This Good Word With Steve Wiens

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Reclaiming what's holy about our humanity - a weekly podcast with Steve Wiens. Connect with Steve at www.stevewiens.com

Episodios

  • Episode 213 | The View From Rock Bottom with Stephanie Tait

    02/01/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    For Stephanie Tait, pain has never existed on a spectrum opposite of joy. Pain, with the way it weaves into our lives, families, and work habits, has been the connecting point of grace and struggle that defines her career. As an author, speaker, disability advocate, and trauma survivor, Stephanie aims to do what she believes is sorely lacking in our trending conversations around Christianity – to partner sound theology and practice with the unashamed acceptance of struggle in the present tense. She aims to create space for the reality of suffering, as well as practical tools and experience for its management, in the center of our faith ethic, our communities, and our joy. Our conversation centered around the themes of her new book, The View From Rock Bottom, and also about the subtle ways most of us buy into a kind of prosperity gospel, even though we may not realize it. Visit Stephanie’s website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Buy The View from Rock Bottom here. Click here to sign up f

  • Episode 212 | Finding God After Losing Faith

    26/12/2019 Duración: 13min

    So many of us begin thinking about resolutions or "words for the year" as we wrap up one year and head into the next. One of the things that I'm going to be especially intentional about in 2020 is being rigorously honest about what I say I believe. You may not believe this, but there are many times when I simply nod along, agreeing with what I should agree with, while internally I am feeling angsty. So, I'm committing to doing the work of being kind and compassionate, while also refusing to simply go along with something I don't really believe in.  For some reason, when I get a bee in my bonnet like this, it actually helps me to create something related to what I'm wanting in my own life so that other people can be on the journey with me. So, I'm creating a new weekly resource called Finding God After Losing Faith. Like I described on this episode, this weekly email will be designed to help people to keep searching for God even after a certain belief system - or religious system - has stopped working for the

  • Episode 211 | Advent, Part 4

    19/12/2019 Duración: 21min

    The season of Advent marks the beginning of the church calendar, and it's a season of naming our deepest longings, those places in our lives where everything feels shrouded in darkness and hopelessness. It's a season to ask for light to come into those places, for Christ to come into those places. It's a season to practice waiting for the impossible to become possible.  My conversation is with Ruth Haley Barton, a dear friend and the Director of the Transforming Center in Chicago, Illinois.  The music on this episode is by Page CXVI (used by permission) from their album Advent to Christmas. 

  • Episode 210 | Advent, Part 3

    12/12/2019 Duración: 21min

    The season of Advent marks the beginning of the church calendar, and it's a season of naming our deepest longings, those places in our lives where everything feels shrouded in darkness and hopelessness. It's a season to ask for light to come into those places, for Christ to come into those places. It's a season to practice waiting for the impossible to become possible.  My conversation is with Ruth Haley Barton, a dear friend and the Director of the Transforming Center in Chicago, Illinois.  The music on this episode is by Page CXVI (used by permission) from their album Advent to Christmas. 

  • Episode 209 | Advent, Part 2

    05/12/2019 Duración: 25min

    The season of Advent marks the beginning of the church calendar, and it's a season of naming our deepest longings, those places in our lives where everything feels shrouded in darkness and hopelessness. It's a season to ask for light to come into those places, for Christ to come into those places. It's a season to practice waiting for the impossible to become possible.  My conversation is with Ruth Haley Barton, a dear friend and the Director of the Transforming Center in Chicago, Illinois.  The music on this episode is by Page CXVI (used by permission) from their album Advent to Christmas. 

  • Episode 208 | Advent, Part One

    28/11/2019 Duración: 28min

    The season of Advent marks the beginning of the church calendar, and it's a season of naming our deepest longings, those places in our lives where everything feels shrouded in darkness and hopelessness. It's a season to ask for light to come into those places, for Christ to come into those places. It's a season to practice waiting for the impossible to become possible.  My conversation is with Ruth Haley Barton, a dear friend and the Director of the Transforming Center in Chicago, Illinois.  The music on this episode is by Page CXVI (used by permission) from their album Advent to Christmas. 

  • Episode 207 | The One Where Jenn Interviews Me

    21/11/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    Last week (episode 206), I had such a great conversation with Jennifer Dawn Watts that we immediately scheduled a time for her to interview me. I found myself reflecting on some of the things she asked me - and some of the surprising ways I answered - days after we talked. I hope you enjoy our conversation. 

  • Episode 206 | Real with Jennifer Dawn Watts

    14/11/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    Jennifer Dawn Watts is the Founder and CEO of Living Well Counselling Services, with two locations in Calgary Alberta offering services in person and worldwide via telephone and online AND she's one of my favorite new friends. We could have talked for hours!!!! For more about Jenn, make sure to check out the Show Notes!     

  • Episode 205 | Committed to Misunderstanding

    01/11/2019 Duración: 27min

    Have you ever felt like someone was committed to misunderstanding you? What do you with that? Most of us stay in those kinds of conversations for far longer than we should. In this episode, I share what I think is happening with the person who is committed to misunderstanding you, and what you can do about it. 

  • Episode 204 | Impossible Beauty with Melissa Louise Johnson

    24/10/2019 Duración: 52min

    Melissa Louise Johnson is a writer, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a gifted Spiritual Director. She advocates for embracing authentic beauty in the world through her podcast and her blog, both called Impossible Beauty. We talked about her journey with body image and food issues, as well as how she's writing and revealing a counter-narrative about beauty in a world that still praises thinness at all costs.  Check out Melissa's podcast and blog, and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.  Resources mentioned on the episode: The Illusionist (documentary)  The Emily Program Melrose Center Hillary McBride 

  • Episode 203 | The Church of Us vs Them with David Fitch

    17/10/2019 Duración: 42min

    I have David Fitch on the podcast today, talking about post-structuralism, the Matrix, why Chicago has the best weather on the planet, why you were duped into believing it was your idea to vote for your favorite candidate in 2016 - and 2020, and his new book, The Church of Us vs. Them: Freedom From a Faith that Feeds on Making Enemies. You can follow David on Twitter and Facebook. 

  • Episode 202 | Evolving Faith, Part 3

    10/10/2019 Duración: 31min

    I attended the Evolving Faith Conference in Denver last week, and I loved it. Evolving Faith is "a gathering for wanderers, wonderers, and spiritual refugees to help you discover...you are not alone."  I took some time at the end of each day to record my thoughts about what I experienced that day and how I'm processing it. In Part 1, I talked about how I felt sitting in a room on the first day of the conference, where about 120 faith leaders gathered to listen and learn about what it means to lead our congregations through significant change. It was such a beautiful gift for me to be in a space that was created for me to work through my own questions, fears, and hopes as it relates to the church (Big C), but also the church (little c) that I pastor. In Part 2, I talked about how genuine faith will always evolve. In this episode, part 3, I talk about three final thoughts about evolving faith in general, wrapping it up with some genuine love for my new favorite homiletical hero, Cece Jones Davis.  Here are

  • Episode 201 | Evolving Faith, Part 2

    05/10/2019 Duración: 24min

    I'm in Denver, attending the Evolving Faith Conference, which is "a gathering for wanderers, wonderers, and spiritual refugees to help you discover...you are not alone."  I'm taking some time at the end of every day to record my thoughts about what I experienced that day and how I'm processing it. In Part 1, I talked about how I felt sitting in a room on the first day of the conference, where about 120 faith leaders gathered to listen and learn about what it means to lead our congregations through significant change. It was such a beautiful gift for me to be in a space that was created for me to work through my own questions, fears, and hopes as it relates to the church (Big C), but also the church (little c) that I pastor. This episode is Part 2, where I talked about how genuine faith will always evolve. I'll wrap it up with my final thoughts in part 3 early next week.   

  • Episode 200 | Evolving Faith, Part 1

    04/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    I'm in Denver, attending the Evolving Faith Conference, which is "a gathering for wanderers, wonderers, and spiritual refugees to help you discover...you are not alone."  I'm taking some time at the end of every day to record my thoughts about what I experienced that day and how I'm processing it. This episode is part 1, where I discuss how I felt sitting in a room today where about 120 faith leaders gathered to listen and learn about what it means to lead our congregations through significant change. It was such a beautiful gift for me to be in a space that was created for me to work through my own questions, fears, and hopes as it relates to the church (Big C), but also the church (little c) that I pastor. I'll be posting more thoughts tomorrow night (part 2) and then I'll wrap it up with my final thoughts in part 3 early next week. 

  • Episode 199 | Making Space for Loss

    19/09/2019 Duración: 21min

    In this episode, I share the five things I learned this summer about making space for loss after my father in law died. If you're dealing with loss, or if someone you love is experiencing loss, I hope this is a helpful resource. 

  • Episode 198 | Letting Go and Grabbing Hold Again

    22/08/2019 Duración: 31min

    We're always in the process of letting things go - we take breaks from social media, vacations from work, we get injured and can't work out anymore... but how can we be mindful about how we let go of those things, so we really let them go? And when it's time to pick them back up again, how can we grab hold of those things - when it's time to do so - mindfully, instead of trying to hold it the same way we used to hold it? Whether you're taking a vacation, scheduling a day off, or taking time off of a creative project, it's helpful to think through what you are letting go of and how you are letting it go. Enjoy. 

  • Episode 197 | You're Building Something, Part 2 (Encore)

    15/08/2019 Duración: 24min

    This is Part 2! If you missed part 1, check it out here. You're working on something, and you're not done yet, and you don't quite know how it's going to turn out, and you kind of want to quit but you are also oddly thrilled about this project. How do you stay in it? What do you need to keep going? Enjoy. 

  • Episode 196 | You're Building Something, Part 1 (Encore)

    09/08/2019 Duración: 28min

    You're working on something, and you're not done yet, and you don't quite know how it's going to turn out, and you kind of want to quit but you are also oddly thrilled about this project. How do you stay in it? What do you need to keep going? Enjoy. 

  • Episode 195 | Stay Curious with Steph Williams O'Brien

    01/08/2019 Duración: 48min

    Steph Williams O’Brien is a pastor, writer, leadership coach, podcaster, and she’s a really good friend. She is a passionate influencer that encourages me to be who I am, ask the hard questions, and to embrace possibility and hope. Check out the full Show Notes here.

  • Episode 194 | Sexual Ethics and Fidelity to Christ with Bridget Eileen

    26/07/2019 Duración: 57min

    Bridget Eileen is a multi-racial gay Christian woman who has chosen to be celibate - but not because the bible tells her so. This conversation was so fascinating to me for a million different reasons - I loved getting to know Bridget and I think you will, too.  Click here for the Show Notes and to get in touch with Bridget. 

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