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ACP Today, Faith Talk from Paris

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Tune in to ACP Today, the American Church in Paris radio show. Broadcast the first and third Mondays of each month at 20h45, the 45-minute program is an exciting, inspiring mix of music, interviews, sermon highlights and discussion on hot topics. Don't miss it, and please invite others to listen — friends who may be housebound or who would simply like more devotional time on a Monday evening. That's 100.7 FM on the radio dial, Radio Fréquence Protestante. ACP Today, Faith Talk from Paris!

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21 September 2020

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7 September 2020

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6 July 2020

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15 June 2020

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Alison Benney hosts with Grant Mongin, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Intern. For our Question of Faith, Grant discusses what he’s learned during this year of internship at the ACP, both pre-pandemic and post-confinement, and what comes next. Rose Marie Burke describes the ongoing Bible Study series, A Major World from the Minor Prophets, explaining how a Bible Study can be rewarding on Zoom, and how it’s changed how she sees the Bible. Then we hear from John Price, on the work done by the Task Force on Regathering, on the challenges or re-opening the building, and how we are moving forward.

1 June 2020

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In this first post-confinement broadcast, Amit Pieter hosts with Associate Pastor Jodi Fondell. Jodi answers a Question of Faith by describing the importance of the pastors' daily prayer service each morning, then describes the process reopening the church house to the pre-schools. We discuss the meaning of Pentecost, and take a look at how things may roll out in the next few months.

2 March 2020

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17 February 2020

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Alison Benney hosts with Visiting Pastor Dan Michalek, who answers a Question of Faith with a story of partnering his church with an African-American church. Tarani Merriweather describes the ACP conversation series on Reconciliation and Race, and Rebecca Brite opens a discussion on "Just Mercy," the film and book by Bryan Stevenson.

3 February 2020

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Amit Pieter hosts with Youth & Young Adult intern Grant Mongin. Grant answers a Question of Faith on the book study series on "Making Sense of the Bible," and his own relationship with the scriptures. Lisa Previtt presents the Alpha program, kicking off on 5 March, and explains the piece chosen for My Story, My Song. Grant closes with a personal anecdote from spring vacations.

20 January 2020

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It was Martin Luther King Jr, Day, and we interviewed Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis who discussed her upcoming Thurber lecture on 4th February, "Liberating God" as well as her activism to promote tolerance and love, and to establish multi-racial, multicultural congregations. Dan emphasised the importance of regular spiritual practice outside of Sunday church services, such as Bible study, for a more solid faith. John Price described the book, "Making Sense of the Bible" and the all-congregation study groups. And Teri Lee Valluy discussed her ongoing Bible study series, Focus on Forgiveness.

6 January 2020

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Epiphany and the New Year was celebrated on the radio show with Jodi and Doug Fondell via phone who spoke about their arrival at the ACP for the Interim Associate Pastor position. Josh Veit spoke about his participation in the 100 nights refugee ministry.

16 December 2019

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2 December 2019

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18 November 2019

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It was the first Ladies Night on the ACP Radio show. Kate Snipes speaks about her talk to the Women's group about Catherine of Sienna. Carrie Bellanger, Pastor in Jerusalem, joins us via phone, to share her experience with the group of women led by Kim Herr on the pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres at the end of September. Kim Herr recounts her pilgrimage experience on the St. Jacques de Compostelle.

4 November 2019

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21 October 2019

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7 October 2019

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16 September 2019

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2 September 2019

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15 July 2019

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1 July 2019

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17 June 2019

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3 June 2019

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Dr. Tony Campolo talked about his reversal in attitude toward gay marriage, and his upcoming talk on 13th June; Reverend Scott Herr answered a Question of Faith about the why and wherefore of Pentecost; and journalist David Jolly shared his experience traveling through Japan to learn about 16th-century Christians.

20 May 2019

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Visiting pastor Dan Michalek tackles a question of faith about mental health. Jorge Sosa, library director of AUP tells us about the inauguration of the new Learning Commons at 69 quai d’Orsay. Former pastor Tina Blair talks about her visit to Paris for the AFCU meetings, reminisces about her time at ACP and her book writing. Tre’mar Baptiste, ACP member, shares about his life in Paris and sings a song.

6 May 2019

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15 April 2019

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1 April 2019

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On this 1 April 2019, we welcome Visiting Pastor and supporting spouse Rev. Dan and Fran Michalek and also hear interviews with Tre'mar Baptiste and congregation members Kim Ball and Jonathan Wheeler.

18 March 2019

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4 March 2019

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18 February 2019

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4 February 2019

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21 January 2019

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7 January 2019

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17 December 2018

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3 December 2018

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19 November 2018

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5 November 2018

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15 October 2018

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1 October 2018

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17 September 2018

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3 September 2018

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ACPToday3Sept2018.jpgJulia Metcalf, intern for Youth & Young Adults, speaks about the ACP theme: No Longer Strangers. Nina Montoliu interviews Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, Paris. Lanecia Rouse, ACP visiting artist, shares about her personal experience of creating at the ACP. Monica Bassett interviews author and creative coach, Eric Maisel about creativity and finding meaning.

16 July 2018

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2 July 2018

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18 June 2018

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Host Ashleigh Searle Picq is joined in the studio by Rev. Dr Grace Ji-Sun Kim. Dr. Kim will be delivering a Thurber lecture at the American Church in Paris on 20 June entitled - Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love. Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion and the author or editor of 12 books on a wide range of themes intercultural ministry, social justice, environmental issues and the church. ACP Associate Pastor, the Reverend Timothy Vance tackles a Question of Faith and explains where the Holy Spirit appears in the Bible and how the Spirit manifests itself. We also hear from Bob Stains, a trained conflict resolution coach and consultant, on how Reflective Structured Dialogue can help churches have tough conversations on difficult issues. Last, the team of volunteers with Vacation Bible School talks about the plans for this year’s August session entitled “Shipwrecked”.

4 June 2018

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ACPToday4June2018.jpgPentecost Monday has us talking to Pastor Scott about the presence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. Pastor Carol Simpson and husband Mike Simpson speak about their individual careers and living their lives in faith together. Lionel Montoliu shares how he became baptized by Carol Simpson. Felicia Henderson shares words about listening to God and to each other.

21 May 2018

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7 May 2018

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16 April 2018

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2 April 2018 (replay 17 April 2017 broadcast)

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19 March 2018

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5 March 2018

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19 February 2018

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ACPToday19Feb2018.jpgPastor Tim Vance, youth intern Jake Van Aston and wife, Trisha, join Monica Bassett on the set to talk about this year’s Lenten journey and Contempletive Prayer. Konnie Labecki answer’s questions about The Significant Marriage Seminar in March. Ashleigh Serle Pique interviews visiting Rev. Lewis Poag about his ministry at the ACP.

5 February 2018

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15 January 2018

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Recordings of earlier broadcasts are available here.