48 episodes

Conversations with science professionals who are practicing Catholics to show that faith and science don't need to be mutually exclusive.

Shine Bright Like the Firmament Madeline Shepley

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Conversations with science professionals who are practicing Catholics to show that faith and science don't need to be mutually exclusive.

    Two for The Price of One

    Two for The Price of One

    In this episode, Madeline chats with two friends: Matt Kresich, a parish youth and adult ministry professional at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Cedar Lake, Indiana and George Jurincie, a computer engineer working in HVAC manufacturing. During their conversation, they discuss their engineering backgrounds, why they got into their respective fields, both went to PNW, what college faith life looks like at a commuter campus, Awakening, how Matt got into youth ministry, how George got his job, the universal call to service, how they started podcasting, and so much more!
    During the course of their conversation, they make many references which you can explore. Some of these references include Mat and George's own podcast called Cast Out Into the Deep (especially episodes 1, 11, and 13), this episode of the Seeking Excellence podcast, and Matt's website.

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    Don't forget to go out there, and be a light to this world!

    • 45 min
    You're Mine Now

    You're Mine Now

    In this episode, Madeline chats with her Srishti Gupta, a FOCUS missionary at Kennesaw State University. During their conversation, they discuss went her undergrad at Georgia Tech for aerospace engineering, growing up Hindu, her atheist phase, idolatry, reconciling an all powerful and all good God, what caused her to abandon Hinduism and take up atheism, some background about India, moral relativism, the problem/reason of suffering, the works of mercy, the courage of astronauts, her research in undergrad, her conversion story, the power of beautiful night skies, consolations, poetry, desires, and so much more!
    During the course of their conversation, they make many references which you can explore. Some of these references include episode 34 of this podcast, The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, this chapter from the Story of Salvation bible study, and the poetry of Robert Frost.

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    Don't forget to go out there, and be a light to this world!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Spoiler Free Sci-Fi

    Spoiler Free Sci-Fi

    In this special birthday episode, Madeline celebrates turning 26 by going off on a slightly unhinged tangent chatting with Melissa Ring, her friend and geography and meteorology student at Valparaiso University, about her sci-fi writing hobby. During the course of their conversation, they discuss how Madeline and Melissa met, the inspiration for the episode, the tale of Hoosier Awakening 5, Madeline's three works-in-progress, writing as healing, the SEEK conference, imagination, similarities between writing and doing science, and much more!

    During the course of their conversation, they make many references that you can further explore. Some of these references include episodes 19, 38, and 39 of this podcast; Markmaker by Mary Jessica Woods; Love, Treachery, and Other Terrors by Katharine Campbell; the Legend Fiction community; Pope St. John Paul II's Letter to Artists; and The Martian by Andy Weir
    If you want to check out Melissa's own writing, you can follow her on insta: @melissa_officicinalis_writes
    Feel free to like, subscribe, and share the episode! Follow us on Instagram! @sbltfpodcast

    Don't forget to go out there, and be a light to this world!

    • 54 min
    Called Home and Blessed

    Called Home and Blessed

    In this episode, Madeline chats with her friend Sofia Bilder, a quality engineer for a steel mill in Northwest Indiana. During their conversation, they discuss her undergrad at Colorado School of Mines, what lead her to Catholicism, why she moved to Indiana from Colorado, how she and Madeline met, RCIA, the unlikely story of how she met her husband, how engagement then marriage has shaped her faith life, and so much more!
    During the course of their conversation, they make many references which you can explore. Some of these references include episode 42 of this podcast and the Catechism in a Year podcast. She also has a Catholic blog where she writes about her life since converting, and you can read it here.

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    Don't forget to go out there, and be a light to this world!

    • 34 min
    A Canticle of Live Research

    A Canticle of Live Research

    In this episode, Madeline chats with her friend Ben Stapleton, an electrical engineer for a utility company. During their conversation, they discuss his summer camp and Kairos experiences,  his undergrad at Penn State University, a glimpse into his work life, his math professor aspirations, sub creation, artificial intelligence, reading, some highlights of his faith journey, an influential friendship with another Ben, writing and ambiguity, and so much more!
    During the course of their conversation, they make many references which you can explore. Some of these references include episode 4 of this podcast, the  Inkwells and Anvils community, J. R. R. Tolkien's stories, Beowulf, Brandon Sanderson's stories, the Wheel of Time series, That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis, Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scot Card, The Martian and Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr., the Foundation book series, The Expanse series, and St. Meinrad Archabbey.

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    Don't forget to go out there, and be a light to this world!

    • 57 min
    Flourishing

    Flourishing

    In this episode, Madeline chats with Cara Buskmiller, an OB/GYN and consecrated virgin for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. During their conversation, they discuss what is was like growing up in her family, a fateful Girl Scouts trip, her undergrad at Thomas Aquinas College in California, med school at Texas A&M, residency at St. Louis University, her nonprofit, dealing with a life-limiting fetal diagnosis, showing up  for women and children in need, suffering well, the necessity of clarity in disagreements, human flourishing,  joy vs. happiness, vocations and her vocation story, all about consecrated virginity, the Focolare ecclesial movement, the significance of saying yes, practicing virtue in the everyday, confirmation bias, and so much more!
    During the course of their conversation, they make many references which you can explore. Some of these references include episodes 5 and  36 of this podcast, her nonprofit Conscience in Residency, and the encyclical Humanae Vitae.

    Feel free to like, subscribe, and share the episode! Follow us on Instagram! @sbltfpodcast

    Don't forget to go out there, and be a light to this world!

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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