New episodes released on Tuesdays. Hosted by Park Street Church’s senior minister, Mark Booker, Park Street Dialogues is a series of conversations with the intent of connecting followers of Jesus in Boston and beyond. Mark talks with a diverse group of guests about their work and ministry in the city and their perspectives on the work of God in Boston: both in its opportunities and its challenges.
New episodes released Tuesdays
Mark Booker, Senior Minister
Ruth Wong serves as the Director of the Boston Education Collaborative (BEC) at the Emmanuel Gospel Center. The BEC aims to encourage and support partnerships between churches and schools in greater Boston. In addition to sharing about how she got into this kind of ministry, Ruth reflects on the needs of students and on what healthy church-school partnerships can look like. Ruth and her husband also serve as leaders in InterVarsity with the Asian Christian Fellowship at MIT.
Bryan Wilkerson, senior pastor at Grace Chapel in Lexington, joins Mark Booker for a conversation about Boston culture, challenges in the life of the church, and ways that Boston churches can learn from and work with each other. Bryan tells the story of how he came to have a heart for the city and how that led to a regular gathering of pastors that came to be known as Greater Things for Greater Boston. Bryan also addresses the challenge of polarization in the church, the challenge of relating across generations, and the growing focus on justice among evangelicals.
Barry Kang, lead pastor and planter at Symphony Church in Boston, talks with Mark Booker. Barry moved to Boston in 2010 with the goal of planting a church that would focus on college ministry. Mark and Barry talk about the importance of Christian witness amongst college and graduate school students, the difficulty of growing community in a city church, the coming together of the Boston Pastor’s Prayer Summit, and what it looks like for the Church to work together to engage the city.
Mark explains his heart and vision for Park Street Dialogues in this introduction to the podcast. New episodes released Tuesdays.