On May 4th, the Diocese of NH will host an Episcopal Revival in the town of Windham, NH. We’re very excited about the upcoming event and have dedicated this week’s Red Church Door podcast to talking about it. This week’s episode welcome three guests. The first is the Rev. Zachary Harmon, the Vicar of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Hampstead, NH; Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism on the Presiding Bishop’s staff; the Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons - the guest leader for the May 4th revival and Canon for Evangelism in the Diocese of Washington.
Our guest on the Podcast today is Joan Bowers, is an example of someone and lives her lives both in the heart and in the head. She's an accomplished academic as well a teacher of spiritual directors (and a spiritual director herself). Joan is also the co-founder of the School for Spiritual Direction at Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center in Byfield, MA. It's a beautiful and secluded center for retreat, prayer, and study.
(Priest Pulse is a Sister Podcast of Red Church Door:)
On this episode we're joined by author Greg Millikin of the book "Being Called, Being Gay" from Church Publishing available now, as well as returning guest Sarah Stonesifer. We discuss issues around discernment, vocation, and call to lay and ordained ministry, and engage issues of age, gender, sexual orientation, and more as they relate to discernment in the Episcopal Church. We think all discernment officers around TEC should check this one out!
The Rev. Anna V. Ostenso Moore is the Associate Priest for Family Ministry at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, and is the author of Today is a Baptism Day, a children’s picture book recently released by Church Publishing.
On today’s episode, I sat down to what I thought was simply a conversation about the book, but as you’ll hear, dives much deeper into Anna’s personal life, and how the current position she and her husband find themselves, highlights the difference between the very present idea of Baptism and the agony of waiting for God’s time.
I met Sister Patricia Cook five years ago in my search for a Spiritual Director in Southern Connecticut. Sister Patty, who practices at Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center in Madison, CT, has been a member of the Sisters of Mercy for over 65 years. She has served as an educator, retreat and spiritual director, and a retired prison Chaplain.
She has had a profound impact on my personal spiritual journey and when we started the RCD Podcast I knew she had to be one of our first guests.
On this episode of the RCD Podcast, Sister Patty and I talk about her personal spiritual journey, what it means to approach God as "companion", and how to pray for those we disagree with.
The Rev. Patricia (Tricia) Lyons is the Evangelism and Community Engagement in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, administrator of the Episcopal Evangelist network on Facebook, and author of Teaching Faith with Harry Potter: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators for Multigenerational Faith Formation. Tricia has also served on the Presiding Bishop’s team that helped construct The Way of Love campaign.
Kimberly Cloutier Green is a poet, collaborating artist, teacher, and spiritual director living in Kittery Point, Maine. . A recent Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have been published in several literary journals. Her first full length collection of poems, The Next Hunger, was released in April 2013 by Bauhan Publishing/UPNE. Kimberly is the 9th Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, NH. She sat down with my in my Londonderry office to talk about where she finds spirituality in her writing, how she understands the Divine, and to share with us some of her poetry.
This is the first…well pre-first episode of the RCD Podcast where our host, Colin Chapman, talks a little more about what the Red Church Door is all about, and what to expect from future episodes of the RCD Podcast.