Baptist Without An Adjective

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Interviews with Baptists across denominational, ethnic, national, and ideological lines that too often divide us. "Baptist Without An Adjective" is a podcast from Word&Way and hosted by Brian Kaylor.
June 19, 2018
Jeanie McGowan talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor. McGowan previously served as associate pastor for single adults at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo., and leadership development team leader for Churchnet. In this episode, she talks about issues related to those roles, as well as receiving a call to vocational ministry and attending seminary later in life. She also talks about social justice and community engagement, including how she and her husband sold their dream home to move into downtown Jefferson City. 
June 12, 2018
On June 1, Mike Parson became the 57th Governor of Missouri. A member of First Baptist Church in Bolivar, Mo., he sat down with Word&Way last year for an interview early in his tenure as lieutenant governor. This episode features a couple clips from that interview as well as highlights from a private prayer service for Parson held at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo., just before he was sworn in as governor. Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor attended both the prayer service and the swearing-in ceremony. 
June 5, 2018
In this episode, eight Baptist ministers in North East India each share a short message to U.S. Baptists. Talking with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor, the minister mentioned their ministry hopes and prayers. This episode also includes a short commentary from Kaylor on the firing of Paige Patterson at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. 
May 31, 2018
In this special episode, Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on issues of faith and politics. Using the resignation of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens as a case study, he offers insights that can apply to Christians in other states and countries. What happens when politics shapes our theology, instead of the other way around? This episode reflects on that. 
May 29, 2018
A.K. Lama, executive director of Transforming Leaders in Asia Ministries, talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor. A former general secretary of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India, Lama discusses Baptists in that region, as well as how North East India differs from the rest of the nation. He also talks about TLA and their training conferences for pastors. This interview occurred in North East India during a TLA training conference at which both Lama and Kaylor lectured. 
May 22, 2018
Mateusz Wichary, president of the Baptist Union of Poland, talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor. He recounts the history of Baptists in his nation, as well as current successes and challenges. Wichary also talks about his personal conversion from Roman Catholicism. 
May 15, 2018
Elisey Pronin, a Ukrainian Baptist leader, talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor. Previously a pastor in eastern Ukraine, Pronin recounts what happened as war came to his city in 2014. He also talks about his ministry today as he leads the church planting program at Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary. Learn more about his story in his book, "Chronicles of Undeclared War": https://amzn.to/2rJk4eB  Support his church planting efforts through the Macedeonia Project of the Future Leadership Foundation: https://flfmissions.org/macedonia-project/  
May 8, 2018
This episode features a sermon by Jeremy Bell, new general secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship, at the Churchnet Spring Gathering at University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo., on April 20, 2018. He shares stories and insights related to Hebrews 11:13-16 and the idea of "Seeking a Better Country." 
May 1, 2018
Jeremy Bell, new general secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship, talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor. A Canadian Baptist leader, Bell talks about the work of global Baptists and some of the unique attributes and challenges for Canadian Baptists. He also shares about efforts of reconciliation with First Nations people.
April 24, 2018
Daniel Tesfasselase, pastor of Emmanuel Eritrean Baptist Church in Arlington, Va., talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor. Tesfasselase talks about the work of his church in ministering to immigrants and refugees. He also talks about the nation of Eritrea and the lack of religious liberty rights. 
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