Sunday
Sep252016

#1618 - The Liturgical Archipelago: Jonathan Meiburg

Jonathan Meiburg is a musician who writes and records with the band Shearwater. He also has traveled to the remote ends of the earth to explore wildlife and landscapes few humans have seen. In this wide ranging conversation, we talk about the human moment - a mere blink in geologic history - and why we work so hard to create meaning in the midst of the wilderness we live in.

Meiburg was raised as an Episcopalian, and is candid about the moment he felt himself fall away from his childhood faith. But that does not mean he has turned his back on miracle and mystery, as our conversation unfolds.

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Sunday
Sep182016

#1617 - A Place To Truly Give Ourselves Away: Rev. Troy Bronsink

Though he is an ordained Presbyterian pastor, you won't find Troy Bronsink leading a congregation in a traditional church. For the past fifteen years, he has helped build communities where people can create, relate, and contemplate.

His most recent venture is The Hive. He describes it as a "contemplative space is where meditative practice meets mindful everyday living." Bronsink and his colleagues offer retreats, events, classes, and one-on-one spiritual direction in the Cincinnati area.

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Sunday
Sep112016

#1616 - Exploring the Meaning of Peace: John Noltner

Our guest, John Noltner, has driven thousands of miles to photograph people and ask them the question, "What does peace mean to you?" The result is a series of books, a website, and traveling exhibits that explore A Peace of My Mind.

With portraits and personal stories, ordinary people reveal extraordinary insights into how we can work toward common good and create a world that is more just for all.

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Sunday
Sep042016

#1615 - Pax Americana, Shalom Americana: Lisa Sharon Harper

We speak to author Lisa Sharon Harper about her new book, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right Again.

Harper looks at our disordered world through the biblical lens of Shalom - a word that means "peace," but with a depth and complexity that affects all earthly relations. Throughout this hour-long conversation, we explore the promise of the Gospel for a fractured world.

Sunday
Aug282016

#1614 - Keeping the Covenant: Rev. Katherine Willis Pershey

In this episode, we talk to Rev. Katherine Willis Pershey about her new book, Very Married: Field Notes on Love and Fidelity.

Long time listeners will recall that Rev. Pershey was a guest in our 2012 season, as well. You can listen to that earlier interview here.

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