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Podcasters Molly Carlson & Ben Gosden chosen for United Methodist Communications’ podcast-a-thon


United Methodist Communications (UMCom) has revealed the podcast lineup for their second annual United Methodist Podcast-a-thon taking place October 2nd-6th. The event will be hosted on the ResourceUMC website and Facebook page and shared across various United Methodist platforms. Among podcasts chosen is “Faith Revisited,” a podcast produced and hosted by Mrs. Molly Carlson, lay person from Trinity UMC in Savannah, and the senior pastor of Trinity, the Rev. Dr. Ben Gosden
The “Faith Revisited” podcast is scheduled to air live at 1pm ET on Monday, October 2.
Building off the success of last year’s inaugural one-day event, listeners will be treated to fifteen live podcast episodes. The five-day event will focus on the topic of disciple-making, which is also the #BeUMC United Methodist shared core value celebrated in October.
“When I first envisioned the Podcast-a-thon, it was to offer a platform for diverse voices committed to inspiring United Methodists,” says the Rev. Ryan Dunn, Minister of Online Engagement at United Methodist Communications, who hosts the agency’s Pastoring in the Digital Parish and Compass podcasts and is co-producing the event. "It's proven to be an opportunity to partner with fellow communications ministries while forming community among podcast creators and our audiences. I'm excited to be inspired along with everyone else."
The 2023 event features three podcasts daily airing live at noon ET, 1pm ET, and 2pm ET. Featured podcasts were selected from UMCom’s call for online submissions that yielded more than 40 entries for consideration. Episodes will include a sampling of podcasts from local churches, annual conferences and United Methodist general agencies. 
The “Faith Revisited” podcast is self-described as “two Millennial church leaders discussing God, faith, the Church, and what it means to be authentic and welcome ALL people.” Carlson and Gosden launched their first episode in March 2019. 
"We are deeply honored to be selected for the Podcast-a-thon,” said Carlson. “This isn't just an opportunity for Ben and me, but a platform to uplift and celebrate the incredible voices of our fellow podcasters. Representing both the South Georgia Conference and Trinity Church fills us with immense pride. We're excited to bring our unique ideas to a larger audience as we explore the theme of disciple-making."
Along with “Faith Revisited,” the featured podcasts include:

  • “Hey, Hey, Anybody Listening,” produced by Otterbein UMC, Lancaster, Pa. 
  • “Dialogic Disciple,” produced by Northside UMC
  • “More than Sunday,” produced by First UMC, Richardson, Texas 
  • “Faith Revisited,” produced by Molly Carlson and the Rev. Ben Gosden 
  • “Bearded Theologians,” produced by Bozeman UMC 
  • “The Deconstruction Zone,” produced by The Well UMC
  • “The Collective Table,” produced by San Dieguito UMC and the California-Pacific Conference of The UMC 
  • “Times Like These: A West Ohio Podcast,” produced by the West Ohio Conference of The UMC 
  • “To Be Encouraged with Bishop Julius C. Trimble,” produced by the Indiana Conference of The UMC 
  • “POD Strangely Warmed,” produced by the Central Texas Conference of The UMC
  • “Un-Tied Methodism,” produced by the General Commission on Archives and History
  • “Expanding the Table,” produced by the General Commission on Religion and Race 
  • “Compass,” produced by United Methodist Communications
  • “Pastoring in the Digital Parish,” produced by United Methodist Communications
  • “Get Your Spirit in Shape,” produced by United Methodist Communications 
“Being disciple makers is core to who we are called to be as United Methodists. Sharing all the ways we can be disciple makers in the world as well as grow as disciples through the variety of voices of the Podcast-a-thon is exciting and I’m grateful to be a part of the venture,” says Crystal Caviness, Manager, Member Content Development at UMCom, who hosts Get Your Spirit in Shape podcast and is co-producing the Podcast-a-thon. 
Additional details and the full schedule for October 2nd-6th are available at
In advance of the event, listeners can hear United Methodist Communications’ current podcast offerings at and episodes from previous United Methodist Podcast-a-thon participants via the event page.

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