15 episodes

Do you yearn for a new vision of Christianity—one with love and justice at the core of its practice? Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis animates a renewed faith for our times in her new podcast Love. Period. Writer, scholar, activist, and leader of a radically accepting congregation in New York City, Rev. Jacqui brings her devotion, clarity, and energy to this conversational podcast. In conversation with artists, activists, and faith leaders, such as actor Titus Burgess, Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, Wajahat Ali, and many others, Rev. Jacqui reveals the transformative potential—and urgent need—for radical love in our times.

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis Center for Action and Contemplation

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

Do you yearn for a new vision of Christianity—one with love and justice at the core of its practice? Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis animates a renewed faith for our times in her new podcast Love. Period. Writer, scholar, activist, and leader of a radically accepting congregation in New York City, Rev. Jacqui brings her devotion, clarity, and energy to this conversational podcast. In conversation with artists, activists, and faith leaders, such as actor Titus Burgess, Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, Wajahat Ali, and many others, Rev. Jacqui reveals the transformative potential—and urgent need—for radical love in our times.

    Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft

    Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft

    Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft joins Jacqui for this episode of Love. Period. She is the Executive Minister for Justice, Education & Movement Building at Middle Church and is also the founder of Raising Imagination, a platform that examines social issues through the lens of imagination and encourages activism with young and old alike. Her activism has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal, and Refinery29. She's a regular writer and inaugural board member of The Resistance Prays, and serves on the Junior Board of The Lower East Side Girls Club.
    She’s presented nationwide on topics including systemic injustice, religion, and involving young children in advocacy. Originally from a small town in Kentucky, she now lives in Manhattan with her husband, 6-year-old twin boys, 4-year-old girl and thinks pizazz & grit (along with a lot of love and justice) can change the world.
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    • 34 min
    Richard Rohr

    Richard Rohr

    Richard Rohr joins Jacqui on this episode of Love. Period. Richard is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and academic dean of the CAC’s Living School. An internationally recognized author and spiritual leader, Fr. Richard teaches primarily on incarnational mysticism, nondual consciousness, and contemplation, with a particular emphasis on how these affect the social justice issues of our time. His latest book is The Universal Christ.
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    • 43 min
    Mark Charles

    Mark Charles

    Mark Charles joins Jacqui on this episode of Love. Period. He is the son of an American woman (of Dutch heritage) and a Navajo man, Mark teaches the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and Christendom in order to help forge a path of healing and conciliation for the nation.
    He is the co-author of the book, Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery, and he authors the blog Reflections from the Hogan.
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    • 40 min
    Kevin Garcia

    Kevin Garcia

    For the last week of Pride, Kevin Garcia joins Jacqui for Love. Period. Kevin is an author, podcaster, digital pastor and an intuitive soul coach who helps people heal spiritual wounds, create new practices for a healthy life, process experiences related to queerness + faith identity, practice radical honesty, avoid spiritual burnout, and reminds people of their infinite connection to Love. He is also the author of the book Bad Theology Kills.
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    • 43 min
    Micky ScottBey Jones

    Micky ScottBey Jones

    The Justice Doula Micky ScottBey Jones joins Jacqui for this episode of Love. Period. sharing what she has learned from grief and loving herself and others well.
    Micky accompanies people as they birth more love, justice and shalom into our world. As a womanist, faith rooted, contemplative activist, movement chaplain, and nonviolence practitioner, Micky supports students, clergy, activists and everyday leaders in a variety of roles - speaker, writer, facilitator, pilgrimage guide and teacher. She is the Director of Resilience and Healing Initiatives with Faith Matters Network & visionary leader of the Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Project, which has already trained hundreds of people in accompaniment, healing & resilience building in social change movements. Micky earned a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from NAIITS/Portland Seminary and is a trained and certified Enneagram teacher. She is featured in two multi-authored books - Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture and Religion and Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers. 
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    • 44 min
    Genesis Be

    Genesis Be

    On this episode, Genesis Be joins Rev. Jacqui Lewis for Love. Period. As an artist and activist, her music and art explore the nuances of her intersectionality as a queer, muslim, biracial black woman. Her long work fighting to remove the Confederate flag from the Mississippi state flag culminated in an incredible collaborative victory in June of 2020.
    She is also the founder of Strive Till I Rise, an organization in which Genesis advocates for racial healing, fighting racism & white supremacy, promoting voting rights, youth empowerment and the importance of healthy communication between opposing views.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

mbrose8 ,

Wonderful podcast!!

What a wonderful podcast! Absolutely what I have been needing to hear. I’m very grateful to have come across it and am really looking forward to future episodes. Thanks so much for making this available!!

Kim Verriere ,

Wisdom + Vulnerable Authenticity = YES!

Loving this podcast! We need more of this kind of wisdom sharing with a vulnerable authenticity around how best to love. Yes! Thank you so much!

Queen Deirdre ,

LOVE Period. is a Beautiful Miracle!

💖Thank you Jacqui for embodying the SOVEREIGN TRINITY's agape love & for creating this beautiful podcast of
"LOVE Period." Your podcast is beyond
5 stars. "LOVE Period." represents ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️stars X infinity.

💖Your conversations with your guests are encouraging, enlightening, transformative, & inspiring. I imagine I am in the room with you drinking my Starbucks chai and listening to conversations that will flow in love, laughter, wisdom, truth, tears, and triumph. I love the questions and the challenges that you present. I love the "Fierce Love!" that you are inviting each of us throughout the world to ignite and to embody.

💖LOVE Period. and your new book,
"Fierce Love" will create the tsunami of JESUS CHRIST, the HEAVENLY FATHER & the HOLY SPIRIT's agape love inwardly & outwardly that will holistically transform individuals, communities, governments, institutions, & the world for generations and for eternity.

💖Blessing you and your guests and everyone who listens to flow in the SOVEREIGN TRINITY's Agape, Peace, Power, Compassion, Grace, Mercy, Wisdom, Favor, Healing, Joy, Miracles, Justice, Truth, Promises & Prosperity!

💖Blessings of millions and billions of people globally embracing, embodying and sharing "LOVE Period" and reading "Fierce Love."

Agape Love!💋⭐️🌹

Deirdre Denise McClain💖😘🎸

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