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What if we could impact the world by connecting with the people who live nearest to us--that is our neighbors? It turns out, we can. In this podcast we interview awesome neighbors to learn from them and be inspired by them. We also share occasional neighboring tips. And sometimes we play folk music! So come on over and join us on the front porch.
 
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Welcome to this week's episode of The Neighboring Movement Podcast! In this episode, we had the honor of interviewing Howard Lawrence in Edmonton, Alberta. Amongst so much more, Howard is an experienced neighboring practitioner, an expert on asset-based community development, and the leader of Edmonton's Abundant Communities Initiative. As host Ada…
 
Hello friends and faithful listeners! This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer White, the founder and executive director of ICT SOS, an anti-trafficking organization in our hometown of Wichita, Kansas. In the episode, Jennifer gives an overview of her nonprofit's work while also discussing the intersection of this work with making co…
 
Friends, today we share a sample lesson from another great Word on Fire Institute course titled “To the Peripheries!,” taught by Fr. Damian Ference. In this course, Fr. Damian Ference will take us through numerous examples from the Gospels, his own life, and the philosophy of several saints on ways in which we evangelize. Each of these examples are…
 
Friends, did you know that nearly 60% of religious believers agree with the statement that “religion and science conflict with one another”? This tragic confusion is especially prevalent among young people. In today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss five ways to help young people escape this false dilemma and come to …
 
This week on the podcast, we had the honor of being joined by Brandon Wrencher - a pastor, author, speaker, organizer, and nonprofit leader. Brandon has his hands in a lot of different initiatives, one of which is organizing with a nonprofit called the Good Neighbor Movement and another of which is researching with the Liberating Church Project. Tu…
 
For today's episode, we had the honor of interviewing our friend Valecia Vogts-Scribner. Valecia is a pastor in our community of Wichita, Kansas, who has recently been volunteering at our nonprofit as a part of her seminary work. She possesses a deep passion for social justice, and in this episode, we examine her journey of becoming a pastor and ho…
 
Friends, today we share a sample lesson from another great Word on Fire Institute course titled “The Five S’s of Effective Evangelization,” taught by Elizabeth Scalia. In this course, Elizabeth Scalia walks us through the five S's of effective evangelization: storytelling, Scripture, sacraments, saints, and small moments. Want more? Join the Word o…
 
In the midst of today's episode, we are so delighted for you to get to know Aileen Rueda-DaCosta! Aileen is the newest staff member at The Neighboring Movement and our Communications Director/Storyteller, and she has not yet been introduced on the podcast! So, for today's episode, staff members Adam and Kristopher sat down with Aileen to talk about…
 
Friends, the Liturgy of the Hours is the highest form of prayer after the Mass. It is an ancient, structured way of praying Scripture throughout the day, focusing especially on the Psalms. In today’s episode of the “Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss why this prayer is so powerful and how to get started with it. We also introduce a new …
 
Join us for this week's episode of The Neighboring Movement Podcast, where we had the honor of interviewing our friend Lisa Paine, the executive director of Juniper Arts Academy. In this episode, Lisa talks about the ways in which art and relationships intersect and the work of her recently founded nonprofit. Lisa, a friend and frequent collaborato…
 
Friends, I recently had the privilege of speaking with Fr. Mike Schmitz, host of the popular “Bible in a Year” podcast. We spoke at the 2021 Good News Conference, and our conversation ranged over a variety of topics, including our vocation stories, our early efforts on YouTube, our favorite movies, arguing on social media, and much more. We also sh…
 
This week on the podcast, we had the honor of interviewing Dr. David Docusen - a speaker, author, and professor who recently wrote a book called Neighborliness. In the episode, David shares about how his faith informs his radical pursuit of neighboring, gives a sneak peak of the book's content, and encourages people to neighbor by crossing dividing…
 
Friends, today I take several questions from kids all over the world, including: 1:40 - Why did Jesus appear so long ago? 4:26 - Why did God the Father send Jesus to be born if God could be born himself? 7:28 - How can you be happy in heaven if someone you love isn’t there? 12:10 - What would happen if Jesus didn’t get crucified? 14:38 - Can God di…
 
Welcome back, friends! For this week's episode, we had the honor of interviewing - for the second time on this podcast - David Burton. David is the County Engagement and Community Development Specialist at the University of Missouri Extension Office, and this week, he shared with us both his journey of neighboring and advice he would give to others…
 
Friends, today we share a sample lesson from a new Word on Fire Institute course titled “Living the Liturgical Year in the Home,” taught by Haley Stewart. In her course, Haley Stewart unpacks the treasures of the Liturgical Year and explores how liturgical living can strengthen the Domestic Church or the life of faith in the family. Want more? Thro…
 
Welcome, listener, to The Neighboring Movement Podcast! For this episode, we had the honor of interviewing Dr. Shareika Fisher, the executive director of Rise Up For Youth here in Wichita, Kansas. Tune in as Dr. Fisher shares about the powerful work of her organization and also her deep wisdom around forming connections and fostering intentional re…
 
Friends, cynicism is on the rise. Our culture is increasingly pessimistic, characterized by a general distrust of others people's motives. So, how do we escape this decline? That's what Brandon Vogt and I discuss in today's episode of “The Word on Fire Show.” A listener asks, how can adult children evangelize their parents who have left the faith? …
 
Friends, today we share a sample lesson from a new Word on Fire Institute course titled “The Art of Happiness,” taught by Dr. Arthur Brooks. Blending social science and Catholicism, this course combines cutting-edge research and top-notch scholarship with the lives of great saints and our incredible inheritance of Church teaching. There are even su…
 
Bishop Barron recently had the experience of recording all 150 Psalms for the Catholic app Hallow. Listen as he shares about that experience, discusses his favorite Psalm, and helps us better understand this songbook of the Church. A listener asks, how do I fall in love with God? NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great pe…
 
Hello friends and loyal listeners! We are so psyched to welcome you back to our nonprofit's podcast after a brief hiatus...and, we are so excited to announce that The Neighbor Next Door is now officially The Neighboring Movement Podcast! In this brief introductory episode, staff members Elizabeth, Adam, Matt, and Kristopher sit down to talk about t…
 
Friends, today we share a sample lesson from a new Word on Fire Institute course titled “The One Christ: Augustinian Deification.” In this course, Fr. David Meconi, SJ, explores the history of deification, or theosis (i.e. becoming like God), in the Christian tradition, particularly focusing on St. Augustine’s understanding of deification. Access t…
 
Friends, today we conclude our “Word on Fire Show” series on how to understand Genesis by focusing on Joseph, the great figure who went from slave to ruler of Egypt. How should we understand his sinking into slavery and prison? Or his gift for interpreting dreams? As Christians, what’s the big takeaway from the Joseph story? A listener asks, how do…
 
Friends, today we share a sample lesson from Bishop Barron's new Word on Fire Institute course titled “Reading Scripture with the Early Church Fathers.” In this course, Bishop Barron introduces the spiritual dynamics of Biblical exegesis in Origen and St. Augustine of Hippo. The Church Fathers did not separate Scripture and spirituality but saw the…
 
Friends, today we discuss an interesting new book titled​​ Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World by Tara Isabella Burton. Burton argues that while younger generations are supposedly the most secular according to surveys, they’re actually notably religious—it’s just that they have adopted strange new religions. She claims today's American…
 
You know how Spotify has "This Is" playlists for popular artists, filled with songs considered to be their classics? In this bonus episode - which we are calling "This Is The Neighbor Next Door" - we reveal our Spotify playlist, filled with classic episodes from our nonprofit's podcast. Stay tuned for the next chapter of the podcast, and in the mea…
 
Friends, today we share a sample lesson from a new Word on Fire Institute course titled “Evangelizing the Open-Minded.” In this course, Dr. Matthew Nelson explains how to engage people who are confident in their nonbelief but willing to seriously consider reasons for believing in Christianity. Get the rest of the lessons by joining the Word on Fire…
 
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