Here at the Turning Tables Podcast, we are cultivating a space for thoughtful conversations about the issues that shape and impact our worldview. The goal of each episode is not necessarily to come to a conclusion but to instead explore ideas and start conversations. And sometimes that requires us to follow Jesus’s example of turning tables. | Follow along on Twitter and Instagram @TurningPod
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Episode 1: Deconstruction (with Anthony Meyer & Wes Durrwachter)
On this week's mini-episode, we sit by the fireplace and reminisce about our first 10 episodes as well as reveal a few of the topics that will be discussed in 2020. We can't give it all away, so stay informed by subscribing to the podcast in your podcast-listening app and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @turningpod. NEW FEATURE: Tell us what you think of the show by leaving us a voice message at turningpod.com! We'll see you January 2020...
On this week’s episode, we are continuing the conversation on Immigration, Refugees and the Border Crisis with a very special guest…. Immigration attorney and 8th Ward Alderwoman for the city of St. Louis, Annie Rice! Join us as we share stories and shed light on what is happening with these topics both on local and national levels. We also discuss why it is important for people of faith to be involved in politics and why every vote truly matters. We hope you enjoy this episode and if you haven’t done so yet, please subscribe, rate, and review the podcast anywhere you listen, and continue the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @turningpod
St. Louis Mosaic Project
The MICA Project
International Justice Mission
Road to Status
On this week’s episode, we begin a conversation on Immigration, Refugees, and the Border Crisis. Hear from special guest Carlos Noa as he shares his story about immigrating as a child from his home in Cuba to the United States. A common theme we have returned to with each show is that everyone has a story and we think you will find Carlos’ to be both captivating and enlightening. Make sure you subscribe, rate, and review the podcast anywhere you listen, and continue the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @turningpod - Show Resources:
Is your church building a discipleship culture? Has your experience of church relationships been awkward or surface-level? On this week’s episode of the podcast, we are discussing disciples vs. converts, and the helpful (or sometimes hurtful) ways churches attempt to administer discipleship. Joined by the always insightful Ana Irby, the Turning Tables crew shares stories from past experiences while pulling resources from various discipleship practices that are in currently in place. Make sure you subscribe, rate, and review the podcast anywhere you listen, and continue the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @turningpod -
What characteristics do you think of when it comes to Christian music or Christian movies? What makes so-called “secular” art different than "Christian” art? From Kanye West to Kirk Cameron, this week we are talking about the sacred vs. secular boxes that we have placed music, movies and all other forms of art inside. To help us answer these questions, this week we are joined by the incredibly talented Eric Barfield (@ericwiththeband | www.ericwbarfield.com/blog) who plays and directs music for some of the biggest names in CCM today. So make sure you're not "Left Behind" as we "Courageously" "Breakthrough" this topic. Don't forget your "Fireproof" jacket because this episode is coming in HOT!
Recommenced Artists: The Lone Bellow, Kings Kaleidoscope, Apollo LTD, Dustin Ransom
Artists Mentioned on the Show: Bon Iver, Bleachers
This week on the podcast, we’re talking about gun control and gun violence. On Episode 1 of this three-part series, we’ll take a look at the laws in place, the second amendment, various ideologies, possible solutions to violence, and start the discussion of what the Biblical response might be. We don’t have all the answers and would love to hear your point of view and thoughts concerning the issue. If you or someone you know would like to be featured as a guest when we discuss these issues further, reach out to us on social media! Make sure you subscribe, rate, and review the podcast anywhere you listen, and continue the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @turningpod
On this week’s episode, of the Turning Tables podcast, we are talking about the issues surrounding homelessness. How should we interact with those who are homeless? Does homelessness always look the same or does the issue in reality contains several layers? Join us as we look in the mirror and challenge our own assumptions surrounding homelessness. Listen to “Who is my Neighbor” today and let’s continue the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @turningpod! startherestl.org bridgebread.org endhomelessness.org homefirststl.org bailproject.org
On this week’s episode of the Turning Tables podcast, Casey, Katy, and Jon are joined by special guest Jarred Irby as we discuss the purpose of Church. Jarred, a musician and community organizer currently on staff with Epiphany Lutheran Church, brings his perspective on the important topic of church health. Join us as we consider what the Bible says about the purpose of the local church as well as the Church at large and how this should effect our decision making as participants within our congregations.. We also discuss how the symptoms of an unhealthy church often manifest themselves as well as the the signs to look for in a healthy church. Let’s continue the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @turningpod!
On this week’s episode of the Turning Tables podcast, we are talking with Adina O’Neal about women in leadership, specifically women in the church. Adina has served and been on staff at various churches for most her adult life, and shares some helpful insight on the struggles women face as they pursue leadership in the church. Listen to us talk about the various views churches and denominations hold, the struggles we have with those viewpoints, and our desires for change in the future. Follow Adina on Instagram @thatadinagirl. Let’s continue the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @turningpod.
"A Letter to My Brothers" by Beth Moore: https://blog.lproof.org/2018/05/a-letter-to-my-brothers.html
"Jesus Feminist" by Sarah Bessey: https://sarahbessey.com/writing/books
Fuller Seminary’s position on women in ministry: https://www.fuller.edu/womeninministry/#article
Church Planting series on the "Start Up" podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/church-planting-1-the-movement/id913805339?i=1000415312839
On this week's episode of the Turning Tables podcast, we are talking to Rob and Lauren Kersten about alcohol, and how it is talked about and viewed within the church, specifically the American Evangelical church. Interestingly, Rob works for a drug and alcohol rehab center and recently has changed his views on drinking alcohol. Listen to our dialogue about the history of alcohol and the church, and let's continue this conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @turningpod
Follow Lauren on Instagram @loelizabethk
Follow Rob on Instagram @robby_kers10
Click here to read more about what the Bible really says about alcohol here: https://relevantmagazine.com/life5/what-does-bible-really-say-about-alcohol/
This week we are talking about the deconstructing of faith. We will dialogue about the term deconstruction and what it has come to mean among our peers, as well as seek to find a better way of defining the process so rather than abandoning ones faith altogether it is built on a stronger foundation than before. We interviewed Anthony Meyer and Wes Durrwachter who both recently went through the process of deconstructing their faith and then rebuilding it. Each of them has had somewhat different experiences, but both similarly have had to examine their beliefs and sift through what is actually Biblical and what they simply believed due to the cultural context they grew up in. Follow Anthony on Instagram @ameyermusic | Follow Wes on Twitter @WesDurrwachter and be sure to check out his blog at https://wesdurrwachter.wordpress.com
Welcome to the Turning Tables Podcast. Our goal is to cultivate a space for thoughtful conversations about the issues that shape and impact our worldview. You won’t necessarily hear all the perspectives in each episode to be perfectly in line, but you should expect our conversations to always remain civil and charitable. The goal of each episode is not necessarily to come to a conclusion, but to instead explore ideas and start conversations. And sometimes that requires us to follow Jesus’s example of turning tables.