Rob, Robert, and Amy discuss what celebrities people think they look like, loneliness, individualism vs. collectivism, and how helpful (or not) checklists are in evaluating your life on a regular basis.
This week Rob, Robert, and Amy talk about making it up as we go, karma, and how to embrace waiting. This was originally streamed as an episode of Social Thread Live, which can be viewed on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. (Arizona) on our Facebook page.
Joe joins Rob and Robert to talk about building new types of faith communities for those who feel like they don't fit in or are missing something from their current spiritual journey.
Joe Webb is the creator and curator of Accidental Tomatoes, an online community for people who are looking for a new way of being the church beyond institutional boundaries.
He is the founder and lead facilitator of New Wineskins, an ecumenical discussion group that meets bi-weekly in a local brewpub.
This is a crossover episode that will also appear later on the Accidental Tomatoes podcast.
In a crossover episode from Explore Your Faith Live, Rob, Robert, and Amy talk about the parts of ourselves we hide from the world, why good people stand by and let bad things happen, and what is really important in life.
Jason Isaak is the Advisor to the Attorney General of the Sate of Arizona. A Tucson native, Jason worked for the public affairs firm Policy Development Group from 1998 until 2018 where he represented clients at all levels of government – local, state, and federal. Prior to joining PDG, he served as legislative director for Congressman Jim Kolbe and spent nearly eight years in his Washington, DC office. In 2018, Jason returned to the public sector where he serves in his current role.
Jason is also the host of the Arizona Originals Podcast where he interviews "Arizona’s leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from every walk of life." Learn more about Jason and his podcast at www.azoriginals.net
This episode we're trying something a little different. This is the audio from our Explore Your Faith Live that takes place on Facebook every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Arizona time. We model a shortened version of what we do at our Explore Your Faith Meetups on Zoom every week. Check out the episode as Rob Rynders, Robert Payne, and Amy Notbohm talk about tact, stoicism, and awkward silences as a spiritual practice. If you'd like to be a part of these kinds of conversations check out www.socialthread.org/meetups.
"The Wisdom School is this wonderful integration of going deeper into spirituality, it's not about religion. It's also exploring that idea we can sit in community, in a trusted community, and be called to have our own opinions, thoughts, and there's no judging, there's no saving, there's no fixing anybody."
Cathy and Gil stafford are the founders of Wisdom's Way Interfaith School. You can learn more about their work at www.2wisdomsway.com.
"Fight evil with poetry."
Poet, musician, and speaker, Micah Bournes, joins to podcast to talk about racism, injustice, creativity, and faith. Micah's latest book is called Here Comes This Dreamer and is available on Amazon.
Learn more and support Micah's work at www.micahbournes.com and on Patreon.
Jared Byas joins the podcast to talk about his new book "Love Matters More." He says that when we use the phrase "speaking the truth in love" we use it as a weapon rather than something that is helpful. He argues that in order to reclaim this phrase that the emphasis needs to fall on the "in love" part.
Jared is an author, speaker, leader, and the co-host of The Bible For Normal People Podcast.
"If you want to give voice to the voiceless, sometimes you have to listen to voices you don't really want to listen to."
John D'Anna is a journalist and 27-year veteran of The Arizona Republic. He joins the podcast to talk about his faith journey and telling the stories of the overlooked and forgotten.
You can follow his work on Twitter: @azgreenday and of course by subscribing to your area's newspaper and support local journalism.
Kristen is the pastor of Reno First United Methodist Church and an enneagram "enthusiast." She says that "If you’re open to what God is saying to you or what your heart is saying to you then you can take anything and use it for good."