Prophetic Voices podcast available for Advent 4B

In this episode of Prophetic Voices, we’ll be discussing the lectionary for Advent 4 (B). The texts covered in this episode are 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, and Luke 1:26-38.

Our amazing guests this week are: 

  • The Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marion, North Carolina. and the mom of an amazing adult daughter. She is a member of the Diocese of Western North Carolina’s Beloved Community and Racial Reconciliation team. Having grown up in the mountains of western North Carolina, she moved back “as close to the land of her heart as she could get” during COVID. In her free time, she and her dog, Buttercup, enjoy a good long hike or just a day splashing around a mountain stream. 
  • Dr. David O’Hara, a professor of religion, philosophy, classics, and environmental studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he is also the director of environmental studies and sustainability. He studies the diverse relationships between fish and forests, global water systems, and the way our beliefs take concrete form in what we build. He loves sharing books, tea, and the great outdoors with others, and especially with his wife, the Rev. Dr. Christina O’Hara. 
  • The Rev. Dr. Michelle Dayton of South Dakota, the superintending presbyter of the nine churches on the Pine Ridge Reservation serving the Oglala Lakota oyate. She is a daughter, wife, and mother of two amazing humans. Michelle loves to listen to the stories of God’s beloveds and is passionate about being a story keeper and spiritual director. She is learning to bead and planted her first vegetable garden this year! 

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.

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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.