48 episodes

Cru staff Samantha Holland has conversations with thought leaders from across the organization.

listener Samantha Holland

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Cru staff Samantha Holland has conversations with thought leaders from across the organization.

    Transracial Adoption with Sandhya Oaks

    Transracial Adoption with Sandhya Oaks

    Sandhya Oaks shares her story of identity, loss, and redemption, involving transracial adoption.

    Resources mentioned:
    lensesinstitute.com
    theallendercenter.org
    theseattleschool.edu/about/innovation-collaboration/resilient-leaders-project
    The Adoption Triad, a private group on Facebook
    Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer is on Amazon.com

    • 43 min
    47. Gospel Engagement in a Changing Culture

    47. Gospel Engagement in a Changing Culture

    Tom Goodwin of Cru City tells us about The Roadshow, which is the product of much research and promotes gospel engagement in a changing culture.

    Find more info on the roadshow:
    https://www.cru.org/communities/city/roadshow/conversations-that-change-lives/

    • 47 min
    46. Listening Prayer

    46. Listening Prayer

    "the real work of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things"--Henri Nouwen. Kelly Sautner and Kelly Kimberlin join me on this surviving-a-quarantine episode to discuss Listening Prayer. Email Kelley.Sautner@cru.org and set up a time to pray with her!

    • 43 min
    45: Racism: What Thoughts and Feelings Come to Mind?

    45: Racism: What Thoughts and Feelings Come to Mind?

    Julie Chang and I discussed Cru.org's new racism resource (link below) and our own experiences with racism on this episode. We also talked about sabbatical, trees, and how God never lets us go.

    https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/hardships/racism-thoughts-feelings.html

    • 1 hr 11 min
    44. In Pursuit of Jesus

    44. In Pursuit of Jesus

    Pandemic realities include social distancing and no global travel, but we can virtually go around the world with Rasool Berry's new video series "In Pursuit of Jesus." Rasool works with Cru City and is also a pastor in Brooklyn.

    • 49 min
    43. Good News for a Change

    43. Good News for a Change

    The Gospel is still good news, even during a pandemic. How can we grow in our gospel listening and communication skills? Matt Mikalatos shares wisdom from his evangelism book "Good News for a Change" on this episode of Listener.

    Find Matt's book wherever books are sold.
    Cru staff: Matt will host a series of live conversations on Workplace starting March 23, walking through some of the ideas in the book.
    Non-Cru staff: if you'd like to take a group through the book virtually, contact matt.mikalatos@cru.org and he will make every effort to call into one of your meetings.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

brandon.jacobs ,

An invaluable resource!

I’m so glad this exists! And I’m so thankful Samantha is taking the time to capture these stories from across Cru. PLEASE keep doing this!

Erik Butz ,

Fun and thought provoking interviews

These are fun and thought provoking interviews. Well done and keep up the good work!

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