Holy Shenanigans

Holy Shenanigans

Holy Shenanigans shares stories that surprise, encourage, and sometimes even turn life upside down – all in the name of love. Your muse is Tara Lamont Eastman, a creative, feminist and pastor. Join her on a journey of unforgettable spiritual adventure that is always sacred but never stuffy.

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December 6, 2022 22 min

Tara has an uplifting conversation about joy with Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the new devotional Three Wise Women (Paraclete Press). Dandi is an award-winning author of over 500 books for children and adults.

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Tara continues sharing sharing stories and resources to help point you towards the hope, peace, joy and love of Christmas.

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Every week until Christmas Tara will be sharing stories and resources to help you cultivate hope, peace, joy and love. Plan on taking this journey together with Holy Shenanigans in what we are calling  #expectantadvent. Today's guest is Matt Kenzeria author of Bring It Home and host of the Chasing Goodness podcast. He shares an inspiring story of hope that you will not want to miss! Special thanks also to Suzanne Kendziera for ...

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November 15, 2022 17 min

Tara talks about two important women in her life: her mother and her mother-in-love and the hymn that connects them both.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Janet Eastman, 1936 - 2022.

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November 8, 2022 19 min

Imagine quitting your job, selling your car, and hitting the road on a cross-country journey. with a trio of dogs  Today's guest, Tracy Wright, did just that. She caught up with Tara to share the exciting life lessons she is learning on the road.

Join us in gratitude practices all month long #yestotheblesschallenge

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November 1, 2022 14 min

Let's make November a time for blessing, thanks and gratitude. Tara invites you to Say YES to the BLESS by taking part in everyday practices of thanksgiving all month long.

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October 25, 2022 13 min

Bill Withers sang "we all need somebody to lean on." Tara muses about the practices and people we need to help us see the sacred in the everyday experiences of life. Ready? Hop on the Holy Shenanigans bus!

Thanks to Rev RH Hart for asking this question all those years ago at Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary.
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October 18, 2022 11 min

Over the past few weeks, the gift of gratitude practices has bubbled, bubbled up to the surface - even amidst some toil and trouble! This experience of listening for the sacred in everyday life is something I call Holy Shenanigans. So in light of the good bubbling up of gratitude and the gifts of Halloween trick-or-treating: Let’s put on our Halloween best and go out to seek some good treats!

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Tara puts three-and-a-half questions about love to Bob Lebel, a clinical geneticist in Syracuse, New York. 

Bob Lebel is a congenital Roman Catholic, came to ELCA as an adult.  Married, three sons, four grandchildren.  Earned advance degrees in Zoology, Theology, Ethics and Genetics; physician teaching and practicing medical genetics and genetic counseling at SUNY Upstate Medical University.  He enjoys singing in church, gardening w...

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A message of hope in a season of grief and loss... Tara chats with researcher and author Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed about how resilience, grace, and gratitude lead to lasting change and wholeness. Rev. Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed (she/hers) is Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. She is founder and host of Three Minute Ministry Mentor (weekly video, blog and podcast), a...

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September 27, 2022 28 min

Today we wish Holy Shenanigans a happy 2nd birthday... and talk about the intersection between faith, traumatic experiences, and trauma recovery with Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez.

About today's guest:
Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez is in the first call process toward ordination in Word and Sacrament ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Her first book, A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance: A Love Story of Grief, Trauma, He...

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September 20, 2022 26 min

Tara and author, pianist & activist EDJ consider the power of mercy in a conversation about deconstruction from fundamentalist conservative evangelical religion, embracing feminism, breaking free from purity culture  and learning how  forgiveness can flip tables of harm and bring unexpected healing in a Evangelical Deconstruction Journey.

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September 12, 2022 9 min

During a recent trip to Pittsburgh, Tara geeked out over sets and props from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on display at the Heinz History Center. The legacy of Fred Rogers came to mind this week while she was musing on the weird parable about the shrewd manager. In a world obsessed with wealth and status, she concludes that faithfulness may be the most precious treasure of all. 

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September 6, 2022 17 min

What gifts do you have to extend love into the world? You might be surprised to find, it's something you carry with you every day. There is power in YOUR pockets.

Poem: Odd Sock by: T.L. Eastman

There once was a basket of socks that had no mates anymore.  Mom had given my sister and I free reign to do what we wanted with them. “They can become, whatever you want.” We saw this basket of odd socks as treasure. We borrowed Mom’s sew...

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In this episode of Beta Male Revolution, Billy & Brandy Eldridge speak with Pastor Tara Eastman about the intersection of feminism and religion.  Like what you hear? Check out Beta Male Revolution for more discussions about emotional intelligence, peacemaking, and self-actualized living.

Thanks Billy & Brandy for making this Beta Male Revolution available to Holy Shenanigan listeners!

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Chasing Goodness is a podcast where speaker, storyteller and author Matt Kendziera finds incredible people using their faith and life as a catalyst for goodness in this world. In this episode, pastor, poet, and podcaster Tara Lamont Eastman joins the show to discuss the future of faith and how the arts play an important role in our connection with the divine.

Like what you hear? Head on over to Chasing Goodness to be inspired to dis...

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The Order of Saint Hildegard is an expansive, dispersed intentional community centered on the healthy and whole development of its members and chaplains. During the Wild Goose Festival, Tara sat down with its director and founder, Frances Cutshaw, who shares how the life of Saint Hildegard empowers her own calling and has led her to lift up others who are seeking the Sacred.

Poem of the Week: Woman, Thank You

Woman - Thank you.

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Come take a seat at the campsite with Tara and guest Joy Crawford, a spiritual director with a deep connection to the natural world. You're in for a thought-provoking conversation about Eco-Spirituality, the Divine Feminine, and finding balance in life.

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Tonyah Dee teaches about finding ways to daily increase inner strength, stability and confidence through practicing spiritual disciplines and healthy habits.  Tara sat down with Tonyah during the Wild Goose Festival to talk about love, serenity, and finding purpose in life.

Tonyah Dee is a registered dietitian, Christ-centered life coach, and master meditation teacher, making her perspective deep yet broad. She teaches evidence bas...

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Today's podcast comes to you from the Wild Goose Festival in Union Grove, North Carolina. Tara sits down for a conversation with Brian Allain, the creative force behind Writing For Your Life, Publishing in Color, Compassionate Christianity and Heal Our Divides. For Brian's full bio and link tree, go to: https://writingforyourlife.com/brian-allain/

Today's poem: God of Change


God of change, 
Blow a cool breeze my way. Focus...

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