27 episodes

From the Christian Century magazine ( christiancentury.org ), a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. Join your host Amy Frykholm for conversations with theologians, authors, and searchers of all kinds.

In Season One, we’ll go to the desert, a traditional place in the history of Christianity to begin searches. We’re exploring saints and sages, inner and outer landscapes, and the dynamics of searching and finding.

In Search Of is inspired by a line from the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “You see,” says the poet, “I am one who likes to look for things.” This is a show for searchers and seekers, for those who dream of outlandish quests and those who live as pilgrims to the everyday.

In Search Of The Christian Century

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

From the Christian Century magazine ( christiancentury.org ), a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. Join your host Amy Frykholm for conversations with theologians, authors, and searchers of all kinds.

In Season One, we’ll go to the desert, a traditional place in the history of Christianity to begin searches. We’re exploring saints and sages, inner and outer landscapes, and the dynamics of searching and finding.

In Search Of is inspired by a line from the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “You see,” says the poet, “I am one who likes to look for things.” This is a show for searchers and seekers, for those who dream of outlandish quests and those who live as pilgrims to the everyday.

    A Refugee’s Feast: the story of Maria Skobtsova with Amy Frykholm

    A Refugee’s Feast: the story of Maria Skobtsova with Amy Frykholm

    Welcome to In Search Of, a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. In this episode, Amy introduces us to St. Maria Skobtsova, who studied theology and practiced hospitality from St. Petersburg in 1917, to Paris in the 1930s, until her death in a Nazi concentration camp in the 1940s.  Learn which aspects of her life make her a personal saint for Amy on the season finale of In Search Of.

    • 15 min
    Love and desolation: The story of Matushka Olga Michael with Meagan Saliashvili

    Love and desolation: The story of Matushka Olga Michael with Meagan Saliashvili

    “Blessed Olga said, ‘God can create great beauty out of complete desolation.” – Meagan Saliashvili
    Welcome to In Search Of, a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. In this episode,  journalist Meaghan Saliashvili tells the story of the recently glorified  Orthodox saint, Matushka Olga Michael, an indigenous healer in Alaska long venerated in local communities for her ability to heal victims of sexual abuse. What does Matushka Olga have to teach us about humility, gender, and healing? Find out on this episode of In Search Of.

    • 32 min
    The story never meant to be told: The suppressed history of African American religious women with Shannen Dee Williams

    The story never meant to be told: The suppressed history of African American religious women with Shannen Dee Williams

    “When confronted with the silenced past, the greatest responsibility of the historian–and the most radical thing any person can do–is to tell the story that was never meant to be told.” – Shannen Dee Williams
    Welcome to In Search Of, a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. In this episode, we learn about the missing history of Black Catholic sisters in the United States with Dr. Shannen Dee Williams–and why that history has been erased. Get to know the Venerable Mother Mary Lange, the Oblate Sisters of Providence, Venerable Henriette Delille, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sister Mary Antona Ebo and more on this episode of In Search Of.

    • 56 min
    Who wrote the Bible?: Enslaved people and the New Testament with Candida Moss

    Who wrote the Bible?: Enslaved people and the New Testament with Candida Moss

    “Once we accept biblical collaboration as fact and recognize its participants as oppressed human beings who nevertheless had agency, we are forced to confront a truth that can be unsettling to some readers of scripture: that the meaning of the Bible is fluid.” – Candida Moss
    Welcome to In Search Of, a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. In this episode, scholar of early Christianity, Candida Moss, discusses the most recent publication of ancient papyri and what they say about women’s history in Christianity. We also learn about her new book on the role played by enslaved workers in the creation of the New Testament. All this and more on this episode of In Search Of.

    • 44 min
    Intelligence moved by love: Thecla as philosopher with Dawn LaValle Norman

    Intelligence moved by love: Thecla as philosopher with Dawn LaValle Norman

    “Thecla shows us how women could be important models, not only insofar as they overcame their femininity, but in their femininity, as models for men and women.” – Dawn LaValle Norman
    Welcome to In Search Of, a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. This week, we hear the story of Thecla, an early Christian philosopher. Dawn LaValle Norman tells us about  Thecla’s adventures–including carnivorous seals, and an all-female symposium–and the world of women philosophers in the first few centuries. Find out how Thecla flipped philosophy on its head on this episode of In Search Of.

    • 40 min
    The women around Augustine with Kate Cooper

    The women around Augustine with Kate Cooper

    “This is an enslaved girl in Africa in the fourth century. Just talk about lost voices. And yet this child is literally creating the theological groundwork for the greatest of Latin theologians” – Kate Cooper
    Welcome to In Search Of, a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. This week, we learn more about the many women who influenced St. Augustine, as a man and as a theologian.  Whether it’s a name we know–like Monica or the Empress Justina–or a name lost to history–like Monica’s enslaved childhood companion or Augustine’s concubine–historian of gender and family, Kate Cooper, offers informed speculation on what their lives could have been like as women in the fourth century. All this and more on this episode of In Search Of.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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