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The New Circuit Rider

The New Circuit Rider

By The Quadrilateral

-- formerly "Masters of Divinity"
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S2E6 - Multi-Asian Church and Other Models w/ DJ Chuang

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"Can nonprofits make a systemic difference?" (w/ Lisa Wright)
"Can nonprofits make a systemic difference?" (w/ Lisa Wright)
Lisa Wright is our guest for this episode - she is the CEO & President for Inland Southern California United Way and Inland Southern California 211+ located in the Inland Empire.  Her greatest mission in life is to help make her community a kinder place to live, work, learn and grow. . This episode is sponsored by Soultel - soul & other work essentials - learn more at https://staysoultel.com . . Follow @flawxdotco on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin
13:23
August 28, 2022
"Are you a master of divinity?" (w/ Josh Lopez-Reyes)
"Are you a master of divinity?" (w/ Josh Lopez-Reyes)
James asks Josh: "Are you a master of divinity?" Josh Lopez-Reyes is Executive Director of Echo Park Immigration Center (EPIC) -- epicla.org
22:28
August 17, 2022
"Calling for the culturally hybrid" (Anne Walker + Peter Cariaga)
"Calling for the culturally hybrid" (Anne Walker + Peter Cariaga)
How about calling for those with more than one ethnic identity? Or, for third culture kids? Or, for the culturally hybrid? It simply would not be the way that we usually think of it in The Church and academia. . The full article is here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00344087.2021.1989562?fbclid=IwAR0BNeykZMRYbJkxqN75Sx1RiPcg22z6XxcZE6QyttAhKNieYFFlmSfZBhY&journalCode=urea20
43:59
June 05, 2022
"The gospel is the glue for multi-ethnic ministry." (Paul Park)
"The gospel is the glue for multi-ethnic ministry." (Paul Park)
How can ministry start multi-ethnic? What kind of attitude does it take, in addition to the skills? Church planter Paul Park explains the way he does it at Free Life Community Church in Orange County, CA.
27:39
May 17, 2022
"Called to preach, with a speech impediment" (Kelli Parrish Lucas)
"Called to preach, with a speech impediment" (Kelli Parrish Lucas)
In this conversation, Rev. Kelli Parrish Lucas provides personal testimony and an overview of ministry with those who live with a disability. More info from Rev. Lucas can be found at thelastseminary.co
40:57
April 24, 2022
"The Local Church is Our Only Rescue" (David Jaimes)
"The Local Church is Our Only Rescue" (David Jaimes)
David Jaimes, a United Methodist Pastor from Santa Ana, CA, talks about the Hispanic / Latino / Indigenous immigrant context of ministry - about community and what the local church means to certain groups of people.
34:11
April 12, 2022
1. What is the calling of humanity?
1. What is the calling of humanity?
Besides my calling, your calling, or whatever, is a more poignant and relevant starting point for religious leadership for today and tomorrow: The calling of humanity itself...
06:09
January 05, 2022
7MC - "Make discipleship more affordable - thr Church is too expensive."
7MC - "Make discipleship more affordable - thr Church is too expensive."
Recently, a meditation app announced plans to merge with an on-demand mental health services company. It makes total sense. But, much like mental health, discipleship also has levels. Most churches often sit at the highest level of both benefit as well as requirement. This makes it unaffordable for many people.
11:14
August 31, 2021
7MC - "Be a pastor of the future; don't be a pastor of the past."
7MC - "Be a pastor of the future; don't be a pastor of the past."
Another seven-minute ministry consultation on why a pastor of the future is a student of culture and not a convene of an event nor a curator of a community. This consultation is for ministry leaders wondering what their role is in a rapidly changing community.
09:29
August 24, 2021
10-min Retreat: Feeling trapped in ministry?
10-min Retreat: Feeling trapped in ministry?
Here's the best thing to do if you are a ministry leader feeling trapped or burned out in ministry. It seems simple, but it is actually kinda tough.
13:05
July 12, 2021
S5E2 - "What makes your clergy retreat actually spiritual?" Part Two of An Audio Clergy Retreat
S5E2 - "What makes your clergy retreat actually spiritual?" Part Two of An Audio Clergy Retreat
With the story of Jonah as our text, Part Two of this audio clergy retreat asks if this year's retreat is an escape or an engagement? Biblically speaking, what makes a "retreat" something that is actually spiritual, particularly for ministry leaders? These questions we answer hermeneutically and James shares a personal thought about his own situation.
24:38
July 05, 2021
S5E1 - "What makes your clergy retreat effective?" - Part One of An Audio Clergy Retreat
S5E1 - "What makes your clergy retreat effective?" - Part One of An Audio Clergy Retreat
Invite us into your time off as a clergy person and share this time with us in a short-form audio retreat. In this first part, our invitation to you is to disconnect... through fire. #clergy #pastor #retreat #care
15:23
June 28, 2021
S4E5 - Stained glass, organ music, and preaching are choices
S4E5 - Stained glass, organ music, and preaching are choices
Stained glass, organ music, and preaching on social justice are preferences typical of a mainline protestant member. But, they are choices the Church has made as media that defines religiosity, spirituality, and discipleship. Were the Church to start over today, what would it be like?
16:10
May 28, 2021
S4E4 - A shortage of theolog-ists
S4E4 - A shortage of theolog-ists
Today, we have many theologians. But, for tomorrow, there is an even greater need for theolog-ists. John Wesley and the story of how field preaching came to be provides us with a great example.
10:20
April 24, 2021
S4E3 - Where ministry growth will come from...
S4E3 - Where ministry growth will come from...
There is a reason why it does not say that Jesus gathered the same people, in the same way, on the same day of the week, over and over again, until it became thousands and thousands of people. It's the same reason or insight that tells is where ministry growth will come from in the digital-first era and Coronavirus Age.
09:04
April 09, 2021
S4E2 - Re-interpreting Clergy Lead. Dev. and Continuing Education
S4E2 - Re-interpreting Clergy Lead. Dev. and Continuing Education
Almost every clergy leadership development and continuing education program can be summarized into one principle: Do 100 things right, in the right way, at the right time, with the right people and you will succeed. And, this is an incomplete picture of what clergy need in order to succeed.
11:57
April 03, 2021
S4E1 - Let pastors dream...
S4E1 - Let pastors dream...
During these pandemic time, keeping these things going is important. It is what we were called, educated, and ordained to do. But, what will keep us alive is our dreams that upend our present order to bring about new realities.
13:05
March 27, 2021
S3E4 - In a fractured society, the pastor must be a linguist
S3E4 - In a fractured society, the pastor must be a linguist
Recorded on the day a group of people forced themselves into the United States Capitol building, it seems clear that the pastor must at minimum help people have a common language to describe their life, how they feel, and what they believe, not necessarily the same life, feelings, or beliefs. #OWNYOURSHIFT
13:39
January 07, 2021
S3E3 - How many carpenters do we follow?
S3E3 - How many carpenters do we follow?
The typical pastor's bookshelf likely has few authors that are a carpenter as Jesus was. But, in 2021, will we continue to learn exclusively from a certain elite group of experts or all people? Will our ideas be so refined or can we allow them to be challenging?
16:26
December 31, 2020
S3E2 - Self-Care vs. Self-Growth
S3E2 - Self-Care vs. Self-Growth
Often, the problem with talented, competent people is that they stick to what they have gotten good at and so not like to expand to what is newly needed in the changing ministry environment. So, how can you grow? You have to break your own cycle of affirmation. #OWNYOURSHIFT
16:12
December 30, 2020
S3E1 - You are God's ministry technology
S3E1 - You are God's ministry technology
A little guidance for pastors in their downtime or reflection time of how to lead even better in 2021. #OWNYOURSHIFT
13:06
December 28, 2020
S2E6 - Multi-Asian Church and Other Models w/ DJ Chuang
S2E6 - Multi-Asian Church and Other Models w/ DJ Chuang
What are the undeniable advantages of a "multi-Asian" church? Why multi- anything instead of one dominant something? And, what are the concerns and opportunities now with where Church as a whole is headed?
49:47
October 29, 2020
S2E5 - Anti-Racist Faith Formation w/ Christine Hong
S2E5 - Anti-Racist Faith Formation w/ Christine Hong
What does anti-racist faith formation look like from the local church and family perspective? How can we all participate in doing the right thing and making things right?
31:48
September 18, 2020
S2E4 - Church Planting for the Unchurched w/ Rob Rynders
S2E4 - Church Planting for the Unchurched w/ Rob Rynders
How can you plant a church for those who are exploring faith on their own terms? Learn this and more with Rob Rynders.
29:39
July 25, 2020
S2E3 - Multi-ethnic Church Planting w/ Paul Park
S2E3 - Multi-ethnic Church Planting w/ Paul Park
Why try multi-ethnic church planting when the alternative is so much easier? Learn this and more with Paul Park.
32:15
July 25, 2020
S2E2 - Bi-vocational Church Planting w/ Sean Benesh
S2E2 - Bi-vocational Church Planting w/ Sean Benesh
How can bi-vocational church planting actually help you reach those mainline protestant churches often forget about? Learn this and more with Sean Benesh.
29:29
July 25, 2020
S2E1 - Digital Congregation-Based Community Organizing w/ Kelly Marciales
S2E1 - Digital Congregation-Based Community Organizing w/ Kelly Marciales
How is community organizing the way a life of faith gains the power for social change? Kelly Marciales shares this with us and more.
33:15
July 25, 2020
7 - The Leadership We Now Need
7 - The Leadership We Now Need
This is not just a crisis; this is a transition. What we need is pastoral leadership that will get a leadership team to a turning point - to the realization that either we change or we do not make it.
20:20
May 04, 2020
6 - Re-Designing Discipleship (Part 2)
6 - Re-Designing Discipleship (Part 2)
What spiritual practices look like in the Coronavirus Age may seem bizarre at first, but will ultimately make perfect sense. We present one such framework and two examples for discipleship here.
14:45
April 30, 2020
5 - Re-Designing Discipleship (Part 1)
5 - Re-Designing Discipleship (Part 1)
We are now missionaries in a foreign reality, no longer able to prioritize gathering and instead needing to nurture our being a sent people. How?
13:14
April 30, 2020
4 - What if I don't know what to do?
4 - What if I don't know what to do?
Here is where and how you start if you find yourself realizing that you have not ever prepared for this type of ministry situation, context, and scenario: learn as you go.
18:37
April 30, 2020
3 - Is our Commission to Go or Gather?
3 - Is our Commission to Go or Gather?
In these turbulent times, the Church will want to comfort people and affirm their membership in the Church. But, is membership the goal of a life of faith in Jesus Christ? Is gathering the end or to go? The Church must learn to catalyze change and to see it as the aim of our commission.
18:42
April 21, 2020
2 - Resources and Relief, but no Rescue
2 - Resources and Relief, but no Rescue
Christian denominations are responding to the pandemic to help their local churches and constituencies. But, such efforts will ultimately lead to failure as they do not address the root problem at hand.
20:06
April 21, 2020
1 - We have transitioned into the Coronavirus Age
1 - We have transitioned into the Coronavirus Age
This is not a temporary change. It is permanent and we will be in a new normal. The church must not understate the extent of the transformation and question it's own strategy given the circumstances and the foreseeable future.
10:47
April 16, 2020