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.
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.
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.