Posts Tagged ‘Spiritual Direction’

RBP 025 Spray Painting Graffiti on the Walls of Religion with David Hayward (nakedpastor)

 
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Our guest for Red Backpack Show episode 25 is David Hayward.

In 2010 David left the professional paid clergy. He is still passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, as well as in how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways.
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David started a blog called nakedpastor in 2006, and initiated his public analysis of religion, religious community and spirituality through his writings, art and cartoons. Thousands of people are challenged and entertained by nakedpastor every day.
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In 2012, David launched The Lasting Supper, and online resource site and community for the spiritually independent.
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His art, cartoons, writings and book have found their way all around the world.
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David was baptized Anglican as a baby, came to faith in a Baptist church when he was a teenager, changed to Pentecostal in his late teens, married another Pentecostal named Lisa, was ordained Presbyterian, pastored a Vineyard church, and planted others.
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He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as a Masters in Religious Studies and Ministry from McGill University in Montreal.
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David lives with his wife Lisa on the beautiful Kennebecasis River near Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. They have 3 grown children close by.  
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RBP 017 Allowing God To Show You How Much You Are Loved w/ Dr. Jackie Halstead

Join Dr. Jackie Halstead as she breaks down contemplative spirituality and spiritual direction into easy to understand chunks.  Don’t know where to begin?  Not sure about the ROI on spiritual growth?  This one is for you.

In this episode you will learn:

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RBP 016 Learning from the Dying with Scott Owings

This is an episode that I am very proud of. Scott Owings is a hospice chaplain, spiritual director and friend.  In this episode we talk about the surprisingly rich and joyous privilege of caring for the spiritual needs of the dying and their families. You may initially think this subject is a downer.  But I guarantee that you will find this discussion encouraging, engaging and helpful.  Leave a comment and let us know what you think.  

In this episode you will learn:

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RBP 014 A Therapist and a Stand Up Comic Walk Into a Bar with Steve Olivas

Steve Olivas has been practicing psychology for over 20 years and ran Haven Counseling (with Dr. Shawn Stewart, on Music Row in Nashville) for about ten years before leaving to open his own practice in early 2010.  He specializes in treating men and men’s issues.
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Also an experienced National public speaker and stand up comic, he has conducted “edu-tainment” trainings and speaking engagements in nearly every state across the country.
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Steve  has trained and entertained groups of five to five-hundred! In addition to conducting over 400 live events in 48 states (come on Delaware and North Dakota – let’s get something booked!), he has also co-hosted a popular radio show, written a weekly column for two different newspapers, and done his fair share of improvisational comedy. Sometimes referred to as “The Dave Barry of Psychology,” he takes serious topics and makes them memorable.
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Guided Prayer – Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina (lex-ee-oh dih-vee-nuh)

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Lectio Divina is the practice of allowing scripture to read us.
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The practice has four movements: read, reflect, respond, and release.

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