Ask A Spiritual Director

Ask A Spiritual Director

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May 14, 2020 26 min

In this special episode we explore opportunities for transformation during this time of global pandemic that go far beyond "trust God" and "have faith." Join us for a fresh way of seeing and engaging this strange time in our lives. 

Your hosts:
Kimberly Pelletier
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
Samuel Ogles
https://www.samuelogles.com/
Sam's Enneathing You Need newsletter about the Enneagram in and for real life:...

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In this special episode we explore the existence of hope. What does hope look like the time of a global pandemic? Sit with us as we explore what consistent hope might look and feel like in a world that is updating daily.

Your hosts:
Kimberly Pelletier
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
Samuel Ogles
https://www.samuelogles.com/
Sam's Enneathing You Need newsletter about the Enneagram in and for real life: https://enneathingyouneed....

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In this special episode we explore the question about how to deal with the the people who think differently than us about the global pandemic - whatever your opinions may be.  Sit with us as we explore this frustration and outrage so many are experiencing throughout the US and the globe as leaders make varying decisions and individuals have their own opinions. 

Your hosts:
Kimberly Pelletier
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
Samuel ...

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In this special episode we explore the question about how we deal with the existential grief we are feeling during this global pandemic. During social distancing, economic uncertainty, sickness and death where do we go with our feelings? Sit with us as we explore this question many of us have during these days.

Your hosts:
Kimberly Pelletier
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
Samuel Ogles
https://www.samuelogles.com/
Sam's Enneath...

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This question gets deep quickly as we explore the psychology and spirituality of growth and acceptance. What motivates us to grow if we are already fully loved? Is that even the "right" way to think about it? We also touch on burnout, transition, and experiencing the freshness of the Spirit. Listen in as we explore this question. Respond to us with your thoughts and ideas about the necessity or lack thereof of church in our...

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March 23, 2020 22 min

Recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we explore the church as a listener asked "is church really necessary anymore?" Honestly, we would explore this question today differently than we did at the end of January when we recorded this episode, but we are part of an ongoing conversation and wanted to publish this anyhow. Respond to us with your thoughts and ideas about the necessity or lack thereof of church in our times.

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Listen in as we explore the sentiment "I feel like I should be doing more with the spiritual disciplines, how do I get motivated to start?" We explore why people might feel this way and how to approach this within the context of healthy spirituality and what role desire plays in our spiritual life.

No question is too awkward or insignificant. Submit your question to the podcast!  Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/for...

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In this episode Kimberly & Sam explore the messy question of what we do when Christian leaders we've trusted fail and wound? Things get interesting as we get into the "me too" "church too" movement, the patriarchy, structural challenges within the church, and the limits of personal transformation.

As always, we are very interested in your feedback and thoughts!
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December 10, 2019 72 min

Follow us around the enneagram circle as we consider what it looks like to survive The Holidays based on the enneagram number you most identify with. This episode can help you cultivate a gentle noticing based on the enneagram can help you survive the Holidays in a new way.

Submit a question for our regular seasonNo question is too awkward or insignificant. Submit your question to the podcast!  Submission Form: https://docs.google....

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August 29, 2019 25 min

From politics to the pulpit this is a question you could get a myriad of answers on these days. Come explore this question with us as we wind down season one. It's been great to have you listening, be sure to subscribe to be the first to hear when we go live with season 2! 

No question is too awkward or insignificant. Submit your question to the podcast!  Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14bbfb9RZ_RRl7_I_-xxW3jVP...

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From purity culture to online dating and loaded ideas scattered all around dating culture we explore the question: Is it okay for a Christian to date a non-Christian? Whether you are dating now, considering it, raising a future dater, or reflecting on your dating past this episode will give you much to consider and offer you a gracious space to do so.

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Ah, masturbation. How does one engage individual sexual satisfaction in light of their pursuit of spiritual growth and religion? How would a spiritual director explore this question? Listen in as we explore this still-rather-taboo topic.   

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July 25, 2019 30 min

So many people are hurt by the tension of this topic. This is part 2 of 3 in a sexuality series, this time exploring the question "Is homosexuality a sin?" Listen in as we navigate the church-wide landmines, regardless of theological disposition, within this charged topic.

Part 3 in episode 13 next week explores the questions of masturbation and spirituality. 

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In this episode Sam and Kimberly explore part 1 of 3 in a sexuality series "Are we born with a sexual orientation or do we choose it?" Listen in as we navigate the church-wide landmines, regardless of theological disposition, within this charged topic.

Part 2 in episode 12 next week explores the questions, "Is homosexuality a sin?"

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In this episode Sam and Kimberly explore the question "Can a spiritual director's faith tradition or theology be different than mine?" Can you be guided by someone who has a different take on important issues? Can you guide someone who has different ideas about the Bible than you do? 

Your hosts:
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
https://www.samuelogles.com/

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In this episode Sam and Kimberly explore the question "Does God even care about the details of my life?" Does freedom in decision making impact our spiritual growth? Is there even freedom in our decisions? What if we miss "plan A" for our lives? Is there even a "plan A"? What role does desire play into our spiritual lives and decision-making process? Listen in! 

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https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.co...

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In this episode Sam and Kimberly  explore the question "What things in the Bible should we rethink?"

Your hosts:
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
https://www.samuelogles.com/

Submit your question to the podcast at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14bbfb9RZ_RRl7_I_-xxW3jVPAG88pdfRKQeadmE7nw8/edit?usp=sharing_eip&ts=5c69d7fd 

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In this episode Sam and Kimberly  explore the question "Where is God in my exhausted, just getting by, parenting routine? 

Your hosts:
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
https://www.samuelogles.com/

Submit your question to the podcast at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14bbfb9RZ_RRl7_I_-xxW3jVPAG88pdfRKQeadmE7nw8/edit?usp=sharing_eip&ts=5c69d7fd 

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In this episode we explore the question, "Is it possible to go a week without sinning?"

Your hosts:
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
https://www.samuelogles.com/

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In this episode we explore the question "how can I know God's will in a specific circumstance of my life?"

Your hosts:
https://kimberlypenrodpelletier.com/
https://www.samuelogles.com/

Submit your question to the podcast at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14bbfb9RZ_RRl7_I_-xxW3jVPAG88pdfRKQeadmE7nw8/edit?usp=sharing_eip&ts=5c69d7fd 

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