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I am becoming a woman of the cloth, both as a fine art weaver, but also as a follower of a homeless man from Nazareth. Join me as I weave, preach, Q&A (usually asking rather than answering) and pray.

Woman of the Cloth Carmen Shenk

    • Religion & Spirituality
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I am becoming a woman of the cloth, both as a fine art weaver, but also as a follower of a homeless man from Nazareth. Join me as I weave, preach, Q&A (usually asking rather than answering) and pray.

    Mennonite Part 2

    Mennonite Part 2

    This is the second part of the Mennonite conversation: my response to early Anabaptist theology.

    • 26 min
    Weaving my Mennonite Story

    Weaving my Mennonite Story

    This week I learned a great deal more about my own Anabaptist and Mennonite heritage.  Hans Herr was my 8th great grandfather.  This is first in a two part series on the nature of being a modern Mennonite.  

    • 24 min
    Courage in a Culture of Disapproval

    Courage in a Culture of Disapproval

    Can the church find a more perfect union with her women?

    • 24 min
    When you've been bullied...

    When you've been bullied...

    Join me as I pray through some childhood bullying experiences that have surfaced due to current events.  This double length episode is a master class in praying through childhood trauma from bullying.  This process is intensely private, but if you've never experienced this kind of prayer, this may help you get a feel for how it works.  Plus, you can pray your own prayers right along with me as a virtual prayer partner.  I Holy Spirit leads us through the process to the joy of healing on the other side.  

    • 50 min
    God of Possibility and Potantial

    God of Possibility and Potantial

    Many of us have heard that phrase "Sinners in the hands of an angry God" and it can be scary to think of God that way, and it can lead to living under shame and self loathing.  Well, what if we changed the channel?  The story of Gideon shows us that God walks Gideon through his fear into victory, and changes his lived reality from being "the runt of the litter" into the man with a bearing of a prince.  That's a transformation that comes out of God seeing the best in us.  What a blessing!  

    • 24 min
    Becoming a Woman of the Cloth

    Becoming a Woman of the Cloth

    I'm explore what it means to me to be a "Woman of the Cloth", and the various ways we find cloth interwoven in the Text as symbols that speak of who God can be for us, and brings me hope, courage, and empowering Presence. 

    • 23 min

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