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Encountering Silence

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

A podcast about anything and everything concerning silence.

A podcast about anything and everything concerning silence.

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United States

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A podcast about anything and everything concerning silence.

Language:

English

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404-375-1611


Episodes

Dr. Robert J. Wicks: The Tao of Ordinary Silence (Part Two)

2/11/2020
Dr. Robert Wicks is professor emeritus of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University Maryland, a prolific author, and an internationally-known speaker on topics such as spirituality, mindfulness, self-care, and stress management. His many books include Everyday Simplicity: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth, Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm, Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World, and his latest, The Tao of Ordinariness: Humility and Simplicity in a Narcissistic...

Duration:00:23:16

Dr. Robert J. Wicks: The Tao of Ordinary Silence (Part One)

2/6/2020
Dr. Robert Wicks is professor emeritus of Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University Maryland, a prolific author, and an internationally-known speaker on topics such as spirituality, mindfulness, self-care, and stress management. His many books include Everyday Simplicity: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth, Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm, Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World, and his latest, The Tao of Ordinariness: Humility and Simplicity in a Narcissistic...

Duration:00:32:31

J. Brent Bill: Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love — and Holy Silence (Part Two)

1/28/2020
For our latest "Encountering Silence field recording," Cassidy Hall visits the farm of Indiana Quaker author J. Brent Bill for a conversation about silence and other essential elements of life. This is part two of a two-part episode; click here to listen to part one. Cassidy Hall and J. Brent Bill J. Brent Bill is a Quaker minister, retreat leader, and photographer. He's written more than twenty books, including Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality and Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love:...

Duration:00:30:11

J. Brent Bill: Beauty, Truth, Life, Love — and Holy Silence (Part One)

1/20/2020
For our latest "Encountering Silence field recording," Cassidy Hall visits the farm of Indiana Quaker author J. Brent Bill for a conversation about silence and other essential elements of life. This is part one of a two-part episode; the remainder of this interview will be released on our next episode. J. Brent Bill J. Brent Bill is a Quaker minister, retreat leader, and photographer. He's written more than twenty books, including Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality and Beauty,...

Duration:00:34:06

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza: Silence and Activist Theology (Part Two)

12/17/2019
Our conversation with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, the author of Activist Theology, concludes this week, in part two of a two-part interview. To listen to part one, click here. Born to a Mexican woman and an Anglo man in Northern Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Dr. Robyn moved to Chicago, IL for graduate school, and completed a master’s degree in theological ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Clinical Pastoral Education at a Trauma II Chicagoland hospital. Following...

Duration:00:22:53

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza: Silence and Activist Theology (Part One)

12/11/2019
Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, the author of Activist Theology, joins our conversation this week. Born to a Mexican woman and an Anglo man in Northern Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Dr. Robyn moved to Chicago, IL for graduate school, and completed a master’s degree in theological ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Clinical Pastoral Education at a Trauma II Chicagoland hospital. Following graduate school, Dr. Robyn worked in domestic violence & sexual assault fields before...

Duration:00:27:16

Happy Birthday, Encountering Silence

12/3/2019
Happy Birthday, Encountering Silence! This week marks the two-year anniversary of our first episode (listen to it here). To mark the occasion, we recorded a few thoughts about how the podcast has surprised us and expanded our own sense of both the beauty and power of silence — and the challenges that silence faces in our noisy and wounded world. Silence is the meeting place for knowing what we have to say when it's time to speak up and speak out. — Cassidy Hall Some of the resources and...

Duration:00:32:53

An Orientation to Silence

11/27/2019
If you are interested in the spirituality and psychology of silence, but are new to the idea of intentional silence, where do you begin? How do you orient yourself to the world of silence that is always available to you, right here and right now? Silence perpetuates its life as being wordless, empty, and nothingness; and at the same time, everything, and whole. Not only does it make it infinite, but it points to its wholeness. — Cassidy Hall Today's episode of our podcast explores a concept...

Duration:00:28:49

Walter Brueggemann: Silence and the Prophetic Imagination (Part Two)

11/11/2019
This is part two of a two part episode; to listen to part one, click here. The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian interpreters of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books, including The Prophetic Imagination, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophets, and his...

Duration:00:27:04

Walter Brueggemann: Silence and the Prophetic Imagination (Part One)

11/4/2019
The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading Christian interpreters of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books, including The Prophetic Imagination, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophets, and his most recent book, Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out. He...

Duration:00:27:44

Adam Bucko: Silence, Sacred Activism, and the Spiritual Imagination (Part Two)

10/29/2019
Our conversation with the Rev. Adam Bucko continues in this episode, the second part of a two-part interview. To listen to part one, click here. In the summer of 2019, the Reverend Adam Bucko was appointed as a Minor Canon at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY, where he serves as the director of the Center for the Spiritual Imagination. Although he is a newly ordained Episcopal priest, Adam has been a prominent figure in new monastic and contemplative Christian...

Duration:00:32:28

Adam Bucko: Silence, Sacred Activism, and the Spiritual Imagination (Part One)

10/22/2019
In the summer of 2019, the Reverend Adam Bucko was appointed as a Minor Canon at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY, where he serves as the director of the Center for the Spiritual Imagination. Although he is a newly ordained Episcopal priest, Adam has been a prominent figure in new monastic and contemplative Christian circles for some time now. Before going to seminary, he was an activist and spiritual director to New York City's homeless youth. He is the...

Duration:00:35:38

Silence and the Wisdom of Henri Nouwen: A Conversation With Gabrielle Earnshaw (Part 2)

10/14/2019
Our conversation continues with historian Gabrielle Earnshaw — the founding archivist of the Henri Nouwen Archives in Toronto, Canada. She has been the adviser to the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust for eighteen years and is consulted throughout the world on Nouwen and his literary legacy. This is part two of a two-part interview. Part one was released last week. She is the editor of several of Nouwen’s posthumously published books, including Love, Henri (a collection of Nouwen’s letters), You Are...

Duration:00:33:12

Silence and the Wisdom of Henri Nouwen: A Conversation with Gabrielle Earnshaw (Part 1)

10/7/2019
Historian Gabrielle Earnshaw is the founding archivist of the Henri Nouwen Archives in Toronto, Canada. She has been the adviser to the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust for eighteen years and is consulted throughout the world on Nouwen and his literary legacy. She is the editor of several of Nouwen's posthumously published books, including Love, Henri (a collection of Nouwen's letters), You Are the Beloved (a collection of daily meditations), and the newly published Following Jesus: Finding Our Way...

Duration:00:36:59

Bushi Yamato Damashii: Silence and the Peaceful Samurai (Part Two)

9/30/2019
Bushi Yamato Damashii returns for the second part of this two part interview. Click here to listen to part one. Bushi Yamato Damashi is the founder of Sangha Bodhi Christo (a Buddhist-Christian student and practice community), and directs the Thomasville Buddhist Center in Thomasville, NC. He is a student of Buddhist teachers Lama Rod Owens and Lama Justin Von Bujdoos. Like many American Buddhists, his practice is eclectic, drawing from the Daishin Zen and the Vajrayana lineages. Bushi, who...

Duration:00:34:56

Bushi Yamato Damashii: Silence and the Peaceful Samurai (Part One)

9/16/2019
Bushi Yamato Damashii is the founder of Sangha Bodhi Christo (a Buddhist-Christian student and practice community), and directs the Thomasville Buddhist Center in Thomasville, NC. He is a student of Buddhist teachers Lama Rod Owens and Lama Justin Von Bujdoos. Like many American Buddhists, his practice is eclectic, drawing from the Daishin Zen and the Vajrayana lineages. Bushi, who also is known as Heiwa no Bushi, or “peaceful samurai,” speaks and teaches on topics such as “The Making of a...

Duration:00:36:39

Unteachable Lessons: Encountering Silence in Wisdom That Can’t Be Taught

9/9/2019
This week we're keeping our conversation close to home, as we explore Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught and Why That's Okay — the new book from Encountering Silence co-host Carl McColman. How do you touch the face of God? You touch the face of God through the medium of silence. And the silence is always there, it's not something I have to create, it's not something we have to conjure, if anything it's something we simply have to allow. Again, by learning, little by little by...

Duration:00:40:07

Philip Roderick: Encountering Silence in Quiet Gardens (Part Two)

8/26/2019
Here is the second part of our conversation with Philip Roderick, the founder and a patron of the Quiet Garden Movement, of Contemplative Fire and of Hidden Houses of Prayer. He delights in the radical presence of God in community, in nature – on hillside and by seashore; he rejoices in chant and harmony, syncopation and stillness. He is an author and a musician. He has worked in Bangor University as Chaplain and Lecturer in Theology then in the Oxford Diocese as Principal of the...

Duration:00:32:08

Philip Roderick: Encountering Silence in Quiet Gardens (Part One)

8/8/2019
Philip Roderick, a priest of the Church of England, is the founder and a patron of the Quiet Garden Movement, of Contemplative Fire and of Hidden Houses of Prayer. He delights in the radical presence of God in community, in nature – on hillside and by seashore; he rejoices in chant and harmony, syncopation and stillness. He is an author and a musician. He has worked in Bangor University as Chaplain and Lecturer in Theology then in the Oxford Diocese as Principal of the Buckinghamshire...

Duration:00:34:24

Ruben L. F. Habito: Christianity, Buddhism and Silence (Part Two)

7/22/2019
Our conversation continues with Zen roshi and a Catholic spiritual director Ruben L. F. Habito. Ruben L. F. Habito is both a former Jesuit and a master of the Sanbo Kyodan lineage of Zen. In his early youth the Society of Jesus sent him from his homeland in the Philippines to Japan, where he began his Zen practice under the guidance of Yamada Koun-roshi. Koun-roshi was a Zen master who taught many Christians students, an unusual practice for the time. In 1988, Habito received Dharma...

Duration:00:34:16