Barbara Mahany-episode 271

Barbara Mahany joins me this week on the podcast. A pediatric oncology nurse turned columnist for The Chicago Tribune turned author, Mahany is a delightful guest full of stories to entertain, challenge, and sometimes stop you in your tracks. I think you’ll enjoy our conversation as we touch on her books Motherprayer and The Stillness of Winter—both great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts!

Here are the books mentioned in our conversation:

The Blessings of Motherprayer, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, Elsa Beskow, Slowing Time, Illustrated Grimm’s Fairytales

Find Barbara Mahany here:
• Website
• Facebook
• Twitter
 

 

 
Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Kristin Kobes Du Mez-episode 270

Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins me on this weeks Faith Conversations Podcast. Her book, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, has been much talked about and I was very excited to have a conversation with her. I felt this would be an important podcast, on many levels, and even had equipment failure that attempted to derail the recording. With some troubleshooting we were able to record and I think you will be challenged by and interested in this week’s conversation. My first read through was the audio book and I found my blood pressure elevating as I took in the content. If you are anything like me, you’ll get angry, become curious, and learn much through the book and this podcast.

Find Kristin Kobes Du Mez in the following places:
• Website
• Twitter
• Facebook
 

&n…Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Melinda Schmidt-episode 269

Melinda Schmidt joins me on the podcast to talk about being curious and not fearful. Can you relate to leaning into the fearful part? Let’s get curious instead. Lots of good resources mentioned and Haiku along the way as well.

Resource list: The Critical Journey, The Sin of Certainty, Faith Shift, When Faith Becomes Sight, Faith After Doubt

Find Melinda in the following places:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• Instagram

 

 …Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Karen Swallow Prior-episode 268

Bestselling author and literature professor Karen Swallow Prior joins me on the podcast to talk about a favorite topic of hers and mine—how to read the classics well. She has written a new introduction to a number of classics along with adding wonderful questions for reflection. These are perfect editions for a book club.  The latest to be released into the world are Frankenstein and Jane Eyre. We delve into why classic literature is still, and always will be, relevant. As always, a delightful conversation with Karen Swallow Prior.

Find her in the following places:
• Website
• Twitter
• Facebook
• Instagram
 

 

 
Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Holley Gerth-episode 267

 

Holley Gerth joins me on the podcast to talk about The Powerful Purpose of Introverts. As an introvert and one who has read all the popular introvert books, I thought I knew all there was to know about the subject. That’s a big NO! I learned a number of new things from Holley Gerth through her book and through our conversation. I imagine that you will too. Introvert or extrovert, check out this episode of Faith Conversations.

Find Holley in the following places:
• Website
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Instagram
 

Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Jemar Tisby-episode 266

On the heels of his NYT Bestselling book, The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby is back on Faith Conversations talking about his new book, How To Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice. Tisby gets practical in this book as he outlines a framework through a simple model, the ARC of Racial Justice. We spend time talking about Awareness, Relationships, and Commitment. This week’s conversation is for anyone who wants to courageously confront racism.

Find Jemar Tisby in the following places:
• Website
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Instagram
 

 
Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Janell Rardon-episode 265

Janell Rardon joins me on the podcast this week to talk about emotional and spiritual health, something that is sorely missing in the Church. Janell recently penned Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You. It’s a book loaded with encouragement and strength imbuing tools for your life journey.  You’ll likely have some aha moments as you read it. Our conversation was delightful and definitely the meeting of kindred spirits. Janell will be back on the podcast soon to dive even deeper into her life’s work.

Find Janell in the following places:
• Website
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Instagram
 

 
Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Mike Murphy-episode 264

Mike Murphy joins me on the podcast as we talk about Lent and our individual Lenten practices. We mention many books and their personal impact. Here are all the mentions:

Where the Eye Alights – Marilyn McEntyre

When Faith Becomes Sight – Beth and David Booram

Learning to Pray – James Martin SJ

Faith After Doubt – Brian McLaren

Peace Like A River – Leif Enger

Virgil Wander – Leif Enger

40 Day Journey with Howard Thurman

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything – James Martin SJ

Caste – Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson

 

 

 
Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Your Big Huge Thing-Melinda Schmidt-Ep 263

 

Melinda Schmidt joins me again on Faith Conversations. We talk about big, huge things that happen in our lives and what it looks like when we are hanging on by a thread. As Melinda is in the middle of a cross-country move, she examined what has helped her on this big, huge journey. A few things mentioned: knowing self, having compassion for others, and the fact that this, too, will pass.  Other lessons flow from these.  Melinda mentions Dr. Edith Eva Eger’s book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life.

Find Melinda here:
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Instagram
 

Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast:

Brian McLaren-episode 262

Brian McLaren is back on the podcast with what may be his best book to date. Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It will speak to anyone who has ever had doubts but been afraid to voice them. Whether it’s the faith crisis of a college student studying biology or maybe someone who shows up at church week in and week out but feels the bottom is dropping out, this is the book to meet you where you are and walk with you on your current journey. So much to think about in this podcast. Enjoy!

Find Brian McLaren in the following places:
• Website
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Instagram
 

 
Note: When clicking through on links to products on Amazon, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases….Read More

Help support the Faith Conversations Podcast: