All Things … Episcopal
All Things … Episcopal is a platform to talk about the Episcopal faith and to introduce some basics about the Episcopal Church, including why we do some of the things we do that may sometimes be a mystery (or even an obstacle) to those new to our church. The intended audience for this podcast is college students and young adults, especially those who may be coming from outside our faith tradition.
In this episode… we unpack the question, do Episcopalians actually read Scripture? We are joined by the Very Reverend Dr. Andy Keyse for this conversation. We talk about how Episcopalians view Holy Scripture and if there’s a way to faithfully study and understand them. We also discuss the importance of translations of the Bible and where to start reading the Bible if you are wanting to explore it for the first time.
In these episodes… we talk about the sacrament of Holy Communion and the Episcopal doctrine of the Eucharist, “Episco-ettique” as Fr. David calls it, when we receive the consecrated elements and the pastoral ministry and responsibility of distributing the consecrated elements of the Eucharist. We also “unpack” some terms that are talked about frequently, but not entirely explained.
In this episode… we hear from one member of the clergy and one member of the laity who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We hear their stories; we learn a bit more on the journey toward inclusion the Episcopal Church is making, and we hear a real time learning moment that one of our podcaster’s experiences.
In this episode … we hear from Fr. David and Fr. Collin about koinonia, or communion, and the importance of participating in the church community. They addressed challenges within institutions, the benefits of having a church community, and their personal experiences within the church.
We want to introduce the Episcopal Church from multiple perspectives and with different voices, utilizing social media to find out what questions students may have about who we are and what we do. Guest speakers, including college students from around our diocese, are already being scheduled for future sessions.
We do not currently have a physical presence on college campuses in our diocese, but we think podcasting offers a great opportunity to meet young adults where they are and share our faith in a way that is personal, comfortable, and always accessible.
We hope that these sessions will be a bridge to connect college students with local parishes and with other young adults.
For more information and to suggest a topic or pose a question, please visit our suggestions and questions page.
The Rev. David Kendrick — St John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, the Rev. Collin Larimore — Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, and Clare Stern-Burbano — Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City host sessions that include conversations, interviews, and even an occasional sermon.
Look for All Things … Episcopal wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!