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The Inside Out Life · 2W ago

Take Me To Church

I will confess that ever since its release, I have had a negative reaction to the lyrics of Hozier's hit song, "Take Me to Church." While I appreciate the social commentary related to the ch...
The Inside Out Life · 2M ago

On Church: Episode 35, Disaster Response or "PLEASE DON'T GO TO FLORIDA UNTIL YOU ARE INVITED"

In this episode, Matt and Dalton talk about the church's work in disaster response, particularly the best way to respond to disasters so that we don't end up getting in the way.
The Inside Out Life · 3M ago

On Church: Episode 34, The Denomination and Me

In this episode, Matt and Dalton talk about the relationship between the denomination and the local church, and they try to answer the question of just how much to talk about denominational ...
The Inside Out Life · 4M ago

On Church: Episode 33, Stuff They Didn't Teach Us in Seminary

In this episode, Matt and Dalton talk about stuff that pops up in the day to day of ministry, but isn't usually included in seminary curriculum.
The Inside Out Life · 6M 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 · 6M 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 · 6M 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 · 8M 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 · 8M 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 · 9M 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...