Episode 18: Advent Themes of Joy


My guest and partner for this week is the Rev. Jim Kast-Keat. Jim is the Associate Minister for Education at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of New York City. He is a divergent thinker, an ideation specialist, and an aspiring minimalist. Jim is ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament by the Reformed Church in America.  He received his masters of divinity from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan where he received The Faculty Award for Advocacy in Racial Ethnic Reconciliation, The President’s Community Life Award, and was admitted into The Sons & Daughters of Korah Society (an award for excellence in leading worship). Prior working at Middle Church, Jim helped lead a radical theology colletive called ikonNYC, wrote and designed church resources and curriculum with Sparkhosue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and served as a pastor for six years at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jim is the creator and lead curator of
ThirtySecondsOrLess.net where he shares ideas and amplifies voices every day. In his spare time he produces, hosts, and cohosts a variety of other podcasts and online projects and networks, including “The 1st Preacher,” a forthcoming podcast about women in ministry and the art of preaching. To find out more about Jim go to JimKastKeat.com or follow him on twitter at @IdeasDoneDaily. Or just Google him. There are only two Kast-Keats in the world and he’s one of them.

Links to some of the content on the episode:

O Come O Come Emmanuel played by the Piano Guys

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