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stories of how career, vocation, and God's voice are intertwined

The Listening Chair Institute for Discipleship

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stories of how career, vocation, and God's voice are intertwined

    A Pen, a Podcast and His Purpose: Casey Alexis

    A Pen, a Podcast and His Purpose: Casey Alexis

    Here's what we'll explore with author and podcaster, Casey alexis:.How does the Holy Spirit speak to us through dreams?.What are some practical tips to have more confidence?.What can Eve from the Bible teach us about thriving as a woman in 2020? .How do you tell if you are just part of a religion or if you are in an authentic relationship with Jesus?.How can you grow while having hard times in your marriage?.All this and more in explored with Casey Alexis who runs the @Being.Eve podcast. .Being Eve is a digital gathering spot for the everyday woman who seeks to do more than survive, she wants to thrive! Our goal is to inspire, encourage and equip you as you find commonalities within the lives of everyday extraordinary women who share their stories on God, life, love, purpose, and everything else in between. Join them as they celebrate the authenticity of our womanhood in sisterhood!.Casey's book, 'Being Eve in Adam's World' just dropped on Sept 17. Grab a copy of that as well..A huge thank you to this week's sponsor, 'The What If Project' Podcast with Dr. Glenn Siepert. .

    • 31 min
    A CNC Machinist's Happy Place - Dustin Lingle

    A CNC Machinist's Happy Place - Dustin Lingle

    A CNC Machinist shares on hearing God during grief, small signs to look for in finding your purpose, how working with metal is spiritual and tips to cultivate positivity even if in a dirty machine shop.

    • 36 min
    Co-hosts During COVID-Meg Calvin & Miranda Priddy

    Co-hosts During COVID-Meg Calvin & Miranda Priddy

    What does it mean when you have a growing number of questions in your faith life?.What guests most surprised us this past season?
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    Which guest gave us the silent treatment and we're still mad? ;) .Which answers were the most perplexing?.How many letters are in Miranda's full legal name? 15? 32?.How will season 3 be different?.What career field are we most excited to explore? .Should YOU get cozy in the LIstening Chair?
    ..Join us in this season 2 finale as we share our hopes for season 3 and what brought us the most joy and surprise from season 2. .
    .Sadly, COVID-19 kept us away from our studio at Southwestern College, so we had to record from our home. Oh, yes there were plenty of interruptions from offsprings and our k9 loves, but like all of us who are now working from home--we stayed positive, stayed the course and GOT IT DONE! (And edited out the interruptions to assure a pleasant experience for your ears.
    ..Thank you, Dear Listener, for joining us on this journey as we explore how stories of career, vocation and God's voice intertwine and new episodes will start dropping again in September. (We'll be back in the studio recording new ones in July.)
    .Comment or DM us on the ole' social media if you or someone you know needs to get cozy in the Listening Chair as a guest and Listen with you soon!.#christian #christianpodcast #discipleship #vocation #dreamjob #lifeplan #lifepurpose #purpose #goals #careercoach #careercounselor #classof202 #whattodonow #2ndcareer #podcastonfaith #godcalled #lifecalling

    • 25 min
    The Happiest Doctor--Hilary Mawia Shovkov

    The Happiest Doctor--Hilary Mawia Shovkov

    Could you imagine being an eleven-year-old in your mom’s clinic and prescribing meds when your mom stepped out? 
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    How would you move differently if you lived in a place where it was looked down on to be a Christian?
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    How are pediatricians different from other doctors? 
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    Could the root of all of our greatest challenges in life be the same issue/trigger? 
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    What is one thing that God always does no matter what life is throwing at us?

    How can we take professional risks even when we are nervous? 
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    All of this and more is explored as Dr. Hilary Mawia gets cozy in The Listening Chair. Please your ears on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever else you get your podcasts on. Want to know about Hilary and her work, keep readin’!
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    Dr. Hilary Mawia is a believer, wife, Pediatrician, and alumni of Southwestern College who was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar. She moved to Winfield at age 18 to attend Southwestern where she majored in Biology.
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    After graduating, she studied medicine at Ben Gurion University, Medical School for International Health in Beer Sheva, Israel where she met her now-husband, Jenya Shavkov while volunteering at a Messianic Jewish Church. Upon graduating from medical school, she moved to New York City to pursue her residency training in Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital, New York.  
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    After residency, as a new wife, she felt God directing her to return to Israel to support her husband while he finished his studies in Architecture. Currently, Hilary is preparing to start her fellowship in Neonatal Intensive Care at Soroka Hospital in Israel and loving her life as a housewife to her husband, Jenya and dog-mom to their Shar-pei-Pitbull mix, Macho.

    • 37 min
    A Homily of an Underdog--Bishop Richard Wilke

    A Homily of an Underdog--Bishop Richard Wilke

    Could you imagine being a pre-teen who drove a hearse for your Dad’s funeral home? 
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    Was the church more or less political 40+ years ago?
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    Why do so many young clergy professionally burn-out too soon? 
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    What can go wrong when you get distracted and begin doing work that God didn’t make you to do? 
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    When does it pay off to play small professionally? 
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    Could the author of 6 books that have sold over 2 million copies *really* have been the underdog in the ‘race’ for the seat of Bishop? 
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    All of this and more is explored as the co-author of DISCIPLE Bible Study and the founder of our Institute for Discipleship, Bishop Richard Wilke gets cozy in the Listening Chair Podcast. 
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    Want to know more about him? Keep reading and listen on spotify, itunes, or wherever else you get your podcast on. 
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    Bishop Richard Wilke (Dick) is a retired UM bishop and is the author of 6 books including DISCIPLE Bible Study which he co-authored with his late wife Julia Wilke. It has nearly two million graduates in more than 10,000 congregations from 30 denominations and is available in several languages.
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    Dick served thirty years in ministry in Kansas, leading rural, suburban, and university congregations. For eleven years, he was the senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Wichita, a downtown congregation with a statewide televised ministry.
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    He is currently serving as Bishop-in-Residence at Southwestern College in Winfield KS, which also holds the Institution that he and Julia founded (that also hosts this podcast). 
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    The Institute for Discipleship was formed as an extension of the Wilkes’ life-long ministry and service to the Church immediately after the Wilkes finished writing the fourth and final DISCIPLE manual. Richard resides in Winfield, Kansas, and the couple has four children,  nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

    • 33 min
    Building the Body & Mind--Michelle Collins

    Building the Body & Mind--Michelle Collins

    What can go wrong if we separate the secular and sacred in our life?
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    What is an impressive amount to squat at the gym?
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    Can the gym be therapy?
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    Is grief involved when you outgrow a church?
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    How many books can one read in one week? 
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    What makes the podcast,'Book Ish' different than any other podcast out there? 
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    All of this and more is explored as Michelle Collins got cozy in the Listening Chair podcast.
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    Michelle is a Budding Psychologist, Podcaster and Gym Rat.
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    She is a wife and mother to 4 grown children. She served in the US Marine Corps and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Psychology as well as additional degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Counseling. An introvert dedicated to fitness of both body and mind, Michelle possesses the rare ability to participate in a discussion and see both sides without disparaging those with whom she might disagree.
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    She is currently writing a book on the grief cycle applied to religious deconstruction. Her book comes out in 2020. She hosts the podcast, “Book Ish: The Cannon Continues” that's dismantling the sacred/secular divide book by book. 
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

KrisTydonel ,

Thanks!

It’s been SO good to hear a friend’s voice from afar...and what a great message 😊

"Spring Chicken" ,

Insightful and Deep

Absolutely love the preparation that comes out in these podcasts. The questions and interviewing are very helpful in steering the great content into areas that I can relate to in ministry. I appreciate the spectrum of point of views and how I can always find vital correlations into where I am at in a leadership role in ministry. Make sure you listen to every episode.

GsmithNRA ,

Best Podcast Ever!

Listened to Danielle Shroyer and loved it. Her perspective on Women leaders in the Baptist Church is superb, She is kind of like a Baptist Jara Lee. I really identified with God yelling at her to get in and get out. Her Alzheimer's example of bringing a sense of belonging and being loved is true ministry. The huge Amen moment was "did you listen to what I said or are you bothered that a woman said it"? Great program for 17-27 demographic and great guest. Logistical suggestion, raise Miranda's volume to at least match guests. ou can not even hear her at top volume in intro blog. Thanks, Greg

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