Dunker Punks Podcast



Jesus following non-conformists spreading Gods peace and love by the power of the Spirit through audio accounts of obedient acts of study, service and community.


  • #117: A City on a Hill (That Cannot be Hidden)

    12/06/2021 Duración: 59min

      As a historic peace church and as New Testament focused Christians, Brethren seriously and frequently consider the question, “what is the meaning of peace and peacemaking?” Samuel Sarpiya, a former moderator of the Church of the Brethren, offers guidance to exploring the answers to this question and their practical application in life in [...]

  • #116: Grant Us Peace

    29/05/2021 Duración: 29min

    Meet Laura. She’s a young person interning at On Earth Peace (OEP) as part of their long tradition and ministry to equip the next generation for building peace and justice. She introduces us to teenage visionaries spending their free time spreading and sprouting mustard seeds of peace and justice in their schools and communities [...]

  • #115: To Recognize, Not to be Recognized

    15/05/2021 Duración: 24min

    In his work as a Brethren Volunteer Service person, Evan Ulrich continues to learn about what it means to love and serve as a Christian. Listen to hear more about the work of Brethren Disaster Ministries, the impact that volunteering has on your life and the lives of the people you work with, and [...]

  • #114: Peace in Public

    01/05/2021 Duración: 24min

    What does it mean to live the peace of Jesus publicly? In this episode, we welcome back Naomi Yilma and introduce Angelo Olayvar from the Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy as they discuss acting, organizing, and advocating for peace. Dunker Punks [...]

  • #113: Stepping Up

    17/04/2021 Duración: 37min

    When did you first know you were a leader in the church? In this sequel to Episode #107: Linking Arms in Leadership, Anna Lisa Gross shares with us interviews with other church leaders that ask this very question. Explore the kinds of leadership that our church needs and calls for as you listen! [...]

  • #112: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    03/04/2021 Duración: 37min

    What does it mean for us as Brethren to be engaged in racial healing in this time? What impacts can we have? Consider these questions as you listen to Rev. LaDonna Sanders Nkosi talk about the Healing Racism Grant and new racial healing initiatives in the Church of the Brethren. [...]

  • Bonus 15: WWDPLFLL?


    What Would a Dunker Punk Love Feast Look Like? We began this process by asking ourselves “WWDPLFLL?” This service is one attempted answer. Dunker Punks love leaning into innovation but also love staying grounded in traditions, so this service includes some fresh approaches and as well as more traditional elements (Dunker Punks love scripture!). [...]

  • #111: Faithfully LGBTQ

    20/03/2021 Duración: 31min

    All children of God, all siblings in Christ have gifts to share with the world. How are we as Brethren failing to practice what we preach as we hold prejudices and prevent others from spiritual growth and leadership? In this intimate episode, Gabe Padilla shares with us stories from his life and transitioning from [...]

  • #110: This land is [your/my/our?] land

    06/03/2021 Duración: 48min

    Welcome to a new season of the Dunker Punks Podcast! In this first episode, we teamed up with Michaela Mast and Harrison Horst from the Shifting Climates Podcast to talk about the human right and need to access nature. Listen as they follow instances of environmental racism and address the need for climate justice [...]

  • Bonus 14: The Wild Way of Jesus

    08/02/2021 Duración: 34min

    As we approach Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season, we invite you to journey out into the wilderness with us. In this episode, we welcome a new contributor, Reilly Schadt, as he interviews Anna Lisa Gross about the new Lenten devotional she wrote for the 2021 Lenten Season to help guide [...]

  • #109: Love Makes a Way

    19/12/2020 Duración: 34min

    On the last episode of this season, we're taking a trip "down under" with Tyler and Chelsea Goss as they reflect on their time hanging with Jarrod McKenna and the First Home Project for a year. Listen to stories about their living in an intentional community that's geared towards helping refugees and asylum seekers [...]

  • #108: Turning the World Upside Down

    05/12/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    In this third episode of our series on the New Community Project (NCP), we hear about two unique communities trying to live in peace with their members, the people around them, and the environment. Two NCP coordinators, Tom Benevento and Pete Antos-Ketcham, paint a picture in their talks with Emmett about what's happening in [...]

  • #107: Linking Arms in Leadership

    21/11/2020 Duración: 42min

    When did you first know you were a leader in the church? Being a part of a denomination that focuses on the life of the community has given many of us the opportunity to lead in some capacity but has also limited the opportunities of others who have a desire to lead. Anna Lisa [...]

  • Bonus #13: Not Our Table

    15/11/2020 Duración: 44min

    “God bless to us our bread and give food to those who are hungry give hunger for justice to those who are fed, God bless to us our bread” ~ prayer of blessing In this bonus episode, Anna Lisa Gross talks with Anna Woofenden about her new book, “This is God’s Table: Finding Church [...]

  • #106: Wake Up, Sleeper!


    Wake up, sleeper,    rise from the dead,     and Christ will shine on you. - Ephesians 5:14 “Classism, racism, sexism all are intertwined and [undoing] the thread of one will loosen the whole.” Educate yourself and spread the word. Dismantle injustice and deconstruct racism. In this episode, Naomi Yilma from the Church of Brethren (CoB) [...]

  • #105: Brethren Community Ministries

    24/10/2020 Duración: 38min

    "Life can’t be separated into spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, business, and social areas." In this episode, Josiah Ludwick explores the ideas of faith in action and community by showcasing one of Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren's Ministries, bcmPEACE. Listen to his interviews with Alyssa Parker and Briel Slocum to hear how their programs [...]

  • #104: Service in 2020

    10/10/2020 Duración: 36min

    How do we serve in the time of a global pandemic? In this episode, we visit with our friends in the Brethren Volunteer Service to hear about their experiences and what they're doing to continue a life of service during 2020. Join Chad Whitzel and Alton Hipps with host, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred, for this engaging [...]

  • #103: Defining “Apocalypse”

    26/09/2020 Duración: 20min

    In the year 2020, the word “apocalypse” has been casually thrown around in conversation. Are we actually experiencing apocalypse(s) in our lives right now? In this episode, Alex McBride explores the true meaning of “apocalypse” and the possibilities it might bring. Dunker Punks Podcast [...]

  • #102: The Ups and Downs of Being a Tour Guide

    12/09/2020 Duración: 26min

    “The best part of a tour is a really good tour guide.” Who has guided your life recently? As we kick off a new season of the podcast, Christa Craighead tells us some stories from her world and the impact guides and teachers make in our lives. Listen for her reflections, a new theme [...]

  • Bonus #12: Muraho, Rwanda!

    11/07/2020 Duración: 47min

    In this continuation of Josiah Ludwick’s series on Intercultural Ministries, he takes us on an international visit to learn about the Church of the Brethren in Rwanda. Be inspired as you hear from church leaders across the pond and reflect on your own sharing of the gospel along with host, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred. [...]

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