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.

Selfie of Pastor David Ashby studying the Bible as a pastor and chaplain

What Makes a Chaplain with David Ashby

The son of Champaign's former fire chief, David knows how heavy the job can be on the hearts & minds of both police and firefighters. He develops relationships and trust, so they are more open to receiving personal and spiritual support during challenging times.
Rabbi Alan Cook, Jewish Reform from Sinai Temple, standing in front of shelves of books

Rabbi Alan Cook: Connections, Community and Collaborations

Sharing more about the Reformed Jewish faith, building interfaith relationships, and addressing what goes on in our world with mindfulness, gratitude, and deliberation.
Dr. Melody Green, Dean of Urbana Theological Seminary, headshot showing smiling woman with grey shoulder-lenght hair and glasses in a black suit with blue shirt

Melody Green: Finding God in fantasy, science fiction, and mythology

Melody explores themes, symbols, and messages about Christianity that show up in children's fantasy and science fiction as well as books and stories by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Nick and Hannah with arms around each other. they each have an arm out towards the camera and are holding one side of a small brown square card that says "I helped launch Anchor Church"

A new kind of church for a new kind of world

Church planters Nick & Hannah get real about their experience starting Anchor Church, a community built on service, thoughtful hospitality, and a belief that nobody should be scared to go to church.
Poet and Parkland College English Professor Amy Penne, headshot of woman with shoulder length dark hair and glasses

Amy Penne: Creativity and compassion

Amy talks about the spiritual practice of being creative through art, journaling, writing and researching, or just putting together new ideas in new ways.
Epsiode 6 Kimberly Otchere

Kimberly Otchere: Social justice, inclusion & activism grounded in faith

Kimberly shares her lifelong passion for compassionate activism grounded in her faith and the importance of creating love and connection through dialogue.
Everything is Spiritual podcast Episode 5 Don Follis from Pastor-to-Pastor Initiatives

Don Follis: Create rhythms for health, contentment & inner peace

Don shares insight on how to live mindfully with an awareness of the natural rhythms of life, the real self-care you need, and the Daily Examen.

Lyndsey Scott: Song and the heart of KINDSHIP with others

A conversation about rekindling kinship with the earth, the power of song and other spiritual technologies, and anchoring anti-racism as a contemplative and embodied practice. 

Daniel Guerra: The work of LOVE is to lean in, listen, and engage

Daniel talks about the meaning of LOVE—the essential ingredient in building authentic relationships and community. He shares a message of inclusion, acceptance, and belonging in the church for LBGTQIA+ people and allies.

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