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Here at Created For we engage in God's redemptive story by learning from diverse voices, exploring our unique callings and pursuing communal flourishing.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Here at Created For we engage in God's redemptive story by learning from diverse voices, exploring our unique callings and pursuing communal flourishing.

    Growing Hope and the Fruit of the Spirit with Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos.

    Growing Hope and the Fruit of the Spirit with Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos.

    In light of violence and division, authors of Loving Disagreement: Fighting For Community Through the Fruit of the Spirit, Kathy Khang and Matt Mikalatos,  share how the fruit of the spirit brings joy, hope and goodness in the midst of tension. This episode is an encouragement and admonition to us today, to allow God to transform and grow us in the fruit of His Spirit: : love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, goodness, gentleness and self control.

    For more resources, scripture and a reflection based on this episode, check out our show notes.

    Featuring music by Bicq.
    Hosted by Cru.  

    • 46 min
    Should I Get A Spiritual Director? A Conversation with Dr. Janet Hinds.

    Should I Get A Spiritual Director? A Conversation with Dr. Janet Hinds.

    In this episode Chealsia chats with her spiritual director, Dr. Janet Hinds, to help you demystify spiritual direction so you can consider how it could help you grow in both your relationship with God and your calling. They chat about the origins of spiritual direction, how it's different from counseling and how it's been an impactful resource throughout  Dr. Hinds' life. 

    Dr. Janet Hinds is certified in both spiritual formation and spiritual direction. Prior to becoming a spiritual director she worked in education for more than 20 years as an elementary teacher, school administrator and professor. Her doctoral work was studying the effects of post traumatic stress disorder on children in poverty. She is a New York native who currently lives in Columbus, Ohio and has served as the director of spiritual formation at Sanctuary Columbus Church for 5 years.

    For more resources, including an episode reflection with scripture and a spiritual practice to accompany this episode, check out our show notes.

    This episode was produced in collaboration with Urban Arts Digital. Featuring music by Bicq and hosted by Cru. 

    • 21 min
    Following Jesus Into An Indigenous Way of Living with Randy Woodley

    Following Jesus Into An Indigenous Way of Living with Randy Woodley

    Jesus is making all things new, and that includes restoring harmony between humanity, God and the community of creation. In this episode, Indigenous author, activist and scholar Randy Woodley, helps you participate in God’s story of restoration by replacing a divisive worldview with a more Indigenous one that leads to practices of restoration, reconnection and harmony.

    Randy Woodley is the author of numerous books including Being Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting to Sacred Earth, Indigneous Theology and The Western Worldview: A Decolonized Approach to Christian Doctrine, Shalom and The Commmunity of Creation and others.

    For more resources connected to this episode, check out our show notes. 

    Featuring music by Bicq .

    Hosted by Cru.

    • 28 min
    How Can I Foster A Caring Community? A Conversation with Hung Lu.

    How Can I Foster A Caring Community? A Conversation with Hung Lu.

     Christians know they need others. But attempts to meet that need are often so messy and draining that they end in isolation. Chealsia chats with Hung Lu, a spiritual care collaborator and someone her friends trust to care for them, about his experience with a communal care group gone right. He shares tips for how a collaborative approach can be better than the Bible study models we know and helps you to authentically care for both yourself and others through the power of Jesus.

    For more resources, check out our show notes. 

    Hosted by Cru. 

    Featuring music by Bicq. 

    • 27 min
    Finding Love and Belonging In Our God-Given Design with Tasha Jun.

    Finding Love and Belonging In Our God-Given Design with Tasha Jun.

    On her journey to find belonging as a bi-racial Korean-American, Tasha Jun’s longings led her to Jesus and a deeper embrace of God’s love. In this episode, she shares some of that journey, including wisdom and practices to help you deeply belong too. She also expounds on some of Chealsia’s favorite parts of Tasha’s poetic memoir,Tell Me The Dream Again: Reflections on Family, Ethnicity and The Sacred Work of Belonging.

    For more resources and ways to journey deeper, check out our show notes. 

    Hosted by Cru.
    Featuring music by Bicq.

    • 23 min
    Chasing Meaning in Work? Practice Living As God's Beloved with Justin McRoberts

    Chasing Meaning in Work? Practice Living As God's Beloved with Justin McRoberts

    It’s a lie that your value is tied to your usefulness or productivity. For Justin McRoberts, tying your value to your usefulness steals your ability to live whole and loved. Chealsia chats with author and coach, Justin McRoberts, about the wisdom in his book, Sacred Strides: The Journey to Belovedness in Work and Rest, to help you experience joy in your work, connect to the love of Christ and share that love with others, no matter your 9-5.

    For more resources and an episode reflection to dig deeper, check out our show notes.

    Hosted by Cru.
    Featuring music by Bicq. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

mr0601 ,

Love it

I look forward to each episode. Really appreciate the honesty, the intentionally diverse guests, and the consistent challenge to find authentic faith and practice even in the midst of challenges/pain/life.

babyspud ,

Authentic space

I really enjoyed listening to Drew share his faith journey not omitting the real pain in this journey….choosing to look at Jesus as the Person to follow and not people or the church! We’re all pretty broken and messed up. Why don’t we just acknowledge it and heal together focusing on Jesus who loves us perfectly. Thank you created for having this conversation.

Mama-GC ,

Inspired by your content!

Loved the episode with Renee Begay! Created For is awakening its listeners & promoting individual as well as collective wholeness. I’m challenged & inspired by their content. Looking forward to what’s ahead!

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