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December 10, 2018 -- Confronting Christmas

Sarah Harmeyer – Confronting Christmas, Gathering People With Love & Intention (#032)

01:11:21 minute listen
Our guest today has personally invited 3000 people to sit with her in her own backyard for a simple meal around her table. As she shares her heart and vision for people, you will be inspired and challenged to not only invite people to gather, but to gather them in a more loving, thoughtful and intentional way.

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December 3, 2018 -- Confronting Christmas

Confronting Christmas, Remembering To Slow Down (#031)

00:16:50 minute listen
Today’s episode is a story inspired by the traffic light and how the traffic light is a reminder that a fulfilling life is found when we take time to notice the importance of ALL the speeds in life, especially at Christmas.

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November 26, 2018 -- Confronting Faith

The Collective – Confronting Faith & Doubt, With Matt Rigby (#030)

00:37:24 minute listen
In this episode we discuss faith and doubt, learning and reading, and all the good stuff that goes along with taking a good look at what we believe and why. Because the problem is not that people are uneducated; the problem is that they are educated just enough to believe what they've been taught but not to question it.

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November 19, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Plumb – Confronting Life, Beautifully Broken (#029)

00:54:04 minute listen
Today’s episode is not only an honest conversation about what it means to be broken, but it’s also a perspective-shifting reminder that brokenness can in fact be beautiful when we recognize that we are all beautifully broken.

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November 12, 2018 -- Confronting Advocacy

Danielle Strickland – Confronting Advocacy, What Keeps You Up At Night? (#028)

01:05:48 minute listen
This episode, with the always inspiring Danielle Strickland — author, speaker and founder of many advocating initiatives that mobilize people towards transformational living — takes today’s conversation into an exploration of external and internal advocacy. Danielle challenges each of us to ask: what keeps you up at night? Because advocacy starts there.

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November 5, 2018 -- Confronting Faith

Sarah Bessey – Faith Like a Child (#027)

00:58:23 minute listen
So often we are given the advice, "Have faith like a child." But as Sarah Bessey (mother of four) points out, children have a lot of questions. In today's day, with so many people struggling to make peace with their evolving faith, Sarah Bessey — author and speaker — reminds us there IS room for questions, for curiosity and for evolving faith.

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October 29, 2018 -- Confronting Mental Health

Brittney Moses – Confronting Mental Health, Meet People Where They Are (#026)

01:02:24 minute listen
Today’s episode explores the different signs of depression, the many faces of mental unwellness and how empathy speaks, “I’m with you.” It leaves the listener re-thinking how a simple concept such as, “meet people where they are,” can be the perfect way to bridge the gap of communication and connection when it comes to the topic of mental health.

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October 22, 2018 -- Confronting Culture

Jerrad Lopes – Confronting Culture, The Roles We Play (#025)

00:50:18 minute listen
Today’s episode is a conversation with Jerrad Lopes: author, pastor, podcaster and founder of the Dad Tired community — a non-profit ministry focused on equipping men to lead their family well. As we dive into fatherhood, manhood, motherhood, marriage and more, Jerrad helps us understand how the man-up mentality isn’t working, what it is men do with their emotions, what the greatest fear is for a large percentage of husbands and how women can come alongside them in safety and support.

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October 15, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Alison Centofante – Confronting Activism, The Least of These (#024)

01:06:55 minute listen
Activism is so often about picking your side and hammering your stake in the ground; I’m right, you’re wrong, and let me tell you all the reasons why. But in this episode we confront activism through a grace-laced conversation with Allison Centofante, Director of Strategic Communications for Live Action.

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October 1, 2018 -- Confronting Social Media

Renae Regehr – Confronting Social Media, Free To Be Real (#023)

00:57:31 minute listen
Social media is here to stay. But the real key to confronting social media is in how we engage with it, consume it and to what degree we allow its influence over the way we think, live and believe that will make all the difference.