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Telling the Stories of Those Who Live and Work on the Spiritual Margins

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    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Telling the Stories of Those Who Live and Work on the Spiritual Margins

    Casper Ter Kuile: Religious and Non-Religious Spirituality During COVID-19

    Casper Ter Kuile: Religious and Non-Religious Spirituality During COVID-19

    Join us for a conversation with Casper Ter Kuile of The Sacred Design Lab about religious and non-religious spirituality during our pandemic, including what it means to create meaning and mark time in moments of spiritual disorientation. Casper Ter Kuile is host of the award-winning podcaster and researcher, whose work has been featured in the [...]

    • 52 min
    [Coronavirus] – Let’s (Not) Return to Normal

    [Coronavirus] – Let’s (Not) Return to Normal

    Join us for a conversation highlighting our host, Ben Yosua-Davis, and Dr. Elizabeth Parsons as featured guests on a recording of the BTS Center’s Zoom Meetup, “Let’s (Not) Return to Normal”, exploring what this pandemic has revealed about our country and our faith communities and what it would look like to create a better normal [...]

    • 55 min
    [Coronavirus] Melissa Yosua-Davis – Weathering a Pandemic on an Island

    [Coronavirus] Melissa Yosua-Davis – Weathering a Pandemic on an Island

    Join us for a conversation between Ben (our host!) and Melissa (his spouse!) as they talk about what it’s like to weather a pandemic while living on an island. This continues our series, “Creativity, Compassion, and the Coronavirus”, in collaboration with the BTS Center, examining ways that faith communities can respond well in this COVID-19 [...]

    • 24 min
    [Coronavirus] Andrea Lingle – Parenting During COVID-19

    [Coronavirus] Andrea Lingle – Parenting During COVID-19

    Join us for a conversation with Andrea Lingle, mother of four and staff writer with the Missional Wisdom Foundation, about parenting during COVID-19. This continues our series, “Creativity, Compassion, and the Coronavirus”, in collaboration with the BTS Center, examining ways that faith communities can respond well in this COVID-19 moment.  Support us by: Subscribing to [...]

    • 21 min
    [Coronavirus] Paul Nixon – What Happens When the Church Gets Kicked Out of the Building?

    [Coronavirus] Paul Nixon – What Happens When the Church Gets Kicked Out of the Building?

    Join us for a conversation with Paul Nixon of the Epicenter Group, as he shares about how the Coronavirus presents opportunities for renewal for churches. This continues our series, “Creativity, Compassion, and the Coronavirus”, in collaboration with the BTS Center, examining ways that faith communities can respond well in this COVID-19 moment.  If you need [...]

    • 22 min
    [Coronavirus] Rev. Carolyn Lambert- Meaning-Filled Funerals during COVID-19

    [Coronavirus] Rev. Carolyn Lambert- Meaning-Filled Funerals during COVID-19

    Join us for a conversation with Rev. Carolyn Lambert about leading families through grief and ritual, especially through the practice of funerals, in the time of the Coronavirus. This continues our series, “Creativity, Compassion, and the Coronavirus”, in collaboration with the BTS Center, examining ways that faith communities can respond well in this COVID-19 moment.  [...]

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

David Bruggink ,

Fascinating Explorations of what church can mean for a non-church generation

With candor and humility, Ben Y-D interviews people who are doing very interesting things in each of their respective spiritual universes. I really appreciate that the podcast is lean and mean, stuffed with insights from people who have poured their lives into their local religious communities. This means that the conversations are often quite practical, and offer some real wisdom for people involved in church planting. Part of the appeal for me is that the perspective is not a traditional conservative evangelical one, though the guests carry a range of beliefs. The conversations avoid mudslinging, favoring a more ecumenical approach. This has been very useful for me as someone who thinks a lot about what form(s) church can and should take, particularly for people who aren't comfortable with attending a traditional church!

Lynne Favreau ,

Community Building

As a non-religious listener I appreciate these interviews for their thoughtful, engaging and hopeful aspects on community building. The universal themes of belonging, kinship and shared values are basis for all manner of community enrichment making these interviews accessible and rewarding to anyone.

I’m biased, obviously, since I’ve had the honor of being a friend of Ben’s for many years, and now have had the pleasure of being an interviewee, but honestly, his openness, enthusiasm and the genuineness of his interest in others makes these interviews a pleasure to experience.

allenEwMe ,

a window into a world

The stories and insights that these leaders share are enlightening for all those who are interested in what it looks like to follow Jesus today and into the future which looks radically different than the past. As a church planter who is trying to keep church on the cutting edge it is helpful to have a chance to see how others are doing this. I really enjoyed the view into the daily/weekly routines of fascinating characters. This podcast, as all podcasts I subscribe to and follow, expands my world because of the honest ways that people are willing to share of themselves. Ben asks great questions and creates an environment where people feel comfortable sharing their perspective on the reality of their lives and the lives of those they share life with.

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