A podcast for youth by youth. Romans 12:9 tells us to "cling to what is good". So, when you can't find the good in your week, we're The Good Thing.
25: #faithcheck with Sarah Are
Welcome back to #faithcheck! Every few episodes, we interview a fellow member of our big old faith family on their personal faith journey. Today, we welcome Sarah Are (she/her/hers). She is an Enneagram 2 who re-microwaves her coffee every morning, owns too many overalls, and organizes her books by color. Born and raised in the Presbyterian Church, Sarah is a seventh generation Presbyterian pastor, serving as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. Sarah also serves on the creative team for A Sanctified Art, where she specializes in creative liturgy, midrash and poetry. Sarah graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Social Work, and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.
24: Let's Talk Relationships!
Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! We decided to have some open conversation about stereotypes and societal expectations around relationships and dating. This can be a tricky conversation but Corissa (18), Charlie (15), and Cade (15) also discuss how we incorporate our faith and our beliefs into our dating lives.
23: Denominations with Meredith Rich and Henry Chilcoat
At Second Presbyterian Church, our confirmation class requires certain activities and lessons for youth to be able to be confirmand. One of those requirements is attending a handful of other denominations and learning what their beliefs are and how they differ from us. Today, Meredith (13) and Henry (14) chat about the Baptist church, Islamic mosque, Jewish temple, and Greek Orthodox church they've visited.
22: Meet an Advisor with Jon Stevenson
In today's episode, one of our adult volunteers for the youth program (as we call them, a SPY Advisor) sits down with us and chats about what he loves about being an advisor and why it's so important for youth this age to have trusted adult mentors and role models.
21: Minor Misconceptions with Woody Jolley
In today's episode Charlie (15), Corissa (18), and Cade (15) interview a fellow church member, Coach Dr. Woody Jolley (as he introduces himself). Woody has spent over 50 years in education teaching and coaching at various schools and colleges. They chat about the growing tension seen between the older and younger generations, compare and contrast generational values, and who influences our political views. Most importantly though, they discuss how we can remedy this tension, especially in our Christian spheres and our faith families.
20: Faith in College with Nora Johnson
After a much needed break, The Good Thing is back! With many of our seniors looking ahead to all the coming changes in leaving high school and starting their freshman year of college, we decided to sit down and talk with college sophomore, Nora Johnson. Nora (19), Cade (15), Charlie (15) and Corissa (18) chat about the ways college breaks up their normal faith schedule and how we go about maintaining our faith life in a new and different atmosphere.
I love the way these youth are so honest in sharing their faith 💕