Thursday’s Podcast: Pietists Today

So if Pietism is an ethos or spirit, where can you see it today in Christianity? Who or what exemplifies the instincts we talked about last time?

Centerville Evangelical Covenant Church
Older Covenant churches like this one in Centerville, Iowa were mostly founded by Swedish immigrants, but today 28% of ECC congregations are intentionally multi-ethnic or among populations of color.)

On today’s episode, Mark, Sam, and I share some of our experiences with Pietism in the Evangelical Covenant Church and at Bethel University (two Christian institutions that explicitly claim a Pietist identity), mention other denominations historically shaped by Pietism, and take up others’ arguments that Richard Foster and Pope Francis (!) are “pietistic” figures in Christianity.

Download this and earlier episodes from iTunes. (And if you’re new to the conversation, click here to read about this second season of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast and how it connects to the book Mark and I are reading.)

Further reading:

Image: my own photo of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Centerville, Iowa. (Older Covenant churches like this one were mostly founded by Swedish immigrants, but today 28% of ECC congregations are intentionally multi-ethnic or among populations of color.)

Cross-posted at The Christian Humanist


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