5 episodes

"Blessing in Disguise" is a conversation about what hopeful messages and rituals might lie hidden in Christian doctrine for the modern secular millennial trying to do good in the world. We met and got catechized in El Salvador, and we hope to explore the biggest, thorniest concepts within Christianity to offer new perspectives and help inspire our generation to continue to act for peace and justice in a complicated world.

Hosted by:
Laurel Marshall completed her Masters in Theology from the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador, and has spent over five years working with Salvadoran communities around issues of social justice and agricultural sustainability. She's a convert and aspiring farmer.


Hannah Perls is a former geochemist turned human rights advocate and future law student. She came to El Salvador over three years ago as the first non-Episcopalian missionary for the Episcopal Church, working on issues of forced displacement and human rights. She loves broccoli and dancing to cheesy pop music in her kitchen.

Music and Audio Editing by Gerardo Rivas.

Blessing in Disguise Hannah Perls & Laurel Anne Marshall

    • Religion & Spirituality

"Blessing in Disguise" is a conversation about what hopeful messages and rituals might lie hidden in Christian doctrine for the modern secular millennial trying to do good in the world. We met and got catechized in El Salvador, and we hope to explore the biggest, thorniest concepts within Christianity to offer new perspectives and help inspire our generation to continue to act for peace and justice in a complicated world.

Hosted by:
Laurel Marshall completed her Masters in Theology from the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador, and has spent over five years working with Salvadoran communities around issues of social justice and agricultural sustainability. She's a convert and aspiring farmer.


Hannah Perls is a former geochemist turned human rights advocate and future law student. She came to El Salvador over three years ago as the first non-Episcopalian missionary for the Episcopal Church, working on issues of forced displacement and human rights. She loves broccoli and dancing to cheesy pop music in her kitchen.

Music and Audio Editing by Gerardo Rivas.

    Ep. 4: The Holy (Holey?) Bible (Unedited)

    Ep. 4: The Holy (Holey?) Bible (Unedited)

    As promised, in our penultimate episode we discuss the text of the Bible- where it comes from, why it differs from other holy texts, and whether it should matter to millenials today. And all in a mere 25 (ok, 32) minutes!

    • 34 min
    Ep. 3: Da Trinity

    Ep. 3: Da Trinity

    Ep. 3: Da Trinity by Hannah Perls & Laurel Anne Marshall

    • 25 min
    Ep. 2: Resurrection and Zombie Jesus

    Ep. 2: Resurrection and Zombie Jesus

    Just on the tails of Easter we bring you EPISODE 2: a 25 minute conversation on ZOMBIE JESUS AND THE RESURRECTION! Here we address the "God" word (briefly), ask if all Christians really are crazy (answer unclear), and explore how secularists and Christians together can capture the essence of martyrs to serve modern society. Enjoy!

    • 29 min
    Blessing in Disguise, Episode 1: Revolution and the Reign of God

    Blessing in Disguise, Episode 1: Revolution and the Reign of God

    Episode 1 of Blessing in Disguise, exploring the topic of the "Reign of God," a term we hear quite often in the tradition, but what does it mean besides St. Peter's pearly gates? Subscribe to recieve new episodes twice a month, or follow us on Facebook (Blessing in Disguise) or Twitter (@Blessingpodcast).

    • 25 min
    Blessing in Disguise, Episode 0: Trailer

    Blessing in Disguise, Episode 0: Trailer

    Introducing "Blessing in Disguise," a podcast trying to unearth the very, very buried gems of Christiany so we can use them today. Subscribe to recieve new episodes twice a month, or follow us on Facebook (Blessing in Disguise) or Twitter (@Blessingpodcast).

    • 4 min

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