33 episodes

A podcast about belief and the challenges associated with faith in a personal God.

For Laypeople, By Laypeople Enrique Quezada-Llanes

    • Christianity

A podcast about belief and the challenges associated with faith in a personal God.

    4. Fast-track Heretic (with Slade Lade)

    4. Fast-track Heretic (with Slade Lade)

    For this episode, I sat down with my good friend Slade Lane. I recorded this conversation back in May when I visited Lincoln. Slade and I spent quite a bit of time in the same coffee shop talking about all kinds of things, but often coming back to God, religion, and spirituality. He is one of the people who, for better or worse, introduced me to ideas that pushed some of the boundaries that characterize a more conservative approach to understanding God. So, naturally, I asked him about his growing up in church and how his ideas about God evolved.
    I hope you enjoy this conversation by two laypeople.
    -Enrique

    • 1 hr 7 min
    3. A Pastor's Take (with Michael Paradise)

    3. A Pastor's Take (with Michael Paradise)

    Pastor Michael Paradise is the Young Adult Pastor at College View Church (CVC), a Seventh-day Adventist church in Lincoln, Neb. During my studies at Union College (also an Adventist institution), I took a first-year course from Pastor Paradise and while I did not had a ton of interaction with him, I immediately gained an appreciation for his ministry when he started a series of meetings to discuss belief (and unbelief).
    With an impressive Goodreads record (for real, though) and a commendable openness for discussion (in that order), I decided to sit down and listen to his perspective on God.
    I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did and that you can find some interesting material to chew on.
    -Enrique

    • 52 min
    2. How We Think About Stuff

    2. How We Think About Stuff

    In this episode we discuss two ways in which we think can think about how we think (yes, very meta): schemas and models. Do not be afraid, they are very intuitive concepts that provide nice frameworks to think about any kind of questions.

    • 59 min
    1. An Introduction

    1. An Introduction

    This episode serves as an introduction to the type of conversations we will be having around the issues of faith, spirituality, and belief in God. We are laypeople trying to figure out what we believe and why we believe it.

    • 59 min
    #024 - Trudy Holmes-Caines

    #024 - Trudy Holmes-Caines

    I sat down with Dr. Trudy Holmes-Caines before leaving Lincoln, Neb., and had a wonderful conversation for this podcast. She is a professor of psychology at Union College who came to the United States to pursue graduate studies. We discussed her life in Jamaica and how language plays a role in one's identity, as well as how the immigrant cultures differ from the culture in their respective countries of origin.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #023 - Michael Paradise

    #023 - Michael Paradise

    Before leaving Lincoln, Neb., for good, I sat down with Michael Paradise in his office at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church where he serves as the young adult pastor. I was curious to know what it is like to work with young adults and what made him want that job—it may have something to do with having a pretty wife.

    After a fun chat, I left so he could continue eating pizza and playing worship songs on the guitar, which is basically his job description—according to him, not his employer.

    • 59 min

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