Things Not Seen Podcast

Our guest, Diana Butler Bass, returns to the show to discuss her new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Direct download: TNS-1820_Bass_96K_CBR_49m4s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 9:50am CDT

John Fontana has a vision to transform today's retiring executives into tomorrow's nonprofit leaders. He's using Ignatius Loyola's spiritual exercises to do it.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 11:14am CDT

Host David Dault talks with Merton scholar Robert Hudson about the tumultuous final years of Catholic monk Thomas Merton.

The story involves two love affairs - one with a young nurse, and the other with the music of Bob Dylan. Both deeply affected the course of Merton's life and writing.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

We talk with Jon Sweeney about his long friendship and new biography of the late Phyllis Tickle, who helped chronicle Emergence Christianity and popularize daily prayer practices.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 1:30pm CDT

We speak to Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana about her new book, God, Improv, and the Art of Living. She discusses the philosophy of improvisation and how it can inform our decisions about life and faith.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 1:19pm CDT

Jean-Pierre Fortin studies the most awful moments of human history, to discover the stories of those who become the presence of God's grace in God-forsaken conditions.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 12:08pm CDT

We talk with world-renowned Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan about a fifteen year detective story to find a missing understanding of Easter. Crossan and his wife, professional photographer Sarah Crossan, take a journey across the near east to discover images that rearrange western understandings of the Christian resurrection.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

In this powerful interview, Loyola University professor timone davis recounts her journey from doubt and anger back to a fiery faith

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 4:58pm CDT

We revisit a 2016 interview with Bishop Spong to mark the release of his new book, Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 11:33pm CDT

Jessica Mesman Griffith is a spiritual writer and curator of artistic communities for curious and wandering souls. We discuss her recent projects and events, as well as her own journey from brokenness to healing and community.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 2:39pm CDT