Wrapping up a tremendous experience we discuss all sorts of things, rarely stay on topic but end up feeling like we said what we needed to say. Par for the course and the most appropriate way to sign off.
Listen to us live as we are inconvenienced by modern conveniences. Even with the best interest is at heart: sometimes the more convenient things are meant to make our lives the more complicated they become. Maybe we are meant to do the difficult things as Lao Tazu suggested. Convenience breeds expectations, Expectations breeds suffering~ Deep Quotes with Irrev. Melissa
Join us with guest Paul Smith as we discuss the theory of Integral Christianity and the 3 faces of God. Plus you get to hear about the 12 words that changed him.
What’s the point of time? Why do we keep trying to control it and why does it always seem to control us? Shad and Melissa jump into all the issues brought upon by Melissa’s least favorite day of the year.
Less Serious goes live as we debate the idea of looking at and solving problems piece by piece or in a holistic approach. Babies in rivers, boiled frogs, bites out of elephants are just some of the metaphors Melissa messes up this time…. but maybe just maybe we come up with a solution?
Conversation on value & worth continued….
What determines something’s intrinsic value? Can spiritual value be measured? Shad also gets to the hard-hitting questions like “Is the chicken the minister?” Finally, though we reach a conclusion that life should be more like a buffet, as all good conversations should!
Part 2 of our conversation concerning technology in church!
Join us as we chat with Rev. James Buchanan of Unity of Dallas as we dive into technology as a tool to move culture. In this two-part series, we discuss the roadblocks to implementing and the ever-important need for effective communication!
Melissa and Shad discuss the tragedy of the September 11th attacks on their 20th anniversary. We dive into the hatred that caused it as well as the hatred that spawned it. What is the root issue of hatred anyway?
What role does music play in spirituality? How important is it in terms of spiritual growth? Explore these topics with Shad, Melissa & guest star Mark Stanton Welch. Sound alchemy, the importance of music in making you vulnerable, and how vibration is ultimately responsible. Plus we get to learn about Mark writes music for specific chakras.
Join Shad & Melissa with special guest Linda Chubbuck as we delve into the concept of forgiveness. Can you forgive someone in the midst of hurt? What happens to the negative energy during resentment? What about forgiveness on a global scale? Does that require some sort of societal or cultural forgiveness as well? Also – Melissa & Shad could have nearly been sidetracked for an entire hour regarding grain elevators.
Guest Ogun Holder helps us explore the wild and unpredictable world of parenting. The Author of Rants to Revelations fits right into our model of not taking the monstrous task of parenting all too seriously. We start to slip down the rabbit hole of intention vs impact of our words… Also ended up spending more time on children cursing than I thought we would… Great listen for sure. Leave us your comments and let Melissa know where she’s going wrong.
Join special guest and Unity celebrity Gary Simmons as we discuss everything from integral theory to its role in the decline of the traditional church. What is the new role of the ministers and where do online ministries fit into today’s model?
Ep. 36 AddictionWhere is the line between giving it over and taking ownership? Does addiction happen upon you and what is the role in co-creating with the universe as it pertains to addiction… Join Shad & Melissa with special guest Temple Hayes as we explore the two types of addiction that Temple defines as “those that take your life and those that keep you from living”.
What’s the point? Do they help or hurt our spiritual evolution? What happens when we search for wholeness in another person. How do the dynamics change when we are with someone who picks up where we leave off instead of looking for someone to complete us. Tribal identity is important, but can it be too much? Join Shad and Melissa in their usual less serious ways as they explore the importance or lack their of relationships.
OH NO!!!!! Can we? Should we? How do we? Is there a spiritual component to it we need to explore? Can Melissa last an entire hour without giggling while talking about it?This and more answered as we explore the less serious side of the physical needs of the body. Children of the hosts: feel free to skip this one!
Is self-care just bubble baths?Why are rituals important?Also – let’s talk about adoption!!! Join us as we explore these topics with our guest Elizabeth Barbour!
What do you do that brings you unbridled, pure childlike joy? Have you tried skipping? Join us as we discuss with Kim Skipper Corbin the pure joy that can come from doing something some see as ‘silly’. We also get to talk about the publishing world with our guest who is no stranger to it!
Change happens all around us all the time. It happens in relationships, workplaces, housing, school, etc. It can be difficult, or fun, or scary. But what can we do about it? What’s the best way to move through change with grace? Joining Shad & Melissa is Diana Kennedy from Unity Worldwide Ministries to give us her take!