Rachel Pieh Jones – episode 275

When Rachel Pieh Jones moved from Minnesota to rural Somalia with her family in tow, she’d been taught that Islam was evil and the world would be better off without it. Rachel joins me on the podcast this week to talk about her recent book Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. A provocative title, for sure, and a very interesting conversation. As she recounts personal stories that dismantled her prejudices, she talks about her deepening faith as a result.

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Lynda MacGibbon-episode 274

What does it look like to really love your neighbor? To care for your neighborhood in such a way that strangers become friends? Lynda MacGibbon joins me on the podcast this week to talk about how strangers in her life became a community. She wrote My Vertical Neighborhood which is really a memoir that tells the story of the community that took shape as neighbors said yes to weekly dinners, a writing group, and other opportunities to be together. It’s about the everyday risk of reaching out with love to those around us.  I think you’ll be fascinated by this conversation and by Lynda’s life and choices and maybe even motivated to do the same in your your neighborhood!

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Diana Butler Bass-episode 273

Diana Butler Bass is back with me on the podcast. Her new book, Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence, really captured my imagination. I’m planning to do a Jesus timeline in my own life. Diana got me looking back at who Jesus was at pivotal moments and important seasons of my life. Who was I told that he is and who did I decide on my own that Jesus is. An encouraging and enlightening conversation.

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Melinda Schmidt-episode 272

 

Melinda and I focus in on the beauty of creation on this episode of Faith Conversations. As those from the Celtic tradition say, “The Bible is God’s little book and creation is God’s big book.” And so we do some creation exploration on this episode. We mention Beth and David Booram’s book as a good resource, When Faith Becomes Sight.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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