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Blurring the lines between sacred and secular. Explorations of hope, inspiration from all religions, without dogma, shame, or judgment.

Prolificate Andrew Chirch

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Blurring the lines between sacred and secular. Explorations of hope, inspiration from all religions, without dogma, shame, or judgment.

    99.39 - The Key to Ecstasy

    99.39 - The Key to Ecstasy

    Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual guide for real people like you.
    The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning.  
    Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. 
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    From this episode:
    "...even in the midst of despair, with this key, we can awaken to love and ecstasy.
    What's that about? Love and ecstasy? I gotta admit that those aren't words I use very often... and in the midst of despair? Come on.
    But what if that really is what it's all about? Being able to expand ourselves - to stretch our own beings enough to be able to hold those two extremes at the same time. Love - even the ecstasy kind of love, right their with despair. At.The.Same.Time."
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    Prolificate.com is about people & ideas that illuminate the world.
    Find me on Twitter or Instagram @Prolificate or send me an email at awchirch@prolificate.com

    • 9 min
    99.38 - He Made Me Do it!

    99.38 - He Made Me Do it!

    Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you.
    The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning.  
    Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. 
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    I’m a minister and - One of the things I hate most about religions is how they get used to justify hurtful actions and words.
    An example: “Why did this bad thing happen to me?” or “why is this innocent person suffering so much?”
    You might hear “oh they didn’t lead a good enough life – or they’re being punished for this or that.”
    I think that’s just plain wrongheaded. Even more, I think it’s a lazy or cowardly way to hide from the difficult truths that find us – all of us – at one time or another as human beings.

    Let's explore this a little, shall we?
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    Prolificate.com is about people & ideas that illuminate the world.
    Find me on Twitter or Instagram @Prolificate or send me an email at awchirch@prolificate.com

    • 9 min
    99.37 WTF? - Wasn't That Fascinating?

    99.37 WTF? - Wasn't That Fascinating?

    Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you.
    The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning.  
    Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from this and ALL the world’s traditions to help us make sense of our lives.
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    This week, we explore what it would be like if we each had a guardian to keep us safe through life's bumps and bruises - and then we discover that we actually DO have access to this kind of protection.
    Learn how to say WTF? (Wasn't That Fascinating?) as a tool to tap in to this inner guidance.
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    Prolificate.com is about people & ideas that illuminate the world.
    Find me on Twitter or Instagram @Prolificate or send me an email at awchirch@prolificate.com

    • 9 min
    99.36 Why You Should Sometimes Welcome Dying

    99.36 Why You Should Sometimes Welcome Dying

    Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you.
    The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning.  
    Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. 
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    This episode, we're talking about the divine name, Ya Mumit which means literally "the one who brings death."
    Now before you click skip on the audio recording, or head over to Netflix because death is off limits, I want you to know that I'm a happy guy! I'm actually full of joy right now as I share this. And part of that reason is because of what I learned (from dying people) in that hospital.
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    Prolificate.com is about people & ideas that illuminate the world.
    Find me on Twitter or Instagram @Prolificate or send me an email at awchirch@prolificate.com

    • 8 min
    Raising Sparks - an Interview with Rev. Ann Marie Coletta, Interfaith Street Minister

    Raising Sparks - an Interview with Rev. Ann Marie Coletta, Interfaith Street Minister

    Welcome to another special Interview Episode of Prolificate where we get to hear from Ann Marie Coletta, the fierce and authentic founder of Raising Sparks Interfaith Ministry in one of San Francisco’s toughest neighborhoods, The Tenderloin.
     Ann Marie is one of the most moving interviews I’ve done, and for good reason. She has a way of sharing her experiences – which are incredible and can be a little scary – with a gentleness and care that’s unlike anyone you’ll ever meet. 
    If you want to connect with Raising Sparks, you can find their website (coming soon at the time I’m writing this) at raisingsparksinthestreets.com. Their phone number is (415) 933 5955 or email raisingsparksinthestreets@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    Your Life is This Book

    Your Life is This Book

    Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you.
    The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning.  
    Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. 
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    What if instead of looking to someone or someTHING else to complete you, you started to assume that you were actually amazing? What if you just don't know it yet?
    What if you discover that everyone has some parts of themselves that aren't welcome? ... And what if you started to invite ALL of you to participate in life?

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    Prolificate.com is about people & ideas that illuminate the world.
    Find me on Twitter or Instagram @Prolificate or send me an email at awchirch@prolificate.com

    • 9 min

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