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Be Encouraged: Episode 22 – March 24

Bishop Trimble recently joined Rev. Dr. Brad Miller, host of the United Methodist People Podcast, for a conversation about what churches are called to do during extraordinary times such as the ongoing pandemic. The bishop asked United Methodists to recall their baptismal covenant that “The Church is of God and will be preserved to the end of time,” a reminder that this event will some day pass and the Church will remain.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 23 – March 30

In Episode 23 of the United Methodist People Podcast Rev. Dr. Brad Miller has a second special episode of Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble. In this conversation Bishop Trimble talks to Brad about pastoral care of people in our churches and assisted living facilities who are impacted and infected by the coronavirus pandemic. He also discussed the impact of the recently announced postponement of General Conference and its implications on annual conference.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 24 – April 6

In this episode of the “Be Encouraged” series, Bishop Trimble encourages United Methodists to slow down this Holy Week and trust God. He speaks to host Rev. Dr. Brad Miller about creative ways that congregations are connecting to community thought digital worship and parking lot giveaways of palm branches, and more.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 25 – April 13
In a recent conversation with Rev. Dr. Brad Miller, host of the United Methodist People Podcast, Bishop Trimble shared about his recent Easter message, which was televised on local tv stations in Lafayette and Fort Wayne. The bishop also shared his hope for United Methodists moving forward as church doors have closed and members are finding unique ways to connect with each other and continue God’s mission.
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Be Encouraged: Episode 26 – April 20

In Episode 26 of The United Methodist People Podcast, Rev. Dr. Brad Miller continues his conversation with Bishop Trimble as part of the “Be Encouraged” series. Bishop Trimble shares updates on plans to reopen churches, the 2020 Annual Conference, and the postponement of General Conference. Moreover, Bishop Trimble goes into matters of how how clergy and churches can best use their time during a time of quarantine.
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Be Encouraged: Episode 27 – April 27

In the latest conversation between Bishop Trimble and United Methodist People Podcast host Rev. Dr. Brad Miller, the bishop shared scripture from Psalm 33:20 about trusting that God is our help and shield during times of trouble.  The bishop went on to confirm that churches are to remain closed until, in the least, after May 17, as a response to the extension of Governor Holcomb’s “Stay at Home’ order that will last until May 1.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 28 – May 4

Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble talks to Rev. Dr. Brad Miller on matters of fear and faith on Episode 028 of the United Methodist People Podcast.  Their conversation includes updated plans in the Church related to dealing with the quarantine caused by the cover-19 pandemic. A decision has been made to ask churches to continue to not meet in person before June 14.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 29 – May 11

Bishop Julius Trimble brings an encouraging word to the United Methodist People Podcast as he speaks to Rev. Dr. Brad Miller about living an Aldersgate experience of a “heart strangely warmed” in an age of a pandemic.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 30 – May 18

In this episode of the “Be Encouraged” series hosted on the United Methodist People Podcast, Bishop Trimble welcomes two younger clergy to the podcast to share about how younger clergy are responding to the distinctive circumstances of doing ministry during a quarantine and navigating the present presses and crisis caused by the dissection in The United Methodist Church.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 31 – may 27

In this episode of The United Methodist People Podcast, Rev. Dr Brad Miller and Indiana Episcopal Area Bishop Julius Trimble welcome Ian Hall, Indiana Conference Director of Administration and Finance.

Ian shared with Brad and the bishop his faith journey including the important role of church camp in is faith development and call into service in administrative roles in the church. In his role as director of finances Ian spoke about the challenges facing local churches and and the annual conference ministries in the wake of the extraordinary circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 32 – June 9

In this episode of The United Methodist People Podcast, Bishop Julius Trimble speaks to Rev. Dr. Brad Miller about his reaction and reflections on racism in the light of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis MN on May 25 by police officers and the subsequent nationwide marches and protests for civil rights, racial equality and police accountability.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 33 – June 25

In this episode of the “Be Encouraged” series hosted by The United Methodist People Podcast, Rev. Dr. Brad Miller is joined by Bishop Julius Trimble and Dr. Carolyn Johnson for a discussion about racial justice and relationships in the United States the world and in the United Methodist Church.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 34 – July 6

In Episode 34 of The United Methodist People Podcast, Rev. Dr. Brad Miller sits down with Bishop Trimble and Rev. Dr. Phillip Amerson for a conversation about race relations, the role of the Church, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been re-energized in the moments following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, who were killed by law enforcement while unarmed. Dr. Amerson, President Emeritus at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, shared his ‘coming to faith’ as a ‘cradle’ United Methodist as well as his experience in ministry and social activism around the world.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 35 – July 13

In this episode of the United Methodist People Podcast, Rev. Dr. Brad Miller, Bishop Trimble are joined by Rev. Michelle Cobb, a former Conference Superintendent in the North Central District and Executive Director of E4 Potential Living, engaged in a deep dive conversation about the courageous conversations needed to respond to racism. Cobb described her early faith and the impact of her childhood experience of facing racial hatred when she as a black student was bussed to a predominately white school in her hometown of Gary, Indiana.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 36 – August 6

In Episode 36 of The United Methodist Podcast, Rev. Dr. Brad Miller and Bishop Trimble join Dr. Paul Chilcote, retired United Methodist Theologian about his book “Active Faith: Resisting Four Dangerous Ideologies with the Wesleyan Way.” A frequent speaker and workshop leader in applied Wesleyan studies, particularly in the areas of spirituality, worship, discipleship, and evangelism, Dr. Paul is the author of twenty books.

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Be Encouraged: Episode 39 – September 24

United Methodist People Podcast host Rev. Dr. Brad Miller joins Bishop Trimble and St. Luke’s Senior Pastor Rev. Rob Fuquay, and Associate Pastor Nicole Caldwell-Gross in a conversation about what led to the creation of antiracistindy.com. The website provides resources to church leaders to help them respond to institutional racism in their churches and communities.

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