Our Urban Voices Podcast – All Episodes

All Our Urban Voices Podcast Episodes

The Our Urban Voices podcast aims to share a wide variety of diverse voices that can add to discussions on Christian ministry, missions, theology, and culture. We focus predominantly on these topics from the viewpoints of urban and Muslim ministries. Hosted by Dr. Alfonse Javed.

Chris Coppernoll shares about leadership development and leaning into the needs of others. He gleans from personal experience, life on campus, in church, the marketplace and ministry abroad. He breaks down the role of mentorship in effective leadership development. Chris talks about ministry in Pakistan, working in the Christian music industry and a scriptural response […]
James Rayment reveals how Ramadan is one of the best times for Christians to reach out to Muslims in their community. But, where can you or your church begin? As an unapologetically Christian organization, the Al-Ma’idah Initiative starts with lots of prayer and a table of food. And, it’s not too soon to plan for […]
James Rayment unpacks what it means to have conversation without compromise and build relationships despite fundamental disagreements. Through the Al-Ma’idah Initiative, Muslims and Christians are able to engage, cultivate mutual respect, and build genuine friendships. The organization is unapologetically Christian. These opportunities to dialogue stand in stark contrast to perennial accusations of cancel culture in […]
Dr. Mitch Glaser looks at the challenges, opportunities, and surprising areas of fruitfulness for present-day outreach to Jewish people around the world. He reflects on decades in ministry, experiencing antisemitism, unity, prophecy, politics, virtual evangelism, and virtual discipleship. Dr. Mitch Glaser serves as the President of Chosen People Ministries. Before the most recent wave of […]
Pastor Peter Lwin grew up in Myanmar and migrated to America after grade school. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been plagued by civil wars and religious persecution for decades. Then, in 2020 there was a military coup that upended the country’s democratic elections. Many of the young people at Calvary Burmese Church had a […]
Pastor Bobby Jamieson sketches a map for the pastorate: character, competencies, qualifications, heart, and hiring process. For a church’s search committee, he pushes back on some common ideas about ministerial qualifications that are not found in the Bible. For someone hoping to be a pastor or an elder, he discusses ways to nurture a desire […]
Pastor Isaac Adams explores how the local congregation might faithfully respond to their local community about deep-seated and lingering racial strife. Regardless of the headlines and from a pastoral perspective, he invites Christians to engage in prayerful, truthful conversations about race — gospel hope-filled conversations that glorify God, are for the good of the community […]
Jami Staples discovered a unique approach to reveal lies and trauma that often ensnare Christian and Muslim women – same lies, different contexts. Through the Truth Collective, Christian women are empowered to see themselves through God’s eyes—with inherent value—and be empowered to heal from trauma. Then, Christian women can be free to humbly and boldly […]
Kate McCord lived in Afghanistan for 9 years after the fall of the Taliban in the early 2000’s. Today, the Taliban rules Afghanistan again. In this Best of Heart for Muslims Edition, her story provides a glimpse of Afghans who endured Taliban rule. Kate’s story gives voice to their stories—a powerful reminder to look beyond […]
Kate McCord lived in Afghanistan for 9 years after the fall of the Taliban in the early 2000’s. Today, the Taliban rules Afghanistan again. In this Best of Heart for Muslims Edition, her story provides a glimpse of Afghans who endured Taliban rule. Kate’s story gives voice to their stories—a powerful reminder to look beyond […]

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