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40 Minutes of Faith Podcast
41 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Bible studies and social work courses
Bible study recommendations, faith-based word of the year, and the intersectionality of faith and social work (plus a sneak peek at social work classes).
42 minutes | Jan 8, 2022
Ethics with Craig
Guest Craig and I discuss ethics: what do freedom, faith, baptism, grace and community have to do with decision-making?
39 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
How can we honor our parents/elders when they are facing memory loss and are at risk for health and safety issues? Balancing care, responsibility, and loss of independence.
37 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Visiting with Liz
Guest Liz and I discuss volunteering with sick people at home and in nursing homes. What training is available and how can visits like that go?
38 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Boundaries with Kris
Guest Kris Stache and I discuss boundaries in faith-based settings, communication around delegating, Jeremiah 29:11 and traveling distances to get to church.
28 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
A letter to you about walking through a dark valley. Prayer, comfort from Psalm 23, and encouragement.
42 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Grace with Patrick
Guest Patrick Linnell and I discuss grace: what is it, how do we share it with others, and what the difference is between random acts of kindness and intentional acts of love.
41 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Time with Chiquita
Guest Chiquita Gernimo and I discuss time: how can we balance time with God, getting things done, down time, prioritizing, and setting limits?
42 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Hospitality with Carrin
Guest Carrin Mahmood and I discuss hospitality: how can we “entertain angels unaware”, support our housing or food-unstable siblings and not make assumptions about who needs help?
40 minutes | May 31, 2021
Loving Diverse People
Guest Jane Bearden and I discuss how loving diverse people goes beyond simply welcoming people to faith communities. How can we affirm people and why is language during church services so important?
42 minutes | May 24, 2021
Bonhoeffer with Blake
Guest Blake Shipman and I discuss Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life, faith and resistance in Germany during WWII. Letters from prison, gospel music, and why this this pastor’s history and writing is meaningful today.
41 minutes | May 17, 2021
Best of 2021
The most listened to episodes of 2021 so far include worrying, prayer shawls, Islam, a Lutheran praise band, immigration, pop culture, fear, the book of Ruth, racism and adoption, and preparing our hearts for a pilgrimage to Israel (even if we will not travel soon).
35 minutes | May 11, 2021
Bible studies spring 2021
Different Bible studies have overlapping themes and Biblical texts, from Hebrews to 1 Samuel. Listening for God, suffering, praying together in community, resources and questions for consideration are offered for your faith journey.
42 minutes | May 3, 2021
Faith during deployment
Guest Brian Hittle and I discuss confidence and uncertainty before, during, and after deployment, as well as faith when retiring from the military. Family and military member strengths, strategies, challenges and resources are shared.
40 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Sabbath with Linda
Guest Linda Greenberg and I discuss Sabbath, from Biblical command to modern-day planning, work, spiritual time, and how Sabbath is different from vacation. What can be done during intentional Sabbath time?
41 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Faith after trauma
Guest Laura Champagne and I discuss faith after trauma. Trigger alert for listeners who have experienced trauma. The healing process can take years and includes different methods of individual, group, and faith work.
34 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Remembering and forgetting
Remembering and forgetting God, the past, letting go of nostalgia and spending time with God are in many places in scripture, including Isaiah. Which aspects of remembering and forgetting can bring us closer to God and each other?
39 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Music during pandemic with Marianne
Guest Marianne Gould and I discuss church services and music adaptations during COVID. Helping our neighbors, encouraging each other, and making a joyful noise to the Lord. Has anything good come from these unexpected changes?
40 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Malta with Ken
Guest Ken Dimmick and I discuss pilgrimage to Malta. Paul’s shipwreck, ornate cathedrals, simple prayerful spaces, numerous islands and plenty of boat rides defined this pilgrimage. How can people walk with God from home?
41 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Mending with Heather
Guest Heather Collis-Puro and I discuss mending and relationships. What do clothing with holes, Bible verses, and transformation have in common? What not to say, false positivity, and hope.
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