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What's performative wokeness? How does our faith influence the destructive performativity of Internet activism? In this episode, join host Kayla, with co-hosts Lindsy, Alissa, and Gina, in this first discussion of Season 4 - "Get Your People."In this episode, we:Laugh as we catch up with co-hosts after our summer hiatusExplore the definition of wokeness through our own experiencesSee the costs of awakening as the costs of the gospel, and the grace of the gospel as the grace of awakeningRecognize why platform-building by promoting good deeds may not make the impact we desireAsk how we stay rooted in what we believe to be God’s Truth and how can that inform the ambiguous questionsDiscuss how we invest in who we love by how we spend our time through hands-on action, donate our money, and prayer focusSit in the tension of the pull of social media activism against real-life conversationsJoin us as we learn together to unpack wokeness and how it plays out on social media and IRL. May we be people who are willing to be awakened to the systematic oppression of image-bearers and allow it to cost us our sleep. Recommended reading & resources:Aziz Anzari’s Netflix special, Right NowNews, Notes, and Links:Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
In this episode, Lindsy Wallace is joined by guest co-host and friend of the podcast Diana Oestreich in a conversation with Claire Swinarski of The Catholic Feminist Podcast to discuss the “F” word, as well as labeling ourselves and others.In this episode, we:Learn The Catholic Feminist Podcast origin story;Unpack the definition of “feminist”; Discuss the impacts of the feminist label in our current cultural climate;Learn how we love one another even when we label ourselves differently;Identify female saints and biblical mothers who can inspire us all!Join us as we explore what it means to be a feminist, diving into what labels we claim and the good and bad that comes from claiming labels for ourselves and ascribing them to others.Recommended reading & resources:Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist by Dorothy DayChristena ClevelandNews, Notes, and Links:If you’d like to support us to keep Upside Down Podcast ad-free, please visit upsidedownpodcast.com/give, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Follow Claire online.Follow Diana online.Join the Upside Down Tribe podcast listener group on Facebook.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
In this episode, we gather to discuss the relationship between women and our bodies. Host Shannon Evans is joined by Lindsy Wallace, Kayla Craig, and special guest, author Colleen Mitchell. Colleen is the author of “When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be.” Together we analyze the effects of both hypersexualization and excessive modesty and wrestle with questions of how to retain the holiness of our physicality in a world bent on making it a source of shame. We discuss how our view of the incarnation affects our view of bodies and how our view of the triune God shapes our view of self. In this episode, we: Discuss our culture’s standards of the ideal female body - and why it affects us so deeply; Share how hypersexualization is seeping into our marriages and relationships - and how we can combat it; Look at the other end of the spectrum - excessive modesty - and the effect it can have on our psyches; Encourage each other to embrace our bodies as “storytellers”; and Think about what it could look like for women to truly delight in their God-given bodies. Join us as we empower women to make peace with our bodies in a holistic way -- and to find holiness in our physicality. Recommended reading & resources: “When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be” by Colleen Mitchell “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk Colleen’s “31 Days of Embodied Faith” blog series Pope John Paul II’s lecture series on Theology of the Body Links: @colleencmitch http://www.blessedarethefeet.com/31-days-of-embodied-faith/ http://www.upsidedownpodcast.com/ Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/upsidedowntribe/?fref=nfSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Doing it all is a myth: And we're here to bust it! Often times, we feel the burden to accomplish everything and spin all the plates. In this special episode (which was recorded LIVE and IN PERSON!) we discuss why we don't have to do it all and how grace covers us. We talk about what we've each given up in our own lives, and how listeners can find freedom from the busy, too. There's lots of laughter + deep truths in this episode: Take a listen and let us know what you think! Kayla Craig hosts with Lindsy Wallace, Kristi James, and Shannon Evans.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Do we avoid talking about age?​ ​Why? Kayla​ ​Craig leads the discussion with​ ​co-host Lindsy Wallace and guest host Corinne Shark​ joins us from SE Asia. We talk about it all in this episode​: ​Aging, glorification of youth, unexpected illness in our own lives, fear of aging and death (yeah, we go there), multi-generational relationships, the spiritual wisdom that comes with aging, and milestone birthdays (Kayla just turned 30 and Corinne just turned 40!).​ ​Join us as we model messy, honest conversations about aging from a Kingdom perspective. Further Reading: ​Book: ​“The Art of Growing Old” by Carroll Saussy ​Book: ​"Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life" by Richard Rohr ​Guest Corinne Shark: www.instagram.com/thesaltyshark​ Our website: www.upsidedownpodcast.com Our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/upsidedowntribe Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Most of us have a love/hate relationship to social media. We recorded this episode live at our Upside Down Podcast retreat, and in this conversational episode hosted by Kristi James with co-hosts Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans, and Kayla Craig, we discuss how we try to navigate the tricky Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter waters. We unpack that whole "behind-the-scenes vs. highlight reel" thing, discuss using social media as a numbing tool, dive into our desire for affirmation (or even, to be "right"), and share how we've navigated justice or political issues on Facebook, too. It's a light episode with what we hope is an undercurrent of thoughtfulness -- and we want to hear what you think, too!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
In our last regular episode before summer break, we gather to talk about community: not the hashtag or the social media version, but the essence of community as a sense of place and belonging. Host Kayla Craig is joined by Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans, and special guest, Rebekah Troche, who lives at Jesus People USA, a church and intentional community in Chicago. In this episode, we: Learn about JPUSA’s mission and ministry and why Rebekah was drawn to it; Share our vision for this fall’s Upside Down Gathering; Talk about how vulnerability and trust play a role in community; Bring forward tangible ways we can begin to cultivate community; and we Tackle listener questions about how to deal with conflict and how an introvert can find respite amid a community-building lifestyle. Join us as we recognize how intentional community with others is pivotal to the upside-down life. Recommended reading & resources: “Community and Growth” by Jean Vanier Jesus People USA: http://jpusa.org Wilson Abbey in Chicago: http://wilsonabbey.com/ Everybody’s Coffee: https://everybodyscoffee.com News & Notes: We’re opening the doors to Wilson Abbey in Chicago for the first-ever Upside Down Gathering on Sept 21-22, 2018. Get your tickets at upsidedownpodcast.com/gathering. We’ll be back in September with brand-new episodes! In the meantime, we’ll feature short sessions and one-on-one conversations with creators and makers in God’s Kingdom, one in June, one in July, and one in August. To have access to those episodes, join our community of $10/month supporters on Patreon: patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast. To have access to a download with tangible, creative ideas to be a more present neighbor right where you are, join our community of $10/month supporters on Patreon: patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
We speak with Tyler Burns, founding member of the Reformed African American Network and host of the Pass the Mic podcast. This conversation is full of grace and honesty, and is deeply important not only to our culture, but to the Kingdom of God. We ask about The Talk black parents have with their children and the Christian duty white parents have to The Talk. Tyler is also a youth pastor in Pensacola, Florida. Lindsy Wallace interviews Tyler with the help of Lori Harris and Kristi James. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Join us as we sit down Amber Newberry, who shares her heartbreaking experience of sexual assault and abortion, and how she found redemption in God's love. (Save this episode for when little ears are not around!) Amber shares how some Christians were hurtful and hateful to her about abortion, and also how other believers brought messages of hope and healing. After Amber shares her story, the hosts process and discuss the statistics of abortion in the church, and how Christians can walk out pro-life beliefs beyond picket lines. Lindsy Wallace and Shannon interview Amber Newberry of Beautiful & Beloved, and then Kayla Craig and Kristi Wallace join the conversation about the gospel, upside-down grace, and wanting to be known by our love.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Consumption! Capitalism! Consumerism! Christmas! We’re hitting pause and engaging the heart of consumption, capitalism, consumerism and most importantly, the heart of Christmas. What does it mean to celebrate the birth of Jesus, a poor kid from Nazareth who learned his father’s trade and had nowhere to lay his head? Ashley Hales and Shannan Martin join us as we ask: How do we opt out of the glitz and glitter around us to make space in our homes for the baby Messiah born in a manger?Shannan Martin, author of “The Ministry of Ordinary Places,” is a speaker, blogger, wife, and mom of four. Ashley Hales is a writer, speaker, pastor’s wife, and mother of four. She is the author of “Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much.” Ashley and Shannan join Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace for a conversation about staying Christ-centered in a season of excess.In this episode, we:Share how the life of Christ influences our approach to celebrating the Christmas holiday;Discuss whether modern capitalism is compatible with Christian living;Share how we mindfully engage in gift-giving; andThink about how we can emulate the life of Christ as consumers.Join us as we discuss how we can celebrate Christmas in a capitalistic society while emulating the life of Jesus.Recommended reading & resources:“Finding Holy in the Suburbs” by Ashley Hales“The Ministry of Ordinary Places” and “Falling Free” by Shannan MartinThe Pray as You Go app and podcastShannan Martin’s 12 Ways of ChristmasAdventconspiracy.org and @adventconspiracyThe Blessed is She Advent devotionalWalter Brueggeman’s two Advent devotionalsListen to our conversation on ethical fashion with Lauren Pinkston of Wearthy (episode #32).News, Notes, and Links:If you’d like to support us to keep Upside Down Podcast ad-free, please visit us here, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Find Ashley on Instagram: @aahalesFind Shannan on Instagram: @shannanwriteshttp://www.upsidedownpodcast.com/Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/upsidedowntribe/?fref=nfSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Education is a BIG topic, so why not dive in? What does it look like to live upside-down in the schooling choices we make for our kids? Our co-hosts represent public school, private school, and homeschool. We chat about how our own education experiences affect the choices we make today. What role should faith play in approaching education? Do Christians have a responsibility to care about public school in the U.S.? Lori Harris, a public school advocate, shows her passion in this episode. Join us as we share what we're reading (and catch the hot tip for how to sneak in reading if you have a busy schedule!). We chat about WHY we've made the different education choices we've made in this conversational episode. Buckle in for a wild ride - this is the first of probably MANY education episodes! Shannon Evans hosts with Lori Harris, Kristi James, Lindsy Wallace, and Kayla Craig.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
In Episode 2 of Upside Down, we dive into how Christians can easily idolize safety. What does the Bible say about safety? What about fear? What did Jesus say about being safe? We share five different perspectives and personal experiences, and add a little humor to the mix, too (including our guilty pleasures when it comes to music!). Lindsy Wallace leads the discussion with co-hosts Kristi James, Lori Harris, Kayla Craig, and Shannon Evans.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
What can Catholics and Protestants learn from each other's traditions? Can we work together in God’s upside-down kingdom? And when can—or should—we set aside the subtle (or not-so-subtle) differences in thought, doctrine, and practice of our own Christian belief systems to work toward a common good?Alissa Molina hosts an intimate and honest ecumenical conversation with co-hosts Kayla Craig, Gina Ciliberto, and Lindsy Wallace. We’re thinking outside the box when it comes to our unofficial theme of this season: Get Your People and applying it to a discussion on ecumenism, hoping to model empathetic and loving discourse about our faith traditions.In this episode, we:Discuss the meaning within ecumenical friendshipsModel asking and answering difficult questions (like about communion/Eucharist) with grace Break down misconceptions about Protestantism and Catholicism (What are Evangelicals? What is non-denominational? What's a mainline denomination? Why do Catholics use the phrase "convert"?)Explore the importance of having a posture of curiosity instead of defensivenessTalk about how we can apply a more nuanced and intentionally upside-down approach to our faithsJoin us as we explore how to develop deeper understandings between our Protestant and Catholic sisters and brothers. Reading & Resources:Alissa on the Catholic Feminist Podcast“Why I Stay” by Shannon EvansCCDA7 Key Differences Between Protestant and Catholic DoctrineProtestant Tour of Catholic ChurchNews, Notes, and Links:Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Together Facebook Group!Support the show
Host Kayla Craig and co-hosts Lindsy Wallace and Alissa Molina welcome Sara Stockinger to this episode of restorative justice in parenting.Sara is a special education teacher who works with families of kids from birth to age three with developmental delays in a home visiting model. Prior to that, she was an elementary classroom teacher for over a decade. She and her husband have three kids through foster care adoption and refugee resettlement. She’s passionate about learning to listen closely to build a better community and figuring out how to use her privilege to advocate for social justice. She also really, really loves reading and chickens and Earl Grey tea.In this episode, we:Define restorative justice and how can it practically be applied in parentingUnpack the faith to justice relationshipDiscuss modeling our parenting against Jesus’ lifeExplore how we can apply a more nuanced and intentionally upside-down approach to our familiesJoin us as we open the dialogue of parenting with the goal of restorative justice. May we be people who work through the brokenness and woundedness within relationships and allow it to grow into empathy and service to each other. Recommended reading & resources:Sara Stockinger Parenting Forward by Cindy Wang Brandt Cindy Wang Brandt's free Study GuideParenting with Connection Facebook groupLove Anyway podcast's 2nd season, produced by Preemptive Love, is all about parentingUpside Down Podcast Episode 38 - Parenting: Raising Upside Down KidsThe Little Book of Restorative Justice, by Howard Zehr (and the rest in The Little Book series)News, Notes, and Links:Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook!Support the show
The world is broken. People are hurting. But even - maybe especially - when life is at its most difficult, could the practice and discipline of celebration be what orients our hearts to the Kingdom of God? What does it look like to persevere and celebrate even amid heartache and suffering? Does celebration in God's kingdom look different than partyin' it up with your friends for a treat yo' self day? Is the Church doing it right? Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans and Kayla Craig are joined by guest co-host D.L. Mayfield for a rich conversation diving into what celebration looks like in God's Upside Down Kingdom. "I will celebrate the light of Christ in a world of darkness the life of Christ in a culture of death the liberty of Christ in a kingdom of captivity and the hope of Christ in an age of despair I will rejoice always and in everything give thanks." - InnerCHANGE ministrySupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
What is prayer? Why does it matter? Is there a right way to pray? Join Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, and Alissa Molina as they enter into an engaging, unexpected, fast-paced conversation with Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson; the authors of Prayer: Forty Days of Practice. We talk about praying when you don’t want to pray or don’t know how, being angry at God, creation as a form of prayer, and why prayer is an important part of God’s upside-down Kingdom.Justin McRoberts is an author and musician who hosts the @Sea Podcast and lives with his wife and two kids in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area. Scott Erickson is a touring painter and performance artist who mixes autobiography, biblical narrative, and aesthetics to create art. He lives with his wife and three kids in Portland.In this episode, we:Discuss how our understandings of prayer can grow and change over time;Address why prayer can feel contrived or unnatural;Ask why art and prayer are important in God’s Kingdom;Talk about lament, anger, and privilege when it comes to prayerAnswer how writing and creating can be redemptive tools.Join us as we dive into prayer, creativity, and spirituality. Recommended reading & resources:Authors: Justin McRoberts + Scott EricksonBook: Prayer: Forty Days of PracticeNews, Notes, and Links:If you’d like to support us to keep Upside Down Podcast ad-free, please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Follow Justin online and on InstagramFollow Scott online and on Instagram and on The Say Yes Showhttp://www.upsidedownpodcast.com/Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
We're excited to share our first episode ever recorded with a live audience, recorded at the Upside Down Gathering on Sept. 21. In this conversation, we dive into the tension between faith deconstruction and reconstruction, guided by professional counselor and friend of the podcast Aundi Kolber. Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, and Shannon Evans open up about their own faith journeys in this special episode.In this episode, we tackle the questions:What was your faith upbringing like? What have pivotal points been in your journey?What has deconstruction of faith looked like for you? Why is reconstruction important?What books, thoughts, or spiritual leaders have helped shape your faith?Do you consider yourself an evangelical?How has your view of God changed?Join us as we share our honest experiences inside and outside of the church, reflecting on how our Christian faith has been shaped, molded, broken down, and built up on this long and winding journey with Jesus.Recommended reading & resources:To learn more about Kayla, Lindsy, and Shannon’s faith journeys, check out episodes #8, #9, and #12. To learn more about Aundi’s work, listen to episode #36 on mental health.News, Notes, and Links:If you’d like to support us to keep Upside Down Podcast ad-free, please visit http://www.upsidedownpodcast.com/give, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Follow Upside Down Podcast on Instagram: @upsidedownpodcastVisit our guest moderator Aundi on Instagram: @aundikolberVisit our Website to learn more: http://www.upsidedownpodcast.com/Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/upsidedowntribe/?fref=nfSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Are we surprised by pain & suffering? In the hardest times, it can feel like hope is out of reach, even for a person of faith. In this honest (but hopeful!) episode, all five co-hosts examine what seasons of sorrow have taught them about Jesus. Lindsy reveals a time in her life that was marked with cancer, death, and unknown, and we all share what NOT to say to someone who is suffering. (Just say NO to Christian cliches!) We dive into how the suffering we’ve experienced has changed the way we think of Jesus' empathy, compassion, love, and sacrifice. Shannon Evans hosts with Lindsy Wallace, Kayla Craig, Kristi James, and Lori Harris.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Do we put country before God's kingdom? What happens when we conflate being patriotic with being a Christian? Does the flag come before the cross? Join us as we wade into murky waters of nationalism and idolatry with special guest host, and Iraq war veteran Diana Oestreich. We discuss patriotism vs. nationalism, one veteran's perspective of the NFL kneeling during the national anthem, rituals of the pledge of allegiance, and more. Kayla Craig hosts with Lindsy Wallace and Shannon Evans.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
You'll laugh and be deeply moved as you get to know co-host Lori Harris, a public school advocate, a student of radical hospitality, and a perpetual plate spinner who believes that the upside down kingdom springs up wild and free when the Church commits to wholeheartedly seek the welfare of their cities. Lori and her bi-vocational church planting husband, Thad have six children. Join us as we learn more about Lori, a writer who pens the nitty-gritty stories of life from the edge of the wrong side of the tracks. Kristi James and Shannon Evans co-host this episode.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Our VERY special first-ever guest is with Dr. John M. Perkins, one of the leading Christian voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. A pastor, author, and founder of the Christian Community Development Association, we're honored to talk with him and share his words with you. Kayla Craig interviews Dr. Perkins and co-hosts Lori Harris, Kristi James, and Shannon Evans join after to process his words on living out justice, loving your neighbor, and pursuing racial reconciliation.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
We're gathering in Chicago this fall at the first-ever Upside Down Gathering. Today (June 22) is the last day to purchase your early bird tickets, so Kayla and Lindsy have a quick chat introducing the speaker lineup for the two-day event at Wilson Abbey in Chicago. Hear a preview of Micah Bournes' music, find out which Upside Down Podcast guests will be returning to speak live, and get a sneak peek into the topics and themes we'll cover during this event. Learn more and purchase your tickets at www.upsidedownpodcast.com/gathering.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
Season 4 | Episode 58 - Good GriefGrief is the deep sorrow, anguish, and pain we feel after a loss or a death of a loved one. We all know it when it comes to us, in our hearts and in our bones. But, once we’re faced with that heaviness, what do we do with grief? How do we move forward with it or lean into it?Host Gina Ciliberto and co-hosts Lindsy Wallace, Kayla Craig, and Alissa Molina talk about grief as it relates to the Upside Down Kingdom.In this episode, we:Define grief and what can be confused for griefExplore what it means to hold grief or to feel deprived Talk about Jesus’ weeping contrasted with today's worldUnpack how we balance grieving with “being okay”Get creative in how we speak to or support people who are grievingJoin us as we walk through what it means to grieve as faith-based believers. May we be people who are eternally hopeful and lean into the Kingdom of here and not yet as we sit in our lamentations and in the unknowing, and to allow our neighbors the same grace. Recommended reading & resources:Nora McInerny's TED Talk4 Ways to Deal with Death and GriefHot Young Widows ClubNora Borealis Leticia AdamsLaura Kelly Fanucci, author of Everyday Sacrament & Grieving Together  News, Notes, and Links:Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
We’re familiar with or at least heard of the Enneagram, but how can it help us usher in a more livable world for the most marginalized among us? What does this age-old tool of self-discovery have to say to us today, in our deeply polarized often tragic times? In this episode, Lindsy and Kayla talk with Jesse Eubanks and Sam Stevenson of the EnneaCast to find out.In this episode, we:Explore the natural strengths of each type in seeking justice Address the disciplines each type can engage in for active justiceDiscuss resourcefulness and non-resourcefulness of each typeRecognize the deadly sin and the gospel truth of each type“For us personally God graciously used the Enneagram in our lives to get around our defenses and our blind spots so we could practice truth.” - Spiritual Rhythms for the EnneagramJoin us as we seek out the ways in which the Enneagram is a helpful tool in seeking justice. May we be people who are outwardly focused and are able to enter into self-clarity to offer resourcefulness for our neighbors. Recommended reading & resources:Love Thy NeighborhoodThe EnneacastSpiritual Rhythms for the EnneagramNews, Notes, and Links:Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
We kick off season three with an extra special conversation with one of our friends at Preemptive Love Coalition! Jessica Courtney, co-founder and Vice President of International Programs for Preemptive Love Coalition, joins Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace to discuss unmaking violence and pursuing a more beautiful world. With heart and humility, Jessica shares her personal stories of what it’s like to learn from her Iraqi neighbors. In this episode, we: Learn about PLC’s history and how the organization has evolved; Hear why Jessica and her family decided to move to Iraq, despite the risks; Share how we can hold onto hope in a volatile and scary world; and Learn how we can get involved in PLC’s mission. Recommended reading & resources: Support PLC: https://www.purecharity.com/preemptivelove “Cynical” song by Propaganda: https://genius.com/Propaganda-cynical-lyrics “Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time” book by Jeremy Courtney News & Notes: We’re excited to see many of you in Chicago on Sept. 21-22 for our first-ever live event, The Upside Down Gathering! We’ll be joined by Preemptive Love Coalition’s key relationships officer Diana Oestreich, who will share more stories about unmaking violence and lead us all toward a posture of peace. Even if you didn’t get a ticket, if you live in or near Chicago, you’re still welcome to join us on Saturday night, for a free concert with Micah Bournes. Follow us on Instagram throughout the weekend for behind-the-scenes content! If you’d like to support us to keep Upside Down Podcast ad-free, please visit upsidedownpodcast.com/give, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going. Links: @preemptivelove @jessicajcourtney http://www.upsidedownpodcast.com/ Join the Upside Down Tribe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/upsidedowntribe/?fref=nfSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)
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Sep 27th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 17th, 2020
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72
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