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Life moves quickly. Contemplative Tuesday Podcast invites you to slow down, take a deep breath, contemplate the Word of God, and prayerfully reflect. Together, we’ll ask God to search us, guide us, and reveal Himself to us. The profound truth in mystery is that as we gaze upon Him, we will be made like Him. Let’s find ourselves in the God who makes all things new.
 
Where do you go to slow down, listen to, reflect on and discuss the deeper questions of life? Each season will consist of short reflective episodes on the season theme so you can listen and let yourself be drawn into deeper inquiry, presence and stillness. You'll come away with a deeper connection to your own wisdom and knowing, greater comfort with being in a space of not knowing, more inspired and open to new ideas and different ways of seeing the world and being in the world, and more rea ...
 
Music and religion have been intertwined for as long as humanity has been singing. Music is often a vehicle for our religious experiences, to be performed both in secular and sacred environments. "The Composer as Contemplative" Podcast exists at this point of intersection, meditating both on the role of music in the spiritual and liturgical life, and about the role of faith in the musical life. From discussions of contemporary music to musings on the interior life, and everything in between, ...
 
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Our lives can feel like one big waiting-room where the stuff we're hoping will happen is taking a long time to actually, like, happen. But what if the deepest spiritual wisdom of all is embedded in plain sight in that observation? Join Dave Schmelzer as he looks, in this episode, at wisdom from the biblical Letter to the Hebrews about that unexpect…
 
Today we talk about rest! As we begin to move towards post-pandemic life, some of us have questions: Do we like our old pace? Are there rhythms we’ve enjoyed that we want to keep? Today we talk about the many benefits of rest. Because let’s face it, productivity is great! It’s caused lots of advancement in our society. But what would healthy rhythm…
 
This episode is part 1 of a 2-part conversation that will be shared in the exploration of the topic “Is Motherhood a spiritual practice?” Throughout season one, you have heard us unpack some of the basic tenants of spiritual practices in our own lives. These are not exhaustive and to be honest, they barely scratch the surface of the Contemplative M…
 
Today we’re talking about things we can do in order to boost that sense of joy in our lives, for which, the contemplative can really help us on this front because, it just so happens, that the contemplative is a great teacher of things like “the gifts of savoring the moment” and “living with intention.” And the best news in all of this is, even if …
 
Saying No can be the hardest word to say as a mother. Maybe not to our kids but to the outside world. In this episode, Erin and Chelsea tackle how Saying No can become a contemplative practice, when we learn what to say no to and why it is important. Often, it is our ego saying yes instead of our heart center. The discussion will center around how …
 
Today we’re talking about burnout and how contemplative spirituality can help us. First, the good news: Burnout isn’t necessarily a bad place. And in fact, it could even be a great place. Find out why in this episode. #RuleOfLife #Retreat #Wilderness #Awareness Additional Resources: Book: A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer Book: Wisdom Distilled f…
 
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea discuss the importance of alone time away from kids, activities, chores, and finding space with the Holy. It is not always easy but solitude creates openings where we get to know ourselves, reset our priorities, and discover the Sacredness of our daily life. Chelsea describes different ways solitude can be accompli…
 
Contemplatives tell us we all make a classic mistake: we desperately try to fix ourselves when, instead, we're offered a powerful road to change that both works and takes far less effort. Dave Schmelzer, with lots of stories, looks at biblical wisdom around waking up in this way and then incorporates powerful insights from teachers like, from withi…
 
Today we’re talking about some of the many ways in which Nature seems to have the power to bring us in touch with The Divine, allow goodness to flow in our lives, and even help us navigate our more difficult seasons. How we interact with nature may change depending on the season of life we’re in. But somehow, it would seem that Nature can often spe…
 
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea explore navigating the unexpected (and sometimes unwelcome) moments of life. These moments can crack open unexpected spiritual practices that teach us the desires, needs, and benefits of intentional practices. Listen as Erin shares how deep grief led her to the practice of gratitude. This shift in perspective after…
 
Today’s podcast is a continuation of a conversation that began after we had officially ended last week’s podcast. The questions that kept us talking: Is a conversation about Vocational Discernment for the privileged? Or is this a universal conversation that spans many walks of life? And from there the questions kept coming: What if our current jobs…
 
In this episode Erin and Chelsea tackle our everyday mundane routines and rhythms and transform them into a Sacred Connectedness. What does that mean? Finding that the everyday mundane can be an invitation to enter a Sacred space. When we stay present in these activities they can become rituals. Rituals that begin to open a Divine Presence surround…
 
In this occasional TPC series in which we consider what might be familiar Christian themes in fresh ways, Dave Schmelzer looks at the unrivaled power of crossing cultures on God's behalf. Why is that one action so often connected with experiencing spiritual power? Dave tells dramatic personal stories on these lines involving, like, Hezbollah, but t…
 
Sometimes it’s hard to admit we’re having questions about our work. But on the other hand, maybe these moments are invitations from The Divine that can help us along in our journeys. In today’s episode we’ll talk about how the contemplative can help us even in the midst of our vocational questions: What can today teach us? What about today is servi…
 
In this episode Erin and Chelsea use their natural surroundings as a backdrop to connecting with all that the Divine has given us. Using personal examples of how their kids showed them the beauty of nature and how we can grasp this inner beauty while exploring the physical beauty of nature. They have plenty of oops moments of being a mom outdoors w…
 
Today we are talking about the idea of “thin places” – the places where the veil between heaven and Earth lifts. Join us as we consider where those places are that feel set apart and separate. Wonder with us as we consider ways to experience Divine Presence in community. And in the end, may we all feel inspired to discover even more ways to experie…
 
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea break down what it means to find stillness and become aware of the Sacred Presence even when the day gets off to a horrid start. We believe that stillness and parenthood is not oxymoron but sometimes it takes a bit of seeking to craft what stillness looks like for a mother. Join us as we talk about stillness in our…
 
Today we are talking with Ken, Spiritual Companion and member of numerous contemplative communities. Ken talks to us in this episode about practices that have been meaningful to him, why being powerless turns out to be a good thing, and what some of his favorite connections are between 12-step programs and the contemplative. Join us as we listen to…
 
We all face disillusionment, but the contemplatives offer us the good news that we're then given a profound opportunity to be initiated into the mysteries that lead to freedom and growth--and maybe even enlightenment and eternal life. With plenty of stories, Dave Schmelzer will invite us into perspectives from, well, Jesus and also Father Richard R…
 
In this episode, Erin and Chelsea break down the often intimidating word: Contemplative. Oftentimes, contemplative gets used as contemporary but this can miss the importance of the spiritual teachers who left much knowledge for us and had much to teach us about a contemplative lifestyle. The episode also dives deeper into different faith traditions…
 
Today we’re talking about Spiritual Independence. If we know this term, we may well identify by any number of names: Spiritual but not Religious, Spiritually Eclectic, Spiritually Fluid, Disaffiliated, Nones…But whatever we call ourselves and however we found ourselves here, many of us are finding our way into the Contemplative. In this episode, we…
 
This song is a prayer to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It was originally composed as a prayer to be gifted to Archbishop Jason Gordon when he left Barbados. He was Bishop of Bridgetown until his appointment as Archbishop of Port of Spain in 2017. What should a prayer for a Priest or Bishop sound like? I could only imagine that it would be someth…
 
A good deal of our misery comes from not feeling like our lives are turning out the way we'd planned. But Jesus--and mystics like Thomas Merton--strongly encourage us that we're on the wrong track when we look at our lives through that lens. Instead, they suggest an entirely different perspective on what we're up to that offers a new opportunity fo…
 
Today we’re talking about using the Contemplative lens to create new mindsets. And in particular, we start with some questions: What does it look like to renew our minds and take thoughts captive? How do we manage to allow our minds to think on things that are noble, excellent and praiseworthy? And given that we’re all so unique, what we quickly di…
 
Today we want to talk about life in the ordinary and about finding God in the more average parts of our days and lives. What can we find to sustain us? Where can something very usual become more extraordinary to us? Join us as we talk about returning to wonder, about slowing down to notice what we could not see before, and about the power of releas…
 
We live amidst profound cultural and spiritual divisions but can feel adrift in terms of what to do about it apart from judging people across the divide from us. Historic spiritual wisdom does have some thoughts, some of which turn out to be quite practical. Dave Schmelzer walks us through a provocative case study with insights from Franciscans, Ze…
 
Toxic Positivity is the belief that no matter how difficult the situation, that one should always maintain a positive mindset. It’s culturally normal for us to share our positive emotions, but what about the negative ones? Many of us have believed that if we just ignore the emotion, it will pass. But is that really true? Join us as we talk through …
 
This episode is part of the series of monthly talks Wisdom Living & the Joy of Connection a journey through the roots of meditation in the Christian Tradition as experienced in the circumstances of modern life by younger people. Learn more here Soundtrack: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.…
 
Today we’re offering an example of what one might experience during a Spiritual Direction session. In this particular session, Kristina is bringing a dream to Chris. “I felt discombobulated…I was trying to get somewhere.” …”I’m in a time of figuring things out. What does life look like now?” We invite you to join us as Kristina works through her dr…
 
Sometimes fervent, youthful faith can't make the journey into our adulthood, maybe because of life's suffering. But some of us then feel consequential loss, because feeling close to God, in good times and bad, felt great. Looking at the life of Harriet Tubman and focusing on Jesus's advice in his so-called "Farewell Discourse," Dave Schmelzer sugge…
 
Today we are talking with Marcia Bentley, Spiritual Companion and Supervisor for Spiritual Companions. What is Spirituality? What is the value of Spiritual Companioning? It turns out that great awakening is possible in our lives as we gain the ability to listen with our hearts, our minds, and our bodies. Most of us are probably better at one or two…
 
Is silence spiritual? In the third and final part of a group discussion on silence, we dive deeper into silence and the boundaries between spiritual and secular silence in society. Timestamps to key points [02:00] - Silence as the “presence of everything”, as spiritual [02:20] - Nour on there being nothing before anything, on there being silence be…
 
This is the opening talk by James Alison of the retreat 'Basic Christianity: what does the “real thing” look like when all the kitsch has collapsed?' Online Seminar, 21-26 July 2020 Coming soon: James is leading a new online retreat from Bonnevaux! 5 - 9 May 2021: Basic Christianity: An Induction into the Life of Jesus the Forgiving Victim A 5-day …
 
Given that silence is as essential as breathing, why is it so hard to prioritise? In part 2 of this group discussion on silence, we explore the barriers and benefits of consciously taking time for silence in our busy lives. Timestamps to key points [00:55] - Introduction and recap of part 1 [02:00] - Why when silence is so essential, is it so diffi…
 
How do different people experience and relate to silence? In part 1 of this group discussion on silence, we hear when the last time people took time in silence was, what their relationship to silence is and how it has shifted and changed over time. Timestamps to key points [01:24] - Introduction to the group guests [02:20] - Nour's last time in sil…
 
Fear, whether it comes from imagined circumstances or real ones, is something we all find ourselves having to deal with. If our goal is to be able to choose action over reaction, what can help us achieve that goal? In this episode, each of us shares ways in which we’ve identified fears in our own lives and what sorts of things we’ve tried that have…
 
The recent Atlanta shootings offer many storylines, not least highlighting racism directed towards Asian Americans. But one compelling storyline looks at the often destructive consequences of how conservative churches have taught about sexuality. Dave Schmelzer takes a candid look at this while then exploring the powerfully helpful contemplative re…
 
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