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E38: Deepening Community through Liturgy - with Fran Pratt

E38: Deepening Community through Liturgy - with Fran Pratt

November 22, 2020

Fran Pratt aka "The Litanist" joins me on episode 38 for a conversation about liturgy, litany, and our need for community that engages on a deeper level. Through her work as "The Litanist" she has been modernizing the the traditional practice of Read the rest of this entry »

E37: Crafting Interfaith Community -w/Ryan Miller

E37: Crafting Interfaith Community -w/Ryan Miller

November 10, 2020
Ryan Miller is on a mission. Simply put he's founded a brand of community focused on gathering in a spirit of curiosity rather than dividing over judgement. Ideological diversity is the key ingredient. Denver Brew Theology and its various chapters across the nation gather in pubs each week to discuss challenging topics and open themselves to unfamiliar points of view. As of late all their operations have shifted over to zoom, but in the pre-corona world that existed when we recorded this conversation back in December 2019, the evenings at the pub were very much alive.

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E35: Amplifying Inner Work

E35: Amplifying Inner Work

July 13, 2020

We’re always shouting at the external problems... what needs to change in the world and whose to blame for the short comings. But the richest and most meaningful work tends to come from those who have shifted their attention inward and focused on doing their inner work before critiquing the external. Those are the voices we desperately need. Those are the voices we need speaking into our lives and our culture. And on episode 35 I have a few such voices to share with you. Enjoy.

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E34: Justice, Prejudice, & Hope w/ Michael Acuña

E34: Justice, Prejudice, & Hope w/ Michael Acuña

June 23, 2020

There is often a disconnect between Police officers and the communities they serve. Fear, anxiety, and false assumptions all play a role. For the past 4 years Michael Acuña (aka ill se7en, aka Acuña Black) has made it his work to build bridges between officers and their communities and mend the gap divided by a thin blue line.

 

Learn More about Michael Acuña (ill se7en): 

Tedx Talk: "How we build bridges between police officers & youth"

Westword Profile: "Michael Acuña is Transforming Denver Culture"

Facebook: Ill Se7en 

Instagram: @illse7en

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E33: Social Experiments while Social Distancing

E33: Social Experiments while Social Distancing

June 6, 2020
Do you want more from social interactions? Do you long to feel tighter with the world around you? That is exactly what Blake Ross and I are exploring! We’re diving into a series of social experiments aimed at fostering better relationships and engendering a greater sense of community with the people that surround us. And though the experiments might be simple in nature... the results so far have been profound. Join us on episode 33.

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E32: Rituals: Social & Sacred - with Rusty Gates

E32: Rituals: Social & Sacred - with Rusty Gates

May 24, 2020

Rituals are the back bone of all community. Whether it's a group friends, a religious community, or simply the intimate community of ones home, rituals play a key role. Rusty Gates brings his experience and expertise to the table on episode 32 and shows us that ritual isn't just a convention of religion... it can really be anything we do that brings us closer together. Ritual is that which can make a gathering of people into something so much more than just a mere collection of individuals.   

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E31: Community & Life’s Many Seasons - w/ Rusty Gates

E31: Community & Life’s Many Seasons - w/ Rusty Gates

May 9, 2020

Rusty Gates and I had some of the most meaningful experiences of our lives years ago in a small community in Denver, Colorado. In episode 31 we reflect on that season of our lives, what it taught us about community, and what we’ve learned since.------------------

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E30: Season 2 - “Craving Community”

E30: Season 2 - “Craving Community”

April 25, 2020

Kicking off season 2! Exploring TRUE community.... or maybe the lack there of, in many of our lives. Are you craving community?

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Season 2 Teaser: “Craving Community”

Season 2 Teaser: “Craving Community”

April 18, 2020

The release of season 2 is near! The first official episode drops next weekend. In the mean time pop in your ear buds and check out the teaser! 

E29: Pulled Together, while Drawn Apart

E29: Pulled Together, while Drawn Apart

April 5, 2020

Our social interactions have been pared down to the bare minimum… But we are social creatures. We crave community. But Community?…. What does that even look like in our circumstances? I’m at a loss. But there is something special stirring in all of us – a deep longing to be together again. Read the rest of this entry »

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