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In this space, we will talk about God in everyday language and through everyday perspectives. We hope to bridge the gap between what’s going on at church, what’s happening in our everyday lives, and many theologians in the U.S. and beyond.

We aim to make Everyday God-talk episodes precise and concise, easy to follow but never shallow, and relevant to both our possible daily matters and God-talker’s profound theological concern. All these will be wonderful resources for our congregation, sermons, spiritual practice, and theological conversations among laypeople and ministers alike. We don’t aim for comprehensive or exhaustive conversations about certain topics. However, our God-talkers are experts of their ministry areas who can generate relaxing conversations about their areas of theological expertise. Feel free to comment on our Facebook page or email us.

God-talk: God-talk: Global Leaders at WCC

Women of color leaders at World Council of Churches introduce the programs they initiate in the year 2021. Most of these programs are concerned about the ‘voice from the margins.’ More theological reflections may follow in the coming weeks. In this episode, please be informed about these exciting programs!

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God-talk: One Great Hour of Sharing – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Laurie Kraus, the director of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), shares the ministry and theology of PDA for One Great Hour of Sharing. One Great Hour of Sharing can enhance the important ministry of PDA & Matthew 25 vision of Presbyterian Mission Agency. In the first part, Laurie shares her theological understanding of “disaster” in relation to the parables in Matthew 25. In the second part, Laurie shares both biblical and practical perspective regarding how we can respond to disaster as a church and an ordinary Christian.

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God-talk: Mission Co-workers in Korea

Do you know that the new year’s day is different in some parts of the world (just like Christmas is)? Many families in East Asia celebrate the Lunar New Year’s Day. In 2021, it is February 12th. Here’s the message of the New Year from Korea Mission Co-workers: Hyeyoung and Kurt!

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God-talk: One Great Hour of Sharing, Presbyterian Hunger Program

Rebecca Barnes, the coordinator of Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP), shares the ministry and theology of PHP for One Great Hour of Sharing. One Great Hour of Sharing can enhance the important ministry of PHP & Matthew 25 vision of Presbyterian Mission Agency. The first part is about PHP’s theology and ministry. The second part is about its relevance to Matthew 25 ministry and public ministry.

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God-talk with Presbyterian Association of Musicians: Christmas Concert

Following the Advent Concert, the Office of Theology and Worship and Presbyterian Association of Musicians present a cozy Christmas Concert. We hope that this can become a resource especially for those small churches, isolated families, and friends apart in this unprecedented year.

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God-talk with Presbyterian Association of Musicians: Advent Concert

For this Advent season, our amazing musicians perform and recommend four different songs from our Glory to God Presbyterian Hymnal.

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God talk with Catherine Keller

Catherine Keller, a Constructive Theologian, speaks about the “entanglement” and intersectionality of issues such as race, gender, class and the earth.

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God-talk: Dance with Simon, Learn hip-hop

God-dance is back. Hip-hop is back. Simon Phillips is back.
This time we learn some dance movements with steps, rhythm, and the attitude of Black Lives Matter – a theological statement. Be who you are, created in the image of God. That matters. Your life matters. Bring your attitude!

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God-talk with Brian Blount

We invited President Brian Blount at Union Presbyterian Seminary for Everyday God-talk. The first part is about the seminary and its history in the context of slavery, the civil rights movement, and the recent BLM movement. In the second part, we share more of President Blount’s perspective about how we can move forward for racial justice in this country.

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God-talk: World Communion Sunday with global hip-hop, featuring Simon Phillips

God-dance is back to Everyday God-talk! This time with global hip-hop for World Communion Sunday. Dance with God through the steps, rhythm, and attitude of hip-hop.

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God-talk with Amos Yong

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with a theologian and a Pentecostal sibling Amos Yong about his recent book regarding the work of the Holy Spirit.

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God-talk with Jonathan Seitz

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with Jonathan Seitz, a mission co-worker in Taiwan for our Everyday God-talk.

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God-talk with Michael Gehrling

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with 1001 assessment associate Michael Gehrling about dancing with God. How does our church talk about dancing? What does it look like to use dancing as a spiritual practice and embodied worship? You will learn practical steps as So Jung and Michael teach you a line dance to help you get started!

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God-talk with Alexandra Zareth and Ashley DeTar Birt

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with authentic church leaders who witness how the twin pandemics of the coronavirus and racism is affecting them and their respective communities.

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God-talk with Sharon Bryant

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with Sharon Bryant, a PCUSA mission co-worker in Thailand. We talk about how a ‘Christian mission’ as partnership is happening through Christian volunteers in Thailand and how Christianity is practiced in the interreligious and ecumenical context of Thailand.

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God-talk with Reggie Williams

Associate for Theology, So Jung Kim, talks with Reggie Williams — Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. Reggie Williams suggests a moral analogy, which examines Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s criticism of the racial ideology in the 20th century Nazi Germany, comparing it to the white supremacy in the 21st century radicalized America.

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God-talk with Jaco Hamman

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with Vanderbilt Divinity School theologian Jaco Hamman about his book, The Millennial Narrative, and how the book of Joel is one of the most important books of our time during COVID-19 pandemic.

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God-talk with Jeff Eddings

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with 1001 coaching associate Jeff Eddings — who grew up in Pittsburgh watching Mr. Rogers, and then went to the same seminary where he went — about what Mr. Rogers might say during this time of the coronavirus, Covid-19 global pandemic.

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God-talk with Joerg Rieger

Associate for Theology So Jung Kim talks with Vanderbilt University Divinity Theologian Joerg Rieger whose theology and activism emphasize economic justice and political movements.

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