The Farewell Episode: A Lutheran Minister, a UCC Pastor, & a Rabbi talk clergy burnout

August 28, 2017

Rev. Dan and Rabbi Matt are joined by a special guest, Rev. Mindy Roll, to discuss clergy burnout in this final episode of the Reverend Dan & Rabbi Matt Podcast. Rev. Roll serves as Campus Minister for Treehouse Lutheran Campus Ministries to Texas A&M and Blinn in Bryan-College Station, Texas. In this candid conversation between three ministers serving in different contexts in the Brazos Valley, the Lutheran minister, the United Church of Christ pastor, and the Rabbi give a glimpse into their everyday experiences as clergy. Espeically because this is the "farewell episode" of the Rev. Dan & Rabbi Matt Podcast, it's fitting for the discussion to focus on clergy burnout. Listen to find out more, and please share with others to raise awareness. Shalom and peace, y'all.

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A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim walk into a podcast

April 12, 2017

On episode 5, Reverend Dan and Rabbi Matt host the first guest to the podcast: Imam Islam Mossaad. Imam Islam has been serving the Islamic Community of Bryan-College Station Mosque since January 2017.

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Shake your lulavs and palm branches: Maintaining lament while bedazzling the ashes

March 16, 2017

After Rabbi Matt and Reverend Dan talk about the significance of bedazzling Ash Wednesday and the connections between shaking the Jewish lulav and waving the Christian palm fronds, the interfaith duo discusses the importance of lamentation in our respective faith traditions. If lament is such a large part of our Judeo-Christian life, shouldn't we embrace and practice it more in the face of so much brokenness and chaos? How might our faith and communal life benefit from intentional lamentation in our present context?

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Collaborating on the Mountaintop: The Transfiguration and Transgender Bathroom Bills

February 27, 2017

In Episode 3 of the Reverend Dan and Rabbi Matt podcast, the Lone Star clergy discuss recent activism in College Station and Austin, as well as transgender bathroom bills and the Transfiguration of Jesus. Just what were Moses, Elijah, and the radical rabbi from Nazareth collaborating about up there, and what does that have to do with our need to form coalitions for social justice across our differences today?

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Empathy and Why Moses Doesn’t Have Wheels on His Feet

February 13, 2017

In this week's episode, Rabbi Matt and Rev. Dan talk about empathy from their respective faith traditions. In the face of rampant pride and territorialism these days, Henri Nouwen's "poverty of heart" and Abraham Joshua Heschel's "praying with his feet" are helpful, hopeful articulations of today's Christianity and Judaism. Somehow the rabbi and the pastor throw a Moses and a Jesus action figure into the mix, too.

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How did we get here?

February 3, 2017

In this first episode of The Rev. Dan and Rabbi Matt Podcast, the rabbi and the reverend talk about the paths that led them to College Station, Texas, and the interfaith justice work that brought their paths together. 

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February 3, 2017

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