Episode 1

Published on:

27th Nov 2022

What is Lively Faith? | Ep. #1

What do we mean when we talk about 'lively faith'? In this episode, we discuss who we are and what our vision is for the Lively Faith podcast. We examine the differences between our generations (Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial) and the unique challenges of reaching each group of people with the Gospel. We also explore the current challenges facing faithful Christians in a changing America as we look ahead to future topics of conversation.



(00:00) - Get to know the hosts

(04:55) - What is Lively Faith?

(13:35) - "Americanized" Christianity vs. historic Christianity

(22:00) - The role of popular myths and the importance of intellectual honesty

(29:57) - The Baby Boomer perspective

(37:39) - The Gen X perspective

(41:50) - Ministering to Baby Boomers

(47:10) - Ministering to Gen X

(55:03) - The honor of the Greatest Generation

(57:10) - The Millennial perspective

(01:06:33) - The Millennial culture of "safetyism"

(01:10:55) - Defining your own identity vs. God defining who you are

(01:14:27) - Not everyone is a "child of God"

(01:15:17) - Mark talks about ministry challenges from his career

(01:19:25) - Ministering to Millennials and beyond

(01:22:50) - We are living entirely virtual lives

(01:25:09) - The great call of Eucharistic traditions and incarnational community

(01:28:00) - Wrapping up and looking ahead

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Last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient recounts storming pill box on Iwo Jima

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About the Podcast

Lively Faith
Living and defending a Christian worldview
Frank conversations about living and defending the Christian faith. Subscribe for monthly episodes.

Do you want to better live out your faith in God? Here we discuss tough questions about faithfully living and defending a Christian worldview by leaning on the collective wisdom of the Universal Church throughout the ages.

Join the Rev. Nathan Stomberg in conversations exploring the richness of Church Tradition and applying it to the complications of everyday life. With Scripture and Tradition at our side, we promise these discussions will equip and encourage you in your walk with God.

Listen and discover the glory of a life lived with a lively faith!

About your host

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The Rev. Nathan Stomberg

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector and President of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. Nathan is a loving husband to his wife, holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, works full-time as a Project Manager, is an avid distance runner, and enjoys writing about current events through the lens of a Christian worldview.