Happy New Year!! This week Phil and Adam are joined by Eric Severson. Eric is co-hosting in Adam's place because of voice affecting illness. They reflect on the Riot at the US Capitol. They also talk about what they have learned over the past year or beginning of this year.
This week Phil and Adam reflect on the season of Advent, Season of Waiting. They talk about it's meaning. Also, They reflect on music and scripture of this season. How do you observe the season of Advent, please share?
The Message of Advent Never Changes
The Puzzle of Sin
Want to Get Into the Christmas Spirit? Face the Darkness
What I saw at The Jericho March
This week Phil and Adam continue their conversation about friendship. They revisit Jesus’s message in John 15:12-17. Then they talk about how the church sees singleness vs. marriage. How does the affection or a lack of affection from a father to a son affect how the child builds deep friendships in adulthood? Finally, are you my friend as I am?
This week Phil and Adam talk about friendship. With an article from The Washington Post for reference, Adam point to the Crisis of Friendship in the US. They look at David and Jonathan's relationship as a possible model for Biblical Friendship. Adam gives some helps on how to build and cultivate meaningful friendships.
The Washington Post Article: No game days. No bars. The pandemic is forcing some men to realize they need deeper friendships.
Bible References: 1 Samuel 18:1–4; 20:41–42; 2 Samuel 1:23, 26; John 15:12–17
This week Phil and Adam are invited to collaborate with Ryan Case on his podcast. They share with Ryan's audience how their lives have changed in 2020. Ryan askes them about how their teaching has changed during the pandemic. Phil and Adam talk about what they have learned in 2020.
Ryan's Podcast: Staying on the Narrow Path
How did you choose those pieces to sing? This week Phil and Adam talk choosing concert repertoire with some of Adam's current students. They share their memorable Chorale moments. They settle the question of program music or absolute music? Adam also gives some guidelines for programming a concert.
Phil and Adam have a conversation with Pastors TJ Campo, and Phil Letizia of Park Road Presbyterian Church. Phil L. talks about rethinking "Following Jesus" in relation to people with profound disabilities, which is also the topic of his dissertation. TJ mentions the phrase "Need Love" which is revisited in various ways throughout the conversation. They both reflect on how pastoral ministry is different during COVID-19. After some encouragement, TJ and Phil L. share how Christian can reset as this contentious election cycle ends.
Everyone take a breath, this week Phil and Adam reflection on the ending of the 2020 US Presidential Election. They discuss the undermining of the US voting process, election integrity vs. voter suppression, and needing Jesus. What are your thoughts, fellow citizens and international observers alike?
Disclaimer: Adam asks for mercy and grace as you listen. While being respectful, he is more unfiltered in this episode than most.
Roll out the red carpet!! Phil and Adam are joined by their #1 Fan to have a conversation on Christian Education. Michelle shares her start in Christian Ed. They discuss the phrase "thinking God's thoughts after Him". Hear the pro and con of Christian Ed in comparison to other forms of education. Michelle shares how the Family, Church, and School come together in discipline to share grace and lovely correct students. Listen to the end to learn about Zoom Day.
This week Phil and Adam revisit the phrase, " you don't know, what you don't know". They talk about how not knowing, (ignorance) can affect your life externally and how you see yourself internal. The conversation ends with talking about needing, and being an advocate for those who don't know, and not in positions of power. Hear their first voice message, and consider sharing the second.
This week Phil and Adam discuss the Christian View of Calling. They ask questions like is it a fixed thing for your entire life? Adam gives three guides for considering a calling or vocation. He shares what Mother Gloria Gaither taught him about calling.
The Article Mentioned in Current Events: 2020 Is a Great Year for the Church
This week Phil and Adam discuss the phrase " You don't know, what you don't know". Is ignorant an offensive word? They also reflect on moments of ignorants in their lives.
Article links referenced to in the show:
Do You Know What You Don't Know? from Harvard Business Review
The Power of Not Knowing. from Mission.org
This week Phil and Adam have a conversation with Cailten Barron, WSRTwPA(C). They share memories of their time together at Delta State University. Cailten shares her encouraging story about transitioning from teaching music to being an athletic missionary in Canada. They talk about remembering who the church is during COVID-19.
Phil and Adam are solo this week talk personal career goals. They discuss how you can be passionate and anxious about your work at the same time. They talk about the future of their careers. Phil brings up the saying "Those who can't Do, Teach".
They mention the college choir that Adam conducts and in which Phil sung. Here is a link to their Instagram Page.
This week Phil and Adam revisit their conversation about liturgy with Pastor Anthony Selvaggio. Anthony shares a personal note about his early influences in Reformed Theology and Liturgy. He compares, and contrast being a one man band liturgist, and ordering by committee. They discuss how music can be a uniting force in liturgy. In this time of anxiety, fear, and sadness Anthony points to the Psalm as a spiritual vocabulary to talk with Jesus.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church YouTube Channel
Both teachers, Phil and Adam muse their schools reopening during COVID-19. Phil is teaching in elementary school and Adam in college. Administrators, Educators, Parents, how are your school's opening experience going?
Phil was tripping over himself the whole episode this week because Mrs. Yvonne Matthews graced them with her presence. They only scratched the surface of stories and wisdom that Mrs. Matthews could share. She has been and is a surrogate mother to so many students in her life. Mrs. Matthews shares how many of those student have given back to her.
Website: https://yvonnematthewsmusic.com/ | Facebook: @yvonnematthewsmusic | Instagram: yvonnematthews_music | Twitter: @yvonnes_music
Phil and Adam talk about liturgy this week with Ryan Luhrs. Ryan gives an acronym to focus our understanding of liturgy. They also talk about how Ryan uses choral music of different traditions to bring people together.
Link: The Hymn of the Week Virtual Choir
This week Phil and Adam continue their conversation about Church Music with Gary Matthews. Gary expresses in various ways that music is the vehicle God has given him to minister to people. He gives wisdom on how to expand the repertoire of a given congregation. He shares with Phil and Adam the three characteristics need to lead worship.
Contact Gary: firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.silverandbronze.com/gary-and-martha-matthews
This week Phil and Adam talk being a musician and music leader in the church with Julie Smith. Julie shares her musical journey in church and about those who helped her along the way. She gives insight on how she releases while leading the congregation in music. They talk about the deliciousness of Julie's food Instagram page.
Julie's Contact Info: email@example.com | IG: juliee.smith624 | Facebook: Julie Smith
Azia Wiggins reflects with Phil and Adam about developing and rediscovering writing. She talks about her recent piece Ode to Black Men. Phil and Adam ask her about her passion for her hometown.
Click here for Azia's piece
Contact Azia: firstname.lastname@example.org | IG: Virtuousbeauty88 | Twitter: Mrahaba88
Janette LaBarre joins Phil and Adam this week to talk about the Arts and COVID-19. They converse about how Arts organizations are pivoting during this time and how they can continue to innovate after the pandemic. She points to an Arts organization's mission statement to guide them through this time.
Her contact Info: email@example.com
Phil and Adam official unveil the listener chosen title of their podcast. They continue their conversation about teachers and moments that lead them towards their musical professions. There is a conversation about brownies and the recurring segments.
Adam and Phil share music teachers and moments that shaped them as young musicians. While retelling the moment Adam knew he wanted to be a choral director, he almost moves Phil to tears. Also, listen to the song that is a part of that moment.
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O Day Full of Grace sung by Luther College Nordic Choir conducted by Jeffery Douma
Click for a link to the video recording of the song.