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So often we attend church with people who are experts in their fields with interesting stories and we miss opportunities to know one another and how we spend our days. Join us as we dive into the lives of everyday people from The Village Church in Tucson, Arizona who willingly and openly share their lives. We will be breaking down big ideas through conversations to help one another wrestle with ways to engage our communities. We will talk frequently about race, disabilities, advocacy, and faith while also bringing in guests to share their various expertises and how they use their skills to ultimately engage and heal the city.

So often we attend church with people who are experts in their fields with interesting stories and we miss opportunities to know one another and how we spend our days. Join us as we dive into the lives of everyday people from The Village Church in Tucson, Arizona who willingly and openly share their lives. We will be breaking down big ideas through conversations to help one another wrestle with ways to engage our communities. We will talk frequently about race, disabilities, advocacy, and faith while also bringing in guests to share their various expertises and how they use their skills to ultimately engage and heal the city.
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So often we attend church with people who are experts in their fields with interesting stories and we miss opportunities to know one another and how we spend our days. Join us as we dive into the lives of everyday people from The Village Church in Tucson, Arizona who willingly and openly share their lives. We will be breaking down big ideas through conversations to help one another wrestle with ways to engage our communities. We will talk frequently about race, disabilities, advocacy, and faith while also bringing in guests to share their various expertises and how they use their skills to ultimately engage and heal the city.

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English


Episodes

Name Change and Baptism

11/19/2019
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Adrienne talks to Caleb Sommitz (formerly known as Kevin) about his recent baptism, and his name change.

Duration:00:40:51

Pastor Mark: The Missionary Kid from Nogales

11/15/2019
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Adrienne talks to Mark Crawford about his childhood; from his early childhood in Michigan to the brave move his parents made to Nogales to work as missionaries. Mark shares some fascinating stories about his experience in Mexico in churches, as well as, relationships with the neighborhood kids. This is an introductory episode to more conversations with Pastor Mark about his childhood, what brought him to The Village and into his full time role as pastor.

Duration:00:40:05

Eric's Bias

11/13/2019
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Jessica invites Eric to explore the different lenses he views the world with. In this process, she invites all of us to wrestle with the dangers of a single story. If you want to further explore the ideas presented in this podcast, you can follow the link and listen to Ngozi Adiche's Ted Talk.

Duration:00:42:57

The Intricacies of Culture and Race

11/7/2019
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Eric and Jessica discuss what happens when faith, culture, and youth get mixed up and spit-out onto the college campus.

Duration:00:24:56

The Size of Your Cup

11/5/2019
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“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” Bruce lee

Duration:00:32:02

Eric and Amanda: On Dysregulation. (Episode 2 of 2.)

10/31/2019
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Eric and Amanda continue the conversation about dysregulation. They talk about our ways of coping with stress/trauma responses. They also talk more in depth about the physical responses to stress and what our bodies are telling us. This episode is part of a series on trauma. You won't want to miss these conversations!

Duration:00:20:35

Eric and Amanda: On Dysregulation. (Episode 1 of 2.)

10/29/2019
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Eric and Amanda take a closer look at trauma. Amanda talks about each person's "cup" and how we can handle varying amounts of stress. The traumas we have experienced, our ways of coping, and the body's physiological responses are not things that should give us shame, but rather understanding that our physical experiences are connected to our emotional experiences in profound ways. This is podcast is part of an ongoing series about trauma. This is part 1/2 in a discussion about dysregulation.

Duration:00:37:07

Adrienne talks to Matt Caylor about local housing and his passion for advocacy and change.

10/22/2019
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Adrienne gets the chance to get to know fellow Villager Matt Caylor. Matt shares his story of what got him into law and in particular- his passion into the laws of housing and advocacy work in the Tucson community. Join us as we talk about marching bands, Waco Texas, and of course- get into more deeply- the importance of advocating for people who are losing their homes.

Duration:00:25:47

Adrienne and Ashley talk about foster care and advocacy for children in part 2/2.

10/17/2019
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Adrienne and Ashley talk about the challenges and traumas of children and adolescents in the juvenile court system. Ashley shares about the legal process and the need for advocacy for families, as well as, services necessary for change. Also discussed is the need for foster parents- particularly of teens- and a message for those who might be considering foster care, but find themselves afraid of the unknown. Ashley also vulnerably shares her faith and the ways that Jesus meets her in this...

Duration:00:18:33

Adrienne talks to Ashley about her life and her work in the juvenile court system.

10/15/2019
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Adrienne interviews Ashley about her life, from what drove her to study to become a lawyer to what brought her to settle into Tucson at The Village Church. This episode will give you a lens into what it takes to get through law school- how one might choose their speciality- and finally an opportunity to get to know a little bit more about Ashley!

Duration:00:21:56

Coleen Talks about Feeding and Occupational Therapy Part 2/2

10/10/2019
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Adrienne talks to Coleen about her profession as a highly skilled feeding therapist at a local non profit in Tucson called Children's Clinics. Children's Clinics specializes in care for children with disabilities. Coleen shares stories of children she has worked with over the years and offers her heart in the ways God has guided her through her work.

Duration:00:26:28

The Origin of the Podcast and The Peanut Butter Falcon

10/3/2019
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Adrienne asks Pastor Eric about the origins of the podcast. Eric shares his heart and vision for Healing The City Podcast. Eric talks to Adrienne about the film The Peanut Butter Falcon, which is a film that has a main actor with Down syndrome. This episode is packed with heart and empowerment, as well as, vision for both the podcast, and also for a world that is more accepting of people with intellectual disabilities.

Duration:00:30:16

An Introduction to Trauma Therapy from Amanda

10/1/2019
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What is trauma? Listen as Eric Cepin interviews Amanda Markwardt as breaks down the word trauma into a way that is meaningful for listeners, as well as, shares her story and passion for trauma therapy. It's important for us to understand trauma, the impacts of trauma, and the hope for those who have experienced trauma so that we can offer extensive love, and grace, and emotional space for healing. This episode is the beginning of a continual conversation.

Duration:00:37:31

Race and Ethnicity: Who Defines The Community?

9/26/2019
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Listen as Eric and Jessica talk about a variety of issues related to race and ethnicity. They wrestle with questions like what does commitment to our own communities look like? How is the hispanic community understanding itself- defining itself- as it is given more of a voice in majority culture. They also discuss the exploitation of hispanic culture for political gain. You won't want to miss this episode!

Duration:00:22:01

Race and Ethnicity: Growing up in Brownsville, Texas.

9/23/2019
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Listen as Pastor Eric talks with his personal assistant and organizer Jessica Dennes about her life as a Latina woman growing up in Brownsville, Texas. This episode dives into the complexities of growing up on a border town; questions about identity, community, race, ethnicity are discussed as she shares heartfelt and thought provoking stories. Jessica vulnerably offers herself and her perspectives as what it's like to be different than those around her- whether in Mexico, the US, or even in...

Duration:00:30:57

Adrienne and Bentley: Playgrounds and Friendships

9/18/2019
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Pastor Eric Cepin talks to fellow host of the podcast Adrienne Crawford about her son Bentley. We discuss the regular life of Bentley and Adrienne's passions of getting an accessible playground at their elementary school, as well as, learning how to develop meaningful and lasting friendships for Bentley. This episode will draw you into the heart of a mother who openly shares about her unique path as her son with Down syndrome finds his way in a world that still very much segregates people...

Duration:00:17:34

What Does Coleen Even Do? Part 1/2

9/12/2019
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Adrienne talks to Coleen about her role as an Occupational and Feeding Therapist at Children's Clinics in Tucson. For a variety of reasons, some children aren't able to eat the typical foods and a feeding therapist becomes essential to exploring creative ways to helping children and their families explore food textures and varieties to move them from primarily getting food from a tube to being able to eat orally. Listen as Coleen talks about her passion for helping patients and families...

Duration:00:26:56