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May 21, 2018 -- Confronting Justice

Andy Harrington – We Must Be Servants (#015)

00:56:00 minute listen
This episode is not your everyday take on social justice. Andy Harrington challenges us to look at issues of poverty, social justice, and missions from a different angle. Rather than viewing people and places as projects that need our fixing, he pauses to ask better questions.

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May 14, 2018 -- Confronting Love

Shane Claiborne – Small Things With Great Love (#014)

01:13:53 minute listen
Today's episode explores what it means to live our lives as ordinary radicals doing small things with great love. Shane Claiborne’s contagious joy inspires each of us to reimagine a better world by coming alongside the most vulnerable of our world with big love and genuine relationship.

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May 7, 2018 -- Confronting Perspective

Caleb Kaltenbach – A Catalyst for Conversation (#013)

00:57:17 minute listen
Caleb Kaltenbach is a refreshing voice speaking to an issue that is so often driven by fear, emotion and a lack of empathy. Regardless of your perspective on the intersections between the Christian and LGBQT communities, today's episode is a catalyst for conversation and a wading into the messy work of truth and grace.

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April 30, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Vahen King – Contagious Courage (#012)

00:49:47 minute listen
Where does one go with life and how does faith look in the midst when you’ve been diagnosed with a paralyzing disease and introduced to a wheelchair? Today’s guest, Vahen King — author, speaker, life coach, ordained minister and Miss Wheelchair Canada — sheds light on what it means to live life with contagious courage.
April 26, 2018 -- Confronting Faith

All The Pieces

3 minute read
When you allow curiosity to lead, it leaves you sitting with all the pieces of what you thought it was and an ever increasing understanding of what it actually is. The more you ask questions, the more you wonder and the more you stand in awe.

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April 23, 2018 -- Confronting Curiosity

The Collective – With Matt Rigby & Alex Marriott (#011)

01:06:38 minute listen
This episode of is the first of many on the podcast where we invite listeners to join us in unpacking prior episodes. We discuss the questions and thoughts previous episodes stirred up for us and get curious with them together.

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April 16, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Allison Fallon – Accepting The Different Versions Of Our Lives (#010)

01:03:19 minute listen
A thought-provoking conversation with Allison Fallon as she challenges us to think through where we go with our questions when we find ourselves in difficult places, how we can show up in our lives in really honest ways, and how accepting “I don’t know” can be the most freeing thing we come to grips with.

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April 9, 2018 -- Confronting Church

Wayne Jacobsen – Living Loved (#009)

01:10:50 minute listen
On this episode, Cindy and Renae get to pick Wayne Jacobsen's brain on all things God, faith, raising kids in the midst of rethinking the institution of church, and why people who love Jesus keep leaving churches.

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March 26, 2018 -- Confronting Culture

Angi Fletcher – Sharing Our Stories (#008)

01:00:35 minute listen
With social media typically being a networking platform based on filters, half-truths and façade’s, have you ever wondered what it’s like to follow someone who’s willing to be refreshingly honest and vulnerable? Today’s episode is about living and sharing your story with openness and transparency. As Angi Fletcher shares her story with us, which is a story marked by the hardships of divorce, death, depression, grief and anxiety, we learn that in the midst of such circumstances, the human spirit’s ability to rise above while openly sharing it with others is a powerful and beautiful thing. To own your story...
March 20, 2018 -- Confronting Mission

Weight of Worth

5 minute read
Worth: it is a word that communicates value, importance and deservedness. And YOU are worth finding, worth knowing, worth loving, you and all your one million layers. Always hold that close.