Dana has been interviewed on national podcasts.
Enjoy these episodes.
“Talking with J Dana Trent about her book Dessert First: Preparing for Death while Savoring Life” on Now We’re Talkin’ with Doug Pagitt, published on August 23, 2019.
In episode eight of The Writer’s Story, Kristin and Meredith talk about writing and keeping a journal, and chat with J. Dana Trent, author of Dessert First and other non-fiction books on Christian meditation, Sabbath practice, and interfaith marriage. Published on September 4, 2019.
Death Cafes & “Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life” author, J. Dana Trent,” published by Triangle 411 on July 15, 2020.
In episode 112 of A Jew and a Gentile Walk into a Bar…Mitzvah, J. Dana Trent discusses grieving, sabbath-taking, and spiritual discipline in a COVID-19 world. Published on April 15, 2020.
From Until We Meet Again: Dana Trent makes our lives more bearable as we deal with grief with her tender heart and lovable personality. Published on September 25, 2019.
In her conversation with Chris and Eddie on The Weight Podcast, Dana discusses how churches and individuals can engage the topic of death and grief in a more meaningful way, especially with the backdrop of a deadly pandemic. She also helps us consider how “humor and tears are not mutually exclusive” and how even in the midst of grief and death, joy and levity can be found. Published on June 11, 2020.
In this episode of Spirituality for Ordinary People entitled “Ancient Wisdom in a Time of Crisis,” Dana and Matt explore the importance of experiencing both joy and grief, how we need to lean into sabbath and why this is hard for us, and what we need in order to serve and love others in a time of physical distancing. Published on March 26, 2020.
In this episode of Spirituality for Ordinary People entitled, “Ancient Wisdom in Chaotic Times,” Dana and Matt discuss how in this time of emergency, crisis, and uncertainty, we have resources available to us embedded in the ancient wisdom of our faith. Together they explored: the 23rd Psalm, the Lord’s Prayer, the difference between a sabbatical and experiencing wilderness, and more. Published on April 6, 2020.
In this episode of Spirituality for Ordinary People entitled, “A Very Different Eastertide – More Ancient Wisdom in Chaotic Times,” Dana and Matt focus on the season of Eastertide and which Spiritual practices are most helpful right now and which ones might not be as much as we live with the realities of a pandemic. Published on April 13, 2020.
In this episode of Spirituality for Ordinary People entitled, “A Skeptics Guide to Christian Meditation,” Dana discusses her book by the same name. Published on January 2, 2019.
In this episode of Spirituality for Ordinary People entitled, “For Sabbath’s Sake,” Dana discusses her book by the same name. Published on December 11, 2018.
An interview with J. Dana Trent and her husband, Fred Eaker. They are an interfaith couple. Dana is a Baptist minister, and Fred is a Hindu and a former monk. Dana is the author of Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. This is the first podcast of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy The interviewer is John Morehead, an FRD board member and Custodian of its Evangelical Chapter.