Soul Care Podcast Everything is Spiritual

Featuring real talk with local faith leaders,
writers, thinkers, creatives, and community leaders about their evolving beliefs
 the intersection of spirituality and everyday life.


New episodes released every Tuesday morning on your favorite podcast platforms.

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Sufi Mysticism with Maryam Qadri

For Maryam, Islamic Sufi mysticism provides a way to integrate beliefs from the different faith traditions she's practiced throughout her life. Sufi teachings and practices all her to connect with the God of all things in a holistic and inclusive way.

Listening to God’s Invitation with Feli Sebastian

Contemplative prayer is one method that Feli uses to listen to God's sacred invitations through the labyrinth of her life. It's allowed her to listen better to other people and be more compassionate. She's been led to support women through collaborative community efforts.
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Blending Liberation Theology and Humanism with Terrance Thomas

What we need right now in both the church and the community are people dedicated to speaking truth to power and willing to take action. Rev. Thomas shares about liberation theology, the challenges of being an activist pastor, and how joy can be an act of resistance.
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Neo-pagan Spirituality, Polytheism, and Inclusion with Ashley Price

Pagan spirituality encompasses many gods and goddesses, diverse beliefs, and practices. Prairie Sky ADF Grove and its senior druid Ashley incorporate inclusion and consent so that all feel welcomed.
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Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice with Melissa Keeble

True hospitality is love in action. The turquoise table in Melissa's yard is a living metaphor for the community and pastoral care work she does. She holds space by witnessing people's experiences, listening to their stories, and inviting both giving and receiving.
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We Are The Church with Lorraine Kim

Sometimes we change the world by staying and working within, and sometimes we choose to walk away. Lorraine explores the tensions inherent in social justice work and participating in institutions like the church that cause discomfort, alienation, and sometimes pain.
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Understanding Your Worth and Beauty with Valena Claiborne

This lady is embracing a perfectly imperfect life balancing parenting, being a wife, and working full-time in a ministry role. She's making it work with God's grace.
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Living Intentionally with Megan Murphy

Flower farmer and Backyard Beauty owner Megan on the power of individuals to live their most desired life through the connecting to intuition, intentionally caring for body, mind & spirit, and the support of plant essences.
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Church Can Be A Drag with Isaac Simmons

Isaac has answered a call to ordained ministry with Hope United Methodist Church. His creative expression of spirituality through drag is life-changing and life-saving work, bringing a joy-filled reclamation of God's Love for and with Queer folks.

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