Being Church in the Time of COVI‪D‬

Being Church in the Time of COVID tells the stories of what it was like being the church during the pandemic of 2020 and beyond. Developed by the Office of Continuing Education, this podcast is hosted by Sushama Austin-Connor, Chief Program Officer for the Faith Matters Network, and Abigail Visco Rusert, Associate Dean of Continuing Education at Princeton Seminary. Each episode includes interviews with pastors, scholars, and new ministry leaders. It is produced by Princeton Seminary alumnus and Presbyterian pastor Garrett Mostowski.

Bonus Interview from ”Trauma and Friendship” Episode: Rev. Tyler Sit

November 3, 2020

In this episode, we share the full interview with Rev. Tyler Sit, founding pastor of New City Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He shares about his congregation’s work of community listening and how that shaped and influenced the internal and external…

The Gospel Inside

October 23, 2020

In this episode, we are talking about theological education in prisons. 

Bonus Interview from ‘Trauma and Friendship’ Episode: Lindsey Krinks

October 15, 2020

This is the full interview we conducted with chaplain Lindsey Krinks, who is the co-founder and co-director of Open Table Nashville.

Rites of Passage

October 7, 2020

What impact has COVID-19 had on your community’s rituals and rites of passage? 

Bonus Interview from ‘Self-Care and Sabbath’ Episode: Dr. Bo Karen Lee

September 22, 2020

Dr. Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. Listen as Dr. Lee discusses the importance of self-care and sabbath in times of crisis.

Bonus Interview from ‘Trauma and Friendship’ Episode: Dr. John Swinton

September 15, 2020

This bonus episode features the full-length interview with Dr. Swinton discussing the importance of love, empathy, and friendship in the midst of a pandemic.

Bonus Interview from ‘Grief’ Episode: Dr. Sonia Waters

September 8, 2020

This bonus episode features the full-length interview with Dr. Waters discussing the importance of funerals and the struggles of conducting them during a time of physical distancing.

Self-Care and Sabbath

September 2, 2020

How do we faithfully serve in our ministry while honoring our invitation to rest?  Listen to the Rev. Dr. Jamie Frederika Eaddy, who unearths the importance of healing in this season.

Trauma and Friendship

August 26, 2020

What are ways of exemplifying friendship in times of trauma?

Bonus Interview from ‘Protest and Pastoral Identity’ Episode: Pastor Jon Robinson

August 18, 2020

This bonus episode features the full-length interview with Pastor Robinson about his leadership in the midst of a pandemic, and in the here and now.


August 11, 2020

How have ministry leaders adjusted to dealing with death and funerals during COVID-19?

Protest and Pastoral Identity

August 4, 2020

Can protest be considered a form of worship? How can we carry the fullness of our stories into our leadership? 

Virtual Worship

July 28, 2020

What is worship and what does it look like during COVID-19? Can protest be a form of worship? 

Trailer: Being Church in the Time of COVID

May 15, 2020

A podcast from Princeton Theological Seminary that engages the experiences and insights of pastors, theologians and rising ministry leaders during the pandemics of 2020.

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