Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community

The Episcopal Church

Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community explores where that dialogue intersects with our faith. Join us and our invited guests as we share prophetic voices and explore the lectionary through the lens of social justice.You’ll hear ancient texts interpreted in new ways, find fodder for preaching and teaching, and make present-day connections to the prophetic voices of the Bible. This podcast will help us rethink how we hear, see, and interact with the lectionary readings throughout the liturgical year.

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In this fourth episode of season 3 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Advent 4. The texts covered in this episode are Luke 1:39-45 and Canticle 15. Our guests this week are:     The Hon. Warren Hawk, Isnala Ohitika (Brave Alone), who serves his tribe as a member of the Standing Rock Tribal Council. Warren is an active, lifelong Episcopalian who serves on several Episcopal boards and committees.  Dr. Sandra T. Montes, an indigenous Latina (born in Peru and raised in Guatemala) who splits her time between New York City and Houston. She holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Houston and her book, Becoming REAL and Thriving in Ministry, was published in May 2020. She is the dean of chapel at Union Theological Seminary.  Tamara Plummer, a program officer in the U.S. Disaster Program at Episcopal Relief & Development and host of the podcast Pursuing Call.    Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity. 

Nov 30

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In this third episode of season 3 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Advent 3. The texts covered in this episode are Luke 3:7-18 and Zephaniah 3:14-20. Our guests this week are:     Mtr. Andrea Arsene, curate priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lafayette, Diocese of Indianapolis. She has a passion for preaching, pastoral care, and a good cup of tea.  The Rev. Phil Hooper, curate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne in the Diocese of Northern Indiana.  The Rev. Nelson Mendoza, curate at St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church in Green Valley, Diocese of Arizona.    Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity. 

Nov 23

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In this second episode of season 3 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Advent 2. The texts covered in this episode are Luke 3:1-6 and Canticle 16, the Song of Zechariah. Our guests this week are:     The Rev. Jazzy Bostock, serving two communities on the west side of O’ahu in the Diocese of Hawai’i - St. John the Baptist in Maili and Maluhia Lutheran Church in Waianae.  The Rev. Lydia Kelsey Bucklin, from Marquette, Michigan, Canon to the Ordinary for Discipleship and Vitality with the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan.  The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher’s Church in Gladwyne, Diocese of Pennsylvania, and creator of The Hive online spirituality and wellness digital community.    Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity. 

Nov 16

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In this first episode of season 3 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Advent 1. The texts covered in this episode are Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:1-10, and Luke 21:25-36. Our guests this week are:     The Rev. Dr. Lauren R. Stanley is canon to the ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. Prior to serving as canon, she spent 8.5 years serving on the Rosebud Reservation.  Katina Assimacopoulos is a medical doctor living in the Midwest. She is currently pursuing her Juris Doctorate and comes to us from the Greek Orthodox tradition.  GJ Gordy is the communications director for the Navajoland Area Mission and lives in New Mexico. Her clan is One Who Walks Around. She was born into the Salt Clan; her maternal grandparents are the Edge Water People and her paternal grandparents are the Mud People.    Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity. 

Nov 10

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Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. Join us this Advent for our second year of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community. We explore where dialogue intersects with our faith. Join us and our invited guests as we share prophetic voices and explore the readings for each week of Advent and Christmas Day through the lens of social justice.   You’ll hear ancient texts interpreted in new ways, find fodder for preaching and teaching, and make present day connections to the prophetic voices of the Bible. This podcast will help us rethink how we hear, see, and interact with the lectionary readings, refocusing from the rush of the Christmas season to the voice crying out in the wilderness.  Our first episode for Advent 1 will drop in early November 2021.

Nov 4

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In this episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Easter Day. The texts covered in this episode are John 20:1-18 and Mark 16:1-8. Our guests this week are: Jennifer Irving, an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Director of Grants at the Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The Rev. Shug Goodlow, from the Diocese of Missouri, a transitional deacon at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ladue, Missouri. The Rev. Dr. Gavin Shumate, a bivocational priest, serving St. John’s Episcopal Church in Toledo, Oregon, and physician at Integrity Women’s Health & Wellness, LLC, in Newport, Oregon Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Mar 29

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In this episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for the Easter Vigil. The texts covered in this episode are Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 and Mark 16:1-8. Our guests this week are: The Rev. Phil Hooper, SMMS, curate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne in the Diocese of Northern Indiana.  Argie Manolis, who works in the community development field at a small college. She is also a foster and adoptive parent and a spiritual director.  David O'Hara, chair of the Religion Department at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he also directs programs in Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability. Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Mar 16

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In this episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Good Friday. The texts covered in this episode are Psalm 22 and John 18:1-19:42. Our guests this week are: Lelanda Lee, a former lay member of Executive Council representing Province VI and parishioner at St. Stephen’s in Longmont, Colo. She has done ABCD trainings and worked on racial reconciliation for many years. Fr. Jerry Maynard, “The People’s Priest”. Working at the intersection of Church & society, Fr. Jerry seeks to embody radical solidarity through protest, praise, and community organizing in Houston, Tex. The Rev. Dr. Sam Dessordi Leite, originally from Brazil, has been working with liturgical inculturation and multicultural ministries in The Episcopal Church. His passion has been helping communities to identify their social and cultural identities and express them through worship and popular devotions. Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Mar 9

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In this third episode of season 2 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Maundy Thursday. The texts covered in this episode are Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14, and John 13:1-17, 31b-35. Our guests this week are: The Rev. Marlene E. Forrest, priest-in-charge at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Northside Richmond, Virginia. In the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Marlene serves as the co-chair of the Commission on Ministry and is a member of the Ministry for Racial Justice and Healing. She is a contributor to the book “Preaching Black Lives Matter” and serves as the National Youth and Young Adult Chaplain for the Union of Black Episcopalians. Tamara Plummer, a cradle Episcopalian from Brooklyn, N.Y. She is currently a program officer in the U.S. Disaster Program at Episcopal Relief & Development, where she leads the Episcopal Asset Map project. The Rev. Moki Hino, priest-in-charge of Church of the Good Shepherd in Wailuku, Maui, a congregation that has as its roots workers in the cane fields of Hawaii. Prior to attending seminary, Fr. Hino was an elementary school teacher in Guam, Hawaii, and Japan. Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Mar 2

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In this first episode of season 2 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Palm Sunday. The texts covered in this episode are Mark 11:1-11 and 14:1-15:47. Our guests this week are: The Rev. Kevin Antonio (KA) Smallwood, associate rector for families, children, and youth at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Md. When he's not praying, he's dancing to the rhythm of the beat for the tri-fold benefit of resisting the "isms", self-care, and sharing the love. Michael Toy is originally from Texas and is currently waiting out the pandemic at St. Peter's on Willis Anglican Church in Wellington, New Zealand. The Rev. Nancy Frausto is the associate rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach, Cal., a founding member of the Diocese of Los Angeles Sanctuary Task Force, and a Dreamer (DACA recipient).  Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Feb 23

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In this first episode of season 2 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Ash Wednesday. The texts covered in this episode are Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 and Isaiah 58:1-12. Our guests this week are: Dr. Sandra Montes, a singer, speaker and writer who loves exploring her indigenous and Latina roots. She is the Dean of Chapel at Union Theological Seminary and recently published Becoming REAL and Thriving in Ministry. She lives in Texas and New York. The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher's Church in Gladwyne, Penn., and creator of The Hive online spirituality and wellness digital community. The Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, who was born and raised in Barbados and immigrated to the United States at age 14. He was ordained as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in 2020. Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Feb 1

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Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community explores where that dialogue intersects with our faith. Join us and our invited guests as we share prophetic voices and explore the readings for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week through the lens of social justice.   You’ll hear ancient texts interpreted in new ways, find fodder for preaching and teaching, and make present-day connections to the prophetic voices of the Bible. This podcast will help us rethink how we hear, see, and interact with the lectionary readings, refocusing from the rush of the Christmas season to the voice crying out in the wilderness.  Our episode for Ash Wednesday will drop on February 3, 2021.

Jan 26

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In this final episode of this season of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the gospel texts for Christmas Day. The texts covered in this episode are Luke 2:1-20 and John 1:1-14. Our guests this week are: The Rev. Moki Hino, priest-in-charge of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wailuku, Maui, a congregation who has as its roots workers in the cane fields of Hawaii. Prior to attending seminary, Fr. Hino was an elementary school teacher in Guam, Hawaii, and Japan. The Rev. Peggy Lo, assistant priest at St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Chicago, Ill. Prior to being ordained, she worked first as an organizer and administrator for non-profits, and then as a translator of Buddhist lectures from Mandarin to English. Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Dec 2020

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In this fourth episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the lectionary texts for Advent 4 (B). The texts covered in this episode are 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 and Luke 1:26-38 – plus a bit more this week on the Magnificat. Our guests are: The Rev. Anna E. Rossi, an Episcopal priest, liturgist, and interfaith advocate, who serves as the Succentor at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Calif. The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher's Church in Gladwyne, Penn., and creator of The Hive, an online spirituality and wellness digital community. Ed Stewart, Director of Academic Administration at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Ed recently earned his M.Div. at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and M.A. in Theology at the Graduate Theological Union.   Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Nov 2020

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In this third episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the lectionary texts for Advent 3 (B). The texts covered in this episode are Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, the Magnificat, and John 1:6-8,19-28. Our guests this week are: The Rev. Canon Anna Carmichael, PhD, canon to the ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. She is committed to social justice through her work with the diocesan immigration commission (SJRAISE) and the anti-racism commission. Rowan Larson (they/them), the Minister for Christian Formation and Parish Administrator at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, Mass. They are a candidate for ordination in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  Father Jerry Maynard, “The People’s Priest”, who runs a ministry of protest, praise, and community organizing in Houston, Tex.   Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Nov 2020

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In this second episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the lectionary texts for Advent 2 (B). The texts covered in this episode are Mark 1:1-8 and Isaiah 40:1-11. Our guests this week are: The Rev. Marlene E. Forrest, priest-in-charge at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. The esteemed Lelanda Lee, a former lay member of Executive Council representing Province VI and member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longmont, Colo. The Rev. Phil Hooper, curate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne, in the Diocese of Northern Indiana. Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Nov 2020

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In this first episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the lectionary texts for Advent 1 (B). The texts covered in this episode are Mark 13:24-37 and Isaiah 64:1-9. Our guests this week are: Dr. Sandra Montes, a singer, speaker, and writer who loves exploring her indigenous and Latina roots. She recently published Becoming REAL and Thriving in Ministry. The Rev. Kevin Antonio (KA) Smallwood, Associate Rector for Families, Children, and Youth at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Md. When he’s not praying, he’s dancing to the rhythm of the beat for the tri-fold benefit of resisting the “isms,” self-care, and sharing the love! The Rev. Daniel Pinell, Associate Rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Ocala, Florida. Before seminary, he was an immigrant rights community organizer in Oakland, Calif., where he organized clergy for the welcome of immigrants and refugees in this nation. Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit iam.ec/becomingbelovedcommunity.

Nov 2020

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Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. Coming this Advent, Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community explores where that dialogue intersects with our faith. Join us and our invited guests as we share prophetic voices and explore the readings for each week of Advent and Christmas Day through the lens of social justice.   You’ll hear ancient texts interpreted in new ways, find fodder for preaching and teaching, and make present day connections to the prophetic voices of the Bible. This podcast will help us rethink how we hear, see, and interact with the lectionary readings, refocusing from the rush of the Christmas season to the voice crying out in the wilderness.  Our first episode for Advent 1 will drop on November 9, 2020.

Oct 2020

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