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A World of Difference

A World of Difference

By Lori Adams-Brown

After 20 years of working in Asia, and growing up in South America, I’ve spent my life living in several countries around the world, getting to know people of different cultures, speaking different languages, and learning to appreciate different ways of living this human life. This podcast is a celebration of differences, and a space to discuss how in learning about our differences we discover how we all can benefit from simply listening to and learning from each other. Join us on a deep dive into conversations about how our differences can help us all make a world of difference.
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Women in the Church EPS 37: Dr. Beth Allison Barr on Biblical Womanhood, Complimentarianism, Contradictions in the Church, Medieval History and Women's History
Women in the Church EPS 37: Dr. Beth Allison Barr on Biblical Womanhood, Complimentarianism, Contradictions in the Church, Medieval History and Women's History
Dr. Beth Allison Barr (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is associate professor of history and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she specializes in medieval history, women’s history, and church history. She is the president of the Conference on Faith and History and is a member of Christians for Biblical Equality. Barr has written for Christianity Today, the Washington Post, and Religion News Service, and is a regular contributor to The Anxious Bench, the popular Patheos website on Christian history. Her book The Making of Biblical Womanhood:  How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth releases April 20. Dr. Barr on NPR interview from April 15, 2021 Dr. Barr interviewed by Dr. Scot McKnight on the Kingdom Roots podcast on April 15, 2021
01:00:57
April 19, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 36: Bronwyn Lea on awkward sidehugs, women pastors, and South Africa/California differences
Women in the Church EPS 36: Bronwyn Lea on awkward sidehugs, women pastors, and South Africa/California differences
Bronwyn Lea has been active for twenty years in vocational ministry to serve, encourage, teach, and mobilize Christians of all ages. A graduate of law school and seminary, she ministers in her local church and also heads up Propel Sophia, the Christian living wisdom resource for Propel Women. Bronwyn is mom to three school-aged kids, who keep her somewhere between hilarious laughter and desperate prayer on any given day. She and her fellow South African husband live in Northern California, where they count the men and women in their church as both friends and family. Learn more at www.bronlea.com. Order her book Beyond Awkward Side Hugs:  Living as Christian Brothers and Sisters in a Sex-Crazed World. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
01:01:32
April 12, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 35: April Díaz on Ezer + Co, the future of the church, and life coaching
Women in the Church EPS 35: April Díaz on Ezer + Co, the future of the church, and life coaching
April has been a visionary and challenger her entire life. In 2019, she founded Ezer + Co., a company committed to activating women toward wholeness in life and leadership in full partnership with men. April pastored in the local church for nearly 20 years at two of the most influential churches in the country. For the last 5 years she’s coached hundreds of leaders and has spoken nationally. She’s crazy passionate coming alongside leaders who are influencing along the margins of culture. Her first book, Redefining the Role of the Youth Worker: A Manifesto for Integration is a compelling vision for the church’s role with teenagers. Because April loves teenagers, she loves partnering with Stuff You Can Use and Fuller Youth Institute. She coaches, speaks, and writes frequently on living and leading with wholeness. She loves talking about leadership, soul care, youth ministry, and caring for your body. She’s always been a tomboy with sparkly shoes and reads more than she can put into practice. She’s still madly in love with her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA. WEBSITE: EZERANDCO.COM FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ezerandco/ INSTAGRAM: @ezerandco @aprilldiaz TWITTER: @ezerandco @aprilldiaz She podcasts at The Global Fringe Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
56:44
April 05, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 34: Tara Beth Leach on Radiant Church, mercy, community outreach and why glitzy isn't enough in church
Women in the Church EPS 34: Tara Beth Leach on Radiant Church, mercy, community outreach and why glitzy isn't enough in church
Tara Beth Leach is a pastor at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the western suburbs of Chicago. She previously served as senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California and has pastored in Illinois and New York. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Northern Theological Seminary. She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and writes and speaks widely about women in ministry and church leadership. She is the author of Emboldened, Radiant Church, and Forty Days on Being a Six. She has two beautiful and rambunctious sons, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006. Visit her website and read her blog at tarabethleach.com. Follow her on Twitter: @TaraBeth82. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr and at https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
45:36
March 29, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 33: Danielle Strickland on justice, fear of speaking up, Better Together, toxic churches and peacemaking
Women in the Church EPS 33: Danielle Strickland on justice, fear of speaking up, Better Together, toxic churches and peacemaking
Danielle Strickland is a Canadian spiritual leader, justice advocate, communicator, peacemaker and author whose aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational living. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently through initiatives like: Amplify Peace, Brave Global, Infinitum and Women's Speaker Collective. https://www.daniellestrickland.com/ Her latest book released in 2020, "Better Together: How Women and Men Can Heal the Divide and Work Together to Transform the Future", her podcast is listened to by thousands globally, and closer to home, she’s on the teaching team at The Meeting House. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, Danielle is the proud mom of 3 boys, wife to Stephen, and as an enneagram 7, has been affectionately called the "ambassador of fun". @daniellejstrickland @djstrickland /DanielleJStrickland The Danielle Strickland Podcast CONTACT / Katie at admin@boundlesscom.ca  Danielle references the book Willful Blindness as one that helped her see how many stay in toxic church cultures. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr and at https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
58:19
March 22, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 32: Dr. Diane Langberg on abuse of power, spiritual abuse, pastors who heal and signs of abuse
Women in the Church EPS 32: Dr. Diane Langberg on abuse of power, spiritual abuse, pastors who heal and signs of abuse
Dr. Diane Langberg is globally recognized for her 47 years of clinical work with trauma victims. She has trained caregivers on six continents in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power. She also directs her own counseling practice in Jenkintown, PA, Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, which includes seventeen therapists with multiple specialties. Dr. Langberg’s newest book is Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church. Other books include Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, On the Threshold of Hope (with accompanying workbook), In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors and Suffering the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores. Dr. Langberg is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Achievements from Taylor University., the American Association of Christian Counselors Caregiver Award, The Distinguished President’s award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. She is married and has two sons and four grandchildren. https://www.dianelangberg.com Dr. Langberg cofounded the Global Trauma Recovery Institute at Missio Seminary in Philadelphia. She is also on the board of GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment, founded by Boz Tchividjian. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
56:34
March 15, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 31: Dr. Graham J Hill on egalitarianism, women pastors, & deeply listening
Women in the Church EPS 31: Dr. Graham J Hill on egalitarianism, women pastors, & deeply listening
Dr. Graham Joseph Hill is the Principal of Stirling Theological College (University of Divinity) in Melbourne, Australia. His author website is www.grahamjosephhill.com. Graham has planted and pastored churches and been in theological education for over twenty years. He is the author or editor of ten books including "Holding Up Half the Sky". Graham also directs TheGlobalChurchProject.com. Graham hosts a podcast called The Global Church Project.
01:09:51
March 09, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 30: Dr. Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer on spiritual abuse, silencing women, abuse of power, pastors and how churches can be TOV (good)
Women in the Church EPS 30: Dr. Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer on spiritual abuse, silencing women, abuse of power, pastors and how churches can be TOV (good)
This episode is coming to you for such a time as this.  With spiritual abuse, abuse of power, and sexual abuse becoming such common news in our time, we have to admit that there are many churches with cultures and systems that are unhealthy and even harmful.  If you are a pastor, a church leader, a congregant or just want to be a part of making a difference in a way that helps others flourish, listen in closely to the research and the harsh reality of what is happening on our watch. There is hope of how to do better, and how to be a part of creating goodness cultures together.   Our guests today are a father and daughter co-author duo who walked through a painful reality at Willow Creek church in Chicago, and that experience led them to want to help others.   Dr. Scot McKnight is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog. Dr. McKnight’s books include The Jesus Creed, The King Jesus Gospel, The Blue Parakeet, The Real Mary, and Junia is Not Alone.  A sought after speaker, he has been interviewed on several radio and television programs as well as spoken at numerous local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and around the world. Scot McKnight is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies. McKnight’s books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Portuguese.  You can find him, along with the other 50.5K followers on twitter at: @scotmcknight  Laura Barringer is a teacher of primary-grade students. She is the co-author of Sharing God's Love: The Jesus Creed for Children and wrote a teacher lesson and activity guide to accompany the book. She is also co-author of A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing. Laura is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and currently resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Mark, and three beagles.  You can find her on twitter at:  @laurambarringer  Buy their book and highlight it as many times as I did, because A Church Called TOV:  Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing, will likely be, outside of the Bible, the most important book you read this year.  Let's be TOV and create TOV systems and TOV churches together so we can all flourish.  Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
01:11:56
March 01, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 29: Anna Morgan on the Billy Graham rule, sexism in the church, women pastors and developing leaders
Women in the Church EPS 29: Anna Morgan on the Billy Graham rule, sexism in the church, women pastors and developing leaders
Ever wondered what some alternatives to the Billy Graham rule could be so that women can still be developed as leaders as much as men can in the church? Anna Morgan has.  She not only has wondered, she has researched this topic and found some practical ways to address this issue so that women and men can both flourish in leadership spaces. Anna Morgan has been in full-time pastoral ministry for over twenty years. She has a background in worship and creative ministries and has been the executive pastor of the ministries of City Church Chicago, a ten-year-old multi-ethnic church in downtown Chicago, for the past five years. Anna is also a leadership coach and trainer, working to develop local church leaders around the US and Australia. Anna earned a masters degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently working on a doctorate of missiology at Fuller Seminary, doing applied research into the development of female leaders in local churches. Anna has been married to John Morgan for fourteen years and has three adult daughters. You can find her at City Church Chicago and on Linkedin and Facebook. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
01:08:23
February 23, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 28: Kelly Tibbits on the Enneagram, Life Coaching, pastoring, and family
Women in the Church EPS 28: Kelly Tibbits on the Enneagram, Life Coaching, pastoring, and family
Kelly is a life coach and a certified Enneagram coach with over 20 years of experience developing leaders.  She is an Enneagram 2, and love to help others learn how to INVEST in their lives and discover their WHY.   She is a mom of 3 women, and has been married to Fred for 25 years.  She has experience as an elementary school teacher, a pastor, and an entrepreneur.   https://kellytibbitts.com/ Check out her podcast at: Coaching with Kelly Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
44:32
February 16, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 27: Sue Warnke on Faithforce, being agnostic, Faith at Work, and bringing your authentic self to work
Women in the Church EPS 27: Sue Warnke on Faithforce, being agnostic, Faith at Work, and bringing your authentic self to work
After a lifetime as a proud agnostic, Sue Warnke began following Jesus in 2017. Now Sue is helping spark a movement of authentic faith in the workplace. She is the Senior Director of Content & Communications Experience at Salesforce, part of the founding team of Salesforce's 3000-person global organization Faithforce, and the founder of Leanership.org, an organization that provides best practices for integrating faith and work.  Sue recommends these resources: Brian Grim at RFBF and Mohammed Faris at Productive Muslim. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
57:30
February 09, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 26: Nancy Ortberg on Faith & Work, Transforming the Bay with Christ, discovering your passion, being brave and embracing who God made you to be
Women in the Church EPS 26: Nancy Ortberg on Faith & Work, Transforming the Bay with Christ, discovering your passion, being brave and embracing who God made you to be
Nancy Ortberg has over twenty-two years experience in sales, service and the healthcare industry, including eighteen years in leadership roles. She has in addition, led a staff team in the recruitment and mobilization of thousands of volunteers as well as spoken internationally and domestically on topics of leadership and the creation of corporate culture.  She is currently serving as the CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ, seeking to help catalyze a holistic Gospel movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the first half of her career, Nancy worked in hospital and healthcare administration, providing leadership and team development in large medical organizations. From 1991-2003 she held leadership positions in sales and marketing and did extensive work with non-profit organizations. Nancy is passionate about improving personal and organizational effectiveness and believes that teams are the most dynamic way to produce those results. She believes in helping people bring the best of who they are to what they do best. Her particular interests are leading teams through the process of analyzing, and planning the changes needed to improve how they work together as a team; starting with building trust with each other through getting exceptional results which they can only achieve by being a dynamic leadership team. She is a the founding partner of Teamworx2.co and a consulting partner with Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Silos Politics and Turf Wars and Death by Meeting. Nancy was a teaching pastor who worked for 13 years at Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago area, and knows what it can mean to do the "good, right and wise" thing, even when it isn't easy, as she mentions on today's podcast.  Nancy is for the church, for women, for men, for wholeness, but above all- for Jesus.  She knows what it means to be brave and follow God, even at great personal cost. Nancy is the author of Looking for God: An Unexpected Journey through tattoos, tofu, & pronouns, Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands, lessons in non-linear leadership and Seeing in the Dark finding God's light in the most unexpected places. She and her husband, John, live in the Bay Area and have three children: Laura, Mallory, and Johnny.  Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  On Clubhouse @loriadbr. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook on Twitter at @loriadbr https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
01:02:17
February 02, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 25: Sheila Gregoire on sex, relationships, how the church and the culture send women and men unhealthy messages, and how we can find freedom and truth
Women in the Church EPS 25: Sheila Gregoire on sex, relationships, how the church and the culture send women and men unhealthy messages, and how we can find freedom and truth
Sheila Wray Gregoire is a popular speaker, marriage blogger, and the author of nine books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex. Her latest book is The Great Sex Rescue that will be coming out in early March. It is based on the largest survey ever done of Christian women. She surveyed 20,000 women for this book, and we get to hear some of the results of that survey on this podcast.  Sheila loves encouraging women in their relationships, both with God and with their husbands, children, and friends. Her passion is for marriage, and she and her husband Keith speak together at marriage outreaches and at FamilyLife Canada marriage conferences. Sheila believes in authenticity, and gives real solutions to the very real and messy problems women, and couples, can face. You can usually find her in Belleville, Ontario, where she’s constantly texting her two young married daughters and knitting. Preferably simultaneously. She blogs at: tolovehonorandvacuum.com where you can also find her resources that she has written and produced.  You can find the rubric she mentioned here, and a place to pre-order her latest book The Great Sex Rescue: https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/gsr-rubric/ She has resources to help parents have the sex talk with their kids ages 10-16 in her video curriculum The Whole Story, which has a boy version and a girl version that you can use on a weekend away with your son or daughter.  It is free from purity culture and statements that make girls and boys feel ashamed and trapped in ways some other curriculums have, and it makes it easy to talk about sex with you kid because the videos say the parts that are hard to talk about so you can watch with them.  Has she done us a great favor here or what? She even gives us advice on how to talk with our daughters about her first period in a way that's not creepy. Have a listen today, and pass this episode on to anyone that may need to hear it.  Sheila is a resource to get us to talk about sex in a healthy way. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference
01:03:43
January 26, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 24: Kadi Cole on developing female leaders, sticky floors, microagressions, the price women leaders pay, and why the Good Guys should help
Women in the Church EPS 24: Kadi Cole on developing female leaders, sticky floors, microagressions, the price women leaders pay, and why the Good Guys should help
Kadi Cole found herself being asked by church leaders how they could help develop more women leaders in their churches.  The result was her bestselling book Developing Female Leaders.  Listen in as Kadi walks us through what she learned in her research, what the obstacles are to be overcome, and practical ways to help female leaders reach their God-given potential.  She leads teams with organizational strategy to be more diverse and inclusive through spiritual growth in order to strengthen team cultures and outcomes.  Kadi lifts lids for women leaders and churches through her extensive experience and knowledge.  Kadi has a new devotional book for leaders coming out soon.  Kadi joins us today to walk us through the realities of the challenges, and how we can lift the lids on female leaders and ultimately the church as a whole, together. kadicole.com is an outstanding resource for all of the coaching, training, teaching and strategizing Kadi has to offer. Kadi recently wrote a blog for Carey Nieuwhof  about What Healthy Churches Are Doing To Support Female Leaders During The Pandemic if you'd like to read it.   Kadi's newest online courses for Church Leaders and Female Leaders An 8week on demand video experience talking through the content and research from the Developing Female Leaders book, from a female leader's perspective. Includes individual coaching call with a female executive pastor! A World of Difference listeners get 10% off with code WOD10! Kadi will be a speaker durin the She Leads summit.  During the She Leads summit, we will be taking a look at the importance of establishing healthy rhythms in our spiritual lives, our work lives, and our personal lives. The speakers will be addressing topics like work-life balance and how to remain intentional during busy seasons. They will offer practical tips and advice on how to juggle it all. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:00:22
January 19, 2021
Women in the Church EPS 23: Pastor Kate Wallace Nunneley on the Junia Project, women pastors, and egalitarian theology
Women in the Church EPS 23: Pastor Kate Wallace Nunneley on the Junia Project, women pastors, and egalitarian theology
We are kicking off a new season, and a new series on Women in the Church.  Our first guest is setting the foundation for us academically, and is full of resources we can read on our own to study.  Pastor Kate Wallace Nunneley is co-founder of The Junia Project and Assistant Pastor of Preaching & Discipleship at Cucamunga Christian Fellowship in CA. She loves adventuring in the outdoors with her husband Leif & their one year old son Jonathan. Sites to check out for articles: http://juniaproject.com https://www.cbeinternational.org/ http://margmowczko.com Books to read for research on women in the church: https://kristindumez.com/books/jesus-and-john-wayne/ https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/book-review/icons-christ-biblical-and-systematic-theology-womens-ordination https://www.amazon.com/Making-Biblical-Womanhood-Subjugation-Became/dp/1587434709 https://www.amazon.com/Real-Mary-Evangelical-Christians-Embrace/dp/1557255237 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735289840 Books on Egalitarian Marriage: https://www.amazon.com/Preparing-Couples-Love-Marriage-Resource/dp/1426753209 https://www.amazon.com/Together-Reclaiming-Co-Leadership-Tim-Evans/dp/0991428803 https://www.amazon.com/Making-Marriage-Beautiful-Lifelong-Intimacy/dp/0781414083 Authors that write about practical egalitarian theology: 1.  Craig Keener https://craigkeener.com/product/paul-women-and-wives-marriage-and-womens-ministry-in-the-letters-of-paul/ 2. Ron Pierce https://cbeinternational.christianbook.com/discovering-biblical-equality-complementarity-without-hierarchy/9780830828340/pd/828346?event=ESRCG https://cbeinternational.christianbook.com/partners-in-marriage-and-ministry/ronald-pierce/9780982046524/pd/046524?event=ESRCG 3. Mimi Haddad https://www.cbeinternational.org/persons/mimi-haddad The Priscilla Papers:  https://www.cbeinternational.org/publication/priscilla-papers-academic-journal Bookstores: https://www.thefoundrypublishing.com (The Nazarene publishing house) https://cbeinternational.christianbook.com Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.  Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:14:48
January 12, 2021
Holiday Break EPS 22: Pastor Yasmin Roohi on misunderstood Mary, women in the church, justice and being an Enneagram 8 Iranian-American woman pastor in Silicon Valley
Holiday Break EPS 22: Pastor Yasmin Roohi on misunderstood Mary, women in the church, justice and being an Enneagram 8 Iranian-American woman pastor in Silicon Valley
Pastor Yasmin Roohi pastors Centerset church along with her husband Pastor Ali Roohi in the Silicon Valley.  They planted Centerset church together, birthed out of a dream and a calling that they shared since they were dating.  Yasmin is an Iranian-American who grew up in Italy.  She cares deeply about justice, and longs to make a difference in the lives of those who are oppressed and treated unjustly.  She and her husband are raising 2 girls ages 4 and 2, and she strives to make the world a better place for her girls to grow up in.  She gives us her perspective on what it must have been like for a young Middle Eastern woman named Mary to say "yes" to the monumental task of carrying, birthing and raising the Messiah. https://centerset.church Books Yasmin recommends: Why Not Women? https://cbeinternational.christianbook.com/not-women-scripture-missions-ministry-leadership/loren-cunningham/9781576581834/pd/581837?event=ESRCG Just Lead https://www.amazon.com/Just-Lead-Complaining-Nonsense-Practical/dp/1118314395 Developing Female Leaders by Kadi Cole https://www.developingfemaleleadersbook.com Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:11:16
January 05, 2021
Holiday Break EPS 21: Dr. Kevin Timpe on supporting families with children with disabilities, philosophy of disability, and the joint project with adults with disabilities
Holiday Break EPS 21: Dr. Kevin Timpe on supporting families with children with disabilities, philosophy of disability, and the joint project with adults with disabilities
Dr. Kevin Timpe currently holds the William H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy at Calvin University. He’s written or edited eleven books and published over 50 articles or papers. He’s also the founder and president of 22 Advocacy, which engages in educational advocacy for students with disabilities in public schools. He’s spoken on disability to both academic and lay audiences around the country and in the UK.  He has written a book entitled Disability and Inclusive Communities, which we discuss on today's episode to know how to better support, advocate for, and befriend those with disabilities in our societies in the holiday season and beyond. https://www.amazon.com/Such-Kingdom-Practical-Theology-Disability/dp/1944967613/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFS8SpwioZ4 https://faithanddisability.org/past-institutes/ Kevin's blog: https://kevintimpe.com/blog/ Kevin Timpe kevin.timpe@gmail.com 22 Advocacy http://kevintimpe.com/22advocacy.html Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:06:40
December 22, 2020
Faith & Work EPS 20: Dr. Michael Crane on urban transformation, global hope and work as worship
Faith & Work EPS 20: Dr. Michael Crane on urban transformation, global hope and work as worship
Michael is a director of Radius Global Cities Network, a think-tank devoted to the interface of the church and cities as well as a professor teaching at a couple of graduate schools. When we're not in a pandemic, Michael and his family live in a global city in Southeast Asia. Michael was raised in the international cities of Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila. At an early age, Michael developed a love for the vibrancy of cities. After completing a BS in Social Work from Samford University and working for a couple of years, he went to Gateway Seminary in the San Francisco Bay Area where he completed an MDiv and ThM (theology). Michael and his wife moved to Southeast Asia in 2005, working in a variety of roles with development agencies. During this time, Michael completed a PhD in urban missiology. Michael serves on the faculty of two graduate schools. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters, Michael has authored/co-authored several books, including: Sowing Seeds of Change: Cultivating Transformation in the City(Urban Loft, 2015) and City Shaped Churches: Planting Churches in the Global Era (Urban Loft, 2018). https://radiusglobal.org/ https://radiusglobal.org/missioncity/ https://www.amazon.com/City-Shaped-Churches-Planting-Global/dp/0998917788/ref=sr_1_1?crid=35QIE5HS9YUJO&dchild=1&keywords=city+shaped+churches&qid=1607984259&sprefix=city+shaped+churches%2Caps%2C289&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Sowing-Seeds-Change-Cultivating-Transformation/dp/0692509534/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1607984308&refinements=p_27%3AMichael+D.+Crane&s=books&sr=1-3&text=Michael+D.+Crane https://www.amazon.com/Brief-History-Christianity-Asia-Reflections-ebook/dp/B07YLMKXRP/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&qid=1607984308&refinements=p_27%3AMichael+D.+Crane&s=books&sr=1-4&text=Michael+D.+Crane Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:08:58
December 15, 2020
Faith & Work EPS 19: Eva Leung on chemical engineering, vaccines, and faith conversations at work
Faith & Work EPS 19: Eva Leung on chemical engineering, vaccines, and faith conversations at work
Eva Leung is a chemical engineer, a TCK, a daughter of first generation immigrants to the US from Hong Kong. She is an expat in Singapore working in quality assurance in a contract manufacturing company and has years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. It was neither growing up in Arizona and Singapore, nor her studies at Princeton where she encountered the life changing conversations that led her to want to follow Jesus. It was a couple of co-workers at Merck that told her about their faith. This life change revolutionized everything for Eva, and began her journey at the intersectionality of faith and work. She has always wanted to live the exact plot of Bicentennial Man by building a robot that can work with human body parts, and she wanted to go into healthcare earlier in life. Since she hates blood, chemical engineering it was. She spent some time in Singapore as a kid, attending Singapore American School when her dad worked as a expat in Singapore. Moving to Singapore as a expat herself, as an adult when she transferred to Singapore with Merck Pharmaceuticals gave her a whole different view of the religious diversity within Singapore, which is the most religiously diverse nation in the world. She recommends Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller. Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1594632820/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_wUVZFb8YR49MD When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0976758261/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_NTVZFbZFABD47 Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:00:18
December 08, 2020
Faith & Work EPS 18: Phillip Trent III on Apple, being Christian in the Silicon Valley, and tech
Faith & Work EPS 18: Phillip Trent III on Apple, being Christian in the Silicon Valley, and tech
Our second guest on our Faith & Work series is Phillip Trent III. Phillip is a computer engineer at Apple who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is originally from Nashville, but moved to Philadelphia for college, and then landed in the Bay Area for work in 2018. He’s usually hiking, backpacking, or traveling, but when you do find him at home, he’s likely hosting a game night or working on some new cocktail recipes. Phillip talks with us about what faith in tech can be like, and how to be both intellectual and have a strong faith. He shares his best practices on faith and work with us, and he discusses following his bent in a way that He loves what he gets to do in his career. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
35:00
December 01, 2020
Faith & Work EPS 17: Victoria Fishel and Megan Haverkorn on working at Google and oncology nursing
Faith & Work EPS 17: Victoria Fishel and Megan Haverkorn on working at Google and oncology nursing
Ever wondered how to bring your whole self to work, even the faith side? Victoria Fishel, an oncology nurse in the Bay Area, and Megan Haverkorn who works at Google discuss how their faith impacts the way they show up at work. Listen to hear practical tips on how to be more aware of your spiritual side as you work in your workplace each day whether it’s over zoom at Google like Megan or treating patients in their vulnerable states like Victoria. Faith isn’t something just for weeknights and weekends. These two career women walk us through their own personal journeys of how their faith compels them to do their best work and to have compassion with those around them. Listen in to this first episode in our Faith & Work series. Victoria Fischer moved from Texas to San Jose, California in 2018 where she works as an RN. When she is not at work you can find her hiking, reading, traveling (pre-covid), or pointing out which part of her body is currently the coldest. Megan Haverkorn is (and always be) 100% Texan, but she moved to San Jose, California in 2018 and currently works for Google. Her favorite things are too numerous to mention but she’s almost always in the mood for musicals, swing sets, Blue Bell ice cream, and the beach. Listen to them talk about work and faith and the way they blend into one in each of their careers. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
49:52
November 24, 2020
US Election EPS 16: Dr. Sandra Boesch on Arizona, women candidates, Singapore, & disagreeing in love
US Election EPS 16: Dr. Sandra Boesch on Arizona, women candidates, Singapore, & disagreeing in love
Dr. Sandra Boesch worked for IBM for 10 years, for Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, and has lived on 3 continents. She recently repatriated to Arizona in the US. She has worked in communications, marketing, public relations, software product management, sales enablement, and education technologies. She has worked as a worldwide manager and lived in Latin America, Asia, and North America. She love cultures and cultural differences. She believes and is excited about continued education. She holds a BS in Communications, an MBA with specializations in finance and marketing, an MIS, and a Ph.D. in Information systems plus several other certificates. She is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish, and spent 13 years living and working in Singapore with her husband and two kids. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
54:35
November 17, 2020
US Election EPS 15: Freida Adams on a woman VP, social media, Biden’s plan for Covid and immigrants
US Election EPS 15: Freida Adams on a woman VP, social media, Biden’s plan for Covid and immigrants
Freida Adams, the retired Director of Border Health for New Mexico talks about the coalition she stays involved with, the questions the Biden administration has already been asking in her circles to get their transition plan in place regarding Covid and the situation with immigrants, especially kids in cages on the border. She talks about the long wait to see a woman become Vice President, and how that made her want to reach out to her granddaughter to celebrate that moment. She talks about her excitement that our new Vice President is also a Black woman and an Indian-American as well. She is vulnerable about how it hurts to see lifelong friends and family use hateful words on social media to connect peoples’ politics to the state of their soul, and how she cares for her own soul in the midst of it all. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:07:45
November 10, 2020
US Election EPS: 14 Dr. Eric Woodard on working at the White House, the Smithsonian, and Guam
US Election EPS: 14 Dr. Eric Woodard on working at the White House, the Smithsonian, and Guam
As the US citizens head to the polls, Eric Woodard reminds us of what his time of working in the White House taught him about what we should consider when voting for a US President. Dr. Eric Woodard is an internationally recognized high performance executive career coach and mentor dedicated to helping professionals at all levels win at work. Part of the reason Eric is so focused on career success is because he struggled so much early in his career. After plowing through the working world for decades, he now loves passing on the secrets of career success he wish he'd known at the beginning of his career. Beyond advising numerous students, schools, employers, and professionals at all levels about career success, he has created and directed internship and other career programs at the White House, on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. State Department, and the Smithsonian Institution. Eric is the author of multiple books about crossing the bridge between school and work, including Your Last Day of School, and The Ultimate Guide to Internships. He holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Missouri, and both an M.A. in International Affairs and an Ed.D. in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University where he researched the nature of internships that develop intern soft skills. Eric lives in Alexandria, VA with his amazing wife Keri and their 4 fantastic kids. You can read more about Eric's story at his website at: https://eric-woodard.mykajabi.com/about Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:00:48
November 03, 2020
Immigration EPS 13: Michelle Ferrigno Warren on neighbors, government, justice and systemic change.
Immigration EPS 13: Michelle Ferrigno Warren on neighbors, government, justice and systemic change.
Michelle Ferrigno Warren is the Advocacy and Strategic Engagement Director for the Christian Community Development Association, based in Chicago, IL. She has been working in Christian community development for 27 years utilizing her skills as an educator, non-profit manager and public policy specialist. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Cedarville University and later earned her Master's in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. She is an immigration, education and human service policy specialist. Michelle is an adjunct faculty member at Denver Seminary in their Justice and Mission’s program teaching, Political Advocacy, Doing Justice in the Public Square. She is the author of The Power of Proximity, Moving Beyond Awareness to Action, published with IVP in 2017. In 2019/2020 she ran an unsuccessful bid for election to the US Senate in Colorado. She is married to David Warren, Executive Director of Open Door Ministries in Denver. They have 3 adult children. Her book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Proximity-Moving-Beyond-Awareness/dp/0830843906. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook
01:01:45
October 27, 2020
Immigration EPS 12: Arturo Jiménez on children at the border, immigration law, and government
Immigration EPS 12: Arturo Jiménez on children at the border, immigration law, and government
Arturo Jiménez grew up in Denver, Colorado, where he still lives and works. Arturo is a bilingual lawyer who has practiced federal immigration law since 1998. His humanitarian practice has represented thousands of individuals in Colorado and other States. Arturo's law office helps unify families through spouse petitions, family immigration, naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), visas for victims and deportation defense in immigration court. Most of all, they seek to support the humanitarian rights of all individuals with an emphasis on immigrant children. In 2019, he wrote a book called “Dreamers Nightmare: The U.S. War On Immigrant Latinx Children,” where he uses his experiences with clients and at the border to describe how US immigration policy has terrorized immigrant children for decades. Arturo also served on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education from 2007 until 2015. He is happily married to his wife Angelina and is the proud father of three children, Metzli, Leonor, and Citlamina. Arturo’s book on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/DREAMers-NIGHTMARE-IMMIGRANT-LATINX-CHILDREN-ebook/dp/B07XZCZR72 Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
54:18
October 20, 2020
Indigenous Peoples’ Day EPS 11: TizitlCoalt (Ricardo De la O) on healing, trauma, and compassion
Indigenous Peoples’ Day EPS 11: TizitlCoalt (Ricardo De la O) on healing, trauma, and compassion
TizitCoalt, or his government name: Ricardo De la O, opens up with vulnerability about his own perspective about Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and what it means to him as a Native American from Yaqui and Raramuri tribes. His rich heritage on both his paternal and maternal sides gives him a point-of-view shaped by his elders and the compassionate oral tradition passed down to him. He shares about healing both with indigenous herbal practices and healing from over 500 years of generational trauma. Listen to him discuss the spiritual nature of the One Mandate, and a really beautiful story of diversity from the Hopi tribe. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
50:23
October 12, 2020
Immigration EPS 10: Gracia Berrios on DACA, legal representation, Peru, the commandments, and voting
Immigration EPS 10: Gracia Berrios on DACA, legal representation, Peru, the commandments, and voting
Gracia Berrios works for One Justice in San Francisco to help DACA immigrants to find legal help with their immigration process. She immigrated to the US from Peru as a baby with her family, and went through the grueling years of legal immigration, watching her family walk through the emotionally and financially taxing process. She now wants to help those who need the resources to make legal immigration work, despite the almost weekly setbacks that the current administration’s changes make increasingly difficult. Listen as she talks about what went right in her own journey of immigration, and what she hopes gets repeated. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
58:13
October 06, 2020
Immigration EPS 9: Christopher Kinnison on immigration law, IDP’s, Thailand, Cambodia and pro bono.
Immigration EPS 9: Christopher Kinnison on immigration law, IDP’s, Thailand, Cambodia and pro bono.
Christopher Kinnison is an immigration lawyer in the US. He travels to dentition centers across Louisiana where ICE currently holds immigrants. He takes us on a deep dive into the ins and outs of what goes on with immigrants in the US court rooms today. He speaks about his views on current policies and processes. He shares his own story of seeing Cambodians flee from the Khmer Rouge into Thailand when he was a boy growing up there, and how he got to see the killing fields near Phnom Penh for himself when he later taught at a university in Cambodia and worked with IDP’s for a couple of years. Listen to Chris tell about the immigrants he gets to interact with, and what he really thinks about what we read about immigrants in the news. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
01:03:24
September 29, 2020
Immigration EPS 8: Lisa Rodriguez Watson on D.C., Biblical justice, Missio Alliance, & constituents.
Immigration EPS 8: Lisa Rodriguez Watson on D.C., Biblical justice, Missio Alliance, & constituents.
Lisa Rodriguez Watson is the National Director of Missio Alliance. She has served as an urban church planter, collegiate minister, and worked with refugees in Albania. She is the daughter of a Cuban immigrant. Her heart to see people reconciled to God and to one another has led her to invest her life, family, and ministry in places and people that have often been overlooked by the world. Lisa served as co-founder of a grassroots organization in Memphis, TN that was committed to mobilizing Christians to love their undocumented neighbors and consider an appropriate Christian response to the US’s immigration crisis. She lives in Washington, DC, and is a good steward of her citizenship by being a voice for the voiceless in the halls of government as a constituent. She and her husband Matt are on the pastoral team of Christ City Church. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
01:02:25
September 22, 2020
Immigration EPS 7: Amanda Stillman on refugees, water, and life in Africa, Asia & the Middle East.
Immigration EPS 7: Amanda Stillman on refugees, water, and life in Africa, Asia & the Middle East.
Amanda Stillman grew up in Asia, and is now living in Chad, working as the Africa Programs Director for Neverthirst, à nonprofit based in Birmingham AL focused on bringing clean and living water to the poor through the local church. She’s been the weird foreigner most of her life and is ok with that. She loves traveling, languages, cultures and being a part of the global church family. She is very thankful for the crazy, fun, sometimes dangerous adventures she’s had around the world and all the wonderful people who have befriended her, helped her, and inspired her along the way. Listen in to hear her talk about working with refugees and the inspiration they bring her. Hear her talk about dangerous journeys many refugees took and survived. Listen as she talks about both prayers she prayed and connections she made for a friend immigrating to the US, and how she has been prayed for by her friends in Chad in ways that help her know she is family. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
57:14
September 15, 2020
Immigration EPS 6: Alan Cross on welcoming immigrants, pastoring, advocating, lobbying, and writing
Immigration EPS 6: Alan Cross on welcoming immigrants, pastoring, advocating, lobbying, and writing
Alan Cross, has been a Southern Baptist Pastor in California, Alabama and Mississippi for over 20 years. He is an author of books and has written multiple articles about welcoming the immigrant, racism in the church, and how to tell a better story. He has worked to advocate for government policies at the state and national level that show love to our immigrant neighbors. He shares about his experiences with immigrants and refugees in the US South, on the US-Mexico border in El Paso, TX, and what we can do now to SPEAK on behalf of those who have no agency. Follow him on Twitter at @AlanLCross. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
01:12:07
September 08, 2020
100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote EPS 5: Bella Adams-Brown on why it matters to all ages
100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote EPS 5: Bella Adams-Brown on why it matters to all ages
Bella Adams-Brown shares her thoughts and reactions to the 100 year history of women’s right to vote in the US. She gives a Generation Z, 12-year-old perspective on the complicated struggle for votes for women leading up to Aug 18, 1920. Freida Adams shares a Baby Boomer perspective on what it meant to her to see her mom and other women and men in her family vote when she was a child. We discuss the generations and how setting an example leaves a legacy of how important it is that all voices be heard. We discuss the racism that darkened the purity of the movement, and how black women would have to wait many more years to be given access to the polls. We also talk about how voter surpression still exists today, and how we should welcome all voices to speak into our society’s choices for leadership. We commemorate the 19th Ammendment’s 100 year history, and let it spur us on to include more votes into government because some things are just too big to do alone. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
24:35
September 01, 2020
Helping in Hard Times EPS 4: Dr. Ron Adams on disaster relief, prison chaplaincy, and culture shock
Helping in Hard Times EPS 4: Dr. Ron Adams on disaster relief, prison chaplaincy, and culture shock
Dr. Ron Adams speaks about his life from growing up on a farm to an international job of helping others that took him to live in 3 countries and travel to 30. He talks about a basketball coach who called out the greatness in him as he was growing up, and how he himself later in life called out the greatness in incarcerated inmates serving multiple life sentences where he served as chaplain. He shares about the culture shock of each new country he moved to, and how living internationally taught him that family is more than blood relatives. He shows us how to be brave when moments call for us to help those in hard times whether it means the dangers of disaster relief or following the teachings of Jesus that teach us to care for the prisoners. He talks of his radical life change as a young boy, and his his life has never been the same. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
01:14:07
August 25, 2020
Helping in Hard Times EPS 3: Freida Adams, RN on immigrants, Venezuela, Thailand and her calling
Helping in Hard Times EPS 3: Freida Adams, RN on immigrants, Venezuela, Thailand and her calling
Freida Adams speaks of her life and career from growing up the only child of a single mom after her beloved father passed away from cancer to becoming. a Registered Nurse. She speaks of life in Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Thailand. She reminisces about the years of starting a clinic in Venezuela, and how Venezuelan friends embraced her as family. She speaks of her years as Director of the Office of Border Health in New Mexico where she coordinated international efforts to address needs on the US-Mexico border. She speaks about finding like-minded friends in government in both the US and Mexican governments, and how she is still coordinating volunteers to care for immigrants and those with food insecurities during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
01:25:03
August 18, 2020
Helping in Hard Times Eps 2: Dr. Christopher Adams on Back to School in Covid, trauma & music
Helping in Hard Times Eps 2: Dr. Christopher Adams on Back to School in Covid, trauma & music
Dr. Christopher Adams talks about growing up bicultural and how this drew him to learn about the immigrant experience. This ultimately led him to pursue a degree in which he could learn to both understand and help those having a challenging time in the US education system, especially on the US border with Mexico. Dr. Adams talks about teaching students with trauma, mental health struggles, and how his music he plays for the homeless community gives him connection. Listen and be inspired, challenged and equipped by Dr. Adams as he shares and leads with vulnerability. He spends so much time listening to those he encounters. Here’s our chance to listen to what he has learned, and how we too can make a world of difference as teachers, social justice workers, and human beings. Look for his music with his band C.M. & the Revelators on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/artist/4nPlCn1ih5Hv7RlW6PQtBl?si=p76q2yFqSOWuNzatkX0c-g. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
01:07:34
August 11, 2020
Helping in Hard Times Eps 1: Jason Adams-Brown on pandemic efforts, tsunami relief, hope & self care
Helping in Hard Times Eps 1: Jason Adams-Brown on pandemic efforts, tsunami relief, hope & self care
Jason Adams-Brown speaks out on over four decades of living in Southeast Asia, and over two decades working in non-profit work including his work in community development and disaster relief. He speaks about leadership lessons he learned following the 2004 Indonesian tsunami that hit Sumatra, and the importance of caring for your own body in order to lead well in hard times. He shares about his experiences with trauma counseling with tsunami victims, and the way telling the story helps alleviate some of the PTSD. He teaches us the importance of hope, and how in this pandemic he is leading Echo Compassion to help those who are struggling in various ways in California. http://echocompassion.com. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
56:39
August 04, 2020
Introducing A World of Difference
Introducing A World of Difference
This episode explores the reasons behind making a podcast about making a difference in the world and celebrating our differences to the extent that we truly listen and learn from each others’ perspectives. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook.
02:51
July 29, 2020