conversation will focus on how conversations about racial justice fit in with this current political and religious moment in the current American context.  Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
50:30
May 04, 2021
Episode 32: "Liberating" (with special guest Dr. Elizabeth Soto Albrecht)
In the fall of 2020 a powerful collection of theological reflections was published entitled, "Liberating the Politics of Jesus: Renewing Peace Theology through the Wisdom of Women." In today's episode we get to hear from Dr. Elizabeth Soto Albrecht. In addition to serving Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Central Committee, this theologian and professor was also an editor and contributor to this book. We hope you enjoy her conversation with ~ing host, Allison Maus! We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
52:57
April 27, 2021
Episode 31: "Surviving" (with special guest Dr. Stephanie Krehbiel)
This is the second part of a conversation between ~ing producer Ben Wideman and Dr. Stephanie Krehbiel, co-founder and Executive Director of Into Account and Our Stories Untold (you can go back and listen to part 1 of the conversation on Episode 8: "Advocating"). In this episode, Dr. Krehbiel reflects on the power of storytelling through the Into Account movement, as well as the challenge of how we treat the work of known abusers. We will also talk about carrying stories of persecution, and how that shapes  church spaces as we address sexual violence.  Just like part 1, we will be discussing the very real subject of sexual violence and sexual abuse in faith spaces. If you are a survivor of sexual violence who would find this conversation to be trauma inducing, please consider skipping this episode. For those who are able, we’re glad that you are on this journey with us, as we seek to learn more about this important and difficult subject matter. Thank you for your consideration. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
37:42
April 22, 2021
Episode 30: "Rehearsing" (with special guest Cedric Martin from Theatre of the Beat)
On today’s episode, ~ing Producer Ben Wideman sits down with Cedric Martin, Artistic Producer for Theatre of the Beat, a Canadian theatrical company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of the communities in which we find ourselves. As someone who is also part of a pastoral team, Cedric provides a unique insight into creating spaces for theological conversations during this ongoing pandemic season.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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April 20, 2021
Episode 29: "Reestablishing" (with special guest Dr. J. Cody Nielsen)
On today’s episode, ~ing Host Allison Maus, and ~ing Producer Ben Wideman sit down with Dr. J. Cody Nielsen, Founder and Executive Director of Convergence on Campus and the Director for the Office of Spirituality and Social Justice at Dickinson College. As two individuals who have served in campus ministry, Allison and Ben will be asking Cody about this unique work of Convergence on Campus to reestablish spaces for faith in college and university contexts, and the importance of engaging institutional structures around how they support faith and religion (of all kinds!) on campuses in Canada and the USA.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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April 13, 2021
Episode 28: "Realigning" (with special guest David Fitch)
On today’s episode, ing host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards sits down with his good friend, David Fitch, a professor, author, pastor, and one of the co-founders of Missio Alliance. He'll be discussing this current cultural moment, as well as themes from his book published on Herald Press' The Jesus Way series, What is the Church, and Why Does It Exist? Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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April 06, 2021
Episode 27: "Facilitating" (with special guest Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer)
On today’s episode, ing Producer Ben Wideman sits down with Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer, a professor and racial justice educator, from the University of Montana. Dr. Miller Shearer is also the cofounder of Damascus Road antiracism process. We'll be spending time with him discussing the importance of racial justice training, and the ongoing challenge of how to do that well in faith spaces. Dr. Miller Shearer has a new book that he co-authored with Dr. Regina Shands Stoltzfus, titled Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality, available for pre-order now from Herald Press. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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March 30, 2021
Episode 26: "Experimenting" (with special guest Rev. Dr. Emily Ralph Servant)
On today’s episode, ing host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards sits down with Emily Ralph Servant from Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a faith leader who has spent a lifetime serving the church as a radio host, pastor, writer, professor, conference minister, and theologian. Emily will be reflecting more from her new book, Experiments in Love: An Anabaptist Theology of Risk-Taking in Mission, published by Wipf and Stock Publishers (find out more about Emily at her website, lovingmission.org). We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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March 23, 2021
Episode 25: "Welcoming" (with special guest Sarah Jackson)
Join host Allison Maus as she sits down with Sarah Jackson from Casa de Paz in Denver, Colorado. When Sarah visited the US/Mexico border in 2012, it changed the course of her life. Upon returning home, she began working to create Casa de Paz as a way to offer shelter and support to immigrants who are released from US detention facilities, and to support their families in the Denver area. We'll hear more about Sarah's work and journey in today's episode. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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March 16, 2021
Episode 24: "Engaging" (with special guest Dr. Drew Hart)
Dr. Drew Hart joins us again on ~ing Podcast this week for the second part of a conversation with host, Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards (listen to part one right here - Episode 5 "Igniting"). Dr. Hart is a professor in theology at Messiah University, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His recent book, Who Will Be a Witness? Igniting Activism for God's Justice, Love, and Deliverance, is available now from MennoMedia. In this episode Dr. Hart will be reflecting on some of the themes from his recent book, as well as how to engage activism spaces as a person of faith. Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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March 11, 2021
Episode 23: "Dismantling" (with special guest, Rev. Dr. Conrad Kanagy)
Those of you who have been following this podcast since the beginning will remember our crossover episode with our friends from the Reclamation Faith podcast (episode 6 "Reclaiming"). We thought we'd try something like that again, offering you another unique crossover episode - this time with Rev. Dr. Conrad Kanagy, from the podcast, A Church Dismantled: A Kingdom Restored. Rev. Dr. Kanagy is a sociology professor at Elizabethtown College, and also part of a pastoral team with his spouse Heidi at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. ~ing host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards joins producer Ben Wideman to explore what Rev. Dr. Kanagy has learned through this podcasting journey, and what it means for the future of the church. Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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March 09, 2021
Episode 22: "Unpacking" (with special guest, Dr. James Skillen)
We’re joined on today’s episode by Dr. James Skillen, Associate Professor and Preserve Director at Calvin University, and author of the recent book, This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West. Dr. Skillen will be sharing more about his passion and desire to connect the dots between faith, politics, the environment, and American cultural individualism. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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March 02, 2021
Episode 21: "Following" (with special guest, Rev. Dr. Rose Lee-Norman)
On today's episode, ~ing host Dennis Edwards sits down with his friend and former colleague, Rev. Dr. Rose Lee-Norman. Rose serves as Pastor of Formation at Sanctuary Covenant Church, a black-led, black-centered, urban, multiethnic church in Minneapolis, MN. Her dissertation work was in the unique field of White Followership in church spaces, a practice in which people with power and privilege re-posture themselves within congregational leadership structures. We hope you enjoy this enlightening conversation as we come to the end of Black History Month. Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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February 23, 2021
Episode 20: "Worshiping" (with special guests, Cynthia Neufeld Smith, Katie Graber, and Adam Tice from the Voices Together Hymnal Project)
On today’s episode (our twentieth ~ing episode!), producer Ben Wideman sits down with three people who were actively involved with the Voices Together hymnal project - a joint initiative between Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, published by MennoMedia. In this episode we learn about why it was time to release a new Mennonite hymnal, how this process came together, and some of the unexpected twists and turns along the way in creating the final published product.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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February 16, 2021
Episode 19: "Imagining" (with special guest Leah Reesor-Keller from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada)
On today’s episode ~ing producer, Ben Wideman, is joined by Leah Reesor-Keller, the new Executive Minister of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Leah will be sharing more about what it means to be at the forefront of a diverse and evolving Mennonite conference amid a global pandemic, and her work as someone who is helping the conference imagine what it might look like moving forward.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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February 09, 2021
Episode 18: "Teaching" (with special guest Dr. Henry Zonio)
Have you ever wondered how church education spaces shape what we believe about racial justice? On today’s episode ~ing host Allison Maus sits down with Dr. Henry Zonio, Sociologist and lecturer at Asbury University, who studies social inequalities, child development, & religious education. In today’s episode Henry and Allison will be discussing the challenges of addressing racism and white supremacy in children’s Sunday school curriculum. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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February 02, 2021
Episode 17: "Striving" (with special guest Lisa Fields from the Jude 3 Project)
On today’s episode ing host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards sits down with Christian Apologist Lisa Fields, founder and President of the Jude 3 Project. Lisa will be sharing more about the origin story of the Jude 3 Project, and the challenge of theological education as we think about the future of the church - especially in African American church spaces. Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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January 26, 2021
Episode 16: "Forging" (with special guests Shane Claiborne and Mike Martin from RAWTools)
On today’s episode ing host Allison Maus explores the guns-into-garden tools movement with Mike Martin and Shane Claiborne - two faith leaders who have chosen to use the blacksmith anvil to perform a modern swords into plowshares transformation. Shane and Mike will be discussing how the RAWTools organization began, and what it might mean for people of faith who are searching for answers amid the national gun violence conversation. Today’s episode is supported by Eastern Mennonite University, an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA, dedicated to preparing students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds to serve and lead in a global context. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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January 19, 2021
Episode 15: "Humanizing" (with special guest Rev. Jes Kast)
If you’ve been listening to ing Podcast from the beginning, you know that in episode two we spoke with Reverend Jes Kast, pastor at Faith United Church of Christ in State College. On today’s episode Pastor Kast sits down again with ~ing host Allison Maus, for part two of their conversation, in which they look at self care and sabbath, as well as seeing the humanity in those with whom we disagree. Given the recent political tensions in the United States, we thought it would be timely to release this part of the conversation as a bonus episode beyond our one-per-week episode rhythm! If you haven’t already done so, we hope you go back and listen to Episode 2 with Rev. Kast, that we titled “Reinventing.” We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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January 14, 2021
Episode 14: "Finding" (with special guest Pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler)
On today’s episode ~ing host Allison Maus sits down with Melissa Florer-Bixler, pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, and author of Fire By Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament, and the upcoming How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace, both published by Herald Press. Pastor Melissa will be talking about the ongoing communal work of finding God in scripture, and later in the show will be discussing her upcoming book about loving our enemies. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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January 12, 2021
Episode 13: "Leading" (with special guest Erik Kratz)
Happy New Year! Welcome to our first episode of 2021! On today’s episode we’re joined by long-time professional baseball player, Erik Kratz, most recently a catcher for the New York Yankees. Erik played for 8 other organizations along his baseball career, a journey which took him to hundreds of cities and locations across the globe. In this episode, Producer Ben Wideman sits down with Erik to hear about his journey as an athlete and person of faith. We’ll also get the chance to discuss what similarities might exist between the church and baseball, and what we might learn about being a leader in the spaces between. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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January 05, 2021
Episode 12: "Pursuing" (with special guest Dr. Soong-Chan Rah)
On today’s episode we’re joined again by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park University in Chicago. He’ll be sharing about some of his lived experience around diversity in in the church, and will be challenging us to think about the difference between owning truth and pursuing truth, and how that might shape us as people of faith. This is the second episode with Dr. Rah - to hear the first, we encourage you to go back and listen to his conversation with ing host Dennis Edwards on our very first episode of ing Podcast. We hope you enjoy this second part of the conversation. Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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December 29, 2020
"Reflecting" -- A Christmas Bonus Episode! (with special guests Allison, Dennis, and Ben)
Merry Christmas! Join the Allison, Dennis, and Ben, as they reflect on their favorite moments from our first episodes of ~ing Podcast, and what they've found valuable about this new endeavor. They also wanted to take a moment to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and to say thank you for supporting this first year of ~ing!  The "Lo, How A Rose" intro and outro music on this episode is courtesy of Micah Schonberg & Kent Gustavson. You can hear their full Christmas Album right here on YouTube.  Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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December 24, 2020
Episode 11: "Unwrapping" (with special guest Pastor Meghan L Good)
On this week's episode, ~ing Host Allison Maus sits down with Meghan Good, teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Arizona, and author of the book, The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today, which is available on Herald Press. Meghan will be talking about why we need scripture, as well as reflecting on her journey as a faith leader. She's also currently working on a new book about loneliness in our culture, which will be out next year. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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December 22, 2020
Episode 10: "Journeying" (with special guest JB Miller)
~ing Producer Ben Wideman spends this episode with JB Miller, who will be sharing a window into his journey from a conservative Mennonite upbringing to a lifetime of work in financial management spaces. He’ll be reflecting with us on what faith means in business leadership, and how his personal journey of finding his true identity has shaped the way he understands his Christian faith. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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December 15, 2020
Episode 9: "Loving" (with special guest Jared Byas)
On today’s episode, ~ing host Allison Maus sits down with Jared Byas, one of the hosts of The Bible for Normal People podcast, and recent author of the book, Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus. Jared will be sharing more about his own faith journey, and what it has been like for him to engage faith in unique ways as we try and become more loving in our world today. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Today's episode is also sponsored by Herald Press; a Christian publisher known for transformative books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, theology, and Amish and Mennonite life and faith. Herald Press reaches a broad spectrum of readers—from evangelical, mainline, and Anabaptist backgrounds—and offer a “third way” approach between the sometimes contentious camps of the culture wars. Find out more at HeraldPress.com. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
29:48
December 08, 2020
Episode 8: "Advocating" (with special guest Dr. Stephanie Krehbiel)
Producer Ben Wideman sits down this week for a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Krehbiel, co-founder and Executive Director of Into Account and Our Stories Untold. Dr. Krehbiel reflects on the challenge of addressing sexual violence in institutionalized church spaces (especially from Peace Church traditions), and how Into Account is trying to make a difference in those spaces.  We’ll be discussing the very real subject of sexual violence and sexual abuse in faith spaces. If you are a survivor of sexual violence who would find this conversation to be trauma inducing, please consider skipping this episode. For those who are able, we’re glad that you are on this journey with us, as we seek to learn more about this important and difficult subject matter. Thank you for your consideration. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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December 01, 2020
Episode 7: "Coalitioning" (with special guest Dr. Reggie Williams)
~ing Podcast host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards is joined by Dr. Reggie Williams this week for a conversation exploring faith, race, and politics. Dr. Williams is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and author of the book, Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance. We hope you enjoy the conversation! Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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November 24, 2020
Episode 6: "Reclaiming" (with special guests Alison and Josh Raskin from Reclamation Faith)
On this week's episode, ~ing Podcast host Allison Maus and producer Ben Wideman sit down for a crossover episode with our friends from the Reclamation Faith podcast. We get to interview hosts Josh and Alison about their new project looking at the future of Christian faith amid the pandemic, navigating frustrations with institutionalized religion, and trying to sort out what needs to be redeemed or re-claimed in Church spaces.  We hope you enjoy this unique episode, and encourage you to head over to their podcast feed for the second half of our conversation where they interview us about our respective faith journeys as ministers and participants in ~ing Podcast.  We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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November 17, 2020
Episode 5: "Igniting" (with special guest Dr. Drew Hart)
Dr. Drew Hart joins us on ~ing Podcast this week for a conversation with host, Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards. Dr. Hart is a professor in theology at Messiah College, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His recent book, Who Will Be a Witness? Igniting Activism for God's Justice, Love, and Deliverance, is available now from MennoMedia. In this episode Dr. Hart will be reflecting on some of the themes from his recent book, as well as some of the political dynamics of today's Christian Church. Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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November 10, 2020
Episode 4: "Humbling" (with special guest Marlena Graves)
We're excited to have Marlena Graves join us this week for a conversation with ~ing host, Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards. Marlena is a writer, deep thinker, and speaker who is passionate about the eternal implications of our life in God. She is a justice seeker—trying to overcome evil with good through her theological reflections. Our discussion will include themes from her recently published book, The Way Up Is Down.  Today’s episode was brought to you by Mosaic Mennonite Conference, a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together in our broken and beautiful world. Find out more at MosaicMennonites.org We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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November 03, 2020
Episode 3: "Activating" (with special guest Dr. Ron Sider)
On this episode we feature a conversation between ~ing Podcast producer Ben Wideman and Dr. Ron Sider. Dr. Sider is Professor Emeritus at Palmer Theological Seminary, Founder and former President of Evangelicals for Social Action (now Christians for Social Action), and the author of several influential books including Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger which was originally published in 1977.  Dr. Sider will be reflecting on the political influence and shift in Evangelical Christianity over the past decades, and how people of faith might respond during this political moment in the United States Presidential Election season. Dr. Sider also talks about his recent work in helping to found the Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden movement after many years of not endorsing a specific presidential candidate. You can follow his writing at his personal blog. Today's episode is sponsored by Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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October 27, 2020
Episode 2: "Reinventing" (with special guest Rev. Jes Kast)
We're glad you're hanging out with ~ing Podcast! Our next episode features host Allison Maus talking with Rev. Jes Kast, Pastor of Faith United Church of Christ in State College, PA. Rev. Kast will be reflecting her experience of learning about systems and structures in order to reimagine and reinvent what they can be moving forward. She'll also be discussing what it means to be a faith leader during this Presidential election season in the United States. Join us as we continue to explore how are we leading, growing, and being as people of God. Today's episode is sponsored by Herald Press; a Christian publisher known for transformative books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, theology, and Amish and Mennonite life and faith. Herald Press reaches a broad spectrum of readers—from evangelical, mainline, and Anabaptist backgrounds—and offer a “third way” approach between the sometimes contentious camps of the culture wars. Find out more at HeraldPress.com. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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October 20, 2020
Episode 1: "Unsettling" (with special guest Dr. Soong-Chan Rah)
We're glad you found ~ing Podcast! In our first episode, host Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards sits down with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park University in Chicago. He’ll be sharing about some of his lived experience around diversity in in the church, and will be challenging us to think about what might be in need of disrupting or unsettling in order to find new life. Join us as we continue to explore how are we leading, growing, and being as people of God. Today's episode is sponsored by Herald Press; a Christian publisher known for transformative books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, theology, and Amish and Mennonite life and faith. Herald Press reaches a broad spectrum of readers—from evangelical, mainline, and Anabaptist backgrounds—and offer a “third way” approach between the sometimes contentious camps of the culture wars. Find out more at HeraldPress.com. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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October 12, 2020
"Beginning" -- Introducing ~ing Podcast! (with special guests Amy Gingerich and Joe Hackman)
We're glad you found ~ing Podcast! In this debut episode, we hear from two of the people who had a vision to create this podcast. Joe Hackman is the Director of Development for MennoMedia, and Amy Gingrich who is the Executive Director and Publisher at MennoMedia. They are joined by ~ing Producer Ben Wideman, who interviews them about the story behind ~ing Podcast, and what our hopes are for this unique podcast project moving into the future.  ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org
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October 05, 2020