Prophetic Voices podcast available for Advent 1

In this first episode of season 5 of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the texts for Advent 1. The texts covered in this episode are Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 12:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44.

Our guests this week are the following: 

  • The Rev. LaClaire Atkins, an alumnus of Church Divinity School of the Pacific who works in the hospitality sector and is currently momma to an amazing son.
  • Fr. Halim Shukair, who hails from Beirut, Lebanon, and is the priest-in-charge at Mother of the Savior Church, an Arabic-speaking congregation, and assistant priest at Christ Episcopal Church, Dearborn, Mich. Fr. Halim has interests in interfaith dialogue and contemplative life.
  • The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton, who is of Indigenous, Shackan First Nation and European heritage. She is rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett, Wash., serves as the vice-president of the House of Deputies, and cofounded the Circles of Color advocacy network in the Diocese of Olympia.  

Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit

Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community from the Episcopal Church

Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community

Across our church and our society, we are having profound dialogues about race, truth, justice, and healing. Coming this Advent, Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community explores where that dialogue intersects with our faith. Join us and our invited guests as we share prophetic voices and explore the readings for each week of Advent and Christmas Day through the lens of social justice.

You’ll hear ancient texts interpreted in new ways, find fodder for preaching and teaching, and make present day connections to the prophetic voices of the Bible. This podcast will help us rethink how we hear, see, and interact with the lectionary readings, refocusing from the rush of the Christmas season to the voice crying out in the wilderness.

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The 1st Sunday in Advent with worship in the Education Building at Church of the Redeemer in 2021

Church of the Redeemer

Welcome to Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.