Mike Murphy – episode 292

Mike Murphy is back on the podcast as we talk through his Rumblings of last week and provide commentary on them. I read a Meister Eckhart poem from Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart by Jon M. Sweeney which gives a nice bookend to our conversation. We also mentioned Daniel Hill’s book, White Awake.

Here is Mike’s Facebook page. Feel free to like his page on Facebook to see them weekly on Fridays.

 

 
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Jared Patrick Boyd – Episode 291

Jared Patrick Boyd joins me this week on the podcast. He has written Imaginative Prayer. Don’t even pay attention to the subtitle, which is, A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation. I think this is equally for adults and we talk about that on the podcast. Most of us default to the typical grocery list praying for what we want or intercessory prayer for a friend. There are so many other forms of prayer and I hope you listen and get introduced to Imaginative Prayer!

Find Jared in these places:
• Website
• Imaginative Prayer Website
• Twitter
• Instagram
 

 

 
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Leeana Tankersley – episode 290

I’m really excited to have Leeana Tankersley on the podcast this week. Reason #1. She is an amazing writer and communicator and has a brand new book out titled Hope Anyway. Reason #2. She was so gracious to help me celebrate a significant milestone of Faith Conversations. October 4 marks the 6th anniversary of the podcast. If you’ve been with me that long, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I have a favor to ask. Would you write a review on iTunes? I always forget to ask this and it really matters in the digital world. At least good reviews matter!!! If you are wondering if I celebrated 5 years, I did not. Like everyone I was caught in the malaise of lockdown due to Covid-19 and I didn’t even realize 5 years had gone by. So hence the 6th year celebration!

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Kelly Flanagan – episode 289

If you’ve ever had the desire to embrace what is truest about you so that you can live more fully into who God created you to be, this is the podcast for you. Dr. Kelly Flanagan joins me this week on Faith Conversations to talk about two critical books that he penned. He has the credentials to be talking about this stuff too. Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist who is married to another clinical psychologist named Kelly. Talk about confusing. 😆  Friends call them ‘the Kellies.’ The focus of the conversation is on the two books Kelly has written. If I were to sum it up, his book Loveable talks about relationship with self and True Companions talks about the other relationships, the ones that see us through this thing called life. I highly recommend both books. I actually listened through Loveable twice and that’s so…Read More

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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.

Find David P. Gushee on social media:

• Website
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Instagram

 

 

 
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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.

Find Jon Sweeney in the following places:
• Bio
• Facebook
• Twitter
 

 

 

 
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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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