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A meditative evening podcast for children ages 5-12 years-old and the whole family. Each week explores a spiritual theme - what does it mean to children? what does the Bible say about it? - and ends with a meditation and evening prayer that encourages children to relax into sleep surrounded by God's love. Written and produced by Joyce Chanay and Hope Newhouse, Sunday School parents and parishioners of The American Cathedral in Paris. Featuring music by the Choirs of The American Cathedral in ...
 
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In our series « What do we know ? » we’ve been asking people who study the Bible to help answer your questions about God and Jesus. Today, we are asking The Rev. Michael Rusk to help us think about the question“Do people who aren’t Christians go to heaven?” With this episode we are celebrating the end of our very first season of the Hope and Joy po…
 
In our series « What do we know ? » we’ve been asking people who study the Bible to help answer your questions about God and Jesus. Today, we asked The Rev. Stephanie Burette to help us think about the question “If Jesus isn’t dead, where is he? Can I meet him?” Stephanie shares a beautiful story with us about a shoemaker from the author Leo Tolsto…
 
The deepest belief that we Christians hold is that God IS love and that God loves us and the whole world. Today, on World Refugee Day, we are asking The Rev. Austin Rios to help us think about the difficult question“If God loves us, why do bad things happen?” Rev. Austin is the Rector of St. Paul’s Within the Walls and Executive Director of the Joe…
 
What we call people says a lot about what they mean to us and how we feel about them. Often times, we have special names for the people who are the closest to us. The same is true for God. In church we hear "Our Father", we've asked the Reverend Nathaniel Katz and you all to answer the question "Is God Our Parent?" The Rev. Nat Katz has gone by man…
 
We know you all have a lot questions about God and Jesus and the church! We do too! Welcome to our new series "What do we know ?" where we get some guest writers to answer your important questions. Today, on Pentecost Sunday, we are asking "Can God understand me when I speak French and English?” and also “"Does God hear everything I say? “ And we a…
 
We know you all have a lot questions about God and Jesus and the church! We do too! In this episode we start by talk about what we do know, especially what we learned from Bishop Mark Edington at Easter: God loves us so much and wants us to love Him and everyone! And we want to hear from you! In our upcoming episodes, we are about to take a deep di…
 
Easter is the biggest deal of our whole church year - even bigger than Christmas. But why? Because at Easter Jesus creates a new relationship between us and God and between us and each other. And Jesus makes us a promise. No matter what, we will always have a place in God’s house, we will always be God’s own people. We are so excited to share this …
 
Sometimes when we’ve done something bad, or when someone has hurt us, it can be so bad, that we feel like EVERYTHING is bad, and we cannot see anything good anymore. But the good news about forgiveness is that, while it can be hard, it gives colors back to the world. Join us as we talk about the complex topic of forgiveness and how Jesus asks us to…
 
This week is a very special interview episode with Traci Smith, an ordained minister, mother of three, and author from Chicago, USA, with whom we had a conversation about practicing Lent as a family. This episode is very different from our usual podcast, we hope that this would be a way for parents and children to think about Lent together. Find ou…
 
In James 1:22 we hear, “Do what God’s teachings say; do not just listen, but practice what God teaches us.” Lent is a time of getting closer to God, a special time of thinking about how we live our lives, and if we are acting in ways that God would want us to. Join us as we talk about taking on a Lenten practice as a way to follow Jesus during this…
 
“Jesus often slipped away to quiet places so that he could pray.” -Luke 5:16 Have you ever tried to listen to a story, while the television is on or while someone is talking in the next room? It can be hard to focus. During Lent, Christians sometimes give something up so that they can better focus on God. This episode is guest written by the Rev. T…
 
God named the light “day” and the darkness “night.” Evening passed, and morning came. This was the first day. Every passage from evening into morning, God presents us with new possibilities, new opportunities, to seek God in all situations and find love in the people we see, every new day. This is the last episode is our January series, guest-writt…
 
As soon as God created the light, God saw that the light was good. Even when things are hard and we see the bad things that are happening in the world, this reminds us that there is goodness because what God creates is good. Just as God made the light and saw that it was good, so too he made us and sees that we are good.…
 
Then God said, “Let there be light!” - Genesis 1:3 Darkness can appear in different forms, like the nasty characters in stories or fears that make us forget God. But as it was in the beginning, light outshines darkness. Just as God brought light into the world, God also brings Jesus into the world, so that Jesus may be the light in our world and in…
 
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” - Genesis 1:1 In this new year, we explore the beginning of the Bible and the creation of light in this new January series. A new year is a time to celebrate. It is also a time to let go of the old, and let the new in. How do you feel about starting a new year? Whatever your projects for the…
 
"For a child has been born for us" - MERRY CHRISTMAS! CHRIST IS BORN! A festive episode with Christmas greetings from listeners around the world, reflections on Christmas traditions, though they are different for many of us this year, and music from Handel's Messiah sung by the Choirs of the American Cathedral in Paris. A peaceful way to end your C…
 
"Our love must be true love. And we should show that love by what we do." 1 John 3. In the fourth and last week of advent, we ask the children "what is love?", hear what the Bible says about it and practice a relaxation technique where we imagine sinking into a fluffy cloud. Join us for A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EPISODE coming out on December 25th! After…
 
"Crying may last for a night. But joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5 For the third week of Advent, we meditate on the theme of Joy. We talk about the darkness of winter and of sadness and the light and joy of Jesus at Christmas. Tomorrow is a dancing day! PARTICIPATE IN OUR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! We would love to hear from you! Send us a recording o…
 
"You, Lord, give true peace. You give peace to those who depend on you." For the second week of Advent, we explore the theme of peace. What does it feel like to you? We listen to some quiet music, we tell God about our worries or fears, and we feel God's deep calm peace. During Advent, we are waiting for Jesus, the Prince of Peace.…
 
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