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August 7, 2018 -- Confronting Community

You Will Fail And That’s Okay

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Failure is not the enemy, the fear of failure is ... the refusal to lean into it is ... and the failure to learn from it is. In this life you will fail. And it’s okay. Despite the lies that our culture perpetuates, we all fail. And it is indeed okay. 

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July 30, 2018 -- Confronting Church

Wayne Jacobsen in Kelowna (#020)

00:15:39 minute listen
An episode about a weekend with Wayne Jacobsen in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

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July 3, 2018 -- Confronting Community

What Is Community To You? (#019)

00:32:40 minute listen
More than it’s a word to define, a question to answer or an expression to find, community should be a sense of warmth, a heart of compassion, a stance of empathy, a listening ear, a kind gesture, a gentle word, and a position of love.

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June 11, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Aaron Tredway – On Living Outrageously (#018)

01:08:20 minute listen
Today’s guest takes us on an outrageous conversation into curiously asking, are we aware of the unexpected faith opportunities in our lives? Are we open to what God wants to do in us and through us? And are we intentionally posturing our lives to embrace the events and adventures that God makes available to us?

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June 4, 2018 -- Confronting Curiosity

Cindy & Renae – Opening Up About Deconstruction (#017)

00:36:23 minute listen
Deconstruction can take on many different forms for different people. On this episode, Cindy and Renae get open and honest about their own journey's of deconstruction and reconstruction, and how two very different paths have brought them to some surprisingly similar places.

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May 28, 2018 -- Confronting Curiosity

The Deconstructionists – The Beauty of Doubt (#016)

01:13:44 minute listen
Deconstruction is so often written off as negative, as a phase to be outgrown, but on this episode we talk to John Williamson and Adam Narloch — hosts of The Deconstructionists Podcast — about the beauty of doubt and on reframing deconstruction.

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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.