Episode 34 - Debra Hirsch Part I, “Redeeming Sex”

April 30, 2017

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Deb Hirsch is the author of Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations About Sexuality and Spirituality.  As a speaker, church leader, and writer she has led churches in both Australia and Los Angeles and is one of the founders of Forge Mission Training Network. She is the co-author (with Alan Hirsch) of Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship, and her book Redeeming Sex reflects her own journey and attempts to bring new conversations about sexuality into the context of the church. Deb has been involved in social work, community development and as a trained counselor has worked in the field of sexuality for over twenty-five years. She and her husband live in community with others in Los Angeles.

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Episode 33 - Chaim Potok Part II, “Giving Shape to Turmoil”

April 23, 2017

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Chaim Potok (1929-2002) was a legendary novelist, rabbi, Judaic scholar, and philosopher. This interview--Part 2 of a two-part interview-- is a dramatization of the written text originally published in The Mars Hill Review.

Special thanks to Rabbi Brian Newman for reading the part of Chaim Potok.

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Episode 32 - Chaim Potok Part I, “Giving Shape to Turmoil”

April 16, 2017

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Chaim Potok, who passed away in 2002, was a legendary novelist, rabbi, Judaic scholar, and philosopher. His many books include, The Chosen, My Name Is Asher Lev, and Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews. This interview is a dramatization of the written text originally published in The Mars Hill Review. Special thanks to Rabbi Brian Newman for reading the part of Chaim Potok.

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Episode 31 - Joy Sawyer Part II, “Poetry and the Soul”

April 9, 2017

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Joy Sawyer is a Denver-based writer and poet. In addition to several nonfiction books, Joy is the author of a poetry collection, Tongues of Men and Angels (White Violet Press, 2016), Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in such diverse publications as Books & Culture, Christianity & Literature, Inklings, Lilliput Review, Mars Hill Review, New York Quarterly, and others.

Since 2009, Joy has taught both poetry and intro to creative writing classes at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. In addition to Lighthouse, she also taught writing & poetry coursework in the masters of liberal studies program at the University of Denver (2003-2013). Joy received her MA from New York University, where she was awarded the Herbert Rubin Award for Outstanding Creative Writing.

Be sure to visit Joy's website at www.joyrouliersawyer.com.

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Episode 30 - Joy Sawyer Part I, “Poetry and the Soul”

April 2, 2017

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Joy Sawyer is a Denver-based writer and poet. In addition to several nonfiction books, Joy is the author of a poetry collection, Tongues of Men and Angels (White Violet Press, 2016), Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in such diverse publications as Books & Culture, Christianity & Literature, Inklings, Lilliput Review, Mars Hill Review, New York Quarterly, and others.

Since 2009, Joy has taught both poetry and intro to creative writing classes at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. In addition to Lighthouse, she also taught writing & poetry coursework in the masters of liberal studies program at the University of Denver (2003-2013). Joy received her MA from New York University, where she was awarded the Herbert Rubin Award for Outstanding Creative Writing.

Be sure to visit Joy's website at www.joyrouliersawyer.com.

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