Tag: community

  • Our liberation is tied together

    Our liberation is tied together

    by Rachel Sensenig, pastor of Circle of Hope in South Philly The book of Esther – like so many others in the Bible – demonstrates resistance and solidarity against the evil powers of empire, patriarchy, and ethnic nationalism. She and her uncle and the queen before her show that standing up and speaking out make…

  • Should Christians Vote? Interview with Rand Williamson and Andrew Yang (Ep 64)

    Should Christians Vote? Interview with Rand Williamson and Andrew Yang (Ep 64)

    The latest from our podcast Resist and Restore! Resist and Restore: a spiritual life podcast · Should Christians Vote? Interview with Rand Williamson and Andrew Yang (Ep 64) In this Episode: Interview with Rand Williamson and Andrew Yang, two leaders in Circle of Hope. On the eve of the 2022 midterm elections, Jonny sits down…

  • Living with Long COVID: Interview with Bethany Bender (Ep 63)

    Living with Long COVID: Interview with Bethany Bender (Ep 63)

    The latest from our podcast Resist and Restore! Resist and Restore: a spiritual life podcast · Living with Long COVID: Interview with Bethany Bender In this Episode: Interview with Bethany Bender, a member of the Circle of Hope community, on her experience living with long COVID. Bethany details her long-lasting symptoms after getting sick with…

  • When We Belong: Interview with Rohadi Nagassar (Ep 62)

    When We Belong: Interview with Rohadi Nagassar (Ep 62)

    The latest from our podcast Resist and Restore! Resist and Restore: a spiritual life podcast · When We Belong: Interview with Rohadi Nagassar (Ep 62) In this Episode: Interview with author and pastor Rohadi Nagassar. Jonny interviews Rohadi on his book “When We Belong.” They delve into ideas about belonging in a church as a…

  • New Life in South Philly

    New Life in South Philly

    by Rachel Sensenig, pastor of Circle of Hope in South Philly The recovery community is growing around our congregation in South Philly. A decade ago, we started hosting a candlelight Narcotics Anonymous meeting on Friday nights called The 11th Hour. It was a popular and life-saving place to be. We knew from experience in our…

  • The Politics of the Gospel of Luke: Interview with Will O’Brien (Ep 58)

    The Politics of the Gospel of Luke: Interview with Will O’Brien (Ep 58)

    The latest from our podcast Resist and Restore! Resist and Restore: a spiritual life podcast · The Politics of the Gospel of Luke: Interview with Will O’Brien (Ep 58) In this Episode: Interview with friend Will O’Brien on the politics of the Gospel of Luke. Will discusses how to read the gospel with a communal…

  • See and Be Seen

    See and Be Seen

    by Ben White, pastor of Circle of Hope in South Jersey To be known we must be seen. To belong is to be known. If we want to belong, which so many of us do more than anything, it follows then, that we must be seen. We can think about this very concretely. We could…

  • Freedom for the Oppressed: Jonny Rashid on reading the Bible (Ep 41)

    Freedom for the Oppressed: Jonny Rashid on reading the Bible (Ep 41)

    The latest from our podcast Resist and Restore! Resist and Restore: a spiritual life podcast · Freedom for the Oppressed: Jonny Rashid on reading the Bible (Ep 41) In this Episode: On this week’s episode of the podcast, Ben interviews Jonny about the Bible. This is part of an ongoing series of each pastor sharing…