SEASON TWO: Episode Five - Gina & Justin

November 2, 2017

How do you find joy when the doctor says the scariest thing possible, "we think you have a brain tumor"?

Charlie talks to his good friends Gina and Justin about their story and the things that helped them know that "it will be okay, even if it isn't okay." 

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SEASON TWO: Episode Four - Jessica’s Mural

November 2, 2017

Jessica McGhee recently completed an amazing mural in downtown Peoria. Chris and Charlie meet with Jessica to talk about anxiety, depression, art and joy. After you listen to this one, you need to go downtown and check out the mural!

You can find Jessica at Hey Lola.

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SEASON TWO: Episode Three - Steve Wiens on Whole

November 2, 2017

Steve Wiens is a longtime "friend of Imago" and came through on his last book tour. He and Charlie have a conversation about his new book Whole: Restoring What is Broken in Me, You, and the Entire World.

You can find Whole on amazon.

Steve webpage has links to his blog and podcast.

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SEASON TWO: Episode Two - Big Charlie

November 2, 2017

Charlie interviews his dad about his story how he continues to find joy despite a rough upbringing.

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SEASON TWO: Episode One - Introduction

November 2, 2017

We've decided to approach the podcast in a new way. So we're treating the next five episodes as "Season Two." In this season of the Imago Conversations podcast we will be exploring the idea of JOY. On this episode, Chris Shaffner and Charlie Dean have a conversation about what joy is and is not.

Show Links:

Shawn Achor's TED Talk

The Happiness Advantage on Amazon.com

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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