16 episodes

Active Listening: fully bought in and aware of others so they can be heard and understood. Scott and Ariana invite you to join them in actively listening to their friends’ and families’ stories so we can discover more about each other and learn how to love well. We may not always agree, but that’s part of the fun!

Active Listening Ariana deVries

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Active Listening: fully bought in and aware of others so they can be heard and understood. Scott and Ariana invite you to join them in actively listening to their friends’ and families’ stories so we can discover more about each other and learn how to love well. We may not always agree, but that’s part of the fun!

    Church & Crisis: Important Notice! A Virus, Fear and Hope - with Scott deVries

    Church & Crisis: Important Notice! A Virus, Fear and Hope - with Scott deVries

    In today’s episode, Ariana decided to record an impromptu interview with her husband Scott DeVries. We take a bit of a detour and dive into our current world crisis - the COVID19 virus. We know this is something on many people’s minds, if not all of us.

    So if you’re looking for a bit of hope, are feeling overwhelmed with all the panic and fear, are unsure of what you should do, want accurate information, and don’t know how faith factors into all of this, please listen in as we talk about Church & Crisis.

    Peace and love to you all during this time.

    For more information on this crisis, here are several links to point you in the right direction.
    - Flatten the Curve
    - CNN Podcast
    - How to Flatten the Curve
    - Do's and Don'ts of Social Distancing
    - Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
    - Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day

    Also, here are some music albums that we have been listening to during this time.
    - The Brilliance: World Keeps Spinning
    - Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Dragons

    To email us with any questions or comments you may have, contact us at activelistening.life@gmail.com OR you can find us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 54 min
    Church & Science: Stars, Love, and E.T.s - with Brother Guy Consolmagno

    Church & Science: Stars, Love, and E.T.s - with Brother Guy Consolmagno

    In today's episode, Ariana is joined by Brother Guy Consolmagno. He is a Jesuit and the Director of the Vatican Observatory. He is an astronomer and is actively practicing how to find God in all things. Brother Guy helps to bring new perspectives on loving God and science. So enjoy this conversation on Church & Science.

    For those who would like to read the poem mentioned in the episode, you can find it here.

    To email us with any questions or comments you may have, contact us at activelistening.life@gmail.com

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    • 51 min
    Church & The Other: Who is Wise - with Birgit Schreyer Duarte

    Church & The Other: Who is Wise - with Birgit Schreyer Duarte

    In this episode, Ariana has the pleasure of chatting with Birgit Schreyer Duarte; a director, translator and dramaturg. She is from Germany and currently resides in Toronto. Birgit shares her thoughts and the journey behind how the production Nathan the Wise came to be and how people from varying religions can share the same space and learn to do life together regardless of differences. Listen in as she shares her experience of being "the other" and how that personally affected her.
    To learn more about Birgit and upcoming productions, you can visit her website. To read the parable that is mentioned in the show, click here.
    For more information or if you have any questions or comments about anything you've heard, please email us at activelistening.life@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    Church & Family: Grace for Them All - with Bill deVries

    Church & Family: Grace for Them All - with Bill deVries

    In this episode, Bill deVries shares his heart for Church & Family. He is a strong advocate for grace and sharing the Gospel with everyone he meets. He’s not afraid of disagreement and loves his family dearly. Let's hear what he has to say.

    • 52 min
    Church & Women: Breaking the Mold - with Sarah Bessey

    Church & Women: Breaking the Mold - with Sarah Bessey

    In this episode, Ariana gets to chat with one of her faith journey heroines, Sarah Bessey. She has a huge heart for women and people on the margins. Sarah doesn't mince words, but still finds a way to speak with a spirit of gentleness and poise. Let's hear what she has to say about women becoming bold and breaking molds in the Church.
    To read more from Sarah, visit her website. You can sign up for her Field Notes newsletter, see her upcoming speaking engagements, or follow her on social media.

    • 42 min
    Church & Climate: Things Are Heating Up - with Katharine Hayhoe

    Church & Climate: Things Are Heating Up - with Katharine Hayhoe

    In the next episode of our series, we get to hear from one of the world's leading climate scientists, Katharine Hayhoe. She's done her homework and knows her stuff. Katharine has a huge heart for people and cares deeply about communicating her message in a way people will hear and understand. Let's dive into how Church and Climate cross paths.
    For more information, visit Katharine's website, watch the Global Weirding series, or read her articles here and here.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

megroes ,

So good!

I’m grateful for a podcast that isn’t afraid to have tough conversations. It’s cool to see it develop into having educated people talking about tough topics. Love it!

jonathantravis ,

Love this podcast!

I love how the hosts are digging into tough topics with a heart to grow community and relationships. The most recent podcast with Sarah and Beth was challening, interesting and fun to listen to. Love it!

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