By Alter Guild
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A podcast of stories, conversations, and fresh words to meet the curious and progressive faith.
||CleanSpirit of Generosity||Cheryl Philip works in fundraising for a major denominational foundation. She's also a woman, an Indian, and a person of rich and authentic faith. In this episode she reflects on the layers of identity that have formed her and shares a vision for curios||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 Teaser Episode: At the Core||Join us for Alter Guild Season Three: At the Core. This season we're exploring what's at the core of who we are - our identity, how we see ourselves, how others see us, and how God sees us. New episodes launch each and every Wednesday with stories from||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 10: Darwin is for Hipsters||Andy Root joins Derek on the pod for some nerd talk about the promise of science, mystery, and our relationships. We also learn that Darwin was the OG hipster. Who knew? Andy's book is Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies and is available no||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 09: Come What May||Baptism is a big promise, and god-parents are a part of it. Miriam sits down with Peter Carlson Schattauer, Joel Bergeland, and John Rohde Schwehn and talk about what it means to lean into the promise of baptism and godparenting. Alter Guild is hosted b||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 08: We'll Give the World to You||--||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 07: A Thousand Little Promises||Miriam joins Emmy Kegler and Michelle Masselink as they talk about the little and big promises of engagement.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRitual Promise||Author and speaker Nora McInerny talks about finding spiritual connection through her husband's death with humor and honesty. Her pastor, Natalia Terfa talks about the ways that promises ground us in all moments of our lives. Listen. Love. Serve. Alter.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 05: Intermission||We're taking the week off. But we're cooking up plans for season three.... Hosted by Meta Herrick Carlson, Matthew Ian Fleming, Miriam Samuelson Roberts, and Derek Tronsgard. www.alterguild.org www.twitter.com/alterguild www.facebook.com/alterguild||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 04: What Is Internet Anyway?||Derek joins Jim Keat and Bethany Stolle as they talk about technology, social media, and its promises of a better world.Featuring Matthew Ian Fleming, Meta Herrick Carlson, Miriam Samuelson Roberts, and Derek Tronsgard. www.alterguild.org www.twitter.co||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 03: Breaking And Belonging||Miriam talks with Rozella White about marriage, divorce, and the healing of broken hearts.Featuring Matthew Ian Fleming, Meta Herrick Carlson, Miriam Samuelson Roberts, and Derek Tronsgard. www.alterguild.orgwww.twitter.com/alterguild www.facebook.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 02: Public Schools and Privilege||Meta invites Sara Freeman and Steph Smith to talk about parenting with privilege in the public school system. How do we keep the promise of good education for all kids, not just our own? Featuring Matthew Ian Fleming, Meta Herrick Carlson, Miriam Sa||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 01: Promises Promises||Matt hosts as we kick off the season with talk of promises and epic wedding screw-ups. Featuring Matthew Ian Fleming, Meta Herrick Carlson, Miriam Samuelson-Roberts, and Derek Tronsgard www.alterguild.org www.twitter.com/alterguild www.facebook.com/alte||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlter Guild Season Two Promo||Alter Guild returns for Season Two - Promises, Promises - on Wednesday, May 16th 2018. Subscribe today on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. www.alterguild.org www.facebook.com/alterguild www.twitter.com/alterguild||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 12: Word - Season Finale - (John 1:10-14)||The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. The Word is still living and active, proclaimed and embodied in all of our beauty, brokenness, and diversity. For this final episode of Season One, the Alter Guild invited some of their fine friends to share a||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 11: Ponder (Luke 2:15-20)||When the stable guests had gone, Mary treasured their words in her heart and pondered them. Where and when do we ponder today and what does it feel like? This episode considers being present with the inner voice through two different lenses: introversio||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 10: Light (John 1:1-5)||Maybe your Christmas memories conjure light and gladness, but also seasons more complicated and painful. In this episode, Derek remembers a complicated Christmas; joyful because it was his first as a father, but scary because his brother was facing his||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 09: Consent (Luke 1:26-38)||The story of the annunciation -- with a teenaged Mary obediently submitting to bear God's Child -- is complicated in light of power dynamics, abuse, and discussions about consent. In this episode we hear how Mary's consent, agency, and role as a proph||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 08: Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)||Parenthood is complicated. Step-parenthood is also complicated. Step-parenthood to the Son of God might be the most complicated. The story of Joseph is a story about the ultimate supporting role. The angels never told him it would be easy, but they did||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 07: Loud Lamentation (Matthew 2:13-23)||A child is born, but in the wake of this joy there is great danger and death. Herod slaughters the innocent infants of Bethlehem in an effort to keep power that does not belong to him. Special Note: This episode contains content related to sexual assaul||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 06: Homegoing||For many, this time of year requires traveling toward family and heritage. But is this the same thing as going home? The holy family returned to Bethlehem for the census. In the same way, so many attend holiday events simply to be counted, which is not||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 05: Waiting (Luke 1:46-55)||We spent the season of Advent waiting for a baby to be born. But what about those who wait without a due date and for much longer than four winter weeks? In this episode we consider the ways this waiting is painful or unique for those who journey with i||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 04: Roots (Matthew 1)||Matthew’s gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus. His family tree includes some familiar patriarchs and heroes, but it also lists unlikely women and stories of relationships and bodies broken. What do these ancestors tell us about how God enters ou||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 03: Nations Rise, Empires Fall (Luke 2:1)||The first verse of the Birth Story is loaded with context that most of us miss. The power struggles and paranoia paint a timeless political landscape. It sets the scene with history, politics, culture, identity, and drama that help us understand the ris||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 02: Resistance Rising (Matthew 2:1-12)||We go looking to bend power in the predictable places, but God’s power doesn’t hunker down in a comfortable palace or the strong arm of a paranoid ruler. God’s power has a reputation for rumbling in the resistance. www.alterguild.org Twitter &||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 01: Remembering (Isaiah 5 & 64:1-7)||Prophets remember the past in order to make sense of their present and to imagine a future. God calls us to resist the pull of nostalgia, instead recalling memories for the sake of building a more honest, just, and beautiful tomorrow. www.alterguild.or||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlter Guild Season One - Promo||Alter Guild Season One - The Twelve Daze of Christmas Promo Episode. Season One launches Christmas Day - 12/25/17.||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thoughtful and real
A lovely new perspective on faith for this broken and strange world.
Fresh, engaging, thoughtful
Fresh new voices bringing deeply thoughtful and thoroughly grounded biblical reflection to current issues. Wondering whether Christmas can mean anything to you today? Try out their first several episodes.
Please take a few minutes for yourself and enjoy these podcasts! Such talented young pastors looking to bring a fresh look to our ancient texts. I have enjoyed these so far and I am betting you will too!