The Listening Chair
3 Things Calling Is Not

3 Things Calling Is Not

April 10, 2021

Hosts (meg and miranda) and Intern (editing guru,Carly) explore their top lessons learned around life calling from

season three guests in the season 3 finale. Enjoy!

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The Listening Chair Podcast is a ministry of the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College of Kansas. 

A Sanctuary of Learning-Justus Hunter & Phil Tallon

A Sanctuary of Learning-Justus Hunter & Phil Tallon

April 3, 2021

Professors and authors, Phil and Justus share on a tweet that sparked a small movement, why Ross on 'Friends' doesn't portray the role of professor well, and how the arts help us to better understand God.

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How can horror films help to strengthen our Christian walk? 

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How does one eliminate self-doubt? 

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What did Justus Hunter tweet that led to a small movement that is preventing burnout among pastors one tired soul at a time?

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CS Lewis and bad dreams? 

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How many words a week fo each of these authors commit to writing?

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Can ones vocation just happen? What does this feel like?

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In what ways is ‘Ross’ from ‘Friends’ a horrible portrayal of a professor?

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What is one thing that Justus always makes time for even when he does not feel balanced?

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All of this and more as authors and professors, Dr. Justus Hunter and Dr. Phil Tallon got cozy in the listening chair podcast. 

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Find comfort, courage and clarity in your own life purpose by subscribing to each episode and keep reading for more on Justus and Phill.

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Justus Hunter is the Assistant Professor of Church History at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

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Phil Tallon is the Assistant Professor of Theology and Interim Dean of the School of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University.

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They co-authored the new book with Seebed,  The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way. It’s an equipping read for new Christians, confirmation courses, families, and membership courses at your local church. 

Letting Go of the Linear Journey-Tam Luc

Letting Go of the Linear Journey-Tam Luc

March 27, 2021

Coach to entrepreneurs, @Tamrluc helps you to let go of the unrealistic standard that your journey is supposed to be linear and SO much more in this episode. 
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How do you learn to trust your intuition?
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How does she see her first business failing in 2008 now?
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What is the perk of taking college classes just for fun?
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How did her mom leaving an abusive marriage help Tam to be sustainable as an entrepreneur? 
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Why did her parents tell her to bypass college altogether?
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Get cozy in the listening chair and find courage and clarity around your own life purpose and keep reading for more on @tamrluc:
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Tam helps entrepreneurs create a bestselling book super fast and use it as a
tool to help them make more sales (no matter what they sell).
Imagine... enjoying more credibility, and standing out from the crowd.
Yes, we can help you with that. Tam started her story as the child of very
successful entrepreneurs. Their family business was where she learned about 
the benefits and freedom of owning a business. But after starting her own , she couldn't figure out why hers was so mediocre. Then she lost everything. Her marriage tanked. Parents passed. She was bankrupt, sleeping on a friend's couch and completely lost. What saved her was writing her first book. What she learned from that experience taught her everything she had missed in all the years of business. Now she will teach you how to build a 6-figure business with the same knowledge.
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Explore Tam Luc's Work here: https://www.delucslife.com/about-tam

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GET HER  BOOK: https://authorlikeaboss.com/overcoming-limiting-beliefs-with-tam-r-luc/ 

Called to Be Well-Dr. Hilda Davis  & Danica Moore

Called to Be Well-Dr. Hilda Davis & Danica Moore

March 20, 2021

Counselors, Hilda and Danica, explore the five stages of life-change, how to feel more in control, the differences between ritual and a routine, and the necessity of both.

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How do we gradually get rid of the negative stigma around therapy?

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What does the kid's movie, 'Leap' have to do with mental health?

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How does one know that he/she/they are made to go into the field of social work? 

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How do counselors stay sustainable through stressful days?

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What steps do Hilda and Danica take to turn up the volume of the Holy Spirit in their lives?

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All of this and more is explored as Hilda Davis and Danica Moore got cozy in the listening chair. Find comfort, courage and clarity in your own life purpose by popping in those earbuds and keep reading for more on Hilda and Danica.

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Dr. Hilda R. Davis is Founder of Hilda R Davis Creative Wellness: wellness for the whole person. She believes that wellness is what God intends for her clients. Through spiritual resources, supportive counseling, and interactive training Dr. Davis offers men and women a sacred space where the integration of their faith with their wellness goals lead to their flourishing.
She works with clients face to face and long distance through technology to offer programs and ministries to congregations, government and private agencies, and educational institutions. Her work in local congregations led to the publication of her book for African American women, Live Healthy & Be Well: Create an Action Plan, which offers Bible stories, meditation, and activities that lead to a wellness action plan. She has also written a health and spirituality blog for the Upper Room, an agency of the United Methodist Church called This Joy I Have.
Please visit her website: www.hildardavis.com
Davis received her doctorate in Religion and Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. She has a daughter, Erin A. Grimes, who makes her proud and a “pure-joy” four-year-old granddaughter, Ryan Liliana.

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Danica D. Moore, MSW, LSW is a licensed social worker, having graduated with her Masters from Temple University School of Social Work, and is also the Founder of Therapeutic and Wellness Consulting (TAWC). She believes that healing and happiness are the birthright of everyone and has spent the last nearly 20 years creating safe spaces to support clients pursue that path. As an expert in trauma and wellness, Danica’s work crosses a variety of settings with diverse clients including community, corporate, non-profit and faith-based. She has worked with individuals, groups and couples. She operates within a strength-based framework, using evidence-based practices such as CBT to promote transformation and healing. The work that Danica does is life-changing and transformational that all begins with taking the first step to connect. From there, she walks the path with you that arrives at your best healed self.

Crafting Your Calling-Jess & Chad Schumacher

Crafting Your Calling-Jess & Chad Schumacher

March 13, 2021

Owners of @AllegoryGoods, Jess & Chad share on how working with your spouse improves intimacy, the top mistakes of entrepreneurs, and how beautifully they create with leather and wood. 
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Where is the fun in uncertainty?
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What is the perk of arguing with your spouse in the car? 
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Does Leather have memories?
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Why does only 1 idea from Chad's 25 actually come to fruition?
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Are there really customers that you *don't* want?
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Is it possible to not hear God, while also seeing how God is at work?
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How is the Christian faith carried out differently when one is an entrepreneur? 
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Does planning meals and journaling actually affect your income?
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What are some top mistakes that entrepreneurs make? 
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All of this and more is explored as Jess and Chad got cozy in @thelisteningchair podcast. Join us on your fave platform and find comfort, courage, and clarity around your own life's purpose today. 
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#leathergoods #penmaker #allegorygoods #allegorypens #handmadeleather #craftsman #tellabetterstory #foutainpen #custom #christianpodcast #christiancalling #lifepurpose #soulpurpose  #maker #handmade #shopsmall #shopchicago #shoplocal #journaling #writing #leathergoods #craftsmen #leatherjournal #penswithastory 

Ministry After We Got It Wrong-Marc Boswell

Ministry After We Got It Wrong-Marc Boswell

March 6, 2021

BeADisciple.com Instructor, non-profit founder, Author and podcast host of 'Progressive Southern Theologians', Marc shares on being a first-generation college student, teaching on race and racism and how harmful theologies made him afraid to pray.

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In what ways have churches got it all wrong when it comes to race?

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What never made sense to him a kid that ended up leading to his career?

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Do those who live in Louisiana always wear Marti Gras beads? ;)

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What is one pivotal step to eradicating poverty in the Delta? 

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What drives him to help make higher education more accessible to disadvantaged youth?

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What happened at a revival when Marc was a teen that offered much clarity? 

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All of this and more as Marc Boswell got cozy in the Listening Chair podcast. 

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Explore more or Marc's work including his upcoming book here: https://progressivesoutherntheologians.com/

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The Listening Chair is a ministry of the Institute For Discipleship at Southwestern College of Winfield, KS. 

 

 

 

Is the “H” in HR for Holy? — Jamie Chism

Is the “H” in HR for Holy? — Jamie Chism

February 27, 2021

Are all HR people annoying like Toby from ‘The Office’?
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What surprising lesson did serving under a weak boss teach Jamie?
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How did Jamie find faith in God after he lost it as a marine?
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What advice from his mom does he wish more folks would adhere to?
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Is HR work a form of ministry?
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In what ways is Cowley County arguably THE best place to live?
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All of this and more is explored as the HR Director of Winfield, KS Jamie Chism got cozy in @thelisteningechair podcast. Pop in those earbuds and find courage, comfort and clarity on your life purpose today as well!
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[KEEP READING FOR MORE ON JAMIE]
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Jamie Chism serves as Director of Human Resources for The City of Winfield, and is a member of IPMA-HR and SHRM boards. He received his Bachelor of Science from Southwestern College in Pastoral Studies and Business Management before getting his Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development from Friends University. He has been an adjunct professor teaching business and psychology courses at both Friends University and Southwestern College.  A strong advocate for promoting the strategic value of people in the achievement of organizational goals, and a strong supporter of maximizing everyone’s potential through the use of performance management techniques and tools.

Restoring Ones Call–Kristin Anderson-Wolff

Restoring Ones Call–Kristin Anderson-Wolff

February 20, 2021

What do the comedian  Hannah Gadsby and a bike have to do with Kristin's spiritual life?
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Is it possible to *not* know the mission of your life but still have a strong relationship with Jesus?
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How did Kristin know that it was time to leave her 20+-year-career in higher education and become a life-coach? 
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How is life coaching different than therapy? How do you know when you need which one? 
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Does it serve us or hinder us to believe that each person has one life purpose?
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How does one keep their faith as a central part of their life while understanding/wrestling with their sexual orientation? 
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What matters way more than the college major that you choose?
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What is one popular Christian view that could potentially hurt one's view of God?
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All of this and more as life coach, @kristinandersonwolff got cozy in @thelisteningchair podcast. Find comfort, courage and clarity around your own life purpose today on your fave podcast platform or in the link in our bio today. 

Taking the Clear Path–Lacey Whetstone

Taking the Clear Path–Lacey Whetstone

February 13, 2021

How does God speak to us when we are afraid?

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What is the main fear of potential foster parents?

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What is a helpful reframe for ‘learning-disability’?

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Are we all closer to becoming addicts than we think?

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What does one have to choose to maintain sanity while fostering 20 kids in two years, while serving a caseload of 42 kids as a Special Education teacher? 

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What steps can a parent take when schools are closed down to show up well for their kids as teacher/employee/parent?

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All of this and more explored as foster care mom and SpEd teacher, Lacey Whetstone got cozy in the listening chair podcast. 

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Pop in those earbuds and find comfort, courage and clarity in your own life’s purpose today on your fave podcast platform. 

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[KEEP READIN’ for MORE on LACEY]

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Lacey is a wife, mother, and teacher.  She has 6 children ranging in age from 1-16.  She works full-time as a Special Education Teacher.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, singing with her husband,  reading, and attending her children's sporting events.    Her goal in life is to leave the world a little bit better than she found it many years ago.  

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The Listening Chair podcast is a ministry of the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern Collge of Winfield, KS. 

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Be Noisy, Join Hands & Disagree in Love –Carol Windrum

Be Noisy, Join Hands & Disagree in Love –Carol Windrum

February 6, 2021

What is one thing that makes Christians uncomfy, but Jesus’ life was full of it?

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Why is it dangerous to be an activist? 

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How did Carol know that it was time to leave her role as an art teacher and evolve vocationally?

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When is age a deterrent to walking through different doors of opportunity?

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About what subject do christians needs to be louder?

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How did a judgy pastor change everything for Carol?

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What mindset greatly hinders one’s spiritual journey?

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All of this and more is explored as Micah Corp founder, Carol Windrum got cozy in the listening chair podcast. Pop in those earbuds and pull up a seat to find comfort, courage and clarity around how God is calling you on your fave podcast platform. 

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{KEEP READIN’ FOR MORE ON CAROL:}

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Carol Windrum is an ordained United Methodist clergy who served in social justice ministries in the Nebraska Conference and then the Great Plains Conference of the UMC until she retired in 2013.  As creator of the Micah Corps, Carol has mentored many young adults in how to link faith with social justice.  She remains active in advocacy efforts addressing the climate crisis, immigration, peace/nonviolence, economic and racial justice. She and her spouse live in the inner city of Omaha and enjoy kayaking, camping and movies.  

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Explore Micah Corp Here: https://www.greatplainsumc.org/micahcorps 

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The Listening Chair Podcast is a ministry of The Institute For Discipleship at Southwestern College of Winfield, KS. 

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