Spark My Muse

Spark My Muse

Latest Episodes

A Spacious Life – Ashley Hales [SSL 203]
September 15, 2021

Who are we when we are still? We are invited to a spacious life.

Beach Reflections [SSL 202]
September 08, 2021

Reflecting from Bethany Beach on integrity, humility, and "beach church" with Thomas Merton and his book New Seeds of Contemplation

Divine Participation: Colette Lafia [SSL201]
September 01, 2021

Seven Ways to live in God's Love - featuring a book by Colette Lafia.

The Mind: A Factory of Fears [SSL200]
August 24, 2021

Exploring Paul Tillich's insightful and prescient work "The Courage to Be" on the topic of fear and anxiety as they relate to mortality.

Vainglory and Pride [SSL199]
August 18, 2021

This is the final in the series of afflicting thoughts as thought by Evagrius Ponticus. The focus is vainglory and pride explained differently than you may have previously understood them.

Wrath and Acedia [SSL198]
August 11, 2021

This is midway through the series on the eight afflicting thoughts as taught by Evagrius Ponticus (345-400 CE). Today the focus is on weather of wrath and acedia.

Avarice and Debilitating Nostalgia [SSL197]
August 04, 2021

Identifying avarice and dejection: 2 of he 8 afflicting thoughts Evagrius teaches us about.

Eps 201: Keith Giles, Jesus Unforsaken
July 28, 2021

Keith Giles is my guest. We converse about the themes in his book Jesus Unforsaken: Substituting Divine Wrath with Unrelenting Love.

The Temptation of Lust and Fornication [SSL196]
July 21, 2021

Lust and Fornication - Afflicting Thoughts (insights from Evagrius Ponticus)

The Temptation of Gluttony [SSL195]
July 14, 2021

( a WEIRD detail from a larger art panel that speaks to Gluttony) • See the rest of the art panel today for free. The full art panel from the detail above and some other crazy vintage artwork depicti