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We need wise conversation partners. The hope of this podcast is to provide wisdom through teaching and interviews for the greatest life ever, living as an apprentice of Jesus in everyday life.

otherWISE Casey Tygrett

    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

We need wise conversation partners. The hope of this podcast is to provide wisdom through teaching and interviews for the greatest life ever, living as an apprentice of Jesus in everyday life.

    Episode 323 // Nikole Lim Is Going to Free All the Girls

    Episode 323 // Nikole Lim Is Going to Free All the Girls

    This week on the podcast we talk with documentarian and justice worker Nikole Lim about the work she has done (and is doing) to liberate girls who are victims of sexual assault & oppression in Africa and around the world. We focus on her Chinese heritage, her own struggles in justice work, and the heartbreaking but empowering stories in her new book, Liberation Is Here: Women Uncovering Hope in a Broken World.

    Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. She is the founder and international director of Freely In Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending sexual violence through their rewritten stories.

    Nikole graduated with a degree in film production from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. Nikole consults regularly with international organizations including The Salvation Army, International Justice Mission, and Hope International. She is a native of the Bay Area and can often be found buying African fabric on the streets of Nairobi.

    Freely in Hope equips survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence. Join in building a world free of sexual violence by becoming a monthly donor here: http://freelyinhope.org/hopecircle

    You can buy an autographed copy of Liberation is Here: http://bulk.liberationishere.com/ or download the free discussion guide for Liberation is Here: http://freelyinhope.org/free

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Artwork by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 55 min
    Episode 322 // Kristin Kobes Du Mez on Jesus, John Wayne & the Fractured Power of White Evangelicalism

    Episode 322 // Kristin Kobes Du Mez on Jesus, John Wayne & the Fractured Power of White Evangelicalism

    In our official “Pre-Election Day” conversation we talk with author and historian Kristin Kobes DuMez about the history of white evangelicalism and how John Wayne - who wasn’t an evangelical - set the template for American evangelical power & politics. This discussion comes from her recent book, Jesus & John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

    Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Christian Century, The Daily Beast, and Religion & Politics, and has been interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition, CTV, the BBC, the CBC, and by CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, the Christian Post, PBS News Hour, and the AP, among other outlets. She blogs at Patheos’s Anxious Bench.

    We also mentioned the following authors & works:

    Howard Thurman

    James Cone

    Willie James Jennings

    John Fea, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

    Music By Robert Ebbens
    Artwork by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 57 min
    Episode 321 // Robert Chao Romero on Recognizing the Gifts of the Brown Church

    Episode 321 // Robert Chao Romero on Recognizing the Gifts of the Brown Church

    This week we return with a conversation about the “glory and honor” of theology from other traditions. Our guest is Robert Chao Romero, author of the beautiful book Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity.

    This conversation is essential to those of us searching for theological voices from places other than the typical white European influences that are deeply woven into many churches and traditions.

    Robert Chao Romero (PhD, University of California at Los Angeles; JD, University of California at Berkeley) is associate professor in the Departments of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940, Jesus for Revolutionaries: An Introduction to Race, Social Justice, and Christianity, and Mixed Race Student Politics.

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Artwork by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 55 min
    Episode 320 // D.L. Mayfield On Neighbors, Original Sin, and the Myth of the American Dream

    Episode 320 // D.L. Mayfield On Neighbors, Original Sin, and the Myth of the American Dream

    Today we talk with writer and activist D.L. Mayfield. We talk about her life in Portland, the truth about loving our neighbors, as well as some of our thoughts about sin that are essentially unhelpful. Much of what we talk about comes from D.L.’s book, The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power.

    D. L. Mayfield is a writer and activist who has spent over a decade working with refugee communities in the United States. Her work has been published in McSweeney's, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Christian Century, Sojourners, Vox, and the Englewood Review of Books. She is also the author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children.

    Some other books we mentioned:

    Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

    Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination

    Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be An Antiracist

    Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith, Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 53 min
    Episode 319 // Cindy Bunch on Self-Kindness as Spiritual Practice

    Episode 319 // Cindy Bunch on Self-Kindness as Spiritual Practice

    This week we talk with author and editor Cindy Bunch about the various spiritual practices that make up what she calls “self-kindness.” Her new book, Be Kind to Yourself: Releasing Frustrations and Embracing Joy releases today (July 28)!

    In a time when we are struggling with stress, pressure, anxiety, and uncertainty the practices of self-kindness aren’t ways of “turning in” and away from others. Instead, to be kind to ourselves is a way of loving others, as Jesus teaches us to love our neighbor “AS ourselves.” (Matthew 22:38-39)

    Cindy Bunch is associate publisher and director of editorial at InterVarsity Press, where she has worked for more than thirty years. She acquires and develops for the Formatio line of spiritual formation books. She is the author of Be Kind to Yourself as well as several Bible study guides in IVP's LifeGuide® Bible Studies series.

    Cindy holds an MA in theological studies from Northern Seminary and completed her spiritual direction training at North Park Seminary. She and her husband live in the Chicago suburbs.

    We talked about several resources in today’s episode:

    Knowing God by J.I. Packer

    Grieving A Suicide by Al Hsu

    Paying Attention to God by William Barry, SJ

    A Failure of Nerve: Leadership In The Age of the Quick Fix by Edwin Friedman

    Father Michael Sparaogh’s adaptation of the Ignatian practice of Examen

    The work of Christine Valters Paintner and the Abbey of the Arts

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 38 min
    Episode 318 // What Does Jay Kim Think About Church Online?

    Episode 318 // What Does Jay Kim Think About Church Online?

    This week, we talk with Jay Kim about ecclesiology - the theology of the church - in the light of advances in digital technology. Specifically we talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the thoughts he offers in his book, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, And Things In the Digital Age.

    Jay brings humor, humility, and his experience as pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California to a discussion that needs nuance and creativity in order to be helpful.

    Jay Y. Kim is pastor of teaching and leadership at Vintage Faith Church. He also serves on the core leadership team of the ReGeneration Project and cohosts the ReGeneration Podcast. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two children.

    Music by Robert Ebbens
    Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Bern Kid ,

Insightful Conversation

Thankful to have listened to these conversations, many of which have challenged me and broadened my views. Casey and his guests share meaningful dialogue; many discussions have really resonated with me, allowing me to glean wisdom from them.

I look forward to each podcast and will continue to walk on my journey with Casey and his guests.

JMorSFM ,

Soulful intellection

As a 36-year old person who feels not far away from getting an AARP card and watching The Wheel after supper, and who is also in need of fresh soulful intellection, I like this podcast.

ColtonBanks ,

Worth every second!

Casey does a wonderful job of providing a space for wise, thoughtful, and authentic conversations with his guests. I particularly admire his pursuit of diversity with his guests as well. If you’re interested in going deeper into your apprenticeship with Jesus, OtherWise is a great place to start.

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