The F Word with Matt Miofsky

Episode 38 // Kelley Weber

March 7, 2022 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

My guest today is Kelley Weber. Kelley is a Spiritual Director certified through Aquinas Institute of Theology. An avid learner, this summer she will be finishing studies at The Living School at the Center of Action and Contemplation in New Mexico as well as certification in the Somatic Enneagram. Kelley has been a professional actor and theater teacher in St. Louis for over 23 years. Most recently she won the 202 St.Louis Theater Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy for her role in the Tennessee Williams Festival. She hosts the podcast, /A Prayer Practice/ for the Gathering. Website: aspiralspace.com IG: instagram.com/a_spiral_space Newsletter: https://aspiralspace.substack.com

Episode 37 // Chelsea Simon and Dana Black - The Collective Table

February 21, 2022 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

My guests today are two pastors who conceived and launched The Collective Table - an online platform that makes progressive Christian conversations and resources accessible to people. Both United Methodist pastors in California. Learn more about The Collective Table at thecollectivetable.org!

Episode 36 // The Season Of Christmas

December 25, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

The Season of Christmas with special guests John Carney and Julie Buck!

Episode 35 // Love

December 13, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

We continue our advent series with Love.

Episode 34 // Peace

December 6, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

We continue our advent series with Peace.

Episode 33 // HOPE

November 29, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

It’s the first week of advent and we’re talking about HOPE. What’s the difference between optimism and hope? What is Biblical hope? We talk about this and more on today’s episode of The F Word.

Episode 32 // Bishop Karen Oliveto

November 22, 2021

My guest today is Bishop Karen Oliveto. She is the first openly lesbian bishop to be elected in the United Methodist Church. She was elected bishop on July 15, 2016, at the Western Jurisdictional conference. Her four-year term of service began September 1, 2016 and she currently serves as the bishop of both the UMC's Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Conferences; she was officially installed on September 24.

HUB Sneak-Peek // The Power of Rest

November 15, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

So many of us are tired. Not a little tired, but really tired. We think of full schedule is a sign of importance and wear our busyness like a badge of honor. But this not how you are created to live. In this week's episode, we talk with Rabbi Amy Feder about rest and the ancient idea of Sabbath.

Episode 31 // Isaac Simmons

October 21, 2021

My guest today is Isaac Simmons. Isaac is a 23 year old openly gay drag queen who recently was certified as a candidate for ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. He’s the first openly queer person to be certified in his conference and reportedly the first drag queen to be a candidate for ministry anywhere in the world. As his alter ego Ms. Penny Cost, Isaac speaks around the country seeking to bridge the gap between queerness and spirituality.

Episode 30 // Jim Harnish

October 14, 2021

My guest today is personal. What I mean is that Jim Harnish is not only a pastor of 42 years, a prolific author, and a top leader in the United Methodist Church - but he was influential on my own faith long before I ever got to meet him. I am happy to now call him a mentor and a friend.

Episode 29 // Adam Barlow-Thompson

October 7, 2021

Do you know the names of your neighbors? Do you want to? Adam Barlow-Thompson started off his career as a pastor but in 2016 he left the local church to become a full time neighbor. He founded the nonprofit Neighboring Movement and now dedicates his time to training people in how to be better neighbors, and why it matters.

Episode 28 // Bishop Megan Rohrer

September 28, 2021

My guest today is the Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer, Bishop of the Sierra Pacific synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Megan is the first openly transgender Bishop in a major Christian denomination. In addition to being a Bishop, they are a pastor, filmmaker, musician, and parent. https://www.revrohrer.com/

Episode 27 // Melissa Florer-Bixler

August 31, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

My guest today is author and pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler. Melissa is the author of How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace, which looks closely at what the Bible says about enemies--who they are, what they do, and how Jesus and his followers responded to them. https://www.melissaflorerbixler.com/

Episode 26 // Charity Goodwin

July 6, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

Our guest this week needs no introduction to our church, The Gathering. However, if you don't know her, Charity Goodwin is the pastor of our Clayton site, a preacher, teacher, coach, and author. We talk about her book "Get Up," and the upcoming sermon series of the same name. charitygoodwin.com

Episode 25 // Barbara Phifer

June 29, 2021 • Rev. Matt Miofsky

My guest today is Representative Barbara Phifer, a democrat in Missouri House of Representatives for district 90. Prior to serving the Missouri legislature she was a United Methodist pastor, serving churches for 40 years. Her faith deeply roots her political activism and today I want to talk about that intersection.