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January 21, 2019 -- Confronting Justice

Cassandra Lee – Confronting Justice, Whispers of Justice Rising (#036)

00:52:07 minute listen
Today’s episode is a conversation about justice, but also about the power of education and how dreaming for the impossible can lead to incredible places if the Global community is willing to engage, lean into the uncertainty together and allow for justice to rise with unrelenting tenacity.

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January 14, 2019 -- Confronting Justice

International Justice Mission, Phil Reilly – Confronting Justice, Part Two (#035)

00:47:50 minute listen
According to IJM's statistics, there are 40 million people in slavery today. These numbers are staggering, so what can one do? How can one help? Today’s episode is a two-part conversation with Phil Reilly, National Director of Development for International Justice Mission. Phil’s expertise and insight into the world of slavery helps each of us understand what we can do to take personal action steps towards confronting justice, and how there really is hope when we enter into this weighty topic with a solutions-based mindset and approach.

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January 7, 2019 -- Confronting Justice

International Justice Mission, Phil Reilly – Confronting Justice, Part One (#034)

00:51:59 minute listen
According to IJM's statistics, there are 40 million people in slavery today. These numbers are staggering, so what can one do? How can one help? Today’s episode is a two-part conversation with Phil Reilly, National Director of Development for International Justice Mission. Phil’s expertise and insight into the world of slavery helps each of us understand what we can do to take personal action steps towards confronting justice, and how there really is hope when we enter into this weighty topic with a solutions-based mindset and approach.

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December 17, 2018 -- Confronting Christmas

Confronting Christmas, Unwrapping The Gift of Christmas (#033)

00:36:34 minute listen
As we head into the Christmas season, take time to think about what gift giving is all about and what the gift of Christmas really means.

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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.