Merianna is the Pastor of Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, SC and the Director of ministrieslab providing tools and resources to clergy, communities of faith, and lay people to connect to neighbors in need.
May 10th, 2019 | 35 mins 55 secs
Merianna and Sam discuss cultural transitions and how churches of all sizes and shapes are positioning themselves in the midst of societal shifts.
May 2nd, 2019 | 59 mins 34 secs
bible, chronicles, old testament, trump
Merianna and Sam discuss the notion of generational divides in politics, mattress buying, and church attendance.
February 28th, 2019 | 49 mins
asbury hills, bible, southern baptist, united methodist church
Merianna and Sam discuss old friends, new parenting techniques while attempting to figure out what makes the church different from the garden club.
February 22nd, 2019 | 39 mins 13 secs
bible, narrative preaching, obama, preaching, united methodist church
Merianna and Sam (and newborn Baby Girl) discuss insider language in denominations, the LGBTQ question facing the United Methodist Church, narrative preaching, and the difficulties of studying for a sermon in 2019 in the age of unlimited entertainment.
February 13th, 2019 | 42 mins 56 secs
#metoo, facebook, instagram, jesus, kris kristofferson, southern baptists, willie nelson
Merianna and Sam tackle Instagram Stories, performative social media, and generational gender divides in reading the Scripture.
February 8th, 2019 | 44 mins 45 secs
bible, bible study, new testament, old testament
Merianna and Sam discuss Instagram Bible studies, reading the whole Bible in a year, and the search for authenticity in a time of societal shifts.