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Wisdom seekers and thought leaders at the Applied Wisdom Institute share their experiences on the journey to their true authentic selves. From all industries, backgrounds, and walks of life, they come for the AWI community.

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Wisdom seekers and thought leaders at the Applied Wisdom Institute share their experiences on the journey to their true authentic selves. From all industries, backgrounds, and walks of life, they come for the AWI community.

    Ep. 19: Will McGarvey on Being an Active Force Serving the Bay Area

    Ep. 19: Will McGarvey on Being an Active Force Serving the Bay Area

    Will McGarvey is Pastor at Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, California and Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County. He is an active force in the Bay Area and beyond. Will shares about his recent experience on the Interfaith Council where he found that service can often find common ground in security, […]

    • 46 min
    Ep. 18: Nevida Butler on Helping Lower Income Families Through the Ecumenical Hunger Program inEast Palo Alto, CA

    Ep. 18: Nevida Butler on Helping Lower Income Families Through the Ecumenical Hunger Program inEast Palo Alto, CA

    Nevida Butler, former Executive Director of the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto, retired but couldn’t stay away. Why? She loved the many families and individuals who struggle to just get by in Silicon Valley. So, she returned in 2013 to work as a contractor. Housing in Silicon Valley, home of high tech, high […]

    • 40 min
    Ep. 17: Brandan Robertson on Bridge-Building Between Conservative & Progressive Communities

    Ep. 17: Brandan Robertson on Bridge-Building Between Conservative & Progressive Communities

    Brandan Robertson, lead pastor at the Mission Gathering Christian Church in San Diego, prolific author, and a somewhat reluctant activist, is a valued partner of the AWI. Brandan has with a vital ministry grounded in conservative evangelical Christianity. After coming out as a gay man, he now finds himself in the position of bridge builder, […]

    • 42 min
    Ep. 16: Carolyn Anderson on Mental Health and Music

    Ep. 16: Carolyn Anderson on Mental Health and Music

    Carolyn Anderson, DMin Candidate and Director of the Seminary Singers Choir, is a musical treasure, with the special ability to hear and express songs in real time. Classically trained, she uses that as a solid foundation for improvisation and exploration. After Floyd Thompkins of the Applied Wisdom Institute joined her to lead worship one day, […]

    • 35 min
    Ep. 15: Brandon Hoeflein on Trailblazing as AWI’s TA

    Ep. 15: Brandon Hoeflein on Trailblazing as AWI’s TA

    Brandon Hoeflein is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University. He, as AWI’s first TA, is the individual who blazed a trail the magic that happens in the AWI seminars. He is the person who makes the space that enables people to move forward on their spiritual journey and help others. If […]

    • 37 min
    Ep. 14: Michael Adee on Global Human Rights

    Ep. 14: Michael Adee on Global Human Rights

    Dr. Michael Adee, Director of the Global Faith and Justice Project, a partner of the Applied Wisdom Institute, was with us on the Marin campus to collaborate on an upcoming certificate program that will train the next generation of LGBTQ leadership. His experiences around the dining room table growing up in Louisiana gives clues to […]

    • 40 min

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