The Collect Call: For St. James the Just & Social Media Sunday

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St. James was known for reconciliation. There are lots of ways to do that, but one way is not to feed to social media trolls. We figure out which St. James it is we’re talking about, then talk to Carolyn Clement about Social Media Sunday.

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Social Media Sunday on Facebook

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: Jumping the Shark (Because Angels)

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Jumping the shark – Lego style. Image: Bill Ward, distributed under a CC BY license.

This podcast might have jumped the shark some time ago, but this time even we know it. This episode for St. Michael & All Angels is an epic fail or an epic…something. We’ll let you decide.

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The Collect Call – of the Holy Angels

Required Viewing

This Week’s Music:

SG Project – Played by the Left Hand

Human – Electronical Side of Human

Otnicka – California 80s Original Mix

Agent J – Cheerful Naomi

Fanas – 80s Interlude

Manoulos Moumouzias – Remembering Montrose

Linturaven – Outerspace Edward Frozen

Christopher Kwark – Free Birds

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: For Holy Cross Day

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Mr. T mural. Photo by Albertism (https://www.flickr.com/photos/albertism/), distributed under a CC BY-NC-ND license.

Holy Cross Day is the only day in the church year that honors an object – and an instrument of execution at that. Brendan & Holli discuss the oddity of giving honor to the means of state-sanctioned killing.

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: What We Believe about Mary

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Mosaic depicting the Koimesis, or dormition, of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Chora Church in Istanbul. Photo by Jerzy Kociatkiewicz, distributed under a CC BY-SA license.

We’re all agreed that we love St. Mary the Virgin, but there’s a tremendous amount of ambiguity around her birth, life, and death in the church. Also, how do you deal with the incarnate God as a teenager? Featuring, once again, special guest Derek Olsen.

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: What Do Angels Do, Anyway?

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The Angel of the North. Image: Stuart Richards (www.flickr.com/photos/left-hand/), distributed under a CC BY-NC-ND license.

What are angels exactly – sentimental figures, scary messengers, or something else?

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Wikipedia on Angels

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: The Secret Job at the Heart of the Church

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We promise this is the last post-GC78 hiatus episode…but it’s well worth listening to. 82 episodes ago, in #3, we uncovered a secret of the heart of the Episcopal Church, and finally we interview the man at the center of it all.

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Episode 3 of The Collect Call

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: The Episcopal Megachurch Organist

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Michael Boney, Director of Music for Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, at the organ for the prelude on the last day of General Convention 2015.

A temporary megachurch forms during each General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Organist Michael Boney explains how he has to adapt his style to keep 5,000 Episcopalians on the same hymn tune, and what it’s like to collaborate with a jazz ensemble on one the classics of the pipe organ.

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The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media Collective, a network of podcasts with an Anglican sensibility. Follow the collective on Twitter and Facebook.

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: Live from Salt Lake City!

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Our first ever live show – live from the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. And our technology didn’t melt down! Featuring special guests from @easterppl, Padre’s Pods, and the Official Linguist of the Collect Call.

p.s. Thanks to Derek Olsen for background on “obsecration.”

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The Via Media Collective – a network of podcasts with an Anglican sensibility

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The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media Collective, a network of podcasts with an Anglican sensibility. Follow the collective on Twitter and Facebook.

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The Collect Call: Church Planting (Part 1)

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Image: Scott Gunn, distributed under a CC BY-NC license.

As the General Convention prepares to consider devoting further resources for planting churches, we talk to the Rev. Terri Bays about her experience re-planting a parish in a struggling neighborhood in South Bend, Indiana. Discussing the risks of planting a church, she says: “The life of faith is about what we say in the creeds and believing certain propositions, but even more so, it’s about taking those propositions and using them to do something that terrifies us. It means going out on all sorts of limbs.”

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Church of the Holy Trinity, South Bend

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The Collect Call is a founding member of the Via Media Collective, a network of podcasts with an Anglican sensibility. Follow the collective on Twitter and Facebook.

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Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

Resurrection Reporting

Live from the land of the Great Salt Lake, it’s the Daily Resurrection Report! Each day of General Convention the roving reporters of the Acts 8 Moment will be finding little signs of new life throughout the Salt Palace and bringing them to the wider Church. And we need your help!

If you’re at General Convention:

  • Take note of signs of resurrection. A beautiful photo? A key resolution passed? An impromptu song? Pass them on to be included in our Daily Resurrection Report! We reporters are many, but we can’t be everywhere. Email blurbs, links, photos, or whatever else invigorated your spirit to GCreporting@acts8moment.org. (Please include in your email if you’d like to be attributed or anonymous, and if you’d like us to share links to your blog/Twitter/Instagram.)
  • Tell your friends! Ask your deputation, your bishops, your coworkers, or whoever you’re spending your days with to do the same.
  • Come to our Acts 8 in-person prayer gathering–Thursday, June 25, at 9:15 pm, in the Alpine East Room of the Hilton Salt Lake.

If you’re at home:

  • Subscribe to our Daily Resurrection Reports by visiting acts8moment.org and entering your email address in the “Resurrection In Your Inbox” section on the right side of the page. Note: Your email address will never be used for anything other than relevant Acts 8 Moment news.
  • Hear something great from someone in Utah? You don’t have to be at General Convention to submit a story to the report. Or ask them to submit it!

No matter where you are:

  • Share our reports on social media! The more eyes that get on our resurrection reports, the better.
  • Pray for our church! In whatever time zone, take a moment at 5:08 pm and pray for the gathering of God’s believers.
  • If you would like to support us financially, you may donate to our ongoing work at acts8moment.org. Your donations help fund our storytelling efforts.

–Holli Powell, Chief Resurrection Reporter