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A New Church podcast about religion and life, featuring discussions and interviews. New episodes publish weekly on Wednesdays and last for about 15-20 minutes. The ChapmanCast is hosted by Pearse Frazier and guests. We welcome your comments below. Or, you may send us an email at

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Remnants of God with Us

In this episode, Pearse, Coleman, and Malcolm discuss the nature of "remnants." The conversation covers subjects like childhood memories, temptation, and an ill-fated Eagles game. Is there a time when we stop getting remains? Why do we have remains, anyway? And can the Lord be in football?

Remnants of God with Us


Conscience with Dr. Soni Werner

What are your motives for behaving as you do? In this episode, we discuss the conscience with Dr. Soni Werner, a professor of psychology at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church. Discover how a person can move away from a self-centered existence steered by others' expectations and social rules toward a life dedicated to a higher cause guided by pure motives.

Conscience with Dr. Soni Werner


New Year's Resolutions

Malcolm, Coleman and Pearse discuss New Year's Resolutions. Topics mentioned include Derrick's article on NCP about habits, a sermon by Erik Buss, the book Mindless Eating, a study on self control, and the peach tree in Kung Fu Panda. What part can the Lord play in our New Year's Resolutions, and how can we make something usually focused on ourselves more spiritual? What resolutions would you like to see us discuss on the show? Happy New Year, and thanks for listening!

New Year's Resolutions


Biblical Hebrew with Scott

Schools out, so we get a chance to talk to Scott Frazier, about teaching Hebrew and reading the Word. We start by talking about teaching theories and strategies, including contracts and making sure no student is left behind. We also discuss the limitations of translation, as well as how much we are all dependent on someone else's interpretation of the Word, the translator. We can't all be Hebrew scholars, so how much information should we have to at least have some perspective and humility?

Biblical Hebrew with Scott


Christmas and the Annunciation to Mary

Merry Christmas! In this episode, Calvin, Pearse, and Todd talk about the Christmas story, especially the Annunciation to Mary from the Gospel of Luke. We discuss what the story means to us today, not just as a piece of history, but also something that happens again and again everyday. What is the Christmas Spirit, and how can you get into it? What holds us back from feeling the joy of Christmas? What is your favorite part about Christmas?

Christmas and the Annunciation


Love Languages with Calvin

In this episode, we return to the concept of love languages. We ask Calvin, a theologian and trained counselor, how we can use this concept to better our lives. We discus how it can help someone in a relationship, but also single people and widows. We also ask if God has a love language, as well as if love languages can be abused. What's your love language, and how can this help you in your life?

Love Languages with Calvin


The Church Overseas with Malcolm & Todd

In this episode, we sit down with Todd and Malcolm who are each looking to move overseas to begin their ministries. Todd is heading to Australia, and Malcolm to South Africa. We discuss hopes, dreams, accents, and culture. Where would you like to help see the Lord's church grow?

Overseas with Malcolm and Todd


Reading the Word with Mac

We talk with Glenn "Mac" Frazier of New Way Church in Austin about reading the Word. We discuss ways of approaching reading the Word, including the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, and recommend taking one story or small work at a time. We talk about genuine truth, apparent truth, and how to see a deeper meaning in the Bible. What do you believe are some of the core, essential truths that help unlock the rest of the Word's deeper meaning?

Reading the Word with Mac


Emergent Christianity

Malcolm and Pearse discuss "Emergent Christianity." We mention "The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier" by Tony Jones, and a conference at Gloria Dei Church where Tony Jones and Brian McLaren spoke. What do you think about postmodern interpretations of the Bible, the Divinity of Christ and other essential doctrines, and where the New Church fits in. Join the conversation in the comments below. Thanks for listening!

Emergent Christianity with Malcolm


What do you need to know?

Chris, Malcolm, Pearse and Todd discuss what you need to know to be in the church. What should a minister hope their congregants know in order to feel like he's done a good job. Tell us what you think the essential truths of the church are in the comments section of the website. Thanks for listening!

What do you need to know?