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Spilled Coffee on Ancient Scrolls

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Spilled Coffee on Ancient Scrolls is a podcast about finding ways to "live as humans fully alive," as St. Irenaeus encouraged us to do. It's hosted by Kelly Pigott, an obscure author and church history professor. Drawing upon wisdom from many sources, most of them quite old, this brief, weekly series seeks to provide a witty and thoughtful moment in your day. For more, including my blog and published works, visit SpilledCoffeeOnAncientScrolls.com

Spilled Coffee on Ancient Scrolls is a podcast about finding ways to "live as humans fully alive," as St. Irenaeus encouraged us to do. It's hosted by Kelly Pigott, an obscure author and church history professor. Drawing upon wisdom from many sources, most of them quite old, this brief, weekly series seeks to provide a witty and thoughtful moment in your day. For more, including my blog and published works, visit SpilledCoffeeOnAncientScrolls.com

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United States

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Spilled Coffee on Ancient Scrolls is a podcast about finding ways to "live as humans fully alive," as St. Irenaeus encouraged us to do. It's hosted by Kelly Pigott, an obscure author and church history professor. Drawing upon wisdom from many sources, most of them quite old, this brief, weekly series seeks to provide a witty and thoughtful moment in your day. For more, including my blog and published works, visit SpilledCoffeeOnAncientScrolls.com

Twitter:

@kellypigott

Language:

English


Episodes

The Cracks in My Face

11/19/2019
The young look at the lines in their palms to try to see their future. The old look at the wrinkles in their face to see their past. In this episode, I gaze at the cracks in my face and see something good.

Duration:00:04:22

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Sticky Handprints, and the Image of God

11/19/2019
In this episode I sit in a Starbucks, sipping a latte, pondering the image of God as seen in a sticky handprint left by a toddler on the window. It's a unique thing of beauty. There’s not another handprint in the world exactly like it. The image represents so much potential. It displays innocence, a strong will, creativity, intelligence, in short, the image of God--and yet it was produced by a human, and therefore very fragile, for it will soon disappear with a spray and a wipe.

Duration:00:05:58

Breathe. Live. Let There be!

11/6/2019
I grew up in a tradition that placed a lot of emphasis on making sure that when one died one went to heaven. And yet, all these decades later, as I read the Bible, I’m amazed at how little it actually talks about this, and how much it talks about living a full life here and now. In this podcast I talk about how we have been created to live as humans fully alive.

Duration:00:06:05

Finding God in the Thin Places (On my Pilgrimage to Ireland)

10/29/2019
In nature, such connections can be found in what the Celts called “thin places.” George MacLeod describes these locations as “the eternal seeping through the physical.” And as a veil dividing heaven and earth as “thin as a gossamer” (The Book of Creation by J. Philip Newell, p. 24). In other words, it's what we all experience at moments when we gasp at the fingerprints of God found in the splendor of nature. In this episode, I talk about how I found God in these thin places of Ireland.

Duration:00:05:50

In Praise of a Wasted Day

10/22/2019
Our lives are directed by to-do lists and calendars and productivity apps. I don’t wake with the sun but with a clock. And the things invented in this world to serve me have become my masters. Sometimes, I fear that I have mistaken crossing something off my list for life. In this episode, I talk about the value of a wasted day.

Duration:00:04:24

Do Not be Afraid and Eat a Cookie

10/4/2019
Fear mongering has become a multi-billion dollar industry in our world. In the episode, I talk about how simple things, like cookies and kindness, can put us on a path away from fear. If you are a fan of the movie Stranger than Fiction, you are in for a treat.

Duration:00:06:56

What Titmice Can Teach Us About Life

10/1/2019
Titmice seem overexcited about simply being alive. I know it sounds a bit odd, but perhaps there are a few things they can teach about living. In this episode, I explore a few lessons, including how I've never seen a sad titmouse.

Duration:00:04:13