Michelle DeRusha – episode 288

Michelle DeRusha is back on the podcast. She is a great conversationalist and a wonderful writer. Recently she went on a silent retreat for the first time. We talk about the spiritual practice of retreat and silence. We also catch up on the good books that each of us is currently reading.

Michelle writes one of the best monthly newsletters. I always read it and I can’t say that’s true of every newsletter that makes its way to my in box. I recommend signing up for it on her website.

Here is a link to Contemplate Lincoln, which Michelle talks about.

Here is a list of some of the books mentioned by Michelle and me on the podcast. Small Great Things, The Universal Christ, Wintering, Thomas Merton, After Evangelicalism, Loveable, True Companions.

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David Gushee – episode 287

 

David Gushee joins me on the podcast this week. He is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University and past President of both the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics. He is the author of more than twenty books including Still Christian, Changing Our Mind, and After Evangelicalism, which is the focus of this particular podcast.

I listened to the audio books of Still Christian, Gushee’s memoir, as well as After Evangelicalism in preparation for this conversation. If you have been increasing disillusioned with Evangelicalism, I highly recommend listening to this podcast and also reading the two books just mentioned.

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Jon Sweeney-episode 286

Jon M. Sweeney joins me on this episode of Faith Conversations as we kick off our new season! He is an independent scholar an an award-winning writer. Jon is author of more than forty books and we talk about his latest, Thomas Merton: An Introduction to His Life, Teachings, and Practices. This book is really an introduction to the spiritual legacy of Thomas Merton which I think you’ll find fascinating. If you are unfamiliar with Merton, this podcast is a must-listen!

Here are links to a couple of books mentioned on the podcast: New Seeds of Contemplation and The Seven Storey Mountain.

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Christine Valters Paintner – episode 285

 

I’m happy to welcome back to the podcast the online abbess for Abbey of the Arts and prolific author, Christine Valters Paintner. I delve into a bit of Christine’s story as well as talk to her about her latest release Sacred Time: Embracing An Intentional Way of Life. Christine’s books are always interactive, which we talk about, and the experience is transformative. I’m sure you will enjoy this conversation and I commend to you Christine’s books.

Mentioned on the podcast:

The Soul of a Pilgrim (Still my favorite of Christine’s books)

The Soul’s Slow Ripening and Christine mentioned The Music of Silence by David Steindl-Rast

Abbey of the Arts, Christine’s online presence with lots of offerings to check out.

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Mike Murphy – episode 284

Mike Murphy joins me on the podcast as we talk about what we are reading that is moving us and making a difference to us. We also dive into a few of his latest Rumblings that made us think. It’s all about growth and transformation.

Check out the books we mentioned on this episode: Thomas Merton, Freeing Jesus, Black Is the Body, 40 Days on Being a 1 (and all the other Enneagram types), On Living, Still Christian, After Evangelicalism

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Janet Davis – episode 283

I am back on the podcast after my injury! And Janet Davis is the perfect guest to return with. Her book Sacred Healing has been a beautiful companion during these ongoing days of recovery. We talk about how pain and loss is inevitable in life but the deeper question and invitation is how do we deal with those things? What is God inviting us into as we walk through a season or a lifetime of pain and loss?

I think you will enjoy this conversation on many levels!

 

 

 
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Christine Wagoner – episode 282

This week’s podcast is all about Finding Your Yes. Christine Wagoner joins me as we look at living a life of openness to the invitations of God in our lives. Christine is an associate regional director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and makes her home, with her husband Kurt, in Indianapolis.

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Mike Murphy – episode 281

Mike Murphy joins me in this first post-brain injury podcast. And…I think we made sense but I’ll let you be the judge. We discussed some significant topics that you might want to spend some time on—Redlining, CRT (Critical Race Theory), among others.

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Terence Lester – episode 280

Terence Lester joins me on the podcast to talk about what it looks like to seek justice together, in community. He has recently written, When We Stand, and asserts how easy it is to feel overwhelmed by all the injustices we see in the world. But as we collaborate with others, we can do more than we ever could on our own. Terence is a community  activist, author, minister, and speaker and founder of Love Beyond Walls, a nonprofit organization focused on poverty awareness and community mobilization.

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Sho Baraka – episode 279

 

On this episode of Faith Conversations, Sho Baraka joins me. He is a globally recognized recording artist, performer, culture curator, activist, and writer. We talk about faith, culture and art all in the context of his new book, He Saw That It Was Good: Reimagining Your Creative Life to Repair a Broken World.

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