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Christian Spirituality in a Global Context

In this month's episode, we hear from Bishop Hee-Soo Jung on the topic of Christian Spirituality in a Global Context. Illuminating the topics of liberation and compassion and pointing to the other-centered focus of Jesus, Bishop Hee-Soo invites ...

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"I'm There, Too: Afro-Centric Theology and Worship"

This month's episode draws from Safiyah Fosua's teaching on afro-centric theology and black worship at a Two-Year Academy in Alabama in February 2006. Offering us a rich history of afro-centric theology and worship, Professor Fosua invites us to consider the themes of belonging, contemplation, and the vital impact of black ...

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Letting Gratitude Lead

LETTING GRATITUDE LEAD by Claire K. McKeever-Burgett, Academy Associate Director  On the Tuesday night before Christmas, I left my house — with two hours of leeway for what normally would be a 45-minute drive — to go officiate the small wedding ceremony of mutual friends. I soon found ...

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Becoming Who We Are Called To Be

In this month's episdoe, Luther Smith invites listeners into deeper reflection on becoming who God calls us to be. Wisdom for this Advent season and for all seasons, enjoy episode four of Academy Podcast.   

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Academy Podcast: Healing, Death, and Dying in Today's World

In this month's episode, Mary Earle offers deep insight into the topics of healing, death, and dying, inviting listeners to muse, daydream, and reflect on what healing looks like individually, communally, and for the world. Enjoy!   

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Academy Podcast: Connecting with Presence

Welcome back to The Academy Podcast, Episode Two! In this month's episode, Marjorie Thompson centers on the topics of prayer, listening, and God’s infinite love for us, offering insight, wisdom, and encouragement for all who long to be prayer-full people, deeply connected to God. Enjoy.    ...

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Academy Podcast: Friendship With God

Welcome to Episode One of the newly relaunched Academy Podcast, featuring Trevor Hudson on the topics of loneliness, longing, and friendship. In this episode, Trevor offers insight, wisdom, and hope for all who long for deep connection with the Divine.   

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