The events in Ferguson have propelled a much needed conversation about race, systemic injustice, and what it means to be black in America. The church and all people of faith can bury our heads in the sand of therapeutic rhetoric or we can engage with open hearts and minds. We have a deep call for doing justice as communities of faith, but what does that mean in light of the events in Ferguson. We are honored to be joined in this conversation with Charles Graves IV and Rev. Peter E. Matthews as we dig into their stories and reflections as black men and ministers in America.
Aaron and Jane hung out with Shawna Bowman, pastor and artist, at Wild Goose 2014. It was awesome.
More about Shawna here: http://artforgodsake.com/
More about Friendship Presby here: http://fpcchicago.org/
Follow Shawna on Twitter here: @shawnabowman
Jesse James DeConto and The Pinkerton Raid grabbed their instruments and met us down by the river at Wild Goose 2014 for an hour of great music and conversation about life, marriage, parenting, brokenness, worship, divorce, and healing. Don’t miss this!
Brad is a PhD candidate in creative writing/poetry at Ohio University and lives in Athens, Ohio where he’s involved with his parish and campus ministry.
D.G. drove up to Santa Fe to sit down with Christine Valters Paintner, PhD. to talk art, beauty, contemplative photography and spiritual practice. Christine is an author, speaker, teacher of all things contemplative with a focus on the arts, and a Benedictine oblate, and the online Abbess for Abbey of the Arts to top it all off.
D.G. met up with her in Santa Fe, NM where she was leading classes in yoga, and doing contemplative photography workshops for a conference. She was so gracious to be able to meet on a rare spring snow filled Sunday afternoon.
If you enjoy photography, or any praxis that uses contemplative thoughts, you will find a new dear friend in Christine.
Christine, it was an honor to have your voice on the Praxis Podcast!
Here is the link to all of her books on Amazon.com. The book we focused on during the interview is, Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice.
Find out more at http://abbeyofthearts.com
We’re joined by personal trainer and good friend Charlie Levine to talk about exercise, healthy living, and embodied spiritual practice. Charlie is the man behind the magic that is 513FIT here in Cincinnati and a great personal trainer and coach.
If you still need to buy your ticket for Wild Goose be sure to use the promo code: LYDIA – you’ll save 10% and Lydia’s House will get 5% to support the good work they are doing for women and children in need.
Aaron sits down with Lisa Andrews and Maggie Gough, both registered dietitians and all around good people, to talk food and embodied spiritual practice. Our conversation ranges from smoothies to fish fries to artificial nutrition.
DG, Andrea, and Aaron introduce a new theme for a series of podcasts on embodied spiritual practice. What does it look like to live our spiritual practice in our bodies? We’ll talk with practitioners of yoga, personal trainers, massage therapists, and others about how they live and incarnate spiritual practice in their lives.
If you are in the Cincinnati area, join us for A Moveable Feast! Cincinnati Taekwondo Center, Sunday, April 27 at 6:00pm. Dinner, conversation, and informal Communion to follow! We will join Paul Korchak, master instructor and owner of the Cincinnati Taekwondo Center. Paul will share how he is striving to integrate his Christian faith and his practice of martial arts. We will reflect together on where we find our identity. What would it mean to be visibly Christian? How can we integrate our work and our faith? Join us as we explore the many ways we give glory to God with our lives.
Moveable Feasts create a community of practice and a place for imagining a new way to be church. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to share!
Brianna, Andrea, Paul, and Aaron talk about singleness and the church. We used this article as a launching point: Are Single People the Lepers of Today’s Church? In an age of rising singlehood, many churches are still focused on being family ministry centers. by Gina Dalfonzo
On Tiny Houses: Square Feet: 84. Possessions: 305.
Andrea and Aaron are joined by Mandy Smith, lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. She’s the author of Making a Mess and Meeting God: Unruly Ideas and Everyday Experiments for Worship.