Observations

Keeping What Works

The re-engagement series continues with an interview with the Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede, lead pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church in the Benson neighborhood of north Omaha. She and Todd talk about the things St. Paul tried as a means of staying connected to its community and parishioners and how some of those efforts are…Read more »

Reading the Bible

We continue our look at re-engaging our faith by examining how we read the Bible. In this episode, Rev. Jeff Goetzinger from the Hutchinson area and Todd talk about their different strategies for reading through the Bible in 365 days. Download or listen to the episode.

Returning from Our Own Exiles

Continuing with the theme of re-engaging our faith and communities after the pandemic, Calvary United Methodist Church in Wichita serves as an example of how preparation and flexibility can keep people connected to each other and, most importantly, to God. Rev. Michael Marion and Rev. Ashely Prescott Barlow Thompson sit down with Todd to talk…Read more »

Let’s Build: Embracing the New Normal

As we come nearer and nearer to being able to return to life from our in-home exiles, we are embarking on a new series for the “In Layman’s Terms” podcast focused on rebuilding our communities and strengthening our spiritual disciplines. Using the stories from the Old Testament history books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the goal…Read more »

I believes the world would be a better place if more people understood the love that Jesus Christ has for them and the sacrifice he made on their behalf.

I find the love of God inspiring, and that’s my vision for this website. Through my weekly podcasts, occasional blogs and photos, I hope to share some inspiration and help others come to a better understanding of their faith.

The stories and photos posted here are dedicated to what I find inspiring, and I hope that you do, too.

— Todd Seifert