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The Inside Out Life · 1M ago

On Church: Episode 32, Complaints Department

In this episode, Dalton and Matt talk about the clergy complaint process in the United Methodist Church, including recent developments in the Judicial Council that affect the entire denomina...
The Inside Out Life · 1M ago

The seeds of innovation in the United Methodist Church

I've just returned from New Church Leadership "New Pathways" training in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. If that language means nothing to you, suffice it to sa...
The Inside Out Life · 1M ago

On Church: Episode 31, Clergy and Doubt

In this episode, Matt and Dalton talk about what happens when clergy lose faith--and about the intersection of faith and doubt.
The Inside Out Life · 3M ago

On Church: Episode 30, On Booze

In this episode, Matt and Dalton talk about the unique relationship between the church and alcohol, including the history of alcohol in church and the problems alcohol can cause in church an...
The Inside Out Life · 4M ago

On Church: Episode 29, Jesus Was a Refugee

In this episode, Matt and Dalton talk about the refugee crisis and the church's response.
The Inside Out Life · 4M ago

On Church: Episode 28, Cult of Personality

In this episode of the podcast, Dalton and Matt talk about the cult of personality that so often arises around pastors. So often, celebrity pastors encounter spectacular falls--but all clerg...
The Inside Out Life · 4M ago

Jesus at the Door (a guest post from Matt Lacey)

Jesus at the door. It is as if the Red Sea not only swallowed up Pharaoh but the Jews he was chasing as well, in order to keep those on the other side of the sea safe. The United State...
The Inside Out Life · 5M ago

On Church: Episode 27, THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH

Happy New Year, everybody! In this episode, Matt and Dalton talk about the future of the church. What will it look like? How will we do church in the coming years? We look into the crystal b...
The Inside Out Life · 5M ago

The Innkeeper's Lament

The Innkeeper's LamentEvery good story needs a villain, I suppose, so at least in that way, I understand. Cinderella had the wicked stepmother, Sleeping Beauty had the wicked fairy Godmother...
The Inside Out Life · 6M ago

On Church: Episode 26, Evangelism

In this episode of the podcast, Dalton and Matt talk evangelism: why Dalton loves it, why Matt doesn't, and why they ultimately agree about it anyway. (Here's a hint: we might just start cal...