Join our conversation with Rev. Alisha Smith Haddock. She is helping us see how multiple factors are impacting the community of North Nashville.

Back in March, Nashville was hit hard by tornados that ripped through Middle Tennessee and destroyed and damaged, houses, churches, businesses and schools. Just a week later, the pandemic was declared and the U.S., including Nashville, entered into a “safer at home” period, slowing the recovery.

North Nashville was hit especially hard. And as Rev. Alisha says, “Our issues didn’t start on March third.” She and other leaders in North Nashville have been working for years, decades, to “right some wrongs for people and a whole community that has been pushed to the margins.” Long before the tornado, the 37208 zip code was “a culturally rich place with tremendous historical significance.” Yet that area of the city has been coping with:

food desert conditions
lack of economic development
predatory lending practices
absentee landlords
police harassment and brutality
high incarceration rates
neighborhood gentrification 

Have a listen to how one faith community is called to collaborate.


#3MMM #pandemicpastoring #pandemicgrief #NorthNashvillestrong #Nashvillestrong #theologypodcast #clergywomenwpodcast #gentrification #37208 

September 16, 2020

3MMM Episode 58: Grief Rituals

Join us for a conversation about grief rituals. Author Lee Kravitz shares about his exploration, experience, and writing about death and grief.

Lee is a journalist and a former editor-in-chief at Parade Magazine. And he is also author of the memoirs, Unfinished Business: One Man’s Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things* and Pilgrim: Risking the Life I Have to Find the Faith I Seek.

Lee talks about his life-long journey to understand death and grief and his participation in his synagogue’s Chevra Kadisha, or holy burial society. #3MMM Host Eileen Campbell-Reed asks Lee two questions to close the interview:
+ How are you living differently because of what you have learned?
+ How are you thinking differently about your morality during this time?

Listen in to hear these responses to inform and inspire your #practiceofministry.   


#griefrituals #pandemicpastoring #unfinishedbusinessbook #pandemicgrief 

Rev. Dr. Beverly Wallace has spent her life caring for grief. 

Many threads of personal experience, research, teaching, and pastoring are woven into her vocation of caring for grief. In this episode, she highlights those threads and how they have shaped her vocation. 


Caring for Grief in a Pandemic

During the present pandemic, Wallace sees the essential and ongoing needs for advocacy and liberation, two of the central purposes of pastoral care. For African Americans this season of isolation, grief and loss also amplifies disparities and inequities. Hear about the rituals we all need, and the questions that Dr. Wallace says we need to be asking in this time of pandemic grief.   


#3MMM #pandemicgrief #pandemicpastoring #liberationandgrief #pastoralcare #griefcare #caringforgrief #womenofcolorandgrief #griefconversations 

“So much of Zen practice is about warm hand to warm hand transmission.” Ian Case, Director of the Brooklyn Zen Center, joins #3MMM Host Eileen Campbell-Reed in this episode of our series on pandemic grief. 

With the “stripping away of ritual and form” members of the Zen Center now meet for Dharma talks (educational teaching), services of meditation, and practice groups in online platforms. Many members are also finding ways to “bring the temple into their own home.”

The community is experiencing some “lovely and surprising” side effects of the move to a virtual community. Listen to our conversation about establishing community intimacy, the importance of community agreements, and coping with community grief.  

#3MMM #pandemicgrief #pandemicpastoring #communitygrief #BrooklynZen #griefconversations 


Listening matters. It matters for pastoral practice as well as personal relationships and every part of our lives. Listening is intimately connected to paying attention to life with all of our senses.

Rev. Dr. Mary Clark Moschella, the Roger J. Squire Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Yale Divinity School joins #3MMM Host Eileen Campbell-Reed for a conversation about the power of listening.

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#thinkingtheologically #listeningincommunity #listenfirst #pastoralcare 
#clergylife #ministrylife #theologicaleducationtrends
#pandemicpedagogy #pandemicpastoring #pandemicgrief 

"What’s really at stake here? How will this change people’s lives?" - Danielle Tumminio Hanson

3MMM Episode 53: Bonus content!

Hear more about: 

+ how to make space for tender conversation in diverse learning spaces

+ what we can learn from remorse

+ how embodied, relational learning can look in #seminarylife

+ how we can redefine and have new understandings of family 

Rev. Dr. Danielle Tumminio Hansen, of Seminary of the Southwest, talks with host Eileen Campbell-Reed about how ministers, activists and theologians make connections between literature and theology. Danielle shares her story of walking alongside her friend's infertility journey. She explores what embodied theology looks like in the #practiceofministry and what #purposefulrest has looked like for her.

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#clergylife #ministrylife #theologicaleducationtrends
#harrypottertheology #GodandHarryPotter #BrotherMolly #infertilityandministry 

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