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Woman sitting, thinking, looking at her journal. Hard Stories - writing for yourself

Hard Stories: Writing for Yourself

As ministry practitioners and nonprofit communicators, we are often called to sit with difficult stories of human suffering and injustice. Even though we are storytellers, not every story is for sharing. Our words are also meant for remembering, exploring, questioning, and hoping.

The Power of Parables in Nonprofit Storytelling

Parables have a way of getting around our defenses, short-circuiting our stereotypes, and making us think in new ways. In this episode, we’re looking at the role of parables in Jesus’ ministry, and how you can use stories to break through walls in your nonprofit’s messaging.

Fundraising in Uncertain Times

In uncertain times, the temptation is to say, “People are hurting, so I feel bad asking for money,” but this is not the time to shrink back. Use stories to help find solid ground, build & strengthen relationships, and yes, to raise funds.

Chris Staron Ep 60

Telling Stories Well, with Chris Staron

Chris Staron is an award-winning filmmaker, an author, comedian, and podcaster. As host of the Truce Podcast, Chris uses journalistic tools to provide history and context to better understand the Christian church today. He gives us an inside look into his storytelling process, and why the stories we tell are so important.

JJ Gutierrez Ep. 53

Replay: Chickening IN with JJ Gutierrez

Sometimes a single word or phrase has the power to change the course of our lives, and “Chickening IN” is that word for JJ Gutierrez. This little twist on a familiar phrase launched JJ into a transformational journey from fear to faith.

Ep. 47 The Gift of Doubt

The Gift of Doubt

Doubt can be a dangerous dream-killer. But it can also be a gift.

Ep. 45 Tami Romani

Building Empty Nest Empires with Tami Romani

If you’ve got a message of any kind, you’ll need to find some level of comfort stepping in front of the camera or speaking into a microphone. Tami’s been helping entrepreneurs voice their brands, and now she’s helping a generation build Empty Nest Empires.

K.J. RAmsey writes about faith and suffering

God Meets Us When We Suffer – Interview with KJ Ramsey

My guest this week is KJ Ramsey, therapist and author of This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers. Allowing ourselves to grieve the losses is human and healthy. It’s not a sign of a small faith, but an invitation to draw close to God, who loves us.

Ep.38 Where is God?

Where is God?

I was struggling. I found myself sitting at a picnic table praying a simple, desperate prayer: “Jesus, I need you to come have lunch with me.” He did, just not in the way I expected.

Episode 34 - he Power of Lament

The Power of Lament

Lament gives us a place to name our losses. To put words to our pain. Or groaning, or wailing – it’s all there.

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