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Crossing Barriers Building Friendships

Crossing Barriers Building Friendships

By Peace Lutheran Church
The joy and challenges of being a part of a community of faith.
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Conversation of a lifetime S2:E8
Nina Perry, Family Service Manager at Spring Hill Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Cremation, says planning and writing down your funeral is an endeavor that will prevent barriers for years to come.
March 03, 2022
Naming Bad Ideas in Christianity S2E7
Dr. Mark McEntire, Professor of Biblical Studies at Belmont University, discusses what he considers to be bad ideas in the Christian faith. Click here to see the list
February 23, 2022
Bees S2E6
Beekeeper, Mandy Giffin, discusses what it takes to have healthy, honey-producing bee hives
February 16, 2022
Tennessee Departments of Roads with Rebekah Hammonds S2E5
Keeping all of Tennessee's well traveled roads safe, maintained, funded, and improved is a complicated process.
February 10, 2022
Alternatives to the Death Penalty
The Rev. Stacy Rector, Executive Director of Tennesseans For Alternatives to the Death Penalty, discusses how Tennessee's death penalty is broken, costly, unfairly applied, creates more victims, ensnares the innocent, and puts murder victims’ families through a painfully, protracted process.  Millions of dollars are expended from the state’s budget on death penalty cases, though the state has acknowledged that it has no centralized way of tracking the true costs of the death penalty to Tennesseans. These resources could be better spent on measures that prevent violent crime such as education, mental health care, drug treatment, law enforcement as well as on victims’ compensation funds.
February 03, 2022
Randal Lea From Cumberland Heights
Randal has worked at Cumberland Heights in the recovery field for 35 years.  He speaks to those  who love someone who is impacted by addiction.
January 26, 2022
Lisa Samson, author of over 40 books.
Lisa Samson, a local has over 40 published books.  She shares her experiences of being an author.
January 20, 2022
Kim Ladd, founder of the Maury County Prevention Coalition
Looking for what's strong not wrong in our community.  The positive does exist and it's worth growing.  So many things are on fire, we loose site of what is good.  Our state has really been innovative to deal with childhood adverse experiences and encourage collaboration.  You can make a difference.
January 12, 2022
Tennessee Poor People's Campaign
Eric Atkins, Co-Chair of Tennessee Poor People's Campaign expands the agenda items, shares recent successes, and current concerns.  "Everybody has the right to live!"  Also visit
September 23, 2021
Shower Up
Paul Schmitz, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Shower Up.  Providing mobile shower units to our friends on the street.
September 09, 2021
Bishop Kevin Strickland
"We have to meet people more where they are instead of where we want them to be with us.  Be of good courage, because your work in the Lord is not in vain."
August 25, 2021
Jermaine Irebor
From Augsburg, Germany, Jermaine recounts his 2 week spent with Peace Lutheran Church the summer of 2019.
August 17, 2021
Derek White, Geekpreacher
"Whether is it the gaming table, the dinner table of the Lord's table all are accepted at my tables. ..... Gaming is about holy play, holy times of laughter"
August 09, 2021
Becca Melton, Executive Director of Spring Hill's Chamber of Commerce
Becca describes Spring Hill, TN as very generous.  Reminds us that together we're better and encourages us to shop Spring Hill
August 05, 2021
From Church to Atheism
Jaclyn Jones shares her journey from being raised in the church to becoming an Atheist.  "In my day to day experience, the loving Christians are not the majority.  You and I should be frustrated with them, not you being frustrated with me."
July 27, 2021
Advocacy with Pastor Matt Steinhauer
The intersection of faith and politics is advocacy.  And it matters!  Pastor Matt Steinhauer explains why.
July 10, 2021
Advocacy with Pastor Matt Steinhauer
Whether we hate it or love it, politics effects just about every aspect of our lives.  Tools for following Christ's mandate to care "for the least of these" at City Hall, at Legislative Plaza and on Capitol Hill.
July 08, 2021
Building Friendships with your Furry Friends
As owner of DogGoneGoodTime Dog Resort, Sharon Fuller shares the barriers to being a dog owner and what it takes to build a deep and lasting friendship with your furry friend.
July 01, 2021
Inspiritus from Surviving to Thriving
Inspiritus mission statement in part says, “from surviving to thriving.” Inspiritus Nashville as an organization is living up to it’s own mission statement.  In 2018 it was on its last leg, but now it is thriving.  Hear about this resurrection!  Now Inspiritus Nashville is living into another phrase of their mission statement "discovering their strengths and resilience." Click here for more information about the August 29 Event
June 23, 2021
Lunches for Learning 6.17.21
This conversation with Phil Dodson, Executive Director of Lunches for Learning and Jessica Gonzalez, reveals The students' favorite part of their L4L school lunch Where and what are the barriers L4L face Just as we pray for L4L during worship each Sunday, our school in Santa Rita is praying for us. The most important criteria for accepting a school into the L4L program.
June 17, 2021
Shelly Sassen from The Well Outreach Ministries
This conversation with Shelly Sassen, Executive Director of The Well, not only explains what The Well does but also reveals interesting aspects of our Spring Hill community. Discover the biggest barrier The Well      encounters. One of the larger demographics of people receiving food      in our community - the answer will surprise you. Building friendships, her reply seems obvious, yet      not so much. During the podcast Shelley reveals for the      first time a new post-COVID update for receiving food from The      Well.
June 10, 2021
Sheltering at Home
The joys and challenges of sheltering at home for over a year in Middle TN.
June 03, 2021