Two young pastors in small town ministry sit down each week to talk about the ups and downs of their jobs as they try to figure out what the hell it is they're supposed to be doing. Come for the behind-the-scenes look at ministry, stay for the theological asides.
After an extended introduction about what a day Ethan has had, Ethan and Jo talk about the pastor as caretaker while also discussing the challenges of maintaining some semblance of mental health while wrestling with the ordination process in a denomination that's struggling to understand itself. No bats were harmed in the recording of this episode.
This week, Jo and Ethan talk about the challenges of congregational ministry when it appears to conflict with important relationships in their lives. Don't worry, boundaries are discussed.
Ethan name-drops God, Sexuality, and the Self by Sarah Coakley. Check it out for a theological exploration of how our sexual relationships can inform our understanding of and interaction with God.
In this inaugural episode, Jo and Ethan talk about their weeks, about their typical and not-so-typical duties as pastors, and dig into the pastors they've had and how pastoral interactions in the past shaped their ministry today.