Category: Podcast

Committing Faith in Public Podcast with Jesse Ulrich

What was it like growing up Jewish in Tulsa, attending a nearly all African-American elementary school where one was a dual minority, then having the experience of living in a large Jewish community in Boston before returning to Tulsa? Jesse Ulrich talks about these and other formational experiences that have helped him navigate the boundaries […]

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Committing Faith in Public Podcast, Talking Theology and Impeachment

Sit down with two Phillips faculty to talk about theology and impeachment and what do you get? A half hour of insight, perspective, and something to chew on. Dr. Joe Bessler, the Robert Travis Peake Professor of Theology and acting dean, and Dr. Sarah Morice Brubaker, Associate Professor of Theology, are the guests on this […]

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Committing Faith in Public Podcast with State Senator George Young, Sr.

The Rev. Dr. George Young, Sr., is well known to Phillips’ audiences as a double alumnus (master’s and doctoral degrees), adjunct instructor, and former trustee. In addition, we know him as a long-time pastor who cultivated links between the congregations he served and the civic community. When Dr. Young retired from pastoral work, he took […]

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Committing Faith in Public Podcast with Aliye Shimi

  Aliye Shimi is the executive director of Tulsa’s oldest ecumenical/interfaith organization, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry. In that role, and in the MANY volunteer hours Aliye gives, Aliye is among the fiercest and kindest advocates for justice, dignity, compassion, and basic human decency in Tulsa and everywhere. She lives her Muslim faith, in public, for the […]

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Committing Faith in Public Podcast with the Rev. Clark Frailey, public education advocate

There are not many organizations these days that are able to create coalitions that cross partisan divides. But the Rev. Clark Frailey, pastor of Coffee Creek Church (Southern Baptist) in Edmond, OK, has found a way to do that on the issue of public education in Oklahoma. The Rev. Frailey is one of the founders of Pastors for Oklahoma Kids, which has done excellent work in a short time to keep faith leaders informed about legislative matters that affect ALL our public school children and families in Oklahoma, and to advocate with legislators for public education. Pastors for OK Kids participants run the theological gamut. Gary Peluso-Verdend interviewed Frailey.

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Committing Faith in Public Podcast with the Revs. Marlin Lavanhar and Carlton Pearson

When folks from around the country think of religion in Tulsa, they are likely to think about Oral Roberts University, Victory Christian, or Rhema Bible. But many don’t know about All Souls, the largest Church in the Unitarian Universalist Association and a potent progressive spiritual force in public life in Northeast OK. A recent documentary […]

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Committing Faith in Public Podcast with the Rev. Chris Moore

A trip to the Southern Border. A nativity display on the church lawn. A chain-link fence. An act of contrition that is misunderstood. A signboard message connecting the words “Jesus” and “Migrant.” How it all became a national story during Advent and Christmas 2018. The Rev. Chris Moore, pastor of Fellowship Congregational Church in Tulsa […]

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Committing Religion in Public, with the Rev. Dr. Ray Owens

What leads a congregation to start what became Oklahoma’s first public partnership school, and what has been their experience with the venture? The Rev. Dr. Ray Owens, senior pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Tulsa, addresses these and other matters related to the Greenwood Leadership Academy. Links mentioned in the podcast: The Metcares Foundation, Greenwood […]

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Committing Faith in Public–The Rev. Shannon Fleck

Welcome to the first podcast of Committing Faith in Public! This is the podcast for people who want to be inspired by individuals and communities of faith doing good work in public. Our guests tell stories of their work to weave a more just, kind, and diversity-inclusive society. Our first guest is the Rev. Shannon […]

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