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My Resources for Churches

(and everyone else!)

Every so often, I put out a “musing” that is a guide to my writings and videos. It’s that time when churches make plans for their program year, so this is a good moment to share links to my materials for worship, study, and spiritual practice.  Use freely.  All I ask is attribution!

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Making Real Change Happen

With Dr. Corey Wiggins of Mississippi NAACP

Dr. Wiggins goes into detail about growing up and figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, as well as how all that led to his position at the NAACP. 

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Encountering Silence

One of the reasons Encountering Silence is a real leader in spirituality podcasting is their unflinching commitment to examine systemic injustice today, showing how rootedness in the spacious silence of Christian mysticism helps us find our voice and speak up against racism, homophobia, and the forces of dehumanization everywhere.

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David Freudberg Interview with John Lewis: Man of Conscience

When America lost John Lewis, who died last weekend at age 80, part of our nation’s moral compass was silenced. Many have learned of his remarkable life story: the child of poor Alabama sharecroppers who — through deep moral convictions — came to be known as the “conscience of Congress.”

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Talking about talking about race

Rabbi Brian & Devin Daugherty talk to people who are looking to become anti-racists. Enjoy.

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Looking at Systemic Racism through the Eyes of a Faith Leader, with Dr. Alice Graham

  In the third episode of the Born Black Faith & Reason Series, Debo and Catherine Young talk with Dr. Alice Graham, the executive director of Back Bay Mission in Biloxi. Dr. Graham recounts her own experience …

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The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber

Forget the selfies and social media updates of everyone at their best, three-time New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new podcast, The Confessional, invites guests to share stories about times they were at their worst. Guests talk honestly about what led to that moment, what they learned from it, and how they changed as a result. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran Pastor and the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado.

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For Earth Day: The man who planted 7,500 trees

Meet Charlie Starbuck, a volunteer in San Francisco, locally revered for the thousands of street trees he’s planted. In this free Humankind episode, we also hear from the organization Charlie works with, Friends of the Urban Forest, as well as the city’s official Urban Forester, an employee at the Department of Public Works.

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A Meditation for Centering and Grounding During Times of Change

Join Ashana and James and the crystal bowl for a gentle return to healing calmness and peace. Find your center, quiet your mind and allow your body to open to deep healing with the soothing sounds of alchemy crystal bowls and Native Hawaiian wisdom.

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Black in Mississippi, Part 1 – “My Mother. My Hero.”

Our scholars and audiences seek understanding about the history and faith of religious people and culture—but not just for the sake of knowledge. Faith And Reason challenges faith to confront injustice in our world. Today, that means taking a critical look at the injustice right in our own backyard.

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Healing Resources from Andrew Harvey

Anyone who isn’t prepared to do the intense work that is required to become love in action, is allowing the dark to destroy the planet.

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Virtual Community. Get Grounded. Feel Connected.

“Social Distancing” doesn’t mean we can’t still come together.
Join me every day of the week for an hour of discussion on various relevant spiritual topics.

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Celebrating Black History: New Faith & Reason Podcast Episodes

Our scholars and audiences seek understanding about the history and faith of religious people and culture—but not just for the sake of knowledge. Faith And Reason challenges faith to confront injustice in our world. Today, that means taking a critical look at the injustice right in our own backyard.

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Making Room for a Savior

“Jesus heals not only us as individuals but a savior has been born, one who will heal the world from all its ills.”

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Resurrection Sunday: Everything Rises

April 21, 2019 – “Resurrection Sunday: Everything Rises”

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Jesus Vs. Caesar: 5-Part Series

Religion, Materialism, and Rapture Theology, with Joerg Rieger

Faith And Reason® creates a space for dialogue that challenges faith and spirituality to act for justice in our world.

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Ntozake Shange – A Laying on of Hands / I Found God in Myself

With Ntozake Shange

The finale of her 1976 coreopoem “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf,” performed by the whole cast. Music by Diana Wharton.

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