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The Clergy Corner

A weekly podcast that encourages reflection as we examine both the profound and mundane parts of life Artwork provided by @oshaneobrien
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Jul 10, 2018

This week Pastor Arik looks at his own personal journey from pacifism to resistance as he explores scriptures in which Jesus drew a line in the sand

Jun 19, 2018

This past week Romans 13 was used to justify a heinous policy taking place in our country. This week Pastor Arik looks at the problems with doing so, taking a deeper dive into the issues surrounding the text

Jun 12, 2018

CW: Suicide

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After the most recent string of celebrity suicides, this week Pastor Arik looks at how depression can impact anyone. How do we respond? How can we reach out to help? Where do we go from here?

May 16, 2018

Ramadan Mubarak! The month of Ramadan has begun for our Muslim brothers and sisters, so this week Pastor Arik takes a quick look into what this sacred month is all about

May 1, 2018

His words gave voice to liberation. His theology gave the oppressed hope. In today's podcast, we honor the life and work of James Cone, whose message still has much to say to us, today

Apr 25, 2018

Too often we hold ourselves to the unrealistic expectation of perfection. In our homes, jobs, and relationships we strive to be perfect in all that we do. This week Pastor Arik looks at the perfection that can be found in our imperfection, as we strive to accept that we are perfect right now, just as we are.

Apr 19, 2018

As Pastor Arik prepares for the youth of the church to lead another worship service, he gives thanks and admires the gifts that the next generation brings

Apr 9, 2018

In response to the controversy surrounding the building of the local mosque, Pastor Arik wrote an opinion piece voicing his support. This is what that piece said

Mar 22, 2018

As Palm Sunday approaches, Pastor Arik looks at the power of protest as we prepare to celebrate the most well known protest in human history

Mar 13, 2018

Every person has a story worth sharing. This week, Pastor Arik encourages everyone to find a way to write down and pass along their story to future generations

Mar 6, 2018

This week we affirm that our lives have meaning and that we are here for a purpose. Join Pastor Arik as he celebrates all that we have to offer our world

Feb 26, 2018

In the aftermath of the shooting in Florida and with these survivors becoming outspoken activists, Pastor Arik takes a look at how young people have always been at the forefront of societal change in our world

Feb 13, 2018

As Ash Wednesday approaches, Pastor Arik examines how this holiday helps prepare us for our Lenten journey

Feb 6, 2018

As we are bombarded on all sides with the message that we aren't happy enough, smart enough, or thin enough, Pastor Arik takes time to remind us that we are perfect and more than enough, just as we are

Jan 30, 2018

Sometimes saying "No" can be the hardest thing for us to do. However, by learning to say "no" from time to time, we can rediscover the value of our time and energy

Jan 23, 2018

If today was your last day alive, would you have any regrets? This is the question Pastor Arik dives into this week on The Clergy Corner

Jan 16, 2018

As we mark the 100th episode of the Clergy Corner, Pastor Arik looks at the value that comes from doing the same task over and over again

Jan 9, 2018

Somehow we made it to 2018! This week Pastor Arik looks at how a new year can be seen as an opportunity to have a second chance at getting this right. Join Pastor Arik as he encourages all of us to bring more love and light into the world this upcoming year.

Dec 20, 2017

Pastor Arik is taking a few weeks off from the podcast to finish up Christmas preparations and to go on vacation. The podcast will resume its weekly schedule in January. Have a happy holiday and a blessed new year!

Dec 12, 2017

It's that time of the year as Pastor Arik finds himself fighting off the various illnesses that ail him. This week he looks at what we can do to take whatever sickness we face in stride.

Dec 5, 2017

This week Pastor Arik looks at how anger can be a healthy and holy response to the injustices that surround us

Nov 28, 2017

To help get us through the end of the year, this week Pastor Arik recommends two books and two podcasts he finds entertaining and worthwhile

Nov 21, 2017

As Thanksgiving approaches this week, Pastor Arik encourages all of us to find time to appreciate and give thanks for the little things in life

Nov 16, 2017

Three years is a long time! This week Pastor Arik invites us to look back on where we were three years ago, and invite us to imagine what life might look like for us three years from now.

Nov 7, 2017

With Veterans Day approaching, Pastor Arik looks a two feel-good stories about a couple of our nation's heroes.

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