We talk about the lived, incarnational kind of wisdom that both Nouwen and Van Gogh exhibited in their life and work. Also, we talk about the intersection of these two luminous figures with Carol and her husband’s life in ministry from L.A. to the northeast. Carol Berry presents us with a clear picture of what the compassionate life really looks like by asking us to see things through the lens of the psychologist/priest and the “failed” missionary artist.
Today we talk with author & lawyer Justin Whitmel Earley about the life crisis that led him to develop a system of simple, soul-saving habits. His book The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose In An Age of Distractionis a practical look at how we can incorporate those same life-giving practices into our own lives.
Justin is a mergers & acquisitions lawyer living with his wife Lauren and four boys in Richmond, Virginia. He spent several years in China working with The Urbanity Project and also as the director of Thought & Culture Shapers, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the community through the arts.
In this conversation, we talk about St. Augustine and how the restlessness of young adults today mirrors the restlessness of Augustine himself. What might Augustine have to say to our restlessness these days?
We also tap into how memories and specifically the writing of a spiritual autobiography can be extremely helpful to our present and future spiritual growth.
Austin Gohn (M.Div., Trinity School for Ministry) is one of the pastors of Bellevue Christian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has written for Fathom Mag, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, The Living Church (Covenant), and The Gospel Coalition. Find out more at www.austingohn.com.
On this episode of the otherWISE podcast, we talk with writer Bonnie Kristian about her book A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What it Means to Follow Jesus Today.Bonnie walks us through discerning what is “doctrine” and “dogma” and provides a few examples historically of what it means to interact with each other wisely along the journey with Jesus.
In this episode, one of the final two episodes of the season, we talk with author, activist, and spiritual director Phileena Heuertz. It’s an honest and insightful conversation on how the contemplative practices help us move through stages of growth along the spiritual journey with Jesus.