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This is a podcast by a couple guys who think showing up is the key to faith, relationships, creativity and business. Showing up is more than attendance, it’s the art of being where you are, when you are and what you are. This, of course, leads to the greatest discovery of all… Why You Are.

This is a podcast by a couple guys who think showing up is the key to faith, relationships, creativity and business. Showing up is more than attendance, it’s the art of being where you are, when you are and what you are. This, of course, leads to the greatest discovery of all… Why You Are.
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This is a podcast by a couple guys who think showing up is the key to faith, relationships, creativity and business. Showing up is more than attendance, it’s the art of being where you are, when you are and what you are. This, of course, leads to the greatest discovery of all… Why You Are.




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Ep 26 Empathy with Jay Franson Life Coach

Jer and Kirk are joined by life coach Jay Franson to explore Empathy and its impact on relationships. Jay's personal empathy drives his coaching as he works to build relational strength in his clients. They discuss drama triangles, building connection, seeing reality and much more.


Ep 25: The Art of Relationships

Jer and Kirk explore the art of relationships. They play with the idea that the essence of relationships is to be with yourself, others, higher power and the created order. Nearly any activity can either foster or fracture your with-ness so how do you learn to be with rather than apart. Jer has lots to say about this subject in particular from his work traveling the world presenting the Single Life Workshop to thousands of people over the last years. It is from this perspective that he is...


Ep 24: Entrepreneurship - Sam's story of starting Theory Collaborative

Jer and Kirk are joined by Sam LaRobardiere to discuss Entrepreneurship. Sam is the co-founder of Theory Collaborative, a coffee roasting and distribution company in Redding California. Sam and his partners have recently opened Theory Cafe which has been a long term dream. While this is only the beginning of what they have planned, it is a major milestone in their entrepreneurial journey. Sam reflects on what it takes to get any enterprise started. The courage, the struggle, the myths and...


Ep 23: Politics? Why Show Up

In this episode Jeremy throws a curve ball at Kirk by asking how he shows up in politics; a question Kirk would rather avoid. Turns out young Kirk was pretty involved in politics and even considered it as a career. He volunteered with his counties Republican central committee, interned in a Republican congressional office and was endorsed to run in a city council race. But after losing his taste for the right side of the aisle where is he now? Why doesn't he want to show up in politics?...


Ep 22: Why Non-Dualistic Thinking Changes Everything (Part 2 Good and Evil)

Jer, Kirk and Jack revisit their conversation on non-dualistic thinking (episode 18) with a focus on the problem of good and evil. A problem that exposes the depth of the concept they are wrestling with, and why they are truly out of their depth. It is their hope that this wresting enhances your journey into non-dualistic thinking. Jer opens with a statement he wrote which becomes the jumping off point: Here is a transcript: "As I delve deeper into the concept of non-dualistic thinking,...


Breaking Up With God: Jeremy's Story of Disillusionment and Concession

In this episode the amazing Jeremy Byrne shares his story of breaking up with God ... his I quit moment ... and how it impacted his life, faith and relationships.


Ep 20 Where Are All The Men?

What does dating look like when you find yourself single in the your 30's (or late 20's). Kirk brings a question to the guys that many of his female friends have been asking: Where are all the men? Turns out the men are asking a similar question. This episode focuses on the difference between dating as young adults and dating later in life. What do you do when you're looking for partnership and it seems like all the good ones are taken. Why are people waiting longer to form life long...


Ep 19: Faith or Fad?

How do you tell the differences between authentic faith and cultural expression of it (fads)? Why does my faith look different than my parents? Are my parents correct? What is the future of faith? In this episode Jer leads a subject centered conversation about the nature of fads within faith communities.


Ep18: Experiences in Non-Dualistic Thinking

Jer and Kirk are joined by Justin Byrne (from episode 6) and Jack Burgess (from episode 12) to explore their experiences with non-dualistic thinking. They work through what it is, how they began to be impacted by it and why it matters. The conversation hits spiritual, relationship and political subjects and they try to understand the nature and value of either/or (dualistic) with both/and (non-dualistic) thinking. If you want to explore this subject further check out these links to some...


Episode 17: It's Time for Questions

Jer and Kirk respond to questions from the audience. Listen along as our two courageous host figure out what to do with questions like: Feel free to engage with your own questions at


Episode 16: Joshua & Rebekah Johnson on 21st Century Neighboring

Joshua and Rebekah Johnson would like you to be their neighbor. So they created a neighborhood "with the aim to reintroduce human connections at the center of its design and culture. Whether it's the large front porches, common house for periodic shared dinners and gatherings, the community pool for hot summer days, or small agriculture and trails for enjoying the land, Shiloh Park is an ideal place to live among friends, raise your children, or retire in place."* Jer and Kirk catch up...


Episode 15: Barry and Lori Byrne on Finding Love After Marriage

Jer and Kirk are joined by Barry and Lori Byrne (yep Jer’s parents) co-founders of Nothing Hidden Ministries where they help individuals and couples build better relationships. Today we are talking about marriage. Barry and Lori travel world wide presenting the Love After Marriage workshop creating a powerful space for couples to show up in their marriages. Relationship are one of the most important places to learn to show up as the best version of yourself. Connection is key to this...


Episode 14: Gabe Watkins on finding Digital and Physical Identity

Jer and Kirk are joined by Gabe Watkins, Co-founder of Kingdom Industry where human identity is expressed through architecture + digital design. Game and his co-founder Eric believe identity is the natural glue that allows them to combine digital and physical design to create extraordinary outcomes for clients.


Episode 12: Jack Burgess Business Graffiti Artist

In this episode Jer and Kirk are joined by artist, creator, thinker and visual facilitator Jack Burgess. They discuss Jack's journey from art school to the Earnst & Young's Accelerated Solution Environment in Cambridge, MA. Here Jack was paid to "draw on the walls." He also developed the business acumen to become a graphic and visual facilitator for business' looking for simple solutions to complex problems. Listen as Jack learns to cut through the noise of conversation to find the high...


Episode 11: Spiritual Journey Wrap Up - Jeremy and Kirk's Reflections

In this episode Jer and Kirk reflect on the stories told during the spiritual journey series. They share how listening to the diversity found in these experiences effected them. They ponder questions like: What does it mean to experience conversion? Are their good journeys and bad journeys? How do you hold other people's experiences? Are there benefit or possible harm in sharing journeys like these? Jer and I (Kirk) hope you enjoy these reflections and invite you to reflect with us. It...


Episode 10: Where's Wali? Mecca to Bel Air Presbyterian

Wali Razaqi’s spiritual journey has taken him around the world. Born in Afghanistan, raised in Santa Cruz, he completed a pilgrimage to Mecca, played a championship football game… twice, started a film production company and now attends the same church Ronald Regan did (Bel Air Presbyterian). Join Jer and Kirk as they get a glimpse of the unfolding spiritual journey of Wali Razaqi while they ask the question “Where’s Wali?


Episode 9: Suzanne Cresswell on Healing and the Difference Between Enlightenment and Boredom

In this episode Jer and Kirk are joined by Suzanne Cresswell who shares her unique spiritual journey as a healer. Suzanne primarily expresses her gift of healing as a physical and occupational therapist. He work is rooted in her education but transcends traditional methods and enters the realm of the healing arts. Her dedication to intellectual and spiritual learning has driven her deeply into this realm and produced an impressive body of work, in her patients and community (and a soon to...


Episode 8: Spiritual Journeys (Part 1): Justine Marcy asks "Is My God Good?"

Jer and Kirk are joined by Justine Marcy who shares a riveting and deeply personal story of her spiritual journey. She describes discovering the insufficiency of her spirituality relative to the pain she confronted in India while working Mother Teressa's Home for the Dying. Listen as Justine wrestles with the question "Is My God Good?"


Episode 7: Linnea Gabriella Spransy on Creativity, Conversion and Broad Strokes of Genius

Jeremy and Kirk are joined by Linnea Gabriella Spransy on a winding conversation about the joy and pain of creativity, the experience of a shakeup of faith and the results of surrendering to her work. Linnea is a celebrated artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the Yale University School of Art, M.F.A. Painting (2001) and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, B.F.A., Fine Arts, Drawing (1998). For a complete list of her showings and installations you can...


Episode 6: Byrne Bros on Relationships and Theoretical Vulnerability

In this episode Jer and Kirk are joined by Jer's brother Justin (aka Jaws) to talk about the journey of showing up in relationships. Jer and Justin travel the world presenting The Single Life Workshop. Their work is rooted in the belief that... "we were made for connection - at the core of who we are, we have been designed with a desire for relationship – to experience intimacy and connection, and to know others and be known ourselves."