-ing Podcast

Our world is increasingly complex, fast-paced, and divided. How are people of faith bringing their best selves to the world each day? How are we leading, growing, and being as people of God? 

Ing Podcast is a place to share insights and stories from individuals creatively engaging the present and moving into the future.

Ing Podcast is hosted by Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards and Allison Maus, and is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world.


Episode Transcripts

Season 2 Introduction: “Beginning Again!”
with Ben Wideman and Allison Maus

Season 2 Episode 1: “Redeeming”
with Stephen Mattson

Season 2 Episode 2: “Defunding?”
with Kris Henderson, Ben Tapper, and Rev. Melissa Florer Bixler

Season 2 Episode 3: “Reflecting”
with Dr. David Gushee

Season 2 Episode 4:”Transforming”
with Glen Guyton

Season 2 Episode 5: “Pursuing”
with Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Season 2 Episode 6: “Disarming” Part 1
with Marshall King and Michelle and John Sharp

Season 2 Episode 7: “Disarming” Part 2
with Marshall King and MJ’s EMU Classmates

Season 2 Episode 8: “Disarming” Part 3
with Marshall King and David Nyiringabo

Season 2 Episode 9: “Contending”
with Jason Porterfield

Season 2 Episode 10: “Creating”
with The Soil and the Seed Project

Season 2 Episode 11: “Gender and Worshiping”
with Anneli Loepp Thiessen

Season 2 Episode 12: “Understanding”
with Betty Pries

Season 2 Episode 13: “Rejoicing”
with Angela Williams Gorrell

Season 2 Episode 14: “Searching”
with Shari Zook

Season 2 Episode 15: “Restoring”
with Michael John Cusick

Season 2 Episode 16: “Healing”
with Amy Julia Becker

Season 2 Episode 17: “Translating”
with Michelle Van Loon

Season 2 Episode 18: “Suffering”
with Christian Brady

Season 2 Episode 19: “Acting” Part 1
with Ted Swartz

Season 2 Episode 20: “Acting” Part 2
with Ted Swartz

Season 2 Episode 21: “Showing Up”
with Carlene Hill Byron

Season 2 Episode 22: “Siding”
with Jonny Rashid

Season 2 Episode 23: “Playing”
with The Walking Roots

Season 2 Episode 24: “Turning”
with Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards

Season 2 Episode 25: “Reclaiming”
with Rohadi Nagassar

Season 2 Episode 26: “Wrapping Up”
with Ben Wideman and Allison Maus



Rev. Dr. Dennis R. Edwards is Associate Professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary. He’s the author of 1 Peter in the Story of God Bible Commentary series (Zondervan) and Might from the Margins: The Gospel’s Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice (Herald Press). Dennis earned a BS (in chemical engineering) from Cornell University, MDiv (in urban ministry) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MA and PhD (in biblical studies) from Catholic University of America. He has over thirty years of urban pastoral ministry experience, having served in Brooklyn, DC, and Minneapolis. He has been married to Susan Steele Edwards since 1982. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.

Rev. Allison Maus is a Presbyterian Campus Minister working with young adults in the Penn State area. After serving three years as a Graduate Ministry Intern with the Whitworth University Chapel she received her M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary before moving to Pennsylvania.  She is obsessed with the book of Ruth and is always trying to find ways to add creative expression to work with students and congregations. Allison is always happy to talk about the latest book she is reading, new crafting projects, or hammock camping.

Rev. Ben Wideman grew up in Canada, went to college in Virginia, and seminary in California, before finding a new home in Pennsylvania. After spending almost a decade in youth and college ministry within Mennonite Church USA, he now spends his time primarily as a stay-at-home dad, with a bit of part time ministry and podcasting on the side. He collects more hobbies than is necessary, such as homebrewing, gardening, playing disc golf, watching baseball, cycling, and lots of other random things.