In the News

Crystal Caviness, ”The UMC Social Principles: A historical manifesto for faith in action,” United Methodist Communications, February 8, 2024.

Interview, “The UMC and Social Witness: A Legacy to Carry Into Our Future,” Un-Tied Methodism podcast, General Commission on Archives and History of the UMC, January 25, 2024.

Panel discussion, “Liberating the Politics of Jesus,” Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness, Oct 22, 2023.

Interview, “The Diaconate Call & Bivocational Ministry with Darryl Stephens,” Uncovered Dish Christian Leadership Podcast, Sept 13, 2023,

Interview by Jonette Gay, “UMC Disaffiliation and Discipline,” podcast of Otterbein UMC, Lancaster, “Hey! Hey! Anybody Listening!” February 2023.

Leslie Quander Wooldridge, “Bivocationalism has Historical Roots—and Modern Benefits,” Faith & Leadership, Oct 18, 2022.

Elizabeth Evans, “Bivocational Clergy are Increasingly Common in Lancaster County and Beyond,” LNP and LancasterOnline, June 25, 2022.

In Trust Center Podcast, Ep.12: Bivocational ministry, May 10, 2022.

Books@Atla Open Press Publishes New Volume on Bivocational Ministry,” by Christine Fruin, May 9, 2022.

“Multivocational Ministry Seen as a Wave of UMC’s Future,” by Cynthia B. Astle, UM-Insight, May 5, 2022.

Interview by Matt Hufman, In Trust magazine, Spring 2022. Video of the full interview is found here.

Mission Moment on the ministry of the deacon, Otterbein UMC, Lancaster February 21, 2021 (Index: 12:24–16:40).

Interview, “Faith Talks: Black History Month,” United Methodist Women podcast hosted by Jennifer Farmer. February 11, 2021.

Lancaster Theological Seminary. “Faculty to Learn to Teach Beyond Trauma.” January 29, 2021.

Emory University Laney Graduate School. “Alumni Spotlight | Darryl W. Stephens.” December 5, 2020.

A conversation with Drs. Darryl Stephens and Elizabeth Soto-Albrecht on their new book, “Liberating the Politics of Jesus: Renewing Peace Theology through the Wisdom of Women,” interview by Pastor Liz Fulmer, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

John Walk, “New book from Lancaster Theological Seminary instructors explores Jesus’ teachings on sexual abuse,” LancasterOnline, September 12, 2020. Includes video interview.

“5 Tips for Organizing a Successful Special Issue [with advice from a guest editor],” Scholastica, Sept 8, 2020.

Sam Hodges, “At UM-Forward Gathering, United Methodists Consider a New ‘Liberation Methodist Church,’” Christian Century, April 8, 2020, p. 20.

“United Methodist Conference vote on same-sex marriage issues draws disappointment, rebuke from Lancaster County pastors,” by Earle Cornelius, LNP Lancaster Online, March 2, 2019.

Interview, “The United Methodist Church and the Commission on a Way Forward,” Faith to Faith with Pastor Mark, WWDB 860 AM, February 10, 2019.

“Pastors often receive Christmas gifts but there are occasions when ethics and tax laws apply,” by Earle Cornelius, LNP Lancaster Online, Dec 7, 2018.

“Seminary professor writes book about one church’s journey to an open and affirming ministry,” Earle Cornelius, LNP Lancaster Online, Jun 2, 2018.

Interview, Uncovered Dish Christian Leadership Podcast, “A Church Abridged: What are Deacons? Part I” (Episode 24), November 2017.

Interview, Uncovered Dish Christian Leadership Podcast, “A Church Abridged: What are Deacons? Part I” (Episode 25), December 2017.

Martin E. Marty, “Meanwhile, United Methodists…,” Sightings, University of Chicago, November 21, 2016.

Seminary Spotlight: Q&A with Darryl Stephens,” Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary, Religious Institute, September 27, 2016.

Interview for SEEK, the podcast of United Methodist Insight, Feb 22, 2016.

“Imagining God’s Justice,” keynote presentation for “Women in the World” conference at Boston University, April 10, 2013.

“Power and Abuse,” The New York Times, March 5, 2012.

“Roundtable: Men of faith working to end violence against women,” guest panelist, FaithTrust Institute webinar, Oct 12, 2011.