Join a lively conversation with host Xolani "xk" Kacela as he interviews Air National Guard Chaplains, Lt. Col. Gary Ortiz and Maj. Joseph Kamphuis, as they discuss the intricacies of military chaplains, to include: their roles and responsibilities, life during deployment, unique pastoral authority, and how chaplains fit into the military as officers. Both chaplains are members of the 150th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland AFB, NM.
Host Xolani Kacela's conversation with the Rev. Dr. Russell Elleven focuses on his work as a Unitarian Universalist minister who specializes in grief, death and dying, and animal chaplaincy. Elleven provides keen insights about why people struggle with dying and the benefits of confronting loss willingly and bravely. A two-time cancer survivor, Elleven shares parts of his personal journey to holistic living and how people will benefit from purposeful life-planning.
Rev. Carolyn Wilkins fills in for Xolani Kacela who is away, to host Rev. Jared Carson of Peace Lutheran Church of Las Cruces. Pastor Carson discusses his own spiritual path and the charitable work of Peace Lutheran Church's congregation. They delve into the issues facing our community and the efforts interfaith communities can make to create positive change.
Host Xolani Kacela interviews one of the founding hosts of Take On Faith Ricky Chavez. An atheist, Ricky discusses his views with XK.
Host Xolani Kacela 's guest is emeratis law school Professor, legal scholar and blogger Howard Friedman who focuses on issues of religion and the law.
Host Xolani Kacela's guest, the Rev. Countess Cooper, is a United Church of Christ minister, D.C. Air National Guard chaplain, social activist, and mother. Based in Prince George's County, MD, Rev. Cooper is also a religious scholar. The conversation focused on her ministry, military career, and advocacy work as an LGBTQ person.
Host Xolani Kacela has as his guest Jan Phillips who discusses her work as a writer, thought leader and spiritual teacher in the areas of creativity and mindfulness, her work with the Living Kindness Foundation, and how people can put their spirituality into practice and advocating for change.
Host Rev. Carolyn Wilkins interviews author, counselor, and minister Sharon Finney. Rev Finney is the author of 'Sweet Magnolia' a memoir, and editor of 'Encounters with God' where 10 women share their personal reflections. She is an active marriage and relationship counselor, an army veteran, and the publisher of Rose of Sharon Publishing.
Host Xolani Kacela's guest is Carl McColman who discusses his work as a contemplative and Christian mystic. The conversation centers on his book Unteachable Lessons, his work in spiritual direction, and the experience of mysticism. You can reach Carl McColman at email@example.com. His website is carlmccolman.com.
Next week's guest will be Sharon Finney, editor and author of Encounters with God, an anthology of devotional essays by ten African American women. You can reach Sharon Finney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is https://sharonfinney.com/
Host Rev. Xolani Kacela's guest is Jean Walters, author of The Journey from Anxiety to Peace and a transformational coach and metaphysics teacher, who spoke about overcoming anxiety and fear, trusting your intuition, and growing into your passion and purpose in the world. The program discussed how people of faith can find peace in everyday life by being in touch with their inner essence and using meditation. She can be reached at email@example.com. Her website is spiritualtransformation.com
Next week's guest in Carl McColman, author of the Eternal Heart and many other books on mysticism.
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