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Upside Down Podcast features unscripted conversations on spirituality, culture, and God's Upside Down Kingdom. We dive into justice, spirituality, and Christian culture. No topic is off limits. Upside Down Podcast is a collaborative, Christian podcast co-hosted by Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace. Some of our most popular episodes include Hashtag Blessed, The Enneagram, Downward Mobility, Gentrification, and a special interview with John Perkins, civil rights leader and founder of the Christian Community Development Association. Upside Down is proud to be an ecumenical podcast, bridging the gap between Catholic and Protestant thought. Visit www.upsidedownpodcast.com or follow us on Instagram at @upsidedownpodcast.

Upside Down Podcast features unscripted conversations on spirituality, culture, and God's Upside Down Kingdom. We dive into justice, spirituality, and Christian culture. No topic is off limits. Upside Down Podcast is a collaborative, Christian podcast co-hosted by Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace. Some of our most popular episodes include Hashtag Blessed, The Enneagram, Downward Mobility, Gentrification, and a special interview with John Perkins, civil rights leader and founder of the Christian Community Development Association. Upside Down is proud to be an ecumenical podcast, bridging the gap between Catholic and Protestant thought. Visit www.upsidedownpodcast.com or follow us on Instagram at @upsidedownpodcast.
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Upside Down Podcast features unscripted conversations on spirituality, culture, and God's Upside Down Kingdom. We dive into justice, spirituality, and Christian culture. No topic is off limits. Upside Down Podcast is a collaborative, Christian podcast co-hosted by Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace. Some of our most popular episodes include Hashtag Blessed, The Enneagram, Downward Mobility, Gentrification, and a special interview with John Perkins, civil rights leader and founder of the Christian Community Development Association. Upside Down is proud to be an ecumenical podcast, bridging the gap between Catholic and Protestant thought. Visit www.upsidedownpodcast.com or follow us on Instagram at @upsidedownpodcast.

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Episodes

Episode 48 - Representation Matters: Diversity in Healing with Ryan Tolbert of Tru-Colour Bandages

12/11/2018
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What does "representation matters" mean? Ryan Tolbert of Tru-Colour Bandages joins Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace to discuss what representation is, why it matters, their own representation experiences, and how they believe a kinder, more inclusive planet is in our future. In this episode, we: Join us as we explore how representation and diversity benefit all of us. Recommended reading & resources: Visit: Trucolourbandages.com Shop: Tru-Colour Bandages at Target Watch: W. Kamau...

Duration:00:46:28

Episode 47 - Consumerism and God's Kingdom (Featuring Special Guests Shannan Martin and Ashley Hales!)

11/27/2018
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Consumption! Capitalism! Consumerism! Christmas! We’re hitting pause and engaging the heart of consumption, capitalism, consumerism and most importantly, the heart of Christmas. What does it mean to celebrate the birth of Jesus, a poor kid from Nazareth who learned his father’s trade and had nowhere to lay his head? Ashley Hales and Shannan Martin join us as we ask: How do we opt out of the glitz and glitter around us to make space in our homes for the baby Messiah born in a manger? Shannan...

Duration:01:11:59

Episode 46 - Father Gregory Boyle Talks Kinship, Compassion, and Hope in Suffering

11/12/2018
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Get ready for a very special conversation with Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program in the United States. Father G sat down with Kayla Craig during his visit to Iowa to discuss kinship, compassion, and hope in suffering. We welcome you into this intimate conversation. Soak up Father G's tender, funny, and compassionate wisdom from years living a faithful life of kinship with those on the margins. As CEO of Homeboy...

Duration:00:46:27

Episode 45 - Love Crosses Borders: Immigration Beyond the Headlines with Sarah Quezada

10/22/2018
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Immigration has become a polarizing and politicized topic in our country and our world. Demeaning phrases and overwhelming statistics are thrown around with frightening ease and often it seems we have forgotten that we are talking about people. We’ve invited today’s guest, Sarah Quezada, to remind us of the humanness of immigration. Sarah is a writer and nonprofit professional in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than a decade of experience working across cultures and leading conversations...

Duration:00:53:35

Episode 44 - Faith Under Construction: Recorded Live from the Upside Down Gathering in Chicago!

10/8/2018
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We're excited to share our first episode ever recorded with a live audience, recorded at the Upside Down Gathering on Sept. 21. In this conversation, we dive into the tension between faith deconstruction and reconstruction, guided by professional counselor and friend of the podcast Aundi Kolber. Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, and Shannon Evans open up about their own faith journeys in this special episode. In this episode, we tackle the questions: What was your faith upbringing like? What...

Duration:00:59:59

Episode 43 - A Spiritual View of Vulnerability with Pastor Mandy Smith

9/24/2018
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We talk vulnerability with Mandy Smith, lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati. Mandy is a regular contributor to Christianity Today and Missio Alliance and the author of “The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry.” She also is the director of Missio Alliance’s SheLeads Summit: ChurchTogether and creator of The Collect, a citywide trash-to-art project. Mandy joins hosts Kayla...

Duration:00:45:53

Episode 42 - Preemptive Love with Jessica Courtney: Love Anyway, Show Up, and Get Out of the Way

9/10/2018
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We kick off season three with an extra special conversation with one of our friends at Preemptive Love Coalition! Jessica Courtney, co-founder and Vice President of International Programs for Preemptive Love Coalition, joins Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace to discuss unmaking violence and pursuing a more beautiful world. With heart and humility, Jessica shares her personal stories of what it’s like to learn from her Iraqi neighbors. In this episode, we: Learn about PLC’s history and how...

Duration:00:46:26

Bonus Episode: Community, Art, Justice: A Special Message About The Upside Down Gathering

6/21/2018
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We're gathering in Chicago this fall at the first-ever Upside Down Gathering. Today (June 22) is the last day to purchase your early bird tickets, so Kayla and Lindsy have a quick chat introducing the speaker lineup for the two-day event at Wilson Abbey in Chicago. Hear a preview of Micah Bournes' music, find out which Upside Down Podcast guests will be returning to speak live, and get a sneak peek into the topics and themes we'll cover during this event. Learn more and purchase your...

Duration:00:19:27

Episode 41 - Intentional Community (And an Upside Down Gathering in September!)

5/21/2018
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In our last regular episode before summer break, we gather to talk about community: not the hashtag or the social media version, but the essence of community as a sense of place and belonging. Host Kayla Craig is joined by Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans, and special guest, Rebekah Troche, who lives at Jesus People USA, a church and intentional community in Chicago. In this episode, we: Learn about JPUSA’s mission and ministry and why Rebekah was drawn to it; Share our vision for this...

Duration:00:44:16

Episode 40 - Making Peace With Our Bodies

5/8/2018
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In this episode, we gather to discuss the relationship between women and our bodies. Host Shannon Evans is joined by Lindsy Wallace, Kayla Craig, and special guest, author Colleen Mitchell. Colleen is the author of “When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be.” Together we analyze the effects of both hypersexualization and excessive modesty and wrestle with questions of how to retain the holiness of our physicality in a world bent on making it a source of shame. We discuss...

Duration:00:54:12

Episode 39 - Rethinking Incarceration with Dominique Gilliard

4/24/2018
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We're grateful to have Dominique Gilliard, author of “Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores,” join us on the podcast. In addition to being an author and an ordained minister, Dominique is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Lindsy Wallace leads the conversation. In this episode, we: Define mass incarceration and discuss its foundation and history in...

Duration:01:00:13

Episode 38 - Parenting: Raising Upside Down Kids

4/9/2018
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What does it look like to raise upside down kids and be intentional parents in God's Kindom? Are the Beatitudes just for people who aren’t too busy? Was Jesus addressing only non-parents? How can social ministry and family ministry enrich each other In this episode, we talk about how we can preach the Gospel within and through our own families, and how we can include our children in our actions for justice. Kayla Craig leads the conversation with co-hosts Shannon Evans and Lindsy Wallace....

Duration:00:56:10

Episode 37 - The Enneagram: Unscripted Conversations on Spirituality, Culture, and God's Upside Down Kingdom

3/26/2018
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In this episode, we talk all things Enneagram, an ancient tool that has grown in popularity in Christian spheres in recent years. Most people think of the Enneagram as a personality typing system, but may not be familiar with it or how it can influence us in the upside down kingdom. Lindsy Wallace leads the conversation with co-hosts Shannon Evans and Kayla Craig, along with our guest, Jesse Eubanks. Jesse is the Founder and Executive Director of Love Thy Neighborhood, an urban missions...

Duration:02:03:23

Episode 36 - Mental Health + The Conversations We Need to Have, Feat. Guest Host and Counselor Aundi Kolber

3/13/2018
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Professional counselor Aundi Kolber joins for an open and honest conversation about mental health, and the sometimes precarious relationship between mental health and the Christian community. Kayla Craig leads the conversation with co-hosts Shannon Evans and Lindsy Wallace. Aundi Kolber (@aundikolber) is a professional counselor in Colorado, who specializes in trauma, depression, and anxiety. Together we reflect on the impact that mental health challenges have on a person of faith and...

Duration:00:50:20

Episode 35 - Adoption 2.0: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith

2/27/2018
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What's it like to “do life” as an adoptive family? Kayla Craig leads the conversation with co-hosts Shannon Evans and Lindsy Wallace. Between us, we have 13 kids, six of whom were adopted. We’ve done foster care, international adoption, and domestic infant adoption. We’re not experts, but we are experienced and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned with our listeners. If you’re not an adoptive family, we encourage you to listen so you’re better equipped to love and support the adoptive...

Duration:01:01:18

Episode 34 - Kingdom Women with Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph: Unscripted Conversations on Life and Faith

2/12/2018
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Jo Saxton and Steph Williams O'Brien join us in this episode to discuss what it's like to be a woman in God's Kingdom in 2018. What did God have in mind when He created women? What are the possible negative consequences when women are left out of the conversation? Kayla Craig leads a discussion with co-hosts Shannon Evans and Lynsy Wallace. Guest hosts Jo Saxton and Steph Williams O’Brien are co-hosts of the popular podcast, Lead Stories (@leadstoriespodcast)! In this episode, we: • learn...

Duration:00:52:32

Episode 33 - It's OK to Grow Old: Are We Afraid to Talk About Aging? - Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith

1/23/2018
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Do we avoid talking about age?​ ​Why? Kayla​ ​Craig leads the discussion with​ ​co-host Lindsy Wallace and guest host Corinne Shark​ joins us from SE Asia. We talk about it all in this episode​: ​Aging, glorification of youth, unexpected illness in our own lives, fear of aging and death (yeah, we go there), multi-generational relationships, the spiritual wisdom that comes with aging, and milestone birthdays (Kayla just turned 30 and Corinne just turned 40!).​ ​Join us as we model messy,...

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 32 - Ethical Fashion: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith

1/9/2018
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What is ethical fashion? Everything we wear comes at a cost - often at the expense of artisans abroad who are exploited for cheap labor. Guest co-host Lauren Pinkston of Wearthy joins us at the virtual table, providing first-hand insight and practical tips on how to make intentional, Kingdom-centered choices in the items we purchase. How do we stop sacrificing the dignity of people who made our clothes around the world in poor factory conditions and for poor pay? Lauren leads the way for...

Duration:00:51:36

Episode 31 - Ask Us Anything: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith

12/19/2017
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You asked; we answered in this episode of Upside Down. Lindsy Wallace hosts a fun "Ask Us Anything" version of the podcast with Kayla Craig and Shannon Evans. We answer listener questions from serious to silly and everything in between. We discuss what it means to be a Christian in a world where Christianity sometimes doesn't have a great witness, answer questions on transracial adoption, and dive into dating and marriage. We also give our "eleventh commandments."

Duration:00:49:52

Episode 30 - All The Small Things: Smallness in God's Kingdom - Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith

12/5/2017
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Does big equal better in God's upside-down Kingdom? Join us as we dive into what God says about all the small things in this episode of Upside Down Podcast. Where does grace factor in as we determine our worth and our actions in God's Kingdom? We dive into inspiration from Henri Nouwen and Mother Theresa (and touch on quotes Christian culture tends to appropriate). We discuss the ever-so-dicy topic of Christian platforms, and land on God breaking into our earth as a baby born to a poor girl...

Duration:00:45:10