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Sep 5, 2018

Episode 22: Richard Blackburn and I discuss the work of conflict mediation as he works with congregations experiencing conflict.  We discuss the background and history of the center, as well as it's tools for helping people learn to talk and listen to one another.

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Jul 8, 2018

Episode 21 is our conversation with Rev Jim Antal who recently authored the book Climate Church Climate World with an introduction from Bill McKibben.  Jim has a long history of work in this area, and his new book is a wonderful resource for congregations wanting to engage on the topic.


Jun 15, 2018

Episode 20.  We talk with Phoebe Morad of Lutherans Restoring Creation.  How is the church involved in addressing the vital issue of Climate Change.

Jun 1, 2018

Matt Wilhelm worked for a year of City Year Service, that led he and some friends to an idea of traveling the country with Rock Bands as they performed concerts and acts of service in those communities.  Now he lives in Manchester, NH where he recently announced his candidacy for State elected...

May 14, 2018

Jeff Thiemann is the CEO of Portico Benefit Services, which provides Financial, Health and Planning services to over 10,000 members in the ELCA.  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)  In this episode, we talk about Jeff's call to ministry, as well as the work of Portico.  The kicker is in the second half where we...