All Of The Feels

August 15, 2016 @ 01:47 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Stories have a way of speaking to the unconscious. The best sermons come from being who you are."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Lynn Min, the associate minister for care and community about her approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

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A Shapeshifting Practice

August 11, 2016 @ 11:15 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"We are talking about this crazy, ancient, art, practice of preaching. It’s a shapeshifting practice, a reflection of God’s love for God’s people."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Rob Stephens, a freelance agitator-minister and the associate minister for justice and community organizing at Middle Collegiate Church. Jim and Rob talk about about Rob's approach to writing and delivering a sermon.

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When In Rome

June 30, 2016 @ 09:50 am by Jim Kast-Keat

“Read the Bible and let it wash in you like a good gin and tonic or a good lemonade. And just see what happens."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon series she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church this summer. Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM as we explore the book of Romans.

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Pride Sunday

June 20, 2016 @ 08:15 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"The freedom that we are set free for is to be the fullest and truest versions of who we are and who God is always making us to be."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about Pride Sunday at Middle Collegiate Church. This Sunday at Middle we welcome a guest preacher, Rev. Allyson Robinson, as she preachers a sermon titled “Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age.” Join us in the East Village or online at MiddleChurch.org at 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 26 for a fabulous Pride Sunday worship celebration.

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One

June 16, 2016 @ 12:25 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"My identity as a person of faith supersedes any other identity. We are one. I want the hermeneutic that Jesus offers us: love. Love is my starting line and love is my finish line." #LovePeriod

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, June 19, 2016 for the third Sunday in Pride month.

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Seen, Known, Loved

June 7, 2016 @ 08:30 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"Jesus is a rule breaking rabble rousing son of a...God."

In this bonus episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about her thoughts on the Luke 7:36-50, the lectionary passage for Sunday, June 12, 2016. After recording this episode we made a change to the preaching schedule, inviting Rev. Bob Chase, the director of Intersections International, to preach at Middle Collegiate Church as a part of our Pride Month preaching series. This conversation reflections the sermon Jacqui would have preached, offers a inspiring challenge to everyone, and provides an idea or two to other faith leaders preaching this text.

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Love, Not Fear

June 7, 2016 @ 08:29 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"It is important for us to be reminded of the challenge God puts before us to be instruments of grace and justice in this world. It is not just that we believe these things of love and justice for LGBTQ people. But we must believe them out loud."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Bob Chase about the sermon heis preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Rev. Bob Chase is the director of Intersections International. You can find out more about Intersections at www.Intersections.org and their work for LGBTQ justice at www.BelieveOutLoud.com.

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Made Whole

June 1, 2016 @ 04:29 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Too often 'resurrection' means 'escape' and your 'good' spirit leaving the 'bad' flesh. I'm a big fan of leaning into your humanity to find something divine. Resurrection is not just an event that did or did not happen in history but it is an ongoing practice today."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about the sermon heis preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

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A Bold New Thing

May 24, 2016 @ 07:35 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"God isn’t necessarily going to take us from the desert to the mountain top. But God will give us streams or rivers in our desert."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Christina Fleming about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

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Embracing the Mystery

May 19, 2016 @ 02:46 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"'Really God?' That is my prophetic prayer these days: 'Really God?!' And I think that is God's answer for me: 'peace.'"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Lynn Min about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 2, 2016. At least she does until Jim Kast-Keat attempts to troubleshoot a problem with the audio recording. And sadly and ultimately fails. (Just listen to the podcast, he explains it all towards the end.)

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You can watch the missing portion of this conversation on Facebook or in the video below.

Love In Many Languages

May 10, 2016 @ 05:10 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"I want people open their imaginations to look for, listen for God talking in these different spaces but also to see themselves cast in the role of translators. We're called to fresh theological imagination. Listen to the fresh word in your own heart. What if you are the one that God is calling to preach the good news to someone in their language? You are the one that is called to do this work."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 15, 2016 for the Pentecost/Vision Sunday worship celebration.

Listen to "Who May Abide the Day of His Coming" by Patti Austin.

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You In Me and I In You

May 5, 2016 @ 07:10 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“For me it’s so much about being Jesus to somebody else, so that they can see an example. The times that I’ve encountered Jesus wasn’t because someone prayed a nice prayer or preached an awesome sermon. But it because someone gave me an extra hamburger because I was hungry or gave me a hug on a bad day."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Argenys Taveras about the sermon he is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

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A Time For Healing

April 27, 2016 @ 05:13 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Revelation is not a book for the future. Revelation is a book for now. It's a vision for a healed and whole world will be one in which all of the voices are praising God. And one in which the diversity of the people is absolutely celebrated and affirmed."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

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Then I Remembered Something New

April 20, 2016 @ 09:07 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"What is inside is getting wider and bigger and more complex and God's blessings are for all the people and not just some of the people."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Rob Stephens about the sermon he is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

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Do YOU Want A Revolution?

April 14, 2016 @ 10:48 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"All of life is rehearsing the world we dream about....We are the ones we've been waiting for."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

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Who Are You?

April 6, 2016 @ 09:53 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"I think the best way to discover who we are is by discovering who God is. And we discover a God who is with the poor and the oppressed and the marginalized and we realize that we should be that kind of person too."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about sermon ideas for Acts 9:1-6, the text being preached on April 10 at Middle Collegiate Church.

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God, from A to Z

March 29, 2016 @ 05:19 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"When acts of terror happen in the world it's easy for me to tend to despair, it's easy to sit in that place of 'here's another attack.' But if we're placing our energy in the God who was and is and is to come, I think we get a little veneer of protection. Not protection that keeps us from hurting but protection that helps us to get up and keep going."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Adriene Thorne about the sermon she is preaching on April 3, the first Sunday after Easter, at Middle Collegiate Church.

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Seven Last Words

March 24, 2016 @ 05:44 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"The sermon is the ongoing experience of the Word that keeps becoming flesh."

In this episode of That'll Preach members of the Middle Church Pub Theology group reflects on the seven last words of Jesus for our annual Sermon Slam.

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Contributors: Nicole Marie Edine, Deb Williams, Pam Edgar, Starr Austin, Adam Gonnerman, Jim Kast-Keat, Klaudia Gorska, Jairo Mata, Ishamel Houston-Jones.

Music: YEYEY


What? He Lives in You!

March 22, 2016 @ 06:59 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"You are the resurrection when you feed the people and care for the people and when you march for justice and when you hug somebody you were just mad at, when you forgive, when you behave on behalf of God, the love that God calls us to -- you are the resurrection."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching on Easter at Middle Collegiate Church.

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Palms & Passion: The March Continues

March 15, 2016 @ 05:02 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"How do people find a way to do something about it or feel like they can star in the drama in which we're bending the moral arc of the universe towards justice? I want people to feel that they have agency to enter the scene and agency to change our minds, to feel like agents as opposed to puppets."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the Palm Sunday worship celebration and the sermon she is preaching on Sunday, March 20 at Middle Collegiate Church.

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That'll Preach, a podcast with Jacqui Lewis: part sermon-prep, part devotional.

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