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In Good Faith

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Discover how God is working in the world and in our lives. Strengthen community by connecting with people of different faith traditions. Celebrate commonality and honor difference as believers share the wisdom and sacred stories, faith journeys, and life experiences that connect them to the Divine. Host Steven Kapp Perry talks with believers from all walks of faith—Catholic and Episcopalian, Buddhist and Baptist, Jewish and Hindu, Presbyterian and Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim and Latter-day Saint— sharing their personal experience with the sacred and the divine. Sundays on BYUradio—and be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

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United States

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Discover how God is working in the world and in our lives. Strengthen community by connecting with people of different faith traditions. Celebrate commonality and honor difference as believers share the wisdom and sacred stories, faith journeys, and life experiences that connect them to the Divine. Host Steven Kapp Perry talks with believers from all walks of faith—Catholic and Episcopalian, Buddhist and Baptist, Jewish and Hindu, Presbyterian and Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim and Latter-day Saint— sharing their personal experience with the sacred and the divine. Sundays on BYUradio—and be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

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English

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Episodes
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Ep. 212: Antonia Tomao. How can I be an instrument in God's hands?

6/19/2024
In this episode of In Good Faith, Steven Kapp Perry speaks with Antonia Tomao. She shares a touching story of recovery from a brain tumor. During this difficult time, she learned to lean on God. After her recovery, she started a business to help others who are enduring a difficulty realize that they are not alone. Antonia is the CEO of Antonia’s Promise, originally creating cross jewelry as a symbol of “brokenness” and a reminder that prayer and our trust in God will help us heal as a symbol of hope. She hopes that wearing or having these crosses will remind people that they are not alone in their suffering because God is with them.

Duration:00:24:19

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Ep. 211: Jon Ogden. How do I teach my kids about religion?

6/16/2024
How do you teach kids spiritual values? How do you have conversations that increase their empathy with other religious traditions? Steve sits down with podcaster and curriculum developer Jon Ogden. Jon shares how his religious upbringing inspired him to create a method to help families practice spirituality by drawing on the world's wisdom literature. Jon has worked as a teacher, curriculum creator, content director, and writer. He’s coupled that work with a decades-long study of the world’s wisdom traditions. John seeks for ways to keep the best of the past alive while evolving beyond its limitations. At Uplift Kids, he’s taking this interest in wisdom literature from around the world to help create community, alongside his spouse, for his two sons.

Duration:00:31:25

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Ep. 210: Susan Murphy. How do I wrestle with God?

6/12/2024
Why do bad things happen to good people? How can we wrestle with God in times of trial? In this episode of In Good Faith, Steve sits down with local friend Susan Murphy. The discussion follows her journey with Catholicism and Christianity. Susan Murphy shares what she has learned in helping victims of sexual assault and incest, and how religion can provide a unique sense to healing. Susan Murphy is on the Children’s Church Committee at the Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ. She holds a seminary degree from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis and is a co-founder of Daughters of Lot, an abused women’s resource in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Duration:00:30:04

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Ep. 209: Philip Goldberg. How can I change my perspective on religion?

6/9/2024
Steve speaks with Philip Goldberg about spirituality and how it can affect our understandings of other religions. Never before has the spiritual landscape been as diverse and abundant as it is today. Philip explains his anti-religious upbringing, how he learned about Eastern traditions, and how hosting an interfaith podcast has changed his life. Philip Goldberg is the author or co-author of numerous books, public speaker, spiritual counselor, and ordained Interfaith Minister. A resident of Great Barrington, MA, in the heart of the Berkshires, he leads American Veda Tours to India, conducts online courses and workshops, and contributes regularly to several publications. He also hosts the Spirit Matters podcast.

Duration:00:27:02

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Ep. 208: Father Elias Kabuk & Bishop Gregory Gordon. How can we protect religious freedom abroad?

6/5/2024
Steve sits down with Bishop Gregory Gordon and Father Elias Kabuk to discuss attacks on Catholics in Nigeria and what we can do about it, here in the US. This is a sobering interview that covers the recent history of Boko Haram in Western Africa, a terrorist group that has killed over 50,000 people in the last 20 years. Originally from Philadelphia, the Most Reverend Gregory W. Gordon, STL, is the first Auxiliary Bishop of Las Vegas. In the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Gordon serves on the Subcommittee on the Church in Africa. He also serves within the Archdiocese as chaplain to the Catholic Medical Association, and is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Knights of Columbus, and the Knights of Peter Claver. Father Elias Kabuk is Bajju by tribe, speaks Jju, and is from Kaduna State Nigeria. He was ordained a Catholic Priest for the Archdiocese of Kaduna in 2009. During the last 15 years, he has been appointed to work in the Kaduna Archdiocese, Nigeria, the Helena Diocese Montana, and the Archdiocese of Las Vegas. He attended St. John Vianney Minor Seminary, Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Nigeria and Villanova University in Philadelphia. Father Kabuk loves visiting the sick and homebound and working with those on the margins of society.

Duration:00:29:51

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Ep. 207: Corey Nathan. How can we discuss core disagreements?

6/2/2024
This week on the In Good Faith podcast, Steve speaks with Corey Nathan, host of the "Talkin’ Politics and Religion Without Killin’ Each Other" podcast. Together, they discuss how we can have conversations with people who have different core values from us; even if we strongly disagree, we can have these deep, meaningful discussions. He even shares ways that we can revitalize the media that is overwhelmed by antagonistic voices. Corey Nathan shares how his personal journey has necessitated the ability to have healthier conversations about politics and religion. Corey Nathan is passionate about respectful discussion. He was raised Jewish, later converting to Christianity, and knows the importance of speaking with those closest to you about what you hold most dear. He has also been involved in many entrepreneurial and creative pursuits, including starting his own media company.

Duration:00:28:47

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Ep. 206 Book Club: A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis

5/26/2024
Steve and Ashton from the IGF team are joined by BYU English professor Paul Westover and student Ruth Thomas. Together, they discuss C.S. Lewis' "A Grief Observed." In this book, C.S. Lewis openly reflects on the reality of life and death in the wake of his wife's tragic death. This book provides an honest account of the whirlwind that follows a loss—sometimes causing even the strongest believers to waver—and how one can regain their bearings after such disruption. Paul Westover joined the BYU faculty in 2008. His specialties are Romantic-era British literature and cultural history. Westover is co-editor of the Romantic Circles electronic critical edition of "William Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes" (2015) and of a volume called "Transatlantic Literature and Author-Love in the Nineteenth Century" (2016). He currently serves as Book Review Editor for the Journal of British Studies and as Graduate Coordinator for the English Department. The discussions in this episode come from many different places and perspectives. Each guest shares their own unique experience reading the book. Whether you are familiar with "A Grief Observed" or not, this episode is for you. Enjoy this engaging and vulnerable episode of In Good Faith.

Duration:00:54:48

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Ep. 205: James Early. What does Bible study look like in prison?

5/22/2024
In this conversation, Steve Kapp Perry interviews James Early. James describes his desire to get back to the original Christianity of Jesus. He has taught this philosophy for years as a member of the Christian Science Church. This episode also includes James' prison ministries and what he learned from teaching inmates. James Early is a Bible teacher and gives talks and conducts workshops on the Bible to churches and groups, in person as well as online. Since October 2008, he has conducted weekly Bible study classes at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT. In fall of 2019, he started "The Bible Speaks to You Podcast," which has had listeners in 173 countries and focuses on getting back to the original Christianity of Jesus.

Duration:00:29:15

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Ep. 204: Cassidy Hall. What can we learn from silence?

5/19/2024
This week, Steve sits down with Cassidy Hall to discuss the power of queerness and silence. In this conversation, Cassidy describes her experienced with contemplative, toxic, and loving silences. She also explains the way that she sees and understands queerness. In fact, her new book is dedicated to "the queerness in all of us." This book ("Queering Contemplation: Finding Queerness in the Roots and Future of Contemplative Spirituality") releases on May 21, 2024—just two days after this episode drops! Cassidy Hall is an author, award-winning filmmaker, podcaster, ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and leading voice in contemplative spirituality. She is the co-host of the Encountering Silence podcast and the creator of the Contemplating Now and Queering Contemplation podcasts. Cassidy is widely published and currently resides in Indianapolis, where she is studying for her Doctorate degree.

Duration:00:28:53

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Ep. 203: Marcy Youngster. What does the Eucharist mean?

5/15/2024
What does the Eucharist mean? Why is it so important to Catholics? This week, Steven Kapp Perry speaks with Marcy Youngster from The Catholic Whisperer Podcast. Their conversation explores how to deal with suffering, bullying, and trauma. Marcy shares how these hardships helped her form a definite belief in Christ, and how she uses this belief as a life coach. Marcy empowers women to embrace their Catholic Faith and fulfill their dreams and potential—even if they feel lost, unhealthy, invisible, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled. She found solace and faith during her first marriage, which she had annulled after 6 children and 18 years. Her second marriage was to a practicing Catholic with 4 children. Marcy is a serial entrepreneur with a newly formed podcast and YouTube channel.

Duration:00:26:21

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Ep. 202: Doug Hardy. What is a Spiritual Director?

5/12/2024
What is a spiritual director? How do they differ from a therapist? In this episode of In Good Faith, Steve speaks with Doug Hardy to find out. Doug is the former president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. During his lifetime, he has also been a counselor, parish pastor, and professor. In his teachings, Doug intentionally creates time and space for silence, listening, and reflection so that learning is accompanied by a personal transformation that goes deep. Currently, Doug Hardy works as a spiritual director, trains spiritual directors—he even has a spiritual director. He speaks to the influence that a spiritual director had over the happiest time of his life.

Duration:00:29:28

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Ep. 201: Imam Shoaib Din. Why the Hajj?

5/8/2024
Steve sits down with Imam Shoaib Din, a friend of the show, for a conversation about the Hajj, ritual, and how he ended up in Utah. Imam Shuaib Din is the director of religious affairs at Utah Islamic Center located in West Jordan City, Utah. Born in Wisconsin and raised in Chicago, he graduated from the Institute of Islamic Studies in Dewbury, England, and completed a 5-year course in Islamic Theology at Dar ul Uloom University in Karachi, Pakistan. For over 15 years he has served as a guide for groups making the Hajj to Mecca. Imam Shuaib has served on the SLC Interfaith Roundtable, the State of Utah MLK Human Rights Commission, and as Religious Editor for Iqra International Publications. He is the recipient of the World Peace Federation’s Ambassador of Peace Award and the Utah Office of Ethnic Affairs’ Community Service Award.

Duration:00:25:19

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Ep. 200: Rev Dr. John J. Thatamanil. Can every religion be correct?

5/5/2024
For our 200th episode, Steve sits down with Rev Dr John J. Thatanamil in a wide-ranging conversation of how we know what we know and why we should trust other believers to know what they know. There's holy hymning, childhood memories, and an evaluation of lint brushes... John Thatamanil is a professor at Union Theological Seminary, the author of The Immanent Divine,: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament, and also his recent (2020) book Circling the Elephant: A Comparative Theology of Religious Diversity. Professor Thatamanil is a past-president of the North American Paul Tillich Society (NAPTS) and the founding (and current) Chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Theological Education Committee. He is a frequent preacher and lecturer in churches, colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. He also co-edits (with Dr. Loye Ashton) the “Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions” book series for Fordham University Press. He blogs regularly for a variety of online publications and has published editorials in The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

Duration:00:29:28

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Ep. 199: Eric Huntsman – Passover, Part III

4/28/2024
This is the third of a three-part mini series on Passover. Eric Huntsman, author of Greater Love Hath No Man: A Latter-day Saint Guide to Celebrating the Easter Season, discusses why Passover is important for Christians in understanding the historical Jesus and symbolism throughout the New Testament. He also answers the question, should Christians be holding their own Seder meals? Eric Huntsman, PhD, is a professor of Ancient Scripture and the Academic Director of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center.

Duration:00:22:31

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Ep. 198: Rabbi Evan Moffic – Passover, Part II

4/24/2024
This is the second of 3 interviews on Passover. We hope you enjoy all three. Steve discusses Passover symbolism with Rabbi Evan Moffic and asks, should Christians be creating their own Seder dinners? A graduate of Stanford University, Rabbi Moffic leads a congregation in the Chicago suburbs and teaches across the world, sharing Jewish wisdom, stories, and inspiration with people of all faiths.

Duration:00:28:37

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Ep. 197: Cantor Sharon Brown Levy – Passover, Part I

4/21/2024
This is the first of three interviews about Passover. We hope you enjoy all three. Steve chats with Cantor Sharon Brown Levy from Kol Ami in Salt Lake City about the musical rituals of Seder. The Cantor sings several songs for us, including Dayenu, the first psalm of the Hallel (Psalm 113), and the first of the four questions. Cantor Brown-Levy certified in cantorial arts from both the Reform Movement’s American Conference of Cantors and the Conservative Movement’s Cantors Assembly. Prior to her arrival here in Utah, she served pulpits in Toronto, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Florida. She is also a respected choral conductor, co-leading one of the country’s largest community interfaith choirs, Voices in Harmony. For Passover 2024, the Cantor invited the local general public to celebrate Seder with the Congregation Kol Ami. Check their website for more info!

Duration:00:26:12

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Ep. 196: Tala Alnasser and Sama Salah. Why do you celebrate Eid?

4/10/2024
Eid Mubarak! Today, we are inviting you to a casual conversation with two students at Brigham Young University who participate in Ramadan. They speak to their experience with fasting, how Eid is celebrated in their culture, and why they believe. Sama Salah is the President of the BYU Arab Student Association. The BYU Arab Student Association is the official club for BYU Arab/North African students and alumni. She studies business at BYU. Sama's mother was a past guest—you can listen to that discussion in episode 4. Tala Alnasser is the newly elected BYU student body Vice President. With President Sarah Sun, she hopes to inspire students at Brigham Young University with the motto "Becoming BYU." She is studying public relations and French at BYU.

Duration:00:44:34

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Ep. 195: What does "God's Love" mean across religious traditions?

3/31/2024
Steve chats with Rachel Whipple, Shahab Saeed, and Kimberly Applewhite Teitter about what God's love means in their different traditions. Guests share scripture, hymn, and personal experience to help illustrate God's love. Rachel Whipple is an attorney and Provo City Councilor, and a former Research Fellow at the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. She is also a member of the Provo Awakening Valley Sangha Board of Directors. Shahab Saeed is a business and community leader in Salt Lake City. He has served as a Trustee for Intermountain Healthcare System’s corporate board and as a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the American Hospital Association. He is a practitioner of the Baha'i faith. Kimberly Applewhite Teitter, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a published author, an adjunct professor, and an entrepreneur in the Salt Lake City area. She is also a wife and a mother to two daughters and is the director of the Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir in Utah. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rachel Whipple

Duration:00:49:57

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Ep. 194: How do you feel the love of God?

3/24/2024
Welcome to our Love of God mini-series! We began with interviews from David N. Moore and Keyvan Guela. Now, we revisit conversations from past episodes that touch on God's love. This episode is organized roughly into a discussion of discovering God's love, learning to love those around us, how God's love is manifested through a certain prophet or messenger, and what we do in our daily lives to show God our love to God. We introduce guests of different religions and listen to what the love of God means to them. Thank you for remembering these conversations with us—hear more from each guest in past episodes of In Good Faith.

Duration:00:54:28

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Ep. 193: Keyvan Guela. How can you manifest God's love?

3/20/2024
Continuing our love of God mini series, Steve speaks with Keyvan Guela about the Baha'i concept of love and Keyvan's personal experience of feeling God's love through the care of the people around her. Keyvan Guela is is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Global Integrated Education (CGIE), a non-profit Baha’i-inspired educational organization, which explores oneness of all humanity. She has served for two years as the producer and host of a two-hour weekly live radio show for the Persian community in Southern California, focusing on the role of the psychology of spirituality in personal and social transformation. She is originally from Iran.

Duration:00:27:31