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Blessed Are the Nones

Blessed Are the Nones

Enjoy my Collegeville Institute Q&A with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook, whose spiritual memoir Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community was just published. Stina, who identifies as Christian, is married to Josh, who identifies as a “none.” But that wasn’t always the case. 

Introducing the Array of Faith Podcast

Introducing the Array of Faith Podcast

With so little hope, it feels like a good time to share a little light.  Announcing the “Array of Faith” podcast, where we shed light on the beauty in our numerous religious and spiritual differences. Listen. Subscribe. Review. Let us know what you think! As a professor of world 

Sweeten up Hard Conversations about Grief and Dying with a ‘Death Over Dessert ‘Club

Sweeten up Hard Conversations about Grief and Dying with a ‘Death Over Dessert ‘Club

Death, dying, and grief has become all the more real during this global pandemic … and still, very few of us are prepared to talk about it. Now, former hospital chaplain and “grief guru” Dana Trent offers a way to make talking about death and 

Dessert First and COVID: Coping with Death and Grief in a Pandemic

From Triangle 411 Podcast: COVID-19 has brought the fear of dying is up close and personal. Death Cafes, gatherings where folks discuss demise over cake and coffee, or even pizza, are helping people cope. Listen here.

Death Cafes Help Ease Grief, Loss in the Time of Coronavirus

From The Associated Press: “COVID has certainly brought death to the forefront. It has brought the death-positive movement to the forefront, but we’re still scared,” Trent said. “What I’m grateful for is that COVID has awakened society to the possibility of death. None of us 

How to Cope with COVID-19 Grief This Mother’s Day

How to Cope with COVID-19 Grief This Mother’s Day

COVID-19 amplifies a tenuous holiday, especially among people of faith.