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Listening to Our Pain

Throughout this election season in the U.S., I have found myself heartbroken. The source of my heartbreak is the way we have and are treating one another. The shadow side of our society is on full display. Across the social, political, gender, sexual orientation, and racial spectrum, decades of unprocessed ...

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From the Well: Episode 15 - Staying Present in Hard Times

Episode 15 of From the Well, a podcast from The Academy of Spiritual Formation, is now available for you to listenshare, and engage. Our episode this month focuses on the spiritual practice of being present to your own life - especially in moments or seasons where we are tempted ...

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From the Well: Episode 14 - A Light Task: Bringing Peace Through Silence and Hospitality

Episode 14 of From the Well, a podcast from The Academy of Spiritual Formation, is now available for you to listenshare, and engage. According to a recent study, the current U.S. presidential election has created high levels of stress and anxiety among people. Many feel polarized and desperate. As ...

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From the Well: Episode 13 - Faith Outside the Echo Chamber

Episode 13 of From the Well, a podcast from The Academy of Spiritual Formation, is now available for you to listenshare, and engage. As our communities and media sources are growing increasingly polarized, it is easy to find false comfort in feeling smarter, better or more right than those ...

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From the Well: Episode 12 - Returning as Resurrection People: Savoring and Sharing our Pilgrimage Experiences

Episode 12 of From the Well, a podcast from The Academy of Spiritual Formation, is now available for you to listenshare, and engage. In Part II of this episode on Christian pilgrimage, we look at the challenge of returning from pilgrimage. Particularly during this time of Easter, how do ...

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From the Well: Episode 11 - Love, Lent, and the Campaign Trail: A Tale of Pilgrimage and Transformation

Episode 11 of From the Well, a podcast from The Academy of Spiritual Formation, is now available for you to listenshare, and engage. What do Valentine’s Day, the Lenten season, and the presidential primaries have in common? They all happen in the month of February, but they also have ...

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From the Well: Episode 10 - All In: Experiencing God’s Friendship In A Broken World

Episode 10 of From the Well, a podcast from The Academy of Spiritual Formation, is now available for you to listenshare, and engage. It seems we cannot get away from choosing between who’s in and who’s out - who gets quality healthcare and education and who doesn’t. Who gets ...

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