Episode 46: Inviting the Real, with Esther Lightcap Meek, author of A Little Manual for Knowing

In her book, A Little Manual for Knowing, Esther Lightcap Meek says that in order to truly know something, we must welcome “the yet-to-be-known with respect, humility, patience, and attentiveness.”  In fact, radical attentiveness, says Meek, is essential to true knowing. In this episode of Spiritual Life and Leadership, Esther Lightcap Meek, unpacks what she … More Episode 46: Inviting the Real, with Esther Lightcap Meek, author of A Little Manual for Knowing

Episode 45: Retirement and Vocation, with Jeff Haanen, author of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement

We are called to participate with God in the healing of the world through our very work–as teachers, as mechanics, as doctors, as attorneys, as salespeople.  Our work brings the goodness of God into the world. But what about when we retire?  How can we participate with God in the healing of the world then?  … More Episode 45: Retirement and Vocation, with Jeff Haanen, author of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement

Episode 44: Spiritual Formation and Lectio Divina, with Eric Nevins

Reading a chapter of the Bible each day is a great place to start when it comes to our spiritual formation, when it comes to growing in our faith. But if we want to keep growing in our faith we have to go deeper. That’s where lectio divina comes in. Lectio divina is a way … More Episode 44: Spiritual Formation and Lectio Divina, with Eric Nevins

Episode 43: Introduction to “Beyond Thingification: Help Your Church Engage in God’s Mission”

The world today is nothing like the world as it was fifty years ago. Because of this, a lot of churches are really struggling with how to be the church in the 21st century.  People used to go to church because, well, that’s just what you did. But not anymore. Today, even a lot of … More Episode 43: Introduction to “Beyond Thingification: Help Your Church Engage in God’s Mission”

Episode 42: Speaking Out Against Injustice, with Kathy Khang, author of Raise Your Voice

When I first read Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up, I was captivated almost immediately by a story the author, Kathy Khang, told about a situation in which a friend physically covered her mouth to keep her from asking a challenging question in a meeting. Kathy wrote, “I didn’t … More Episode 42: Speaking Out Against Injustice, with Kathy Khang, author of Raise Your Voice