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Episode 7. Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, President of Auburn Seminary. Do Politics Belong in Religion?

Do politics belong in religion? Don't answer until you listen to this week's conversation. The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson is president of Auburn Seminary, a multifaith leadership development and research institute that equips bold and resilient leaders of faith and moral courage to build communities, bridge divides, pursue justice, and heal the world. Author of “God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith are Changing the World” (Continuum, 2006), Henderson is an internationally known...


Episode 6. Tara Stiles, Founder of Strala Yoga. Connecting with our Bodies.

On this week's show, one of the world's most renowned and unconventional yoga teachers joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about yoga, social media, community, parenthood, and making your own rules. Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe in partner studios, gyms, and clubs. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its philosophy of...


Episode 5. Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman. Must Science be the Adversary of Religion?

We're very excited about this episode. After all, it's not every day that a one-time Jeopardy! contestant decides to come on the show. In a freewheeling conversation we focus on the uneasy relationship between Science and Religion. Are these disciplines forever destined to be enemies? Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman is the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious worlds, and is being incubated at Clal – The National Jewish Center for...


Episode 4. Abigail Pogrebin, Author. The Spirituality of Marking Time.

This week on "Everything is Connected," author Abigail Pogrebin joins Jonathan for a lively conversation about her deep dive into the heart of Judaism. We discuss what she's learned about marking time through the observance of an ancient, traditional sequence of festivals and fast-days... some of which she'd never heard of before undertaking a project that left even some of her closest family and friends scratching their heads. As she went about her immersive research, she interviewed...


Episode 3. Michele Lowe, Playwright

Writers create worlds out of words. This week, critically acclaimed playwright Michele Lowe joins Jonathan Blake for a conversation about her spiritual journey, writing as a spiritual discipline, and the perils of religious extremism. Michele Lowe is a playwright, librettist, lyricist and speaking/writing coach whose works have been produced and performed across the country and around the world. She was Artist in Residence at the 2017 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab with her play The...


Episode 2. Pete Malinverni, Pianist, Head of Jazz Studies at the Conservatory of Music, State University of New York at Purchase

Award winning jazz pianist, composer, spiritual leader, and Head of Jazz Studies at the Conservatory of Music, State University of New York at Purchase, Steinway™ artist Pete Malinverni talks with host Jonathan Blake about the spiritual journey of his life and career, culminating in his newest release, the critically acclaimed album "Heaven." Can music be a spiritual language? Learn more about this extraordinary musician and gifted teacher, spiritual leader, and jazz luminary here.


Episode 1. Rev. Wayne Francis & Rabbi Jonathan Malamy

A reverend and a rabbi walk into a room and discuss the relative merits (and demerits) of organized religion. Our first episode takes us on a deep dive into the question: what good is religion, anyway? Join host Jonathan Blake and two distinguished spiritual leaders for a fascinating conversation. Rev. Wayne Francis is Pastor of Authentic Church in White Plains. Rabbi Jonathan Malamy is Director of Spiritual Care and Religious Life at the New Jewish Home, Manhattan. Rev. Wayne Francis...