November 17, 2014
In this episode of the WesleyCast we celebrate THANKSgiving as we talk about our favorite Tom Hanks movies. We discuss what it means to be a leader in the church today and interview Bishop Grant Hagiya.
Bishop Grant Hagiya is the bishop of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. He offers some deep insights into Wesleyan Leadership and talks about his book, Spiritual Kaizen.
September 9, 2014
In this Episode of the WesleyCast we talk about Youth Ministry.
- What is your worst Youth Ministry experience?
- How can ministry be effective in reaching new people and creating disciples?
- A special interview with Jeremy Steele on the nature of youth ministry.
You can check out Jeremy Steele on twitter: @unpretending
You can get Jeremy Steele's new book on Youth Ministry, Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry, at seedbed.com
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August 25, 2014
In this edition of the WesleyCast:
- We discuss and reflect on the recent death of Robin Williams and remember the gift that he was to us.
- We talk about evangelism and why it sometimes leaves us with a bad taste in our mouths.
- We offer some simple evangelism tips that work for us.
- We have an interview with Dr. Elaine Heath, a professor at Perkins School for Theology, SMU. She talks about evangelism and the missional church.
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July 21, 2014
In this episode of the WesleyCast we have important conversations!
- Conversations over our favorite meal of the day, Breakfast!
- Conversations about a book of conversations in the United Methodist Church called Finding Our Way.
- Conversations with Allan R. Bevere over the nature of the church today.
Allan blogs at www.allanbevere.com and you can follow him on twitter @arbevere
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July 9, 2014
In this special edition of the WesleyCast we interview J.D. Walt of Seedbed to find out more about the what, why, and how of Seedbed.
You can find J.D. Walt on twitter: @jdwalt
You can find Seedbed online at: seedbed.com
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June 23, 2014
In this edition of the WesleyCast we explore:
And we have a live dialogue with Rev. Matt O'Reilly about the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Matt O'Reilly blogs at http://www.mattoreilly.net
June 3, 2014
In this episode of the WesleyCast
- We talk about some great Charles Wesley hymns(that you should be singing in worship).
- We dicuss why we are United Methodist(sometimes it is about a girl).
- We breakdown the recent forum on human sexuality in the NYAC(here is a link to it: http://www.nyac.com/newsdetail/114545).
- Finally we wrap up the conversation by discussing the nature of dialogue vs. debate.
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Be on the look out for our next episode on Annual Conferences. Where we talk about what the Annual Conference looks like and what it could look like.
May 14, 2014
This is the preview episode of the WesleyCast. We are talking about all things happening in the world of Methodism and Wesleyan thought today.
In this episode we introduce ourselves and have a brief dialogue over Bishop Coyner's proposals for restructing the polity of the UMC.
Those proposals can be found here.
Join us next week as we realease our first full length episode entited Dialogue and Covenant.