We’ve arrived! Having Dr Andrew Root as a guest is the benchmark for legitimate youth ministry podcasts, and we’re delighted that he’s our guest for our penultimate episode for 2018.
Andy is a prolific writer & leader in the field of theology & youth ministry. He also happens to be a mate.
This episode is a wide-ranging conversation, which culminates in considering the unique place of youth ministry today, and the need for nuanced consideration of the why, before tackling the who & the what.
Check out Andy’s work via his website
We handed the reins of this week’s episode to our Work Experience student Charlotte. She researched, wrote, recorded & produced the entire episode, and it’s fantastic.
Charlotte reflects on the recent #schoolstrike4climate, and chats to Denisse Sandoval from the Justice Cluster. Charlotte also reviews Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber.
Feedback is very welcome. Hope you enjoy this week’s work experience.
Our next WXPLive event will be held on Monday 17 December, 8pm AEDT. The event is streamed live at our Facebook channel.
WXPLive is a live-streamed conversation, hosted by Bradon, with 3 guests discussing questions & playing podcast games. As a live event, the audience can engage & ask questions via the comments section.
To explore Advent & Christmas, we’re excited to have 3 lecturers from Pilgrim Theological College – Rev Dr Robyn Whittaker, Rev Assoc Prof Sean Winter & Rev Assoc Prof John Flett. There’s sure to be a good amount of gold, frankincense & mirth.
#ContentWarning – you might just learn something
This episode is great fun. We chat with a few teenagers in an attempt to learn something of their values, experiences & passions. If we are to minister alongside young people, we first need to listen & travel alongside them.
We also return to the library (#spoilers – this week’s book is amazing) & we play #LitOrQuit with some young friends.
Don’t forget, you can send us questions & feedback via email@example.com and be sure to connect with our Facebook & Twitter accounts.
In late 2017, our host travelled to the US. Sarah Heath & the community in Costa Mesa was the first stop, and had a profound impact. Sarah joins the podcast this week for an extended conversation about church restart projects, #bravespaces, politics, podcasting and vocation. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to Sarah’s experience and wisdom.
Sarah is also the host & writer of the Sonderlust podcast (listen via iTunes) – definitely worth checking out.
Hope you enjoy this week’s episode:
This episode welcomes our first co-host, Señor Molk. We chat pump-up songs & play a new game, By Now?
Our guest is #pastorcaster Liam Miller, and we chat about the opportunities & realities of ministry blending digital & IRL spaces. Liam & Molk bring plenty of experience & passion to a great conversation.
Have a listen – let us know your thoughts.
This week we’re join by the kids for Bring-Your-Kids-To-Work Week at WXPC studios. They help add some polish to the production.
We also have a chat with Stu McMillan as he shares his experiences, hopes & passions for the Uniting Church as a movement of people trying to Walk Together as First & Second Peoples.
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We have an in-depth chat with Fr Chris Bedding, exploring the relationships between faith and activism, as well as the role comedy plays in maintaining some perspective. We also play a special WA edition of #LitOrQuit.
Have a listen