Religion has been blamed for many wars, conflicts and human suffering over the centuries, but would the world be better without religion or is the impulse towards religion so fundamental to human existence that suppressing it will only cause the religious impulse to manifest in other ways such as political ideologies?
Brian Jeansonne is the director of Seeds and Souls, an organization dedicated to spiritual direction and soul care. He is also the pastor of Mid City church in the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans.
Darrell Galatas is a musician, songwriter and psychotherapist. This episode features a conversation on mental/emotional health, music, truth and beauty as well as in studio performances of Darrell's original songs.
Dan Caro is a drummer and speaker who has an incredibly inspirational story of overcoming adversity. After being burned over 80 percent of his body at age 2 and losing his hands, Dan went on to become a professional drummer who has played all over the U.S. and Canada. Bless your ears and your soul with this inspirational conversation!
How blindly we trust in our own sight... In this episode Crispin discusses how easy it is to succumb to the idolatry of ideology. When we hold too tightly to our beliefs we can easily become blind to seeing people and experiencing truth all around us.
Hope is oftentimes connected to experiences of awe and wonder. In this episode we explore this connection through the poetry of Bob Dylan, Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, the lyrics of an ancient Psalm as well as some original music and insights from host Crispin Schroeder.
Too often when it comes to religion, morality or one's stance on social issues it is very tempting to engage the issues primarily from the ego and for the applause of others. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus invites us to look into our motives and learn a way of life that is not based on the approval of others but in living from a more hidden connection with the divine.
The Extra Crispy Groundhog Day Episode! In this episode we look into Groundhog Day, a movie many mistake for a simple romantic comedy, which underneath its humorous surface, gets to some of the most profound questions on existence and transformation.
The feeling of being in love is the greatest feeling ever but becoming a loving person is an arduous path, yet it is the most necessary pursuit of our lives and the very hope for a world that is so very divided.
Social media, for all it's benefits, seems to empower some of the worst aspects of our personalities when it comes to how we relate to one another. Add to this the highly addictive nature of social media and you have the making of an epidemic of addiction to moral outrage which threatens our very existence.
In this episode we are reflecting on the work, life and example of Biblical Scholar, Author, and Pastor Eugene Peterson featuring guest contributors Brian Jeansonne, Jonathan Martin, Joseph Phillips, Brian Metzger, Brent Henderson, and Brad Jersak.
What if the Bible doesn't primarily exist to give us answers to our questions but rather to reveal what wrestling with God through suffering, meaning, morality, and justice look like in the lives of men and women throughout the ages
Leone Elliott is a Physician who started the Healthcare Gallery and Wellness Spa in Baton Rouge in 2014. The Healthcare gallery is a fully functional art gallery that also functions as a wellness spa. http://spabatonrouge.com