The Antioch Podcast
By Madison Church
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Learning to lead in the multiethnic church is a calling. The multiethnic leader must be confident and visionary, yet humble and teachable, knowing that he/she cannot have a full knowledge of all the cultures in any given multiethnic congregation. This calling is rooted in the earliest New Testament church, with the church in Antioch being the first multiethnic church - a church which lasted for many centuries whose members came from all parts of the Roman world and eventually whose influence reached across the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe. We in the 21st Century continue the multiethnic ministry of the gospel, seeing the image of God in one another, learning from one another, and learning to belong together as the Beloved Community: the body of Christ.
||CleanPastor Episode 38: Joy Bonnema & Matt Krieg – “Resurrection Matters for Healthy Sexuality.”||This present moment in America will likely be remembered historically for the many social justice movements springing up in response to the societal ills presently plaguing this nation. Black Lives Matter arose in response to the numerous documented inc||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: Retonia Brashier – “A Journey of Awakening.”||I joined my multiethnic church in 1990 at the invitation of my high-school art teacher. As an angst- filled teen, she told me that her church was a “good place for hurting people.” As a result, I found a lot of healing, in particular from being ment||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Rev. Ricardo Tavárez – “Designing Worship”||It is my pleasure to welcome back Rev. Ricardo Tavárez to the Antioch Podcast. Ricardo is an ordained Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church of North America. He is the pastor of En Vivo Church, a growing multi-ethnic and bilingual (Span||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Laura Pritchard – “Hosting Well”||It is a great honor today to introduce today’s presenter, Laura Pritchard. Laura is presently the Director of Multicultural Living at Madison Church’s Square Campus. Among her many duties is oversight of the work of the anti-racism team, outr||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Kinita Kadnar Schripsema – “Understanding Culture”||This latest series of the Antioch podcast is called Worshiping Diversely Together, exploring the themes of multicultural leadership in worship from Sandra Maria Van Opstal’s book “The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse World” . F||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans – “Food Fights: Reconciliation in Worship.”||Welcome to Episode 33 of the Antioch Podcast, a podcast about learning to lead in the multiethnic church. Today we return to our series on Sandra Maria VanOpstal’s book The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse World. For those of you who have||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Pastor James Lee – “Is PB&J Ethnic Food?”||Welcome to Episode 32 of the Antioch Podcast, a podcast about learning to lead in the multiethnic church. Today’s episode is the second in a series of lectures given at Madison Church’s Square Campus in the spring of 2017 based on the book Th||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Rev. Reggie Smith – “Tension at the Table.”||Welcome to Episode 31 of the Antioch Podcast! This is the beginning of a six-part series of talks called “Worshiping Diversely Together” inspired by Sandra Maria Van Opstal’s recent book The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse Wor||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Laurie and Matt Krieg – “Caring Well Together.”||Opinions about the rights of LGBTQ people is rapidly changing both in the US and around the world in the past two decades. According to recent data collected by the Pew Research Center on Religion and Public Life in June 2017 ( http://www.pewforum.org/f||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Pastor Brad Knetsch – “Learning to Lead”||Today’s episode is a recording of a conversation I had with Pastor Brad Knetsch in which he shares his perspective on some of the things he has learned leading a multi-ethnic church as a young, white, male pastor. Pastor Brad serves as the Pastor of M||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Dr. David Daniels III – “The African Roots of the Reformation”||Today on the Antioch Worship Leadership Podcast, we are going to explore the story of the African influences on Martin Luther, the Father of the Protestant Reformation. We will talk with Dr. David Daniels III, the Henry Winters Luce Professor of World C||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Mark Charles – “The Trauma of the Doctrine of Discovery.”||On today’s episode, entitled “The Trauma of the Doctrine of Discovery”, we catch up with Christian speaker and Native American activist Mark Charles. In this conversation, Mark shares his thoughts about the intersectionality of his activism a||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: The Decline of Caucasian Christianity – Implications for the Multiethnic Church||On September 6, 2017, a fascinating study on religion in the United States was released. The study, conducted by PRRI (the Public Religion Research Institute), was entitled America’s Changing Religious Identity. The researchers, Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Ro||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday & Podcast Spotlight||Exactly one-hundred years ago, on October 6, civil-rights activist, worship leader, and philanthropist Fannie Lou Hamer was born. This episode celebrates the life of Fannie Lou, the “woman who sings the hymns,” whose life and music continue i||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Joy Bonnema – “Being the Church in Such a Time as This.”||Pastor Joy Bonnema is the Campus pastor of Madison Church: North Campus – a four-year-old multiethnic church plant on the NE side of Grand Rapids, MI. She has a PhD. in Immunology from Mayo Graduate School. She taught biology at Calvin College for 10||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: “White People, ‘Being Nice’ Isn’t Working.” – An Interview With Rev. Reggie Smith||This episode of the Antioch Worship Leadership Podcasts is an interview with my friend, Pastor Reggie Smith. Pastor Reggie is the Director of the Offices of Race Relations and Social Justice for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He advise||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: “The Fierce Urgency of Now” – Jemar Tisby||This is a remix episode of the Antioch Worship Leadership Podcast of Jemar Tisby’s presentation “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Christian Complicity with Racism and the Imperative for Immediate Action,” given at 1 Charleston 2017 and orrigi||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: “Worshiping Whiteness” – Eric Nykamp||Eric Nykamp is the Director of Worship Design at Madison Church’s North Campus, the Director of the Antioch Worship Leadership Trainings for all of Madison Church’s campuses, and the producer of this podcast. He also is worship leader and sp||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Ekemini Uwan – “The Fall: How Did We Get Here?”||Ekemini Uwan is a bold and insightful theologian, and perhaps now is best-known as one of the three co-hosts of the thought-provoking podcast “Truth’s Table”, which is highly recommended listening for every Antioch Podcast fan. It is a privilege||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Pastor Darrell Delaney – Race & PTSD||Darrell Delaney, who asks to go by “Pastor Darrell”, is the Campus Pastor of Madison Church’s Square Campus. He has a deep love of learning, and holds degrees from many of the predominant colleges and seminaries in the Reformed tradition: Kuy||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Barbecue||In this episode of the Antioch Worship Leadership Podcast, Eric and Attah are joined by fellow Madison Church staff member, Jermale Eddie, to discuss the article “A Negro’s Guide to Surviving a White Cookout” by Sharhonda Knott Dawson. At first gl||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Self-Care and Sabbath – an Interview with Chaplain Joella Ranaivoson||Joella Ranaivoson is the Associate Chaplain of Upper Class Students at Calvin College, her alma mater. She is a native of Madagascar, but was raised in Papua New Guinea, the US, and Kenya. The world, its cultures, and the global church are among her lo||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Mark Charles – “The Temptations of Greatness”||They were offended by him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.” – Matthew 13:57, from the World English Bible To many, Mark Charles speaks with the voice of a modern-||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Building Bridges Through Worship – The Musical Ministries of Nate Glasper||Nate Glasper is the highly-talented director of worship at Grace for the Nations Church and the director of the Gospel Choir at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Nate also writes, records, and performs his own music in addition to attending Calvin The||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Approaches to Bilingual Worship at En Vivo Church – an Interview With Rev. Ricardo Tavarez||Rev. Ricardo Tavarez is a comissioned pastor through Madison Church and is currently the church planting pastor of En Vivo Church in the Burton Heights neighborhood of Grand Rapids, MI. In this interview, Rev. Tavarez talks about his many bi-cultural ch||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
''This is great podcast about worship. If you want to grow yourself congregation or others in the Christian faith, then this is the most ideal podcast for you.
I truly enjoyed the insights and perspectives shared by Eric's guests. I learned so much from Joseph and Dr. Christina Edmondson. What a great episode!
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If you're looking for a resource in order to learn more about multicultural worship, racial reconciliation and church-based leadership development, then this podcast is for you!!