In today's conversation, we chat with Gem & Alan Fadling about our desires and the 8 questions that reveal God’s work in us. In their new book, What Does Your Soul Love? Eight Questions That Reveal God’s Work in Us they utilize years of ministry, speaking, and retreat leadership to talk about how we find the key questions around how God connects us to the real desires of our lives.Read More
In this week’s episode, the enigmatic Father Albert Haase talks about both the sacredness of the present moment and the life of being an “ordinary mystic.” We talk about his book, Becoming An Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us where Fr. Albert gives insightful and practical guidance on how to embrace the life of being an ordinary mystic.
Albert Haase, OFM, is a preacher, teacher, and spiritual director. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the award-winning author of ten books on popular spirituality and the presenter on five bestselling DVDs. He holds a PhD in historical theology from Fordham University and an MDiv from Catholic Theological Union. He is currently serving as chaplain at Cedarbrake Retreat Center near Austin, Texas.
Music by Robert Ebbens
Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design
In this week’s episode, Bethany McKinney Fox talks about disabilities and what it looks like to pursue Jesus’ way of healing. We live in a biomedical culture that focuses on “cure” - meaning removing the limitations of a person’s disability. In her book, Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing In the Gospels And the Church, Bethany proposes seven marks of healing that rise from the life and work of Jesus.
Bethany is founding pastor of Beloved Everybody Church in Los Angeles - an ability-inclusive community where people with and without intellectual disabilities participate and lead together. She is an adjunct professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, and director of spiritual formation for new church starters for Cyclical:LA. She and her husband Michael live in Los Angeles, and enjoy exploring the city and making music together.
Music by Robert Ebbens
Cover art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design
After a LONG time away, the otherWISE podcast is back with an episode that I know you’ll enjoy. In this conversation, Catherine McNiel talks about the way we navigate different seasons of our spiritual journey. We talk about gardening and how the writing life informs the way she engages with God in different stages and states of growth. Her new book, All Shall Be Well: Awakening to God’s Presence In His Messy, Abundant World releases on Tuesday, August 6th.Read More
In today’s conversation we have the chance to talk with Carol Berry, artist and author of Learning From Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of the Compassionate Life.
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.
Carol Berry is an artist, educator and lecturer at the Vermont Humanities Council. She has also published chapters in the books Compassionate Eschatology: The Future as Friend and Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God. She has an MA in art education from California State University.
Casey Tygrett’s book, As I Recall: Discovering the Place of Memories in Our Spiritual Life, is also available now.
Music by Robert Ebbens
Cover Art by Eric Wright/Metamora Design
We’ve had a few weeks off from the podcast - did you miss us?
We return with the FIRST return guest of the otherWISE podcast, our dear friend C. Christopher Smith. His new book, How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation In the Church is a relevant and helpful resource for both individuals and communities.
Music by: Robert Ebbens
Cover Art by: Eric Wright/Metamora Design
This week we talk with author and pastor Aubrey Sampson about the beautifully difficult journey of lament.Read More
This week, we talk with author and pastor Kellye Fabian about the challenges of her life and the birth of the book Sacred Questions: A Transformative Journey Through the Bible.
Feel free to stream this episode or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.Read More
A conversation with Ed Cyzewski on his new book “Flee, Be Silent, Pray: Ancient Prayers for Anxious Christians” and how contemplative practices impacted his spiritual journey, and can do the same for us.Read More
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.
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A conversation with O. Alan Noble on truth, technology, and bearing witness in a distracted world. His most recent book, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth In a Distracted Age is the backdrop for our conversation.Read More
A conversation with well-known writer and pastor John Ortberg, where we talk about his new book: Eternity Is Now In Session: A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place.Read More
This week on the otherWISE podcast we talk with author and speaker Liz Ditty about her new book, God's Many Voices: Learning to Listen, Expectant to Hear. This book launches AUGUST 21ST so we're happy to help get the word out about an important book on hearing from God through the different stories, situations, and issues we face in life.Read More