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Secular and Sacred: Prayer and Spirituality in a Postmodern World

In this month’s episode, we hear from Roger Owens on the topic of prayer and spirituality in a postmodern world, taken from his lectures he offered in August 2011 at a Five-Day Academy in Alabama. Listen on as ...

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Growing in God's Love

In this month’s episode, we hear from Roberta Bondi about God’s unconditional love for all of us. Roberta’s lifetime of studying the desert mothers and fathers of the Early Church lends itself to the wisdom shared – that the whole of the Christian spiritual life is about growing in the ...

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Healing and Wholeness

This month's episode draws from Sister Kathleen Flood's teaching on "Spirituality and Ways of Healing" at a Two-Year Academy in Alabama in February 2006. Inspired by the Gospel of Luke's passion narrative, Sister Kathleen offers wisdom and insight ...

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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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