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23: Spiritual Direction w/ Lacy Clark Ellman of A Sacred Journey
February 19, 2018 05:00 AM PST
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In episode 23, we sit down with Lacy Clark Ellman of A Sacred Journey to talk about the practice of spiritual direction. Spiritual direction is an ancient practice which helps us explore the spiritual aspect of being human. A spiritual director helps us pay attention and notice the movement of God in our lives. Lacy shares her story with us while talking about the history of spiritual direction and the resurgence of this ancient practice today. We even do a mini spiritual direction session at the end of the episode to give you a taste! Lacy is a spiritual director, pilgrimage guide, artist and lives in Seattle, WA. You can learn more at: www.asacredjourney.net

22: Parenting through Deconstruction w/ Kevin Neuner of Spark Church
February 05, 2018 05:00 AM PST
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In episode 22, we talk with our returning guest, Kevin Neuner from Spark Church, about parenting through deconstruction. It can be hard to talk about God, spirituality, and church as you’re reimagining or reconstructing your faith. We talk about being a sojourner alongside your kids rather than prescribing “right beliefs” and how children can be a valuable sage in our journey. Kevin draws on decades of studying the Rabbinic traditions and way of Jesus to invite us to a new posture for parenting.

21: The Evolution of a Church PART 2 w/ Ryan Meeks of Eastlake Church
January 10, 2018 06:22 AM PST
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In episode 21, we continue with part 2 of our conversation with Ryan Meeks of Eastlake Church in Seattle, WA. We pick up where we left off and continue talking about an interfaith posture, not having the exclusive truth and Ryan's motto — life is a gift and love is the point. This episode is bound to provoke you, introduce you to new ways of thinking and ultimately open you up to a more loving and inclusive posture. Learn more about Ryan at: www.eastlakecc.com

20: The Evolution of a Church PART 1 w/ Ryan Meeks of Eastlake Church
January 08, 2018 05:00 AM PST
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In episode 20, we sit down with Ryan Meeks who is the founder of Eastlake Church near Seattle, WA. Eastlake has always been known as an innovative community approaching church and spirituality in new ways. Ryan is most well known for being featured in TIME when Eastlake was one of the first evangelical megachurches to move to an open & affirming stance for the LGBTQ community. Ryan's story is one of continually being open to wherever your spiritual journey might take you even if that means you have to experience great loss and let go of everything you've once known. You can keep up with Ryan at his blog titled "things I'll disagree with in 3yrs or less": http://vwmeeks.tumblr.com.

Welcome to 2018!
January 01, 2018 11:28 AM PST
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On this episode, Kyle asks one question about 2017, and how this question can propel us into 2018. VoicesBox winners, your boxes will be in the mail this week!

Giveaway, Updates, Reconstruction
December 04, 2017 10:57 AM PST
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Just a short episode talking about a big giveaway we're doing along with updates about 2018 and the future of the show! The show is growing and we love getting to do this! Thanks for tuning in.

19: An Inclusion Story w/ Fred Harrell from City Church SF
November 13, 2017 05:00 AM PST
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In episode 19, we chat with Fred Harrell from City Church in San Francisco. In 2014, Fred led his church to full inclusion for the LGBTQ community. His story is one of continually being open to the movements of God and trying to create a table where everyone is welcome. You'll hear the heart of a loving father in Fred and hopefully be inspired to live more openly and inclusive. Learn more about Fred and City Church at: https://www.citychurchsf.org.

18: Feminism, Religious Modesty & “The Beauty Suit” w/ Lauren Shields
October 30, 2017 05:00 AM PDT
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In episode 18, we talk with author Lauren Shields about her upcoming book entitled, “The Beauty Suit: How My Year of Religious Modesty Made Me a Better Feminist.” Lauren investigated modesty practices of Islam, Judaism and Christianity and then took off what she calls The Beauty Suit for a year. Her experiment turned into personal liberation and lasting change. Learn more about Lauren at www.laurenjshields.com.

17: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life w/ Phileena Heuertz of Gravity Center
October 23, 2017 05:00 AM PDT
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In episode 17, Phileena Heuertz walks us through the basics of contemplative spirituality. Phileena recently re-released her book entitled “Pilgrimage of a Soul” where she shares her pilgrimage story and how contemplation played a role in the evolving of her faith. When reading your bible or praying no longer work like they did, more and more Christians are turning to the contemplative tradition to find meaningful connection with God. Check out Phileena’s work at: http://gravitycenter.com/

16: The Plot Twist of the Bible w/ Tim Day (Author of "God Enters Stage Left")
October 16, 2017 05:00 AM PDT
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In episode 16, we discuss the plot twist of the bible with Tim Day. Tim is the author of "God Enters Stage Left" where he approaches the Bible through the lens of a playwright. Is there merit to reading other ancient texts that didn't make it into the bible? What is the story of the bible and what do we do once the curtain closes and we are headed home? Tim walks us through this and much more. Learn more at: timday.org.

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