I have a podcast on spirituality and resilience through the lens of the Biblical Psalms.
The question I’m exploring is: how do the Psalms, and music, and other spiritual resources such as these, help us through difficult times – through times of personal or collective trauma?
How do the psalms lift our spirits?
I’m inviting friends and respected teachers to speak with me on the connections between spirituality and resilience. My guests are from a variety of backgrounds – theologians, social workers, hymnwriters, musicians, spiritual directors, clergy, academics, mental health practitioners, and anyone interested in the intersection of spirituality and the lived experience.
Through personal story, field research, and theological reflection, we delve into the psalms and how they intersect with people lives and areas of expertise.
For me, this is pure joy. When I record my conversations, I’m in a beautiful spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Rathlin Island – and I get to connect with people near and far to talk about things we’re passionate about.
I hope you will join us on the journey! Click the link below, where you can also subscribe to receive emails when new podcast episodes comes out.
Podcast Episodes thus far:
Ep. 1 Finding Your True Home, with Amy Ruth Schacht
Ep. 2 Holding the Adversity and the Joy, with Sara Cook
Ep. 3 How Singing Together Makes Us Better, with Brian Hehn
Ep. 4: Examining Our Spirits in the Mess of Everyday Life, with Pádraig Swan
Ep. 5: Creating Rivers of Resilience in Wearying Times, with Erin Hayes-Cook
Ep. 6: Building Bridges of Salaam (Peace) through Song, with Eric Sarwar
Ep. 7: Shepherding through the Rugged Terrain of the Valley, with Kate Wiebe
Ep. 8 Uncovering Deep Grace in a Year of Turbulence, with Karen Campbell
Ep. 9: Speaking to Each Other Across our Depths, with Avivah Zornberg
Ep. 10: Leaning into the Cycles of Darkness and Light, with Barbara Brown Taylor
Ep. 11: Loved in Our Unfixed State, with Paul Hutchinson
Ep. 12: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, with Sarah Griffith Lund
Ep. 13: Transformed by Grief into Agents of Change, with Sunder John Boopalan
Ep. 14: Listening in the Silence for What is True, with Brother Thierry
Ep. 15: Hope is Stronger than Fear, with Denise Bradley
Ep. 16: Lament as a Sacred Act, with Peace Lee
Ep. 17: Delivering us through the Pains of Life and Death, with John Bell
Ep. 18: Awakening to our Belovedness, with Ruth Patterson
Ep. 19: Persistence as a Sign of Deep Faith, with Munther Isaac
Ep. 20: How Do We Pay Attention and Not Lose Hope? with Rebecca Dudley