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Messy Jesus Business
47 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Carl McColman: The Symbiosis of Activism and Contemplation
Sister Julia Walsh talks with writer, speaker and storyteller Carl McColman about discovering his vocation as a spiritual director and spiritual teacher. They discuss how medieval mystics and saints and other spiritual teachers inspire him, and how the mystics teach us to tear down the walls that divide us. And they discuss the challenges of being human and being an activist and the importance of contemplation in navigating both.
51 minutes | May 27, 2021
Pádraig Ó Tuama: The Language of Lightness, Darkness and Love
In this episode of Messy Jesus Business podcast, Sister Julia Walsh and poet, public speaker, teacher and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama explore the light, the dark, and the infinite complexities of language. They consider terms like Christian and minister, and discuss the nature of poetry as well as the essential role imagination plays in one's spiritual life as well as conflict resolution. And they talk about the complexities of doing good and being good.
52 minutes | May 13, 2021
Bridget Alexander: Solutions Steeped in Community
In this episode of Messy Jesus Business podcast, Sister Julia Walsh talks with Waking the Village co-foundress Bridget Alexander about building a non-profit centered on building community, the issue of youth homelessness and the mess of social justice work.
56 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Activist Kathy Kelly: We are all Part of One Another
In this powerful episode of Messy Jesus Business, Sister Julia Walsh talks with author and activist Kathy Kelly about her journey as a peace activist, how militarism doesn't offer true security and how to ground ourselves in the fight for peace when we feel overwhelmed.
53 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Sister Emily TeKolste: Called to the Work of Justice
In this episode of Messy Jesus Business podcast, Sister Julia Walsh talks with Sister Emily TeKolste about justice: what it is, and why systemic change is so complicated. They talk about the work of justice, which we are all called to do, how our liberation is bound together, and how we can go about achieving justice.
41 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Sister Alison McCrary: Challenge the Status Quo with Love
"If we're really doing the Gospel work, our work is not to be loved by everyone. If we're really challenging the status quo in the way that Jesus did we're not going to make everyone happy. It is uncomfortable. It also means taking risks, it also means putting your body on the line." -Sister Alison McCrary SFCC
50 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
DL Mayfield: The Myth of the American Dream
Season 1. Episode 5 of Messy Jesus Business, hosted by Sister Julia Walsh IN THIS EPISODE: In episode five, Sister Julia speaks with guest D.L. Mayfield. Together they discuss prayer, White American Evangelicalism, Catholic Social Teaching, lament, Dorothy Day and the Common Good. ABOUT THE GUEST: D.L. Mayfield. She is a writer and neighbor on the outskirts of Portland, OR. Her most recent book is The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power. More information about DL and links to her work are found at DLMayfield.com SHOW NOTES Laudato Si by Pope Francis (May 24, 2015) DL’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Myth-American-Dream-Reflections-Affluence-ebook/dp/B07ZG7H9YV https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018E25PZK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 MESSY JESUS BUSINESS is produced, hosted and edited by Sister Julia Walsh. Email us at email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness https://www.instagram.com/messyjesusbusiness Twitter: @messyjesusbiz SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/messyjesusbusiness LISTEN HERE:
49 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Hannah Bowman: Prison Abolition
"Fundamentally prisons are not broken; they are designed to do something that is wrong." --Hannah Bowman, Founder of Christians for the Abolition of Prisons In episode four, Sister Julia speaks with guest Hannah Bowman about how Chrisitans are called to work for Prison Abolition.
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