Episode 16: FamilyCore with Jami DeChaney Sheridan

May 4, 2017

Since 1988, May has been Foster Awareness Month. So we invited Jami Dechaney Sheridan, the Child Welfare Director at FamilyCore to come and talk with Christina and myself about the world of foster care in the tri-county area. If you'd like to learn more about family core go to familycore.org or talk to Christina Hite about how you can join in our church's attempts to partner with FamilyCore.


Episode 15: 2017 Nat’l Prayer Breakfast Part TWO: Charlie

February 8, 2017

This is part two of two on our experiences at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC the first week of February. This first episode is Charlie's story.


Episode 14: 2017 Nat’l Prayer Breakfast Part ONE: Peggy Crane

February 8, 2017

This is part one of two on our experiences at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC the first week of February. This first episode is Peggy's story.


Episode 13: Vicky Brown on Spiritual Direction

January 24, 2017

For many of us Protestants "spiritual direction" is something we know little - if anything - about. In this episode, Vicky Brown helps us to understand some of the basic terminology and ideas around this long-practiced ministry.


Episode 12: Daniel & Kymber Beers - Resources to Resources

January 9, 2017

I drove over to Galesburg on a super-cold January afternoon to sit in the Q Cafe and talk with Daniel and Kymber Beers about the non-profit they created. If, after listening you want to learn more, visit their website at www.R2Rhaiti.org.


Episode 11: Colby Martin - UnClobber

December 7, 2016

Colby Martin is a friend and author of the book Unclobber: rethinking our misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality. He lives in San Diego, so this is our first attempt at recording via FaceTime and it seems to have worked out.


Episode 10: A Presbyterian, Lutheran & Mutt talk Election 2016

November 11, 2016

Two days after the election, I sat down with two of my pastor-friends in Peoria to talk about politics, shepherding our people, what to talk about in our sermons this coming Sunday and the nature of the church. Good stuff.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker is the pastor of United Presbyterian Church on the corner of Northmoor and Allan Roads. 

Rev. William R. Dohle Jr. is the pastor of St. Paul Lutheran church on Lake. I couldn't find a picture of him on their site.

(Charlie is the mutt.)


Episode Nine: Nathan Peterson

November 10, 2016

I know a lot of you know Nathan. But for those of you who don't: Nathan is a local singer/songwriter (Hello Industry). He and his wife Heather's fourth child - Olivia - was born with Trisomy 18, a condition that causes severe developmental delays due to an extra chromosome 18. We had a long conversation about their journey, God, great people, being "here," and lots of other stuff. This is a great episode! 

You can purchase Nathan's book So Am I: 14 Months of Life and Living and Letting Go on Amazon in both paperbook and kindle editions.


Episode Eight: A Conversation with Courtney about Politics

October 20, 2016

Of course, everywhere you turn, people are talking politics. We sat down with Courtney Vercler and talked politics and especially how to hold one's opinions in ways that a gracious, but firm.


Episode 7: OPENfaith2016 - Charles & Dustin

October 9, 2016

Charlie & Dustin went to a conference in Indianapolis last week. On the drive home, they had a conversation about their thoughts and impressions.