Prophetic Voices podcast available for Advent 4

In this final 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 Christmas Day. The texts covered in this episode are Luke 2:1-20John 1:1-14, and Isaiah 9:2-7.  

Our guests this week are the following: 

  • The Rev. Clay Riley, rector of All Angels Episcopal Church in Spearfish, S.D. He enjoys recording music, gardening, reading history, and biographies. Clay is husband to wife Maggie and dad to his sons, Liam and Finn.
  • Canon Myra Garnes, officer for youth ministries on the Presiding Bishop’s staff in the Department of Faith Formation. Canon Myra leads a ministry with young people grounded in principles of social justice and rooted in the Gospel. She loves traveling with family and friends and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes.
  • The Rev. Shug Goodlow, assistant rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville in the Diocese of Missouri. She serves as the missioner for racial reconciliation and justice for the diocese. Shug is married to wife Doris and they have two daughters, Monica and Simone, as well as a granddaughter, Khloe.

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 4th Sunday of Advent 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.