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Theology Live

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Once a month, the 20s and 30s community of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church gathers over food and drinks to engage Memphis' most compelling theological minds. Join us as we wrestle with life's most important and unsettling questions.

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Once a month, the 20s and 30s community of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church gathers over food and drinks to engage Memphis' most compelling theological minds. Join us as we wrestle with life's most important and unsettling questions.

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Theology Live

Updated about 1 month ago

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Once a month, the 20s and 30s community of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church gathers over food and drinks to engage Memphis' most compelling theological minds. Join us as we wrestle with life's most important and unsettling questions.

Rank #1: Justice and Reconciliation

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Our guest this episode is the Rev. Winnie Varghese. Winnie currently serves as the Priest for Justice and Reconciliation at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City. Winnie is the author of Church Meets World, Editor of What We Shall Become, a regular contributor for the Huffington Post, and is a leading voice in The Episcopal Church, particularly around issues of social justice.
Mar 04 2018
28 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 10: #WhiteChurchQuiet

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After pondering about the relative silence of White Christians in the latest spate of high-profile police killings of black Americans, the Rev. Dr. André Johnson took to Twitter and began #whitechurchquiet. In the weeks and months to follow, a conversation about racism and white theology was sparked. Listen in as Dr. Johnson offers a detailed account of this powerful hashtag.
Oct 25 2016
35 mins
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Rank #3: Take 'em Down

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[update: on December 20, 2017 the Confederate statues discussed in this episode were removed from two parks in Memphis.] Join us as we talk to Tami Sawyer about Take 'em Down 901, the movement for the removal of two Confederate statues from public parks in Memphis. Tami is a writer, speaker, activist, and the Director of Diversity and Cultural Competence with Teach For America Memphis. She is currently running for Shelby County Commissioner in District 7.
Dec 13 2017
43 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 19: Theology & Race

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Our guest for this episode is the Rev. Dr. Andre Johnson, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Memphis, Lecturer at Memphis Theological Seminary, Senior Pastor of Gifts of Life Ministries, and the founder and managing editor of the Rhetoric, Race, and Religion Blog. Join us as we discuss the intersection of theology and race, focusing on the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and the work he and others are doing here in Memphis with Take Em Down 901.
Oct 17 2017
33 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 20: Beloved Community

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Our guest for this episode is the Rev. Virzola Law, Senior Pastor of Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. In this, Rev. Law's second appearance on the podcast, Meredith interviews her on the legacy of beloved community, a concept espoused by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which amplifies the work of non-violence and reconciliation during the Civil Rights era, with a vision toward a more peaceable future.
Nov 22 2017
31 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 11: Presidential Election

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Every four years, the United States of America holds a presidential election, putting a number of ideas, ideals, personalities, and historical trajectories on a given ballot. On November 8, 2016, that tradition continued with the election of Donald John Trump, Sr. of New York. Listen in as ethnographer and professor Dr. Zandria Robinson describes what she heard - culturally, racially, socially - in the election season and results.
Nov 10 2016
35 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 18: Broderick’s Exit Interview

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On this special episode of Theology Live, incoming host Meredith Day takes an opportunity to turn interviewer into interviewee. Listen as the Rev. Broderick Greer speaks to us about his religious upbringing, his movement towards the priesthood, and the stories that shape and sustain his spiritual quest.
Sep 26 2017
39 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 17: Mystery, Science, and Faith

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In this first episode of Theology Live's third season, Father Broderick is joined by Mike McHargue, author and host of The Liturgists Podcast and Ask Science Mike. Mike helps us probe the complex dimensions of Mystery, Science, and Christian faith.
Sep 13 2017
30 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 16: The Trinity

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Listen in as Dr. Keith Ward, former Regius Professor of Divinity at the University Oxford, discusses the Trinity in the context of the cosmos, closing out season two of Theology Live.
Jun 07 2017
44 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 15: MLK and Memphis

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Tied to Memphis forever is the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the 39 year old black Baptist minister and civil rights activist on April 4, 1968. Less present in many of our memories, though, is the Dr. King of April 4, 1967, the MLK who preached against the triplet realities of racism, militarism, and impoverishment at New York City’s Riverside Church. Terri Lee Freeman, president of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, joins us to help unpack the "1967 King".
May 03 2017
29 mins
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Rank #11: Holy Week: Easter Vigil

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Called the "Queen of All Feasts" by theologians and liturgists alike, the Great Vigil of Easter gathers the whole sweep of the Church Year into one liturgy, highlighting the long record of God's saving deeds throughout history.
Apr 16 2017
7 mins
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Rank #12: Holy Week: Good Friday

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Good Friday is singular in its ability to gather humanity's desperations and hopes into one day. Listen in as we explore both on history's darkest day.
Apr 14 2017
6 mins
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Rank #13: Holy Week: Maundy Thursday

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On this special edition of Theology Live, Father Broderick invites listeners to enter the mystery and glory of the Triduum, beginning with Maundy Thursday. In that liturgy, worshipers wash each others' feet and recall Jesus' final meal with his friends. In it, he models for the world how God's countercultural reign draws us toward self-donation, not domination. Join us tomorrow for a reflection on Good Friday and Saturday for a meditation on the Great Vigil of Easter.
Apr 13 2017
8 mins
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Rank #14: Bonus: Music at Clayborn Temple

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was martyred in Memphis on April 4, 1968, while in town to support the contentious sanitation workers' strike. Throughout the strike, Clayborn Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church served as a nerve center for demonstrators and other activists. On February 8, 2017, Theology Live was held at Clayborn Temple. That evening, Mrs. Ephie Johnson graced the gathering with her rendition of "May the Work I've Done", a standard song of the Black Church. The TL saw fit to share Ephie's rendition with our listening audience as a tribute to Dr. King's legacy on the 49th anniversary of his martyrdom and as a reminder that our work toward inhabiting God's just future begins now.
Apr 04 2017
5 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 14: Reproductive Justice

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This month's guest is the Rev. Faye London, Interfaith Outreach Coordinator for SisterReach, a Memphis-based grassroots Reproductive Justice Organization. As an advocate for Black women, Faye seeks to foster an understanding of Black women’s bodies as fully participating in God’s sacred, beloved and good creation and of women’s God-granted competence and wisdom to exercise full authority over them. Open your Bible to Exodus 1 where she begins her illuminating reproductive justice Bible study.
Mar 15 2017
51 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 13: Womanist Theology

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In this episode, the Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman, Ph. D., discusses the black body as a "theological problem", the future of the Black Church, and her current womanist theological scholarship. The only womanist theological ethicist on the Yale University Divinity School faculty, Dr. Turman authored Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church and the Council of Chalcedon, the first book-length womanist treatment of the conciliar tradition.
Feb 22 2017
37 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 12: Incarnation

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“This world is pregnant with God,” said Blessed Angela of Foligno. This quote comes to us in rich and new ways as we journey through Advent, the days leading up to the Feast of the Nativity - Christmas. Days in which we hear prophets warn, coax, and encourage. Days in which - at least in the northern hemisphere - hours of darkness outweigh hours of light. And yet, we gather on nights like this one because somewhere deep in our bones we’ve been convinced that new possibilities lurk just beneath the surface. Join Dr. Emily Holmes, theologian and professor at Christian Brothers University, as she walks us through what these possibilities meant for medieval Christian women.
Dec 20 2016
29 mins
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Rank #18: Listener Mail: Sex and Race

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In this first installment of "Listener Mail", Father Broderick addresses two questions posed by a Theology Live listener; one about sexual ethics and another about the role of racism in theology. Margaret Farley's "Just Love" is cited in the sexual ethics response: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Love-Framework-Christian-Sexual/dp/0826429246/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1475595417&sr=8-6&keywords=just+love and James Cone's "The Cross and the Lynching Tree" is cited in the second: https://www.amazon.com/Cross-Lynching-Tree-James-Cone/dp/1626980055/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475595481&sr=8-1&keywords=the+cross+and+the+lynching+tree. Please pose your questions at the hashtag #TheologyLive or send them to Father Broderick at broderick@gracestlukes.org.
Oct 04 2016
12 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 9: Art

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"[W]hen Anglicanism is at its best, its liturgy, its poetry, its music and its life can create a world of wonder in which it is very easy to fall in love with God,” wrote Episcopal priest and theologian Urban T. Holmes III. This quote took Theology Live to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art where its executive director, Dr. Emily Ballew Neff, discusses the intersection of art and theology, specifically how Yinka Shonibare MBE’s four sculptures, "Rage of the Ballet Gods," touches on pagan mythology, globalization, dance, migration, violence and climate change. Please find a visual from the evening here: https://www.901theology.com/blog/episode9visual.
Sep 21 2016
41 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 8: Revivalism

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"What makes us Protestant should also make us anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-heteronormative," says the Rev. Dr. Courtney Pace, a statement that stands over and against many of the ways Christians use racism, sexism, and heterosexism to oppress others. In this final episode of Season 1 of Theology Live, listen in as Dr. Pace links the ways in which revivalism, race, and gender have played out in the Church's histories and how the impacts Christians today.
Jun 20 2016
29 mins
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