LGBTQ+ Inclusion at Seeds Church: Episode 35
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LGBTQ+ Inclusion at Seeds Church: Episode 35

This week’s podcast, will hopefully serve to prepare you for our upcoming Worship Service and Congregational Meeting on February 13 @ 10:45am and provide a fuller background on our history surrounding LGBTQ+ inclusion at Seeds. Our regular hosts Darlene and Ted our joined by special guest t Joan Funk, who served on the Seeds Leadership...

February 4, 2022February 4, 2022by
How to Have an Enemy with Melissa Florer-Bixler:  Episode 34
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How to Have an Enemy with Melissa Florer-Bixler: Episode 34

On today’s podcast Darlene and Ted are joined by pastor, activist and author Melissa Florer-Bixler to explore her new book How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger & The Work of Peace. Melissa is the pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, and a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She spent times studying in...

November 19, 2021December 3, 2021by
Seen, Heard…and Participating:  Episode 33
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Seen, Heard…and Participating: Episode 33

On today’s episode of Define the Relationship Podcast, Ted and Darlene are joined by Erin Funk Wieler. Erin is responsible for giving direction to how we integrated children into the life of Seeds and how we are working to support parents in raising their children. Listen right to the end to get a short blooper...

September 23, 2021October 1, 2021by
Options,options,options:  Episode 32
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Options,options,options: Episode 32

It’s been a few months, but the podcast is back in business, and it seems like we are starting a new season of Defining our Relationship to the Bible, but also to issues and to how we are doing church at Seeds. This week join Dar and Ted as they go back and forth on...

September 17, 2021September 17, 2021by
It’s All Good!: Episode 31
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It’s All Good!: Episode 31

Would a good God, set things up so that only some would go to heaven and many others would be lost to an eternal hell? And what about Beauty, Truth and Justice? Will anything ever change? Will the brokenness of our world ever be healed. This week Ted and Dar delve into the ultimate end...

June 17, 2021June 17, 2021by
What’s So Good About It!: Episode 30
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What’s So Good About It!: Episode 30

Have you ever asked the question, “What’s the point of Christianity anyway? Can’t I just be a good person?” In today’s episode Darlene shares some reflections on how Plato and Simone Weil defined the “good” and how it connects to God and Jesus Christ. Enjoy.

June 3, 2021June 3, 2021by
Next20 Congrational Meeting: Questions and Answer – Episode 29
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Next20 Congrational Meeting: Questions and Answer – Episode 29

So many good questions were asked this past Sunday at our Zoom Congregational Meeting, we decided to take some time to answer them in the form of a podcast. Again this will be a diversion from our regular podcast topics and if you are not a part of the Seeds Church community or the Altona...

May 20, 2021May 20, 2021by
The Seeds Next20 Process Update – Episode 28
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The Seeds Next20 Process Update – Episode 28

This week on the Define the Relationship podcast we break away from our Reconstruction series, to update you on the Next20 process we initiated at Seeds to celebrate our 20th birthday. Covid19 has made so much of our life difficult to manage, and it has been no different with this visioning process. Despite that, we...

May 6, 2021May 6, 2021by
Are You Saved? – Part 2 – Episode 27
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Are You Saved? – Part 2 – Episode 27

This week, we realize that there is more to say about Reconstructing our understanding of salvation. Buckle your seat belts as Ted gives us a quick tour of how Christians have understood the answer to the question, “How does Jesus Save?” For a more thorough understanding of these issues, we encourage you to pick up...

April 22, 2021April 22, 2021by