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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 Allison Maus. It is a 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 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 8, 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 1, 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 4, 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
29:00
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
49:19
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
54:23
April 6, 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
49:16
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
56:21
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
50:18
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
29:42
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
26:46
March 9, 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
01:05:40
March 2, 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
52:22
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
58:47
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
36:05
February 9, 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
56:21
February 2, 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
39:04
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
52:01
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
25:54
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
44:41
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
44:16
January 5, 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
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December 8, 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 1, 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 3, 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 5, 2020