And now, the end is near And so I face the final curtain
Our penultimate episodes welcomes Steve Molk back into the studio. We cast a critical eye over how the church has responded to Covid-19 restrictions, both technically and culturally, as we ponder what might have been. You can find Molk using @SteveMolk or @UCAPulse where your social media habits take you.
The lads also review Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma,’ and potential implications for individuals and churches. You can see the trailer below.
Make sure you tune in for our Work Experience Podcast finale, going live next week!
This week’s guest is movie guru Duncan McLean. Once we establish his sizeable knowledge, we review The Fighting Preacher (preview below), and have a conversation about why Christian films often fail to hit the mark.
You can follow Duncan on Twitter & Instagram at @DoctorOfMovies and check out his site Doctor of Movies – we don’t expect to see a review of The Fighting Preacher anytime soon.
“When Willard and Rebecca Bean are called on a mission to a town that’s hostile towards them, they must choose whether to fight for their right to live there or love their hostile neighbours” (IMDb). You can watch The Fighting Preacher on Amazon Prime.
Here is a photo of Bradon and Duncan enjoying an afternoon at the cricket.
Blair is a Minister in the United Methodist Church in America, and a PhD student studying practical theology. She joins the podcast to offer her perspective and experience in responding to racial injustice and the BLM movement in America. You can follow her on Twitter @BlairTStowe & on Instagram @blairstowe
If you’re thinking, ‘she sounds awesome, I’d love to go to her church’ – you can! Check out a church service, available for use in any setting, designed by Blair – The Promise of Return
Also, don’t forget to check out Staff in Hand & connect via Instagram @staff.in.hand
Phoebe is currently serving as the Youth President in the Methodist Church in the UK. We have a chat about what that means, why she wanted to serve, and what her vision is. You can find out more via this link.
We hope this might spark conversations about how we all understand leadership and the significance of elevating young people into roles within the church.
This week’s guest is Elliot Nicholas. Elliot identifies as a young trans male, and graciously shares his journey with us. We hear the significance of language, of the importance of raising awareness and of a commitment to unconditional love for the LGBTQIA+ community.
For information and resources for supporting young people in the LGBTQIA+ community, we recommend you check our Minus 18 & & the LGBTI+ Hub at the RUOK website.
We return for our new season with Australian poet & writer Joel McKerrow! Our #HomeStretch season is a collection of friends and gurus, exploring the depths of life and considering how that might shape our ministries with young people.
Joel is an acclaimed spoken word artist, a writer and a mainstay for the Aussie Christian Conference scene. He drops by the studio to discuss his work (written & performed) and how it draws us into profound reflection and contemplation.
We highly recommend checking out Joel’s book Woven and his anthology of spoken word poetry Decade. Both are accessible via www.joelmckerrow.com
For a taste of Joel’s poetry, check out Welcome Home or For Tomorrow. And as we mention in this week’s episode, here’s the moment Bradon realised he isn’t that good at reading children’s book, as Joel read Sky Colour.
We wrap up S06 with a conversation with Terry Williams. Terry trained and worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools before joining the staff team of Scripture Union Queensland where he has worked for 29 years. In 2008 Terry divided his time to join the SU International staff team in a part time capacity where part of his role is to serve on a small global training team helping to multiply trainers across the world.
For more information about Here2Stay, check out the website, and check out Terry explaining a little more in the video below our episode player. You should also check out Claire Madden’s Hello Gen Z.