Conversations from the soil and around the table. With Anna Woofenden and Sam Chamelin.
Experience Israel: A Conversation with Itai Schimmel
Derrick speaks with Itai Schimmel, the founder of Artza, the the fastest growing faith subscription box - Artza's mission is to connect people to the Land of the Bible through meaningful, immersive and educational experiences while simultaneously supporting small Israeli businesses, artisans and charities.
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Cookies and Milk: A Conversation with Khadija Adams
Derrick speaks with Khadija Adams about starting Deez Cookies and supporting women through the black lactation center.
Instagram: @littleoledee, @deezcookiescbus @blacklactationcircle
Walking with Young People through Climate Crisis: A Conversation with Talitha Aho
Derrick speaks to Talitha Amadea Aho about her book "Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis"
Author Talitha Amadea Aho is a chaplain at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and a minister member of the Presbytery of San Francisco. Recently, she served as a pastor at Montclair Presbyterian Church, the largest Presbyterian congregation in Oakland, where she was responsible for children and youth programs. She has been in ministry to the young since she was old enough to qualify as a chaperone—both at church camps and churches on the East coast, and with the nonprofit organization Children of Uganda.
From Burundi to Palestine: A Conversation with Kelley Nikondeha
As a part of The Just Kitchen project, Anna and Derrick speak with Kelley Nikondeha about finding peace and prayer in the kitchen and they discuss her new book The First Advent.
Kelley Nikondeha is a liberation theologian, author, and deputy director of Communities of Hope, a community development enterprise in Burundi. Her current book, The First Advent in Palestine: Reversals, Resistance, and the Ongoing Complexity of Hope, is available in stories now.
Facing Food Insecurity in Texas: A Conversation with Yvette Blair-Lavallais
Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais is a womanist public theologian, community pastor, ethnographer, and food justice strategist.
Her work focuses on the intersection of food insecurity, famines, displacement, and gentrification of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples. Her doctoral research is "Reframing the Narrative of Food Insecurity: Creating a Faith-Based Policy that Addresses Food Apartheid in the Red Bird Community of Dallas."
She has presented her work on the systemic injustices of food insecurity at national conferences including the Political Theology Network conference at Union Theological Seminary in New York, Bread For the World's Global Advocacy Summit and "Conversation with the White House," the Rural Women's Studies Association Triennial Conference at the University of Guelph (Canada) and the Leadership Academy at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
An award-winning writer, Rev. Blair-Lavallais is a Public Voices Fellow of The OpEd Project, a 2018-2020 fellow of Vanderbilt Divinity School's Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative cohort, and a 2017 academic fellow of Princeton Theological Seminary’s prestigious Black Theology and Leadership Institute. She earned her Doctor of Ministry in "Land, Food and Faith" at Memphis Theological Seminary and she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Rev. Blair-Lavallais is a native of Dallas, Texas, and holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas. She and her husband, the Rev. Carl Lavallais, live in Dallas.
Her new book is entitled "Scrimpin' and Scrapin': The Hardships and Hustle of Women and Food Insecurity in Texas" which you can purchase at her website yvetteblair.com, You can also connect with her at PreacherGirl716 on Instagram and @YvetteRevYBlair on Twitter.
Taste and See: A Conversation with Andrew Brumme
Derrick speaks with filmmaker Andrew Brumme about his film series "Taste and See". They discuss the first film in the series, hopes for future installments, and finding an audience for thoughtful spiritual material.
Get your virtual tickets at https://watch.tasteandseefilms.com/
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Love listening to Sam and Anna! Their passion comes through the podcast! Very important!