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Moments that Matter

By Shotsberger and Williams
Moments that Matter takes a look at the moments in our lives that come along time to time that have consequences long after the moment, especially those moments that have to do with a choice of vocation.
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A Love Letter to Twentysomethings Everywhere - Part 1
Earlier this month the world was privy to a new book launch from our very own Dr. Paul Shotsberger. In yet another divine delivery, Paul has graced his audiences with a truly blessed work affectionately titled A Love Letter to Twentysomethings Everywhere. Today we take the opportunity to hear about the newest work from the Shotsberger library and chat about some of the elements behind the scenes. To get your very own copy be sure to visit WIPF and Stock Publishers or Amazon.
27:24
January 13, 2022
God's Church for Today with Natasha Dongell
Today we pick up with part two of our interview with Rev. Natasha Dongell, pastor, speaker, church planter, colleague, and a dear friend. Natasha is currently laying the foundation of a new church plant, Follow Church, launching officially in 2022 from her home church here in South Carolina. She is married to Rev. Brent Dongell, professor of Student Ministries at Southern Wesleyan University, and is mom to the three sweetest girls in the whole wide world. Natasha’s love for Christ is infectious and her life is a testimony of one lived in deep relationship with Him. Her commitment to reaching others with the full counsel of the gospel has taken her on grand adventures both here at home and around the globe, but perhaps none as exciting as the one upon which she currently embarks. For updates and to track the rollout of this exciting new church movement, be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram or send her an email.
28:05
November 25, 2021
An Overlooked Generation with Natasha Dongell
Today we have the opportunity to chat with a pastor, speaker, church planter, colleague, and a dear friend, Rev. Natasha Dongell. Natasha is currently laying the foundation of a new church plant, Follow Church, launching officially in 2022 from her home church here in South Carolina. She is married to Rev. Brent Dongell, professor of Student Ministries at Southern Wesleyan University, and is mom to the three sweetest girls in the whole wide world. Natasha’s love for Christ is infectious and her life is a testimony of one lived in deep relationship with Him. Her commitment to reaching others with the full counsel of the gospel has taken her on grand adventures both here at home and around the globe, but perhaps none as exciting as the one upon which she currently embarks. For updates and to track the rollout of this exciting new church movement, be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram or send her an email.
29:01
November 18, 2021
Chasing Paper with Dr. Stephanie Derrick
Our guest today is a repeat visitor in the Moments that Matter studio, author Stephanie Derrick. She has her Ph.D. in history from the University of Sterling in Scotland and is the author of The Fame of C.S. Lewis. Her most recent book is a volume on the history of the Christian publishing industry, Chasing Paper: Critical Reflections on Christian Books and Publishing.  
25:10
November 11, 2021
Cultivating Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Michael Hylen
Our guest today on Moments that Matter is Dr. Michael Hylen, Graduate Faculty and Coordinator of Doctoral Studies in the School of Education at Southern Wesleyan University. Prior to joining SWU, he served as an assistant professor of education at Louisiana State University – Shreveport and at Asbury University in Kentucky. At Asbury. Prior to joining the higher education ranks, his most extensive work was as an alternative high school principal for students with emotional disorders and behavior problems. Michael has just come out with a book titled Cultivating Emotional Intelligence which can be found on Amazon or Rowman and Littlefield.
25:20
November 04, 2021
A Dream, an Idea, and a Book with Dr. Paul Shotsberger - Part 2
Today we are picking up part two of last week's interview with Dr. Paul Shotsberger.  Normally, we have authors come on Moments that Matter and talk to us about a book of theirs that’s just been published. We try to get into their backgrounds, how they came to write because we want to understand the decisions that are made along the way that have long-term consequences in our lives. Today, though, we’re going to take a different tack, and we’re going to view the writing process from the beginning rather than the end. Sometimes authors will publish an outline or a few pages or a chapter online and ask for reader reactions. Well, we’re going to do something similar with an idea Paul’s just had for a book that came to him just this week. He only has the barest outline for the book and hasn’t yet written a single word. We’re going to have a conversation about this book, and we ask that you join us in this discussion, as he shares what he believes God has given him so far.
21:47
October 28, 2021
A Dream, an Idea, and a Book with Dr. Paul Shotsberger - Part 1
This episode will be a bit of an experiment. Normally, we have authors come on Moments that Matter and talk to us about a book of theirs that’s just been published. We try to get into their backgrounds, how they came to write, because we want to understand the decisions that are made along the way that have long-term consequences in our lives. Today, though, we’re going to take a different tack, and we’re going to view the writing process from the beginning rather than the end. Sometimes authors will publish an outline or a few pages or a chapter online and ask for reader reactions. Well, we’re going to do something similar with an idea Paul’s just had for a book that came to him just this week. He only has the barest outline for the book and hasn’t yet written a single word. We’re going to have a conversation about this book, and we ask that you join us in this discussion, as he shares what he believes God has given him so far.
27:47
October 22, 2021
God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul with Chris Manion - Part 2
This week we continue with part two of our interview with author Chris Manion. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and speaker who writes inspiring, heartfelt stories in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. She has written a memoir titled God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul, as well as a children’s story titled The Light We Cannot See, intended to comfort those who have lost loved ones.  Be sure to check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
18:41
October 14, 2021
God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul with Chris Manion - Part 1
Our guest today is author Chris Manion. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and speaker who writes inspiring, heartfelt stories in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. She has written a memoir titled God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul, as well as a children’s story titled The Light We Cannot See, intended to comfort those who have lost loved ones.  Be sure to check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
21:56
October 07, 2021
Let Your Life Write with Lori Hatcher
Award-winning author, women's ministry speaker, blogger, and editor, Lori Hatcher, sits down with Paul to discuss the world of authorship, experiential writing, and the oft-overlooked responsibility of editing. Paul met Lori at a Christian Writer’s Conference where she edited a single page of his latest manuscript, bringing a transformative change and providing a renewed direction for the text. Listen in as our guest describes how our lives become the material for our writing, her own personal journey in the world of authorship, and the incredible value an editor brings to a manuscript. Be sure to check out her webpage, blog, and books!
30:57
September 30, 2021
Personal Wellness Part 2 with Dr. Allen Lee
This week on Moments that Matter we are featuring part two of a keynote address presented by Dr. Allen Lee to the faculty of Southern Wesleyan University. Dr. Lee presently serves as Program Director and Professor of Christian Counselling at Kingswood University and is a committed Christian seeking to honor God through his work in the world of counseling. His presentation deals with personal wellness, carrying significant value in this era of continued COVID. I think you will find his words both comforting and challenging as we learn to be our best selves during this ongoing global pandemic.
30:32
September 23, 2021
Personal Wellness Part 1 with Dr. Allen Lee
This week on Moments that Matter we are featuring part one of a keynote address presented by Dr. Allen Lee to the faculty of Southern Wesleyan University. Dr. Lee presently serves as Program Director and Professor of Christian Counselling at Kingswood University and is a committed Christian, seeking to honor God through his work in the world of counseling. His presentation deals with personal wellness, carrying significant value in this era of continued COVID. I think you will find his words both comforting and challenging as we learn to be our best selves during this ongoing global pandemic.
33:32
September 16, 2021
Titanic, the Musical
Today, our guest is Dr. Amber James, Assistant Professor of Music at Southern Wesleyan University. She specializes in voice and graduated from the University of Georgia with a master of music degree in vocal performance, subsequently earning her doctor of musical arts degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi. As a sought out voice and piano teacher in various parts of the country, James maintains a part-time studio in New York City in addition to her teaching duties here in South Carolina. She has performed operatic roles in New York, Mississippi, and Italy and was awarded a young artist scholarship for the International Performing Arts Institute located in Germany. Prior to this year, Dr. James has directed and conducted the musicals Kismet, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, and Newsboys. This year, she will be overseeing a new and titanic undertaking, directing the musical Titanic.  Be sure to follow the Southern Wesleyan University's Division of Fine Arts on Facebook and Instagram for their latest updates. You can also find a collection of special past performances on the YouTube channel: SWU Fine Arts.
34:07
September 09, 2021
The Continuing Evolution of COVID-19
We are back with Dr. Teresa Williams who has been on this podcast twice before talking about the COVID pandemic, first in the spring of 2020 shortly after the outbreak, and then again in fall 2020 when we saw the first resurgence of the virus. Well, here we are again, where no one expected to be, masking and social distancing and watching the infection cases rise once again, this time due to the Delta variant of the virus. But this time is a bit different because in the spring of 2021 vaccines were first made available to the public. The vaccines have had a mixed reception, both in terms of acceptance by the public and effectiveness in warding off the new variant of the virus. So, in some ways we’re right back where we were in 2020, confused and needing direction from a medical professional. That’s why we’re so delighted to have Dr. Williams back on the program.
37:47
September 02, 2021
Storytelling Through Advertising Part 2 with Raine Riley
This week we are back with part two of our interview with Raine Riley.  As part of her thesis work, she reviewed scores of advertisements that tell stories, some of which would be very familiar to all of us. Since on this podcast we’re all about what we call clearness committee moments—those times in our lives that provide direction or redirection if we are paying attention— we're hopeful you’ll also hear about those times as well.
26:04
May 20, 2021
Storytelling Through Advertising with Raine Riley
We’re talking today with a dear friend, Raine Riley, who is getting ready to graduate from Clemson University with her masters in Communication, Technology and Society. As part of her thesis work, she reviewed scores of advertisements that tell stories, some of which would be very familiar to all of us. Since on this podcast we’re all about what we call clearness committee moments—those times in our lives that provide direction or redirection if we are paying attention— we're hopeful you’ll also hear about those times as well.
24:29
May 13, 2021
On Being a Husband and Father with Dr. Jonathan Sircy
This week on Moments that Matter we continue our conversation with Dr. Jonathan Sircy about the role as a husband and father.  Each season of life requires its own renewal of value and commitment, such as the change from life as an individual to married and then married to parenthood.  Dr. Sircy shares some incredibly practical wisdom regarding the role of a husband and father and the moments that have helped shape his own commitments to each.  To hear more from Dr. Sircy, be sure to give him a listen over at Perry Pod, his own podcast, based on the timeless TV show Perry Mason.
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May 06, 2021
A Personal Reformation - How to leave "a church" but not "the Church" with Dr. Jonathan Sircy
This week on Moments that Matter we speak with a dear friend and colleague Dr. Jonathan Sircy about his spiritual journey and wrestling with deeper elements of the Christian faith. Many who grew up in the Christian faith reach a point where the beliefs must become their own. Likewise, Dr. Sircy had such a moment that required a radical response and significant decisions. As we are all on our own spiritual journeys and seek our own personal reformations, he provides some great wisdom in our relationships with Christ. To hear more from Dr. Sircy, be sure to check in next week with part two of our interview and you can also find him over at Perry Pod, his own podcast, based on the timeless TV show Perry Mason.
31:49
April 30, 2021
The Joys of Authorship with Dr. Christina Sinisi Part 2
This week we pick back up with part two of our interview with Dr. Christina Sinisi, Professor, and Chair of the Psychology Department at Charleston Southern University. She has been at CSU for 25 years and is married to Kyle Sinisi, a professor at The Citadel; and she has two grown children. Christina and Paul met at a recent Christian writers conference, and we thought it would be interesting to talk with her about how she became a professor and author, including the moments that matter and have directed her life. Be sure to follow Dr. Sinisi, and her current projects, on her website, Facebook, blog, or Twitter!
18:30
April 22, 2021
The Joys of Authorship with Dr. Christina Sinisi Part 1
Our guest today is Dr. Christina Sinisi, Professor, and Chair of the Psychology Department at Charleston Southern University. She has been at CSU for 25 years and is married to Kyle Sinisi, a professor at The Citadel; and she has two grown children. Christina and Paul met at a recent Christian writers conference, and we thought it would be interesting to talk with her about how she became a professor and author, including the moments that matter and have directed her life. Be sure to follow Dr. Sinisi, and her current projects, on her website, Facebook, blog, or Twitter!
18:33
April 20, 2021
A Podcast of Podcasts Part 2
Recently, through some casual conversation, we discovered that several interested individuals and parties around Southern Wesleyan University were also podcasters. Their areas of focus were so intriguing that we thought it would be exciting to bring them all together to not only discuss their podcast subjects but also their inspiration and thoughts on sharing through this popular medium. The Perry Pod with Dr. Jonathan Sircy SWU Quest Podcast with Brent Dongell and Michaela Wickham  The Little Space Podcast with Deborah Rhodes  SWU Soul Stories with Heath Mullikin (and The Double Dropkick Show)
34:00
April 08, 2021
A Podcast of Podcasts Part 1
Recently, through some casual conversation, we discovered that several interested individuals and parties around Southern Wesleyan University were also podcasters. Their areas of focus were so intriguing that we thought it would be exciting to bring them all together to not only discuss their podcast subjects but also their inspiration and thoughts on sharing through this popular medium. SWU Quest Podcast with Brent Dongell and Michaela Wickham The Little Space Podcast with Deborah Rhodes SWU Soul Stories with Heath Mullikin (and The Double Dropkick Show)
34:11
April 01, 2021
The Art of Storytelling Part 2
This week we are jumping back into the interview with the co-host of this podcast, Paul Shotsberger, for part two of the important role of storytelling. He has had two books published, including the Moments that Matter companion book, and he is currently completing his third book. All of his writing is nonfiction. Fiction writers are well aware that storytelling is the essence of what they do. However, whether we are writing fiction or non-fiction, even academic writing, Paul believes that if we are not concerned about effective storytelling we are missing out on a difference-maker for our audience and therefore a key to success for our writing. He is currently preparing a course for Clemson’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the subject, which he will teach in June.
25:16
March 25, 2021
The Art of Storytelling Part 1
As you may know, the excellent co-host of this podcast, Paul Shotsberger, is a writer. He has had two books published, including the Moments that Matter companion book, and he is currently completing his third book. All of his writing is nonfiction. Fiction writers are well aware that storytelling is the essence of what they do. However, whether we are writing fiction or non-fiction, even academic writing, Paul believes that if we are not concerned about effective storytelling we are missing out on a difference-maker for our audience and therefore a key to success for our writing. He is currently preparing a course for Clemson’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the subject, which he will teach in June.
34:32
March 18, 2021
Faith Integration in the Academy Part 2 with Dr. Ken Badley
On this episode of Moments that Matter, we jump back in for part two of last week’s presentation by Dr. Ken Badley. This past Fall Semester, Southern Wesleyan University hosted its first virtual Faith Integration in the Academy conference with Dr. Badley as the keynote speaker. He has graciously allowed us to use his presentation in this forum and his message that includes both the integration of faith and learning as well as the integration of faith and living.
29:47
March 11, 2021
Faith Integration in the Academy Part 1 with Dr. Ken Badley
On this episode of Moments that Matter, we are excited to welcome a presentation by Dr. Ken Badley. This past Fall Semester, Southern Wesleyan University hosted its first virtual Faith Integration in the Academy conference with Dr. Badley as the keynote speaker. He has graciously allowed us to use his presentation in this forum and his message that includes both the integration of faith and learning as well as the integration of faith and living.
31:03
March 04, 2021
Reaching the World with Mike Reznik
We are pleased to be joined today by Mike Reznik, President of Transforming Nations, a missions organization based in Sacramento, California. Mike hails from western Ukraine where he and Paul met a little over 15 years ago. From there, he founded missions and Bible schools in two locations in Kyrgyzstan, then Kenya where he lived for a time. Now he lives in Jordan where Transforming Nations has a large work in both the capital Amman and in northern Jordan near the Syrian border. You can learn more about Transforming Nations at their website or on Facebook; there you can keep up with the ministry's latest news and support the work that Mike is doing abroad.
26:57
February 26, 2021
Chatham Rabbits: Innovating in Music During a Pandemic
We're back with the second part of our interview with the husband-wife bluegrass duo the Chatham Rabbits. It’s been about a year since we last spoke with Austin and Sarah McCombie. Back then, we could have no idea the impact that the pandemic would have on the entertainment industry, including music and music performance. However, the Chatham Rabbits aren’t your run of the mill musicians—in fact, beyond simply being very creative musically, they are also very creative in their approach to the business of music, and they have come up with ways to continue their art in the midst of difficult times.  Be sure to check out their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram; they also have a great online store with their music and plenty of awesome merch!!
25:02
February 18, 2021
The Chatham Rabbits: Musicians Creatively Touring During a Pandemic
Today, we’re talking again with the husband-wife bluegrass duo the Chatham Rabbits. It’s been about a year since we last spoke with Austin and Sarah McCombie. Back then, we could have no idea the impact that the pandemic would have on the entertainment industry, including music and music performance. However, the Chatham Rabbits aren’t your run of the mill musicians—in fact, beyond simply being very creative musically, they are also very creative in their approach to the business of music, and they have come up with ways to continue their art in the midst of difficult times.  Be sure to check out their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram; they also have a great online store with their music and plenty of awesome merch!!
25:49
February 11, 2021
God's Plan for Unity
This week we are back with Father Gregory Plow, a dear friend from Dr. Paul Shotsberger's days in the math department at UNC Wilmington.  Father Gregory Plow, is a Franciscan Friar from the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis and currently pursuing his doctorate. His province sponsors two universities and he is director of the post-novitiate formation program, located in Washington, DC, preparing friars for the permanent brotherhood and priesthood. In this episode, we talk about the disciplines of the life of a friar while also addressing the recent events in the nation's capital, only remedied by Christ's prayer for unity in our world.
25:15
February 04, 2021
Following God's Heart with Father Gregory Plow
We’re talking today with an old friend from Dr. Paul Shotsberger's days in the math department at UNC Wilmington. Following graduation, Father Gregory Plow, went on to teach math for a couple of years, but then followed his calling to become a Franciscan Friar from the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis. His province sponsors two universities and he is director of the post-novitiate formation program, located in Washington, DC, preparing friars for the permanent brotherhood and priesthood. It is an honor to have Father Gregory on the podcast today!
26:10
January 28, 2021
Coping During Covid Pt. 2
This week we jump back into our conversation from last week with Dr. Christy Bauman.  Dr. Bauman is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author. The last time she was on, we spent most of our time talking about her most recent book Theology of the Womb. For this episode, we want to spend some time reflecting with her on the past year with all of its trauma, and then look forward to 2021 and what we might expect.
29:04
January 21, 2021
Coping During Covid Pt. 1
It is an honor to have Dr. Christy Bauman back with us at Moments That Matter. She is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author. The last time she was on, we spent most of our time talking about her most recent book Theology of the Womb. Today, we want to spend some time reflecting with her on the past year with all of its trauma, and then look forward to 2021 and what we might expect.
31:32
January 14, 2021
A Journey in Music with Carl Shotsberger
Today we get a chance to talk to Carl Shotsberger, Paul’s incredibly gifted son. This interview follows our usual format but also incorporates some musical pieces referenced in the conversation. Take a listen to discover the moments that directed Carl’s life from his early lessons and exposure to various kinds of music to his most recent work with the International House of Prayer in Kansas City and now teaching music lessons himself.
26:24
November 19, 2020
God Talks Back with Rev. Joy Bryant Pt. 2
This week on Moments that Matter, we rejoin the conversation with Reverend Joy Bryant about her new book; God Talks Back. Today we talk about God’s desire for us to have a deep, intimate relationship with him where we not only talk with Him but He also shares with us. Joy shares a few stories of how God communicated with her in mighty ways, along with a few that didn’t make it in the book. Be sure to visit Amazon and get your own copy of God Talks Back in either print or Kindle version.
27:37
November 12, 2020
God Talks Back with Rev. Joy Bryant Pt. 1
This week we are honored to talk with Rev. Joy Bryant, a former colleague, dear friend, and a new author.  Joy sits down with us to talk about her new book, God Talks Back, sharing what she has learned in prayer through her deep relationship with God.  Today she shares how God delights in communicating with His people, lists some practical lessons on prayer, and reflects on faith-building stories of how God has answered prayer in her life and the lives of others.
19:22
November 05, 2020
Moments that Matter with an Old Friend Pt. 2
This week we are rejoining Kathy (Tilley) Shaffer and Paul Shotsberger for a continued conversation of the stories in his recent book Moments that Matter. As an added bonus we will step into a few stories that did not make it in the book but you will certainly want to hear. As always, feel free to get your own copy of this newly released book either a print or digital version from Amazon.
25:10
October 29, 2020
Moments that Matter with an Old Friend Pt. 1
Suppose you hadn’t talked with a friend of yours since college, and suppose you’d just written a book about your life, including college, including the friend. Then suppose that friend read the book and you had an on-air conversation about it LIVE. What would that be like? Find out this week and next when Paul Shotsberger talks with Kathy (Tilley) Shaffer about the stories in his book Moments that Matter, as well as stories left on the cutting room floor.
23:54
October 22, 2020
Moments that Matter book by Dr. Paul Shotsberger Pt. 2
This week we connect again with Dr. Paul Shotsberger regarding his new book that follows the name and meaning of this podcast, Moments that Matter. We will pick up where we left off last week as Dr. Shotsberger reveals how he engaged the writing process and any plans for additional books ahead. As always, feel free to visit Amazon and get your own copy of Moments that Matter, either in print or digital form.
26:34
October 15, 2020
Moments that Matter book by Dr. Paul Shotsberger Pt. 1
This week on Moments that Matter, Dr. Paul Shotsberger introduces us to his new book of the same name, Moments that Matter. In fact, he refers to it as the companion book to this podcast. You will certainly want to listen to these episodes surrounding the book but also secure a copy of his latest work for yourself. You can locate both the print and Kindle versions on Amazon. Let’s jump in and hear his inspiration for the book along with his gift of storytelling on display.
27:37
October 08, 2020
Telling Our Own Story
This week we have a rare treat. Recently, the cohost of Moments that Matter, Dr. Paul Shotsberger, had the opportunity to speak at his home church Downtown Community Fellowship in Clemson. With his permission, we are sharing his message, which incorporates some of the foundational elements that you have heard here regarding Parker Palmer’s book, Courage to Teach, and aligns beautifully with the theme of this podcast. If you have listened to Moments that Matter for any length of time you have heard the name Parker Palmer and know the role that telling one’s story plays in the direction of this podcast. I think this message today will cause you to reconsider and possibly reframe the big and small stories in which you study or play a role. Additionally, you can find out more about the church DCF Clemson on Facebook at DCF Clemson or their website www.dcfclemson.org.
15:22
October 01, 2020
A Doctor's View of COVID-19 in the Fall
This week we check back in with Dr. Teresa Williams on the status of the medical world’s response to the ongoing battle with COVID-19. Hear how things have changed from a treatment perspective since we spoke with Dr. Williams last spring and what may be a realistic timeline for a vaccine.  She also provides some practical wisdom for navigating the upcoming threat of the "twindemic" of flu and COVID-19.  Special thanks are owed to our frontline workers in the medical community who are bravely battling to end this virus so that we can return to life with some semblance of normalcy!
37:22
September 26, 2020
Back to School in the Time of COVID-19: Part 2
Of the many questions we have in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, one of the most commonly asked questions has to do with students starting school this fall. We thought it would be important to talk to educators on the ground facing these and many other questions, to get their perspective and come to some kind of understanding about the educational environment our children are in right now. So, we’ve gathered an esteemed group of educators representing both K-12 and post-secondary, some teachers, some administrators, many of whom are doctoral students here at Southern Wesleyan University.  Join us for part 2 of our discourse and discover how our students, parents, and especially educators are turning these days of challenges to opportunities to enter the next great era of education.  Again, we owe them all our deepest gratitude and encouragement for their faithfulness and determination in the face of great uncertainty.
45:53
September 17, 2020
Back to School in the Time of COVID-19: Part 1
Of the many questions we have in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, one of the most commonly asked questions has to do with students starting school this fall. We thought it would be important to talk to educators on the ground facing these and many other questions, to get their perspective and come to some kind of understanding about the educational environment our children are in right now. So, we’ve gathered an esteemed group of educators representing both K-12 and post-secondary, some teachers, some administrators, many of whom are doctoral students here at Southern Wesleyan University.  As you listen today, may you see the hearts of our precious teachers and administrators who love their students and are working overtime to provide a sense of normalcy during these strange days.
39:03
September 10, 2020
C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing with Dr. Corey Latta - Part 2
We are joined once again by Dr. Corey Latta, for part two of our discussion of his book C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing, published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. Corey’s academic background ranges the gamut from biblical studies and theology to English, including a PhD in Twentieth-Century Literature from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently in Memphis, TN where he serves as writer, speaker, and teacher. He is the author of numerous articles, poems, and books, including the one we will be discussing today.
24:30
September 03, 2020
C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing with Dr. Corey Latta - Part 1
We are joined today by Dr. Corey Latta, author of the book C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing, published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. Corey’s academic background ranges the gamut from biblical studies and theology to English, including a PhD in Twentieth-Century Literature from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently in Memphis, TN where he serves as writer, speaker, and teacher. He is the author of numerous articles, poems, and books, including the one we will be discussing today.
23:10
August 27, 2020
How Shall We Then Care: Part 3
We are back for a special summer edition of Moments that Matter.  For this mini-series, we are talking to the authors of a new book titled How Shall We Then Care?: A Christian Educator's Guide to Caring for Self, Learners, Colleagues, and Community, published this year by Wipf and Stock Publishers.  In all, there are 15 authors and editors, of which our own Dr. Paul Shotsberger is one, and remarkably we have many of them joining in this timely podcast.  For more information visit https://wipfandstock.com/how-shall-we-then-care.html.
25:42
July 03, 2020
How Shall We Then Care: Part 2
We are back for a special summer edition of Moments that Matter.  For this mini-series, we are talking to the authors of a new book titled How Shall We Then Care?: A Christian Educator's Guide to Caring for Self, Learners, Colleagues, and Community, published this year by Wipf and Stock Publishers.  In all, there are 15 authors and editors, of which our own Dr. Paul Shotsberger is one, and remarkably we have many of them joining in this timely podcast.  For more information visit https://wipfandstock.com/how-shall-we-then-care.html.
30:57
July 01, 2020
How Shall We Then Care: Part 1
We are back for a special summer edition of Moments that Matter.  For this mini-series, we are talking to the authors of a new book titled How Shall We Then Care?: A Christian Educator's Guide to Caring for Self, Learners, Colleagues, and Community, published this year by Wipf and Stock Publishers.  In all, there are 15 authors and editors, of which our own Dr. Paul Shotsberger is one, and remarkably we have many of them joining in this timely podcast.  For more information visit https://wipfandstock.com/how-shall-we-then-care.html.
28:28
June 29, 2020
Finances in the Time of COVID-19
Today we have the privilege of talking to Amy Manning a money guru who has served as a financial advisor with DHG for the past twelve years. She graduated with a degree in Finance in 2008 and subsequently became a Certified Financial Planner. As a financial advisor, she has counseled countless individuals on achieving their financial dreams. Amy is married and lives in Concord with her film-making husband and incredibly precious daughter.  Join us as she reveals what is happening behind the scenes in the world of finance during this time of coronavirus shut down and answers questions we all have about the volatile markets. *The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice or an offer to buy or sell any security   The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the participants only and do not necessarily represent the views of DHGWA.  The services, securities and financial instruments described in this podcast may not be available to or suitable for you, and not all strategies are appropriate at all times.  Any investments mentioned on this podcast may lose money.  DHGWA makes no guarantee that you will profit from any investment or strategy described in this podcast.  Information in this podcast is believed accurate and reliable as of the time of the podcast and it may become inaccurate or outdated with the passage of time.  Past results are not an indication of future performance.   You should contact your financial advisor before making any investment decision.*
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May 15, 2020
The Church in the Time of COVID-19
We are joined today by Rev. Aaron Gadsby, pastor of Mountain View Wesleyan Church in Bath, PA.  Aaron previously served as a pastor in the upstate of South Carolina and as an affiliate faculty in the Division of Religion at Southern Wesleyan University.  In our conversation, Aaron reveals the challenges that the American local church faces during these days of social distancing but also the incredible opportunities that are ahead for the church emerging from this crisis.  The church is at a crossroads yet the outlook is bright and Aaron knows why.  Listen in as he provides a roadmap for a successful local church in the days ahead.  
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May 07, 2020
Finding Simplicity with Amber Parker
Today we have the awesome opportunity to join Amber Parker and dialogue about her latest book, Finding Simplicity: Learning to Live Like Jesus in the Midst of a Complicated World.  Amber previously served in a number of local church ministries and roles, and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Staff Development at Advancing Native Missions in Afton, VA.  She is a speaker, writer, ministry executive, international minister, and friend.  Listen as she takes us through the words of James and explains how we can lead a life motivated by Christ and are guaranteed His simplicity in these challenging times.  For more information about Amber, her book, and current pursuits, visit www.FindingSimplicityBook.com and be sure to get a copy of her latest book!
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April 30, 2020
The New Era of Creation Care
Today, in honor of Earth Day, we address the issue of creation care with one of our favorite people, Kyra Hood. Kyra is a student at Southern Wesleyan University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Christian Ministry. She is super active here at SWU as an athlete in cross country, and track and field, and she frequently participates in musicals here on campus. Kyra is the founder of SWU Environmentalists, an organization that seeks to lead the campus and community in a lifestyle that is sustainable and more environmentally friendly, specifically focused on recycling, community involvement, and educating others on issues involving environmental concerns.  Our discussion addresses the catalyst that introduced Kyra to a lifestyle of conservationism and what practical steps we can take to be worthy stewards of our earth.
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April 21, 2020
God's Love Story Part 2
Today we pick up with part two of our conversation with Dr. Josh Spoelstra, lead teaching pastor at Downtown Community Fellowship in Seneca, South Carolina. Josh is originally from Washington State and reached South Carolina via Idaho as he followed God’s direction. Listen along as he outlines God’s leading voice, recalls previous vocational clearness committee moments, and introduces his newest book, God’s Love Story: A Canonical Telling. To find out more about Josh, you can visit http://www.dcfclemson.org, and you can find his book at https://wipfandstock.com/god-s-love-story.html.
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April 16, 2020
God's Love Story Part 1
Today we have the privilege of talking with Dr. Josh Spoelstra, lead teaching pastor at Downtown Community Fellowship in Seneca, South Carolina. Josh is originally from Washington State and reached South Carolina via Idaho as he followed God’s direction. Listen along as he outlines God’s leading voice, recalls previous vocational clearness committee moments, and introduces his newest book, God’s Love Story: A Canonical Telling. Be sure to tune in next week for part two of our interview. To find out more about Josh, you can visit http://www.dcfclemson.org, and you can find his book at https://wipfandstock.com/god-s-love-story.html.
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April 09, 2020
Covid-19 a Turning Point in Medicine
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Teresa Williams about the future of medicine in a post-Covid-19 world.  Dr. Teresa Williams is board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and also holds a Masters of Public Health.  She provides us with the latest updates in the world of Covid-19 from a public health perspective and what it means for us over the next few weeks.  Additionally, she reveals evidence of true ingenuity in the medical world, already allowing doctors to expand their capacities of treatment and care for patients.  She concludes by placing a positive spin on the current crisis as she looks into the future, highlighting the lessons we are learning currently which will transform the world of medicine going forward.
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April 02, 2020
Theology of the Womb - Christy Bauman Part 2
Today we continue our conversation with Christy Bauman in part two of our podcast interview.  She is an author, teacher and psychotherapist, a mother of four, and passionate about advocating for women. She has a master's degree in counseling and is certified in Medical Family Therapy and Trauma and Abuse counseling. She published the books Unearth in 2008, and A Brave Lament in 2018. Her most recent book, which we will be focusing on today, is Theology of the Womb: Knowing God Through the Body of a Woman. She is currently earning her doctorate at Seattle Pacific University and is researching Shame and Sexuality in Women.  For more information about Christy and the work she does, be sure to visit her website www.christybauman.com and join us next week for part two of this interview. Warning: Given the context of the book, we warn listeners that, though the interview is quite delightful and informative, it is also frank and direct. Listener discretion is advised. Episode analytics All time
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March 26, 2020
Theology of the Womb - Christy Bauman Part 1
We’re joined today by Christy Bauman. She is an author, teacher and psychotherapist, a mother of four, and passionate about advocating for women. She has a master's degree in counseling and is certified in Medical Family Therapy and Trauma and Abuse counseling. She published the books Unearth in 2008, and A Brave Lament in 2018. Her most recent book, which we will be focusing on today, is Theology of the Womb: Knowing God Through the Body of a Woman. She is currently earning her doctorate at Seattle Pacific University and is researching Shame and Sexuality in Women.  For more information about Christy and the work she does, be sure to visit her website www.christybauman.com and join us next week for part two of this interview. Warning: Given the context of the book, we warn listeners that, though the interview is quite delightful and informative, it is also frank and direct. Listener discretion is advised.
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March 19, 2020
Chatham Rabbits Part 2
Today we continue our interview with Sarah and Austin McCombie, the delightfully charming bluegrass/folk duo of Chatham Rabbits.  They share their experience in getting started, using their practical business acumen, and hopes and dreams for their future.  Additionally, you will hear how they decided on their name and the influence their community has on their music.  For more information you can find them at www.chathamrabbits.com, follow them on Instagram at chatham_rabbits, and be sure to look for their new album, The Yoke is Easy, The Burden is Full, coming May 1, 2020.
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March 12, 2020
Chatham Rabbits Part 1
Today we are privileged to be joined by Sarah and Austin McCombie, the delightfully charming bluegrass/folk duo of Chatham Rabbits.  In part one of our interview, they share how they began playing music early in life, how they met, married, and began taking the music world by storm.  You will have a chance to hear first hand of a true clearness committee, how music speaks the language of the heart, and how these two left their jobs to embrace their joint vocational call.  For more information you can find them at www.chathamrabbits.com, follow them on Instagram at chatham_rabbits, and be sure to look for their new album, The Yoke is Easy, The Burden is Full, coming May 1, 2020. Join us next week for part two of our interview!
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March 05, 2020
Soul Conversations with Rev. Andrea Summers
Rev. Andrea Summers, Assistant Professor of Religion at Southern Wesleyan University, and an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church talks with us today about her journey to the academic world, work on her doctorate, and her recent trip to the southern border of the United States.  Rev. Summers is known as an agent of redemptive work in a number of circles and provides our listeners with wisdom regarding spiritual development in community, viewing the marginalized from God's perspective, and being a voice for the voiceless in our own communities.  
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February 27, 2020
Separated by the Border
We are privileged to speak with Gena Thomas, author of Separated by the Border, who recounts her experience of fostering a young Honduran girl separated from her mother, and the mother's harrowing journey to finally reunite with her daughter.  This story is not only about the relentless love of a mother and the lengths she would go to reach her daughter but also about God's mothering capacities as He seeks justice for the marginalized in our world.  For more information on Gena and the work she is doing, visit https://www.genathomas.com/, and be sure to follow her on twitter https://twitter.com/genalthomas.
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February 20, 2020
I Dream of Africa
Today we continue our conversation with Rev. Scott Williams about his sojourn through missions, the pastorate, and into higher education. In particular, we discuss what happens when the calling we were counting on unexpectedly changes direction.  
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February 13, 2020
Called to Wuhan, China
This week Amanda Shive, 2012 Southern Wesleyan University graduate, shares about her call to missions in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.  Amanda spent four years living in Wuhan and talks about her call to missions, what she did while there, and provides a current report on what conditions are like on the ground in Wuhan right now.  
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February 06, 2020
Of Missions and Vocation
Moments that Matter is back, continuing our conversation with Dr. Paul Shotsberger, speaking specifically about his clearness committee moment in which he understood he was being called in mid-life to go overseas. If you feel a leading within yourself toward the world of missions, he provides some practical wisdom that will serve as a great guide.  Blessings!
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January 30, 2020
The Cloudbuster Nine with Anne Keene
Anne Keene, an author and journalism graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill,  joins us today.  Anne worked as a ghostwriter for 25 years, writings speeches, editorials, but most recently wrote a book titled, The Cloudbuster Nine.  After her father's passing, in preparation for his memorial service, she discovered an old trunk that held memorabilia from her father's connection to a baseball team.  This baseball team, The Cloudbuster Nine,  represented the Navy during World War II.  She shares what this discovery meant for her personally, as well as the incredible stories of the greatest generation and the game that brought them together.  For more information about Anne and her work, please visit https://www.annerkeene.com/.
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January 23, 2020
Scott Williams
In a further conversation with your intrepid hosts, Scott Williams shares several "clearness committee" moments that led him to the present.  It is important to note the role and desire that God plays in directing His people in and out of seasons of life.  Thank you for tuning in!
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January 16, 2020
Dr. Stephanie Derrick
Dr. Stephanie Derrick joins your congenial hosts for this episode, sharing about C.S. Lewis, publishing, and professorial inspiration.  Dr. Derrick completed her Ph.D. in History across the Atlantic at the University of Stirling in Scotland and most recently authored her first book, The Fame of C.S. Lewis.  For more information and to keep up with her ongoing work, visit her website https://www.stephanielderrick.com/ and be sure to grab a copy of her book while you are at it; you will be glad that you did.
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January 09, 2020
Dr. Paul Shotsberger
Dr. Paul Shotsberger takes listeners through a journey of his "clearness committee" moments, beginning with the Navy and ultimately leading him to his time serving the University. 
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December 31, 2019