What does it take to become a person who is deeply thoughtful, theologically well-formed, and resolutely compassionate? The Whole Person Revolution podcast with Anne Snyder features leaders like this who are pioneering fresh pathways of hope made real.
How does a society ensure equal and active participation of its members when there is a voice gap between workers and corporations? We start by acknowledging our interdependence and striving to provide mechanisms to amplify workers’ voices. Ensuring collective power not only makes better employees but better civics. Policy expert Chris Griswold helps us rediscover the relevance of mutual cooperation while building our community.
When an Organization Has Integrity
What does it look like to prioritize friendship in an organizational context? Laity Lodge is an ecumenical retreat center in the Texas hill country that welcomes wayfarers into unique journeys of encounter and revelation — with God, with one another, with themselves, with expanding, new paradigms. In this episode, Lodge director Steven Purcell and the president of the HE Butt Foundation that oversees it, David Rogers, explore the conditions for the kind of hospitality that awakens, tends, and transforms.
The Joy of Friendship
How can we nurture relationships across time, political factions, and the ever-evolving opinions we as human beings invariably have? Bible teacher Beth Moore has had to become familiar with the deeper levels of discernment required to navigate turbulent waters with courage and steadfastness. From new social media friends to long-lasting deep bonds, she reflects here on the unexpected joy that comes from risking friendship.
A Bond Deeper than Death
How much does cultural and familial history shape our relationships and inflect our vocations? Best friends Otis Pickett and DeSean Dyson reflect on their respective journeys as historians and educators in the American South, sharing insights on civil religion, hospitality, and the gift of sustaining a friendship through thick and thin.
Does Friendship Have Rules?
It can feel strange to think about applying the logic of do’s and don’ts to the gift of friendship. But as we are fond of saying at Comment, beauty blooms in framed spaces. Mack McCarter understands this frame’s physics from the ground up, having founded one of the most holistic social fabric repairers in the country, Community Renewal International. Here are his reflections on friendship and the social technology it can inspire.
Friendship in Marriage
Does a healthy marriage have to have friendship at its core? How do rings of relationships, institutions and communities around a marriage support that most intimate of covenants? Humanities greats Mark Schwehn of Valparaiso University and Leon Kass of Shalem College (formerly of the University of Chicago) reminisce about teaching college students on these questions, truths they discovered in their own marriages, and the layered bonds developed over lifetimes of different experiences.