For this “Countdown to the Intersection Conference” mini-series, we’re interviewing our speakers to build anticipation for all the goodness coming your way Sept 16-17. Today, our host Erik Willits and Bishop Todd Hunter interview the Rev. Ashley Mathews, Education Pastor of Trinity Anglican Atlanta, about the interweaving of justice and spiritual formation that leads to mission, and what it looks like to be a pastor committed to the work of justice.

The first half of the podcast includes:

  • Ashley’s journey into the Anglican tradition
  • The tired dichotomy of justice and mission
  • God’s vision for justice and mission
  • What it looks like to be a pastor committed to doing the work of justice

Who is hidden? Who is buried? Who does not have the opportunity to thrive and what can I do to make it right?

On the second half of the podcast, the conversation turns to:

  • How to integrate justice into spiritual formation
  • How Trinity navigates conversations about power and privilege
  • The people and experiences that helped cultivate Ashley as a missional leader
  • The internal infrastructure that gives shape to our leadership

We need to get more comfortable being beginners.

Resources Mentioned

The virtual Intersection Conference, Sept 16-17

Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton

Strengthen the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry by Ruth Haley Barton

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

A Strange Freedom by Howard Thurman

Church of the Savior in Washington D.C.

Journey Inward, Journey Outward by Elizabeth O’Conner

Call to Commitment by Elizabeth O’Conner


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