March 26, 2020
The Telos Collective is kicking off a new blog and podcast series: “Missional Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty.” Over the next several months, this series will apply Missional Leadership to the specific challenges of leading a church, community or family through a pandemic.
On today's episode, we talk to the Rev. W. David O. Taylor of Fuller Seminary and author of the recent book Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life. Our host Erik Willits talks to Bishop Todd and David about how the Church can respond missional in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, how our worship can stay embodied even when we're meeting online, and the long-term impact—positive and negative—this could have on the Church.
For show notes and past episodes, please visit teloscollective.com/blog/
February 19, 2020
As we ramp up for the Intersection Conference May 14-15, one of our speakers the Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley joins Bishop Todd Hunter to talk about what it means to be a missional leader—why it is both holistic and inseparable from a biblical understanding of the kingdom. Esau challenges the Anglican Church in North America to embrace mission by celebrating the entirety of Jesus’ life and mission, and teaching others what it means to live a fully human life empowered by God.
January 23, 2020
Kicking off our 2020 theme of Missional Leadership, host Erik Willits talks to Bishop Todd Hunter about why sentness is core to Christian spirituality and leadership, and how the Church can participate in Christ’s leadership in alignment with the Spirit.
December 30, 2019
In our final conversation on missional ecclesiology, Bishop Todd Hunter and host Erik Willits talk to Dr. Jason Gile, Affiliate Old Testament Professor at Northern Seminary, about the often-overlooked contribution the Old Testament makes to missional ecclesiology—and its implications for the Church today.
December 3, 2019
On S3E3 of the Intersection Podcast, Bishop Todd Hunter and host Erik Willits interview Dr. Eugene Schlesinger, author of Missa Est! A Missional Liturgical Ecclesiology, about the relationship between liturgy and mission in the Church’s life. Dr. Schlesinger is a lecturer at Santa Clara University with a specialty in 20th-century Catholic thought, focusing on liturgical and sacramental theology and their impact on the Christian Church.
October 29, 2019
On E2S3, we welcome the Rev. Canon Dr. Scot McKnight, New Testament scholar, author, and Canon Theologian for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others. Exploring Advent as an inherently missional opportunity, Scot unpacks four themes drawn from the Advent collects and lections to resource pastors preparing to preach the scriptures this upcoming season.ind.
October 17, 2019
To kick off season 3, the Rev. Erik Willits sits down with Bishop Todd Hunter to look back on the past year as we dug into the Missional Ecclesiology conversation in our content and conference, and to look forward as we transition in the new year to focus in on content and conversations around our next topic: Missional Leadership. We can't wait to bring you more content over the course of this season!
Save the date! Our next Intersection Conference on Missional Leadership is on May 14-16, 2020. More information coming soon!
April 24, 2019
In response to S2E5 with Michael Goheen, the Rev. Seth Richardson and the Rev. Shawn McCain reflect on their mutual appreciation for the life and work of Lesslie Newbigin and his influence on the Church and conversations around missional ecclesiology.
March 1, 2019
On Season 2 Episode 6, “Lent, Liturgical Folk, and the Renewal of Sacred Music,” we talk with Ryan Flanigan of Liturgical Folk, a musical collaboration between him and retired priest Nelson Koscheski, and their newly released record, Lent. Ryan shares how Liturgical Folk is using historic language and modern folk sounds to help the church reimagine hymnody.
This Lenten season, don’t miss the opportunity to dive into Lent, featuring Ryan and special guests like Liz Vice and Lauren Goans. Listen, buy, and share the songs here.
- Liturgical Folk albums:
- Vol I: Table Settings
- Vol II: Edenland
- Vol III:Crumbs
- Vol IV:Lent
- Lenten Devotional E-Book, by Ryan Flanigan, a companion to the Lent album
- The 2019 Intersection Conference is offering limited-time pricing of $169/individual and $139/group of 3 or more, available until March 31, 2019. Learn more and register.
- Are you a musician and want to get connected with other Anglican musicians and songwriters? Email Ryan Boettcher.
Featured Songs in the Podcast:
- "On Tabor," found on the Edenland album.
- "Ash Wednesday's Early Morn" and "Refuse the Bait," found on the Lent album.
- "Prayer of Humble Access" and "Lord, Lord, Lord," found on the Crumbs album.
For all song information, and to listen/purchase, go here.
February 8, 2019
Professor, missiologist, and author Michael Goheen explores his expansive knowledge of the life and work of Lesslie Newbigin, specifically focusing in on his work his development of a missional ecclesiology for the West.