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Blurring the lines between sacred and secular. Explorations of hope, inspiration from all religions, without dogma, shame, or judgment.

Blurring the lines between sacred and secular. Explorations of hope, inspiration from all religions, without dogma, shame, or judgment.

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United States

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Blurring the lines between sacred and secular. Explorations of hope, inspiration from all religions, without dogma, shame, or judgment.

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@prolificate

Language:

English


Episodes

99.39 - The Key to Ecstasy

5/9/2020
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual guide for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* From this episode: "...even in the midst of despair, with this key, we can awaken to love and ecstasy. What's that about? Love and ecstasy?...

Duration:00:09:14

99.38 - He Made Me Do it!

3/17/2020
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* I’m a minister and - One of the things I hate most about religions is how they get used to justify hurtful actions and words. An example:...

Duration:00:09:52

99.37 WTF? - Wasn't That Fascinating?

12/18/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from this and ALL the world’s traditions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* This week, we explore what it would be like if we each had a guardian to keep us safe through life's bumps and bruises - and then...

Duration:00:09:29

99.36 Why You Should Sometimes Welcome Dying

8/23/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* This episode, we're talking about the divine name, Ya Mumit which means literally "the one who brings death." Now before you click skip on...

Duration:00:08:40

Meet Ann Marie Coletta - of Raising Sparks Interfaith Street Ministry

5/25/2019
Welcome to another special Interview Episode of Prolificate where we get to hear from Ann Marie Coletta, the fierce and authentic founder of Raising Sparks Interfaith Ministry in one of San Francisco’s toughest neighborhoods, The Tenderloin. Ann Marie is one of the most moving interviews I’ve done, and for good reason. She has a way of sharing her experiences – which are incredible and can be a little scary – with a gentleness and care that’s unlike anyone you’ll ever meet. If you want to...

Duration:00:44:08

99.35 Your Life is This Book

5/24/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* What if instead of looking to someone or someTHING else to complete you, you started to assume that you were actually amazing? What if you...

Duration:00:09:52

99.34 Forgive Yourself Before it's Too Late

5/17/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* A Sufi Holy man was asked what forgiveness is. He said, "It is the fragrance that flowers give when they are crushed." This episode, our...

Duration:00:09:37

99.33 The Advice you would give yourself

5/3/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* If "today you" would reassure "younger you" that (even though life would be hard, and things would hurt,) it’d be okay anyway…. THAT is...

Duration:00:09:27

99.32 What Life Story Are You Writing?

4/26/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* This week, the name is one of the most famous ones – Ar Rahman. It means endless love. (I know… great song by Lionel Richie and Diana...

Duration:00:09:10

99.31- Donuts for Your Soul

4/19/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* Do you have one of those people in your life who will sit you down when you need it? I didn't think I did until one day, he sat me down and...

Duration:00:09:18

99.30 The One Thing to Remember When Life Gets Tough

4/12/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an Interfaith minister and spiritual coach for real people like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. Each week, we meet up for 9-minutes to explore teachings from ALL the world’s religions to help us make sense of our lives. ************* This week's topic, based off the divine name Ya-Majid, is all about divine super-abundance. It's about both awareness "...the kind of...

Duration:00:09:41

99.29 Wake Up to the Abundance All Around You!

4/5/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an interfaith minister and spiritual coach for folks just like you. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. ************* The abundance of the harvest can be seen at the bottom of the well. Let's unpack this a little. What I think this bit of wisdom is saying is that there is hope for us... if we work to bring the water from the bottom of the well to the surface, and then we use it to...

Duration:00:08:59

Notes from the Field - Elation and Disappointment

3/31/2019
This was a rough day for me. One of my favorite patients was dying, which led me to realize that I have favorite patients, which I haven't given myself permission to have. Also: Blood. Lots of it. Just another day as an Interfaith Chaplain.

Duration:00:16:12

99.28 Rediscovering God through Your Desire

3/29/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an interfaith minister and coach to the Non-Religious, skeptics, and doubters. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. ************* In Arabic there is this word, Ya Wadud, which translates as Divine love. To me, this kind of love is the most powerful, least disguised, and even a little scary. The kind of love this is talking about includes sexual intimacy. (I know, right?!). If...

Duration:00:09:29

99.27 - How to Never Run Out of Love

3/22/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an interfaith student, coach, and ministers to the Non-Religious, skeptics, and doubters. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. ************* This week's episode gets its start from the qualities behind the word, Al Mu'izz, and I'm using a translation of that word that means something like "giver of praise or self-esteem." It's one of the 99 names of the divine and it's talking about...

Duration:00:08:12

99.26 Some Advice from Job about your Suffering

3/15/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an interfaith student, coach, and ministers to the Non-Religious, skeptics, and doubters. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. ************* This week's message is just for you if you've ever wondered why bad things happen to good people. It's inspired by the Arabic Ya-Adl, meaning something like just mercy, but in a meta sense that also is about balance, and flow, and a sort of...

Duration:00:09:15

99.25 The Antidote for your inner critic

3/8/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an interfaith student, coach, and ministers to the Non-Religious, skeptics, and doubters. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. ************* This week we're talking about the Forgiver.... From one of the Arabic names for the Divine - Ya Ghaffar. I'm told that this name shares linguistic roots with beeswax - a substance that gets used as a salve or like a soothing lotion for dried,...

Duration:00:09:13

Ashes Dust Tears and Laughter

3/2/2019
This week, I started an intense experience as a Chaplain Intern at a local hospital. Some observations based on this powerful, intense experience. https://Prolificate.com or email me your thoughts at awchirch@prolificate.com

Duration:00:30:00

99.24 - The ONE person you must meet

3/1/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an interfaith student, coach, and ministers to the Non-Religious, skeptics, and doubters. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. ************* Think of a moment when you were confident, kind, poised and you were in the zone. Have you located that feeling? Ok. Hold on to it. Now if you can, I invite you to bring back a painful moment - maybe the worst thing that has ever happened to...

Duration:00:09:49

99.23 - Tending the Garden of your Soul

2/22/2019
Host Andrew Chirch is an interfaith student, coach, and ministers to the Non-Religious, skeptics, and doubters. The idea for 99 comes from the Islamic teaching that there are 99 names for the divine, and each one has its own meaning. ************* Today's subject comes from a word that in the Arabic, I'm told, means inner knowledge - the kind that comes from cultivation. How long since you have been in the garden of your soul? How is it? Overworked and exhausted? Wild and overgrown...

Duration:00:08:50