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Too often faith becomes more about who is in and who is out or about who belongs and who does not. In order for spirituality to be good for anyone, it has to be good for everyone. Join speaker, storyteller and author Matt Kendziera as he finds incredible people using their faith and life as a catalyst for goodness in this world. Be inspired to discover your own goodness in order to make your life, family, community and world better. www.mattkendziera.com Instagram: @mattkendziera Facebook: m ...
 
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There is always so much to think about and consider...so much to plan for and hope for. However, if we follow the example of Jesus, it seems as if the most important focus we can have is not on the future, but in the present. ------------ Be sure to check out my website to listen to past episodes and see what else is happening including info about …
 
There is always so much to think about and consider...so much to plan for and hope for. However, if we follow the example of Jesus, it seems as if the most important focus we can have is not on the future, but in the present. ------------ Be sure to check out my website to listen to past episodes and see what else is happening including info about …
 
Spiritual guide, leadership consultant and former pastor Gideon Tsang joins the show to discuss the deep challenge and freedom of discovering the truest form of yourself. In this interview you will be challenged to rethink your own motives for why you do what you do. Find out more about Gideon at: www.gideontsang.org Purchase the Book 40 Days on Be…
 
Spiritual guide, leadership consultant and former pastor Gideon Tsang joins the show to discuss the deep challenge and freedom of discovering the truest form of yourself. In this interview you will be challenged to rethink your own motives for why you do what you do. Find out more about Gideon at: www.gideontsang.org Purchase the Book 40 Days on Be…
 
In a world filled with challenges, one of the greatest things we can do is find ways to be positive in the midst of all of the negativity we are surrounded with. ------------ Be sure to check out my website to listen to past episodes and see what else is happening including info about my upcoming book Bring it Home which is set to be released in Se…
 
Yes, you read that title right. Pastor, Author and Mystic Kevin Sweeney joins the show to discuss his story, his passion and his new book. Ever wonder what it means to be a mystic in our modern age? This interview should clear that up. Click HERE to order Making of a Mystic Connect with Kevin on Instagram @kevinsweeney1 Be sure to check out Kevins …
 
Yes, you read that title right. Pastor, Author and Mystic Kevin Sweeney joins the show to discuss his story, his passion and his new book. Ever wonder what it means to be a mystic in our modern age? This interview should clear that up. Click HERE to order Making of a Mystic Connect with Kevin on Instagram @kevinsweeney1 Be sure to check out Kevins …
 
So many relationships have been compromised and lost over disagreements surrounding faith, politics, the pandemic and other hot button topics. How do we stay true to ourselves while also keeping our connections strong with those closest to us. In this episode Matts wife Suzanne joins the conversations to discuss practical ways that we can be honest…
 
So many relationships have been compromised and lost over disagreements surrounding faith, politics, the pandemic and other hot button topics. How do we stay true to ourselves while also keeping our connections strong with those closest to us. In this episode Matts wife Suzanne joins the conversations to discuss practical ways that we can be honest…
 
In this episode special guest Alexia Salvatierra joins the show to talk about the church that is hidden but growing. Even though in America and Europe we may look around and see numbers dwindling, in other places the church is thriving! We also talk about the importance or getting around people who are different than us and what it could look like …
 
In this episode special guest Alexia Salvatierra joins the show to talk about the church that is hidden but growing. Even though in America and Europe we may look around and see numbers dwindling, in other places the church is thriving! We also talk about the importance or getting around people who are different than us and what it could look like …
 
How can we chase goodness if we don't get practical about creating a foundation for the goodness we desire to see in this world. It is very easy to identify what and who we are against in this world but it is extremely difficult to do the hard work of overcoming the prejudice that creates in our lives. How do we expect to come together when we pre-…
 
How can we chase goodness if we don't get practical about creating a foundation for the goodness we desire to see in this world. It is very easy to identify what and who we are against in this world but it is extremely difficult to do the hard work of overcoming the prejudice that creates in our lives. How do we expect to come together when we pre-…
 
Author, Speaker and Pioneer Brian McLaren joins the show once again to discuss his new book "Do I Stay Christian" which comes out on May 24th. This is a complex question and the answer is not black and white. What do we even mean when we say the word Christian? How do we talk to people who think differently about this? Is Brian a Christian? I guess…
 
Author, Speaker and Pioneer Brian McLaren joins the show once again to discuss his new book "Do I Stay Christian" which comes out on May 24th. This is a complex question and the answer is not black and white. What do we even mean when we say the word Christian? How do we talk to people who think differently about this? Is Brian a Christian? I guess…
 
This is a tough topic! With war being at the forefront of many conversations lately, how do we look at in in the context of our faith? Is God a war loving god? Is Jesus going to come out of the clouds one day with military aggression to end the world? These are big questions and answers often feel elusive. www.mattkendziera.com…
 
Author, coach and spiritual abuse survivor Rebekah Drumsta joins the show this week to have an honest conversation about identifying and working through trauma and hurt. www.rebekahdrumsta.com www.mattkendziera.comBy MATT KENDZIERA: National Speaker, Author and Story Teller
 
Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter become challenging to many who have begun to rethink faith. How do we look at the concept of Jesus death and resurrection if we have re-thought salvation, heaven and hell or God as a whole. Did Jesus die? Did he rise from the dead? Does it matter? Is there a way to engage with Holy Week in a way that brings goodnes…
 
Makoto Fujimura is a world renounced visual artist who is using his experience and his understanding to help expand the understanding of the divine. His new book Art + Faith: The Theology of Making is helping readers reconnect to a portion of spirituality that has been lost or at least pushed to the background. In some way, shape or form we are all…
 
Makoto Fujimura is a world renounced visual artist who is using his experience and his understanding to help expand the understanding of the divine. His new book Art + Faith: The Theology of Making is helping readers reconnect to a portion of spirituality that has been lost or at least pushed to the background. In some way, shape or form we are all…
 
Ashoka pioneered the term Social Entrepreneurship and is now launching a faith based initiative to find people who are inspired by their faith to make a difference in the world. Ashoka staff member Anne Evans joins Matt in this episode to discuss what it means to be a true changemaker. www.ashoka.org www.mattkendziera.com…
 
Ashoka pioneered the term Social Entrepreneurship and is now launching a faith based initiative to find people who are inspired by their faith to make a difference in the world. Ashoka staff member Anne Evans joins Matt in this episode to discuss what it means to be a true changemaker. www.ashoka.org www.mattkendziera.com…
 
Most of us were attracted to our faith based on the beauty that it brought to our lives. Unfortunately there is a hard reality that we are forced to face when looking at the harm it has created throughout history. In this episode Matt shares what he believes to be the 3 most anti-goodness Christian beliefs. https://www.mattkendziera.com…
 
Most of us were attracted to our faith based on the beauty that it brought to our lives. Unfortunately there is a hard reality that we are forced to face when looking at the harm it has created throughout history. In this episode Matt shares what he believes to be the 3 most anti-goodness Christian beliefs. https://www.mattkendziera.com…
 
Susan Cottrell joins the show to discuss her work creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community and their families. She shares her personal and difficult story of disconnecting from her church "home" before finding hope and wholeness on the other side. https://www.freedhearts.org https://www.mattkendziera.com…
 
The Founder of The Hub, Becky Piper, joins the show today to talk about how to effectively help those struggling with homelessness in our communities. Practical and inspirational...do not miss this interview! https://www.thehubec.org https://www.mattkendziera.comBy MATT KENDZIERA: National Speaker, Author and Story Teller
 
We live in a divided world. Whether its politics, religion, education or just about anything else it's easy to find loud opposing view points. The best way to combat division is to discover what brings us together. https://www.mattkendziera.com @mattkendzieraBy MATT KENDZIERA: National Speaker, Author and Story Teller
 
Author, film maker and academic Raj Patel joins the show this week to talk about a life dedicated to fighting hunger. His film, The Ants and the Grasshopper follows one African woman quest to speak with American farmers about the reality of climate change. www.antsandgrasshopper.org https://rajpatel.org http://mattkendziera.com…
 
In our dualistic culture we make a lot of judgments about Evangelicals and Progressives and often view them as opposites. There is a much better way to go about this. A way that is less decisive and more helpful. It all starts by defining what it is that we are talking about and it just might be different than you think. www.mattkendziera.com…
 
In our dualistic culture we make a lot of judgments about Evangelicals and Progressives and often view them as opposites. There is a much better way to go about this. A way that is less decisive and more helpful. It all starts by defining what it is that we are talking about and it just might be different than you think. www.mattkendziera.com…
 
Today we tackle a topic that we are hearing a lot about but that I think a many of us are struggling to talk about which is mental health. Dr. Justin Meier shares how to interact in trauma informed ways and how to lead trauma informed churches. Be sure to check out Justins podcast Faithful Mindfulness on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever great p…
 
Today we tackle a topic that we are hearing a lot about but that I think many of us are struggling to talk about which is mental health. Dr. Justin Meier shares how to interact in trauma informed ways and how to lead trauma informed churches. Be sure to check out Justins podcast Faithful Mindfulness on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever great pro…
 
It is, with out a doubt, difficult to find goodness in the midst of hostile situations. When Jesus time at church was interrupted by some angry men and a naked woman he stayed calm and genuinely cared for everyone involved. www.mattkendziera.comBy MATT KENDZIERA: National Speaker, Author and Story Teller
 
As we look around and see our divided world its easy to be discouraged and want to give up. What could I possibly do to make a difference. In this episode, Brian Allain gives us some options from his compilation How to Heal Our Divide www.mattkendziera.com www.howtohealourdivides.comBy MATT KENDZIERA: National Speaker, Author and Story Teller
 
A New Year...A New Podcast Title! Welcome to the Chasing Goodness Podcast! Too often faith becomes more about who is in and who is out or about who belongs and who does not. In order for spirituality to be good for anyone, it has to be good for everyone. www.mattkendziera.comBy MATT KENDZIERA: National Speaker, Author and Story Teller
 
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