Ep 195: J.S. Park

J.S. (Joon) Park is a hospital chaplain and author of The Voices We Carry. Steve first encountered J.S. through his remarkable twitter feed which is well worth a follow here.  Joon talks through his first day as a chaplain, how verbatims help us grow and how to stay human in a world of constant suffering and death.
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Some Big Life News from Shane

In this special episode, Shane brings an update about a significant change in his life (which might lead to a change in the podcast title), and talks about what that will mean for the future of the podcast.
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Ep 194: Brad Lomenick

Brad Lomenick is the former president of Catalyst and the author of several books including the H3 Leader. Brad is a gifted connector and developer of people. For two decades he has met with thousands of Christian leaders.
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Lori Adams-Brown: Unlocking Psychological Safety By Empowering Diverse Individuals for Workplace Impact

If you’re feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of collaboration and creativity in your team, despite implementing countless team-building exercises and brainstorming sessions, then you are not alone! Instead of the result you’re looking for, you may be experiencing a stagnant workplace culture where employees are afraid to speak up and take risks due to a lack of psychological safety.
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EP 192: William Vanderbloemen

    Steve LOVED interviewing William Vanderbloemen on this week’s episode. He brought so much needed wisdom for leaders today.   William is the founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group. Since their founding they have placed 2500+ employees into churches and non profits and they have done 30,000 job interviews.
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Lori Adams-Brown: 10 Essential Tips for Trauma-Informed Care, Healing, and Support for Survivors

In the latest episode of A World of Difference, host Lori Adams-Brown shares ten essential tips for providing trauma-informed care, drawing from her personal experiences with trauma, her professional experience translating for a trauma therapist in the Indonesian tsunami, her own training and trauma-informed certification, and learning from her husband Jason’s expertise with an MFT with a specialty in trauma therapy.
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Ep 186

  I often get asked about Systems Theory books to read. In this episode, I list a number of books and also offer critique or recommendation AND I also pull out of some of the books a key tool you can use in your life.
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Ep 185: Aundi Kolber

Aundi Kolber is a licensed professional counselor (MA, LPC) and the best selling author of the critically acclaimed Try Softer and her new book Strong like Water.   She has received additional training in her specialization of trauma- and body-centered therapies and is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology.
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Ep 183: Four Dynamics Part One: Assumptions

    There are four dynamics than infect every relationship: assumptions, reactivity, stuck patterns and attempted solutions. In this first of four episodes, Steve and Jimmy Carnes dig into assumptions: what they are, how to notice them and why they make things so much bigger and catastrophic than they really are.
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Ep 182: Benjamin Windle

Steve thoroughly appreciated this chat with fellow Aussie Ben Windle as Benjamin brought many profound and succinct nuggets for us.  Benjamin recently wrote the excellent Good Catastrophe, looking at how God turns and uses catastrophic events in our lives.
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Ep 181: John and Nancy Ortberg

John and Nancy Ortberg join Steve to endure several of his Gauntlet of Anxiety Questions. Not surprisingly, the questions generated MUCH wisdom from these giants in our faith. Steve found himself doing some deep work in real time as John and Nancy fleshed out a way of being human and with God. 
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Emotional Health: Sarah Stankorb on Disobedient Women, Silent Suffering & Uncovering the Unique Harm of Abuse within Religious Contexts

Do you want to see a positive shift within religious communities, addressing the damaging effects of abuse? Are you eager to create change and raise awareness within faith communities? Join us as we welcome guest Sarah Stankorb, who will share the solution to achieving increased awareness and action in addressing abuse within religious contexts.
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Emotional Health: Amy Fritz on Toxic Work Environments & How Betrayal Blindness Keeps Employees Trapped

Discover the shocking truth about toxic work environments and the defense mechanism that keeps us blind to the abuse. Join host Lori Adams-Brown as she interviews whistleblower Amy Fritz, who exposes the dark underbelly of a faith-based organization, leaving you questioning who you can trust and what lies beneath the surface of your own workplace.
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John Barclay on Paul and divine gift-giving

John M. G. Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University in England, one of the most highly regarded professorships in the theological world. John is President of TRS-UK, the body that represents and coordinates all the Departments of Theology and Religion/Religious Studies in the UK, together with twelve subject associations.
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Ep 177: Glenn and Holly Packiam

Steve chats with Glenn and Holly Packiam about leadership transition, establishing trust as a new leader, the challenge a leader’s spouse faces in ‘second hand criticism’ and their recent book and upcoming journal, Intentional Year and the soon to be released Intentional Year Journal.  
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